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MARCH-APRIL PUBLIC EVENTS SPONSORED BY WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER

February 21, 2014

MARCH-APRIL PUBLIC EVENTS SPONSORED BY WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER

Informational programs

  • Knee and Hip Replacement Seminar: hospital staff explain what to expect during and after knee and hip surgery; Tuesday, March 4, at 10-11 a.m.; Wesley Medical Center- Cessna Conference Room, 550 N. Hillside, and Tuesday, April 8 at 4-5 p.m.; Galichia Heart Hospital, 2610 N Woodlawn Blvd. Free of charge. To register, call 316.962.6000.

  • Lunch and Learn Lectures: noon-1 p.m.; free of charge; Corporate Caterers, 2929 N. Rock Road; lunch available at 11:30 a.m. for $5. To make a reservation, call 316.962.6000.

Friday, March 28, “Preventive Care,” by James Smith, DO, Kansas Physician Group

Friday, April 25, “Thinking About Orthopedic Surgery,” orthopedic navigator Paula Hopkins and Tim Barker from Wesley Physical Therapy.

Health screenings

  • Thursday, March 20, 7–9:30 a.m., Galichia Heart Hospital, 2600 N. Woodlawn; Friday, April 18, 7–9:30 a.m., Health Strategies, 551 N. Hillside. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 316.962.4000.

—Cholesterol, glucose and hemoglobin screening: $10 for Wesley Friends members; $15 for non-members

Classes

  • Smart Driver Course, sponsored by AARP, can help older individuals drive more safely and may reduce insurance rates. Friday, April 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Cessna Conference Center at Wesley Medical Center. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. To register, call Wesley Friends at 316.962.8400.

Wesley Friends monthly socials

  • Speaker: Nola Foulston, retired district attorney. Thursday, March 13, 11:30 a.m.; Corporate Caterers, 2929 N. Rock Road; $5. To make a reservation, call 316.962.8400.

  • Speaker: Miss Kansas Sgt Theresa Vail. Thursday, April 17, 6:00 pm; Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central Ave.; $10. To make a reservation, call 316.962.8400.

Family life education classes

Classes are held at the following locations: Wesley BirthCare Center at the northeast corner of Hillside and Murdock Streets; Wesley West Emergency and Diagnostic Center at 8714 W. 13th St.; and Koch Learning Center at Wesley Medical Center, 550 N. Hillside. For more information or to register, go to www.wesleymc.com and choose “Classes and Events” or call 316.962.6000.

  • “Big Kids and Babies:” one 90-minute session of activities for children ages 3-6 to help prepare them to welcome a new baby

Cost: $10 per child

BirthCare Center: Saturday, March 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

  • “Breastfeeding:” two two-hour classes

Cost: $25 per person or couple

BirthCare Center: Mondays, March 3-10, from 7 to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays, March 19-26, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Wesley West: Mondays, April 7-14, from 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursdays, April 3-10, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Saturday class: one three-hour class offered on Saturdays, March 8, April 26; 9 a.m–noon; BirthCare Center

  • “Car Seat Safety:” one two-hour class

Cost: free of charge

BirthCare Center: Tuesday, March 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.

  • “Calming Your Baby:” one two-hour class on how to identify your baby’s needs and ease pressure and stress

Cost: $15 per person or couple

BirthCare Center: Wednesday, March 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.

  • “Caring for Your Baby:” two two-hour classes

Cost: $25 per person or couple

BirthCare Center: Thursdays, March 6-13, April 17-24, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Saturday class: one three-hour class, Saturdays, March 8, April 26; 1:30–4:30 p.m.; BirthCare Center

  • “Childbirth Preparation:” Log on to www.wesleymc.com for various types of classes, dates and times or call 316.962.6000.

  • “Childbirth Refresher:” Log on to www.wesleymc.com or call 316.962.6000.

  • “CPR for Infants and Children:” one three-hour class that also includes information about child-proofing your home

Cost: $15 per person

Koch Learning Center at Wesley Medical Center: Tuesdays, March 4, 18, April 1, 15, 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Wesley West: Thursdays, March 27, April 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

  • “The Dad’s Class:” one two-hour class for expectant and new fathers and their pregnant partners

Cost: $15 per person or couple

BirthCare Center: Tuesdays, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.

  • “Grandparent-to-be:” one two-hour class

Cost: $15 per person or couple

BirthCare Center: Monday, March 4; Tuesday, April 1, from 7 to 9 p.m.

  • “Having Fun with Your Toddler,” one two-hour class that provides information and ideas on how to make the “twos” terrific for the whole family

Cost: $15 per person or couple

BirthCare Center: Tuesday, April 22, from 7 to 9 p.m.

“Off to a Good Start:” one two-hour class; provides important information for prenatal health, such as preterm labor, nutrition, exercise, changes of pregnancy and prenatal development

Cost: $15 per person or couple

BirthCare Center: Tuesday, March 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.

  • “It’s Sleepy Time:” one two-hour class for parents of infants

Cost: $15 per person or couple

BirthCare Center: Tuesday, May 20, from 7 to 9 p.m

  • “Postpartum Care:” two two-hour classes about what to expect after birth

Cost: $25 per person or couple

BirthCare Center: Wednesdays, March 20-27, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Child Car Seat Checks

Your infant or child car seat will be checked for safety and proper installation by Wesley’s certified car seat specialists. Free of charge. No appointment needed.

  • Wesley BirthCare Center parking lot at Hillside and Murdock Streets: Tuesdays, March 4, 18, April 1, 15, 29; from 3 to 5 p.m.; no appointment needed.

  • Wesley West parking lot at 13th St. N. and Tyler Road: Fridays, March 14, 28, April 11, 25; from 10 a.m. to noon; no appointment needed.

Tours

  • BirthCare Center: call 316.962.2290 to schedule a tour

  • Wesley Medical Center in-hospital Labor and Delivery Unit: Saturdays, March 8, 22, April 5, 26; 12:30 p.m.; meet in Koch Learning Center

Wesley Medical Center is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912.  As a leader in Overall Recommended Care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region.  Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with the Wesley ER, Wesley West ER and Galichia ER.  Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WesleyCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please www.wesleymc.com.