MedStar St. Mary’s Upcoming Events

Please include the following free events in your upcoming community calendar listings.

July 31, 2015

 

LEONARDTOWN, Maryland - (July 31, 2015) – Please include the following free events in your upcoming community calendar listings.

Prevent Diabetes Workshop

Diabetes Prevention Workshop will he held free of charge Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Health Connections office in the Outpatient Pavilion at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland. Do you have any risk factors for diabetes (family history, overweight, sedentary lifestyle) or have you even been told you have pre-diabetes or “borderline” diabetes? Attend this free, two-hour workshop taught by a certified diabetes educator and learn how small changes can help you prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Call 301-475-6019 for information.

Diabetes Self Management

Take the mystery out of diabetic meal planning, monitoring, treatment options, and day-to-day coping with diabetes will this free presentation Saturday, Aug. 15, in the Health Connections office in the Outpatient Pavilion at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland. For more information about our American Diabetes Association Recognized Education Center, call 301-475-6019. Physician’s order is required.

Better Breathers Club

If you have a pulmonary disease, such as COPD, join us to learn how to better cope with the disease Thursday, Aug. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Health Connections office in the Outpatient Pavilion at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland. We will discuss several pulmonary-related topics, such as breathing techniques, home health care and exercise. This program is in partnership with the American Lung Association. Learn more by calling 301-475-6019.

Look Good, Feel Better

Offered the second Wednesday of every month in Cancer Care & Infusion Services in the Outpatient Pavilion at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, Maryland, this free program for cancer patients helps female cancer patients improve their appearance and self-image by learning hands-on beauty techniques to overcome side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The program is made possible through a cooperative effort of the hospital, the National Cosmetology Association and the American Cancer Society. Call 240-434-7247 to register.

Support Groups Offered

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital offers a variety of support groups each month. For more information on how to register for one of the groups below, call the Health Connections office at 301-475-6019.

  • Alzheimer’s Care Givers Support Meeting
  • Ostomy Support Group
  • Bariatric Surgery Support Group
  • Good Grief Support Group
  • Stroke Survivors Support Group
  • Cancer Support Group

American Red Cross Classes Available

In addition to numerous free programs, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital also offers the following American Heart Association Classes:

  • Heart Saver First Aid
  • Heart Saver CPR/AED
  • Heart Saver Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Heart Saver Pediatric First Aid
  • Heart Saver Family and Friends CPR

For information on class dates and costs, call MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Organizational Learning and Research Department at 301-475-6020 or 240-434-7769, or enroll online at www.sitelms.org.

About MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Md. Nestled in a waterside community, MedStar St. Mary's provides advanced technology with a dedication to excellence in all services provided. The not-for-profit hospital has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals™ and is an eight time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award. Our staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with our outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates and volunteers. Visit MedStarStMarys.org to learn more.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

Media Contact

Holly Meyer
Public Relations & Marketing Director
[email protected]
Phone: 301-475-6010

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