Wesley Healthcare December 21, 2017

 JANUARY-FEBRUARY PUBLIC EVENTS SPONSORED BY WESLEY HEALTHCARE

Family Life Education Classes

Classes are held at the following locations: Wesley Birth Care Suites at the northeast corner of Hillside and Murdock streets; Wesley West ER & Diagnostic Center at 8714 W. 13th St.; and INTRUST Learning Center at Wesley Medical Center, 550 N. Hillside. For more information or to register, go to wesleymc.com and choose “Classes and Events” or call (316) 962-6000.

 

  • “Babysitting for Beginners”: A single one-day class for youth ages 11-15 to learn to care for children of all ages, CPR training is included.

Cost: $40, includes lunch

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, Jan. 20 and Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

  • “Breast-feeding”: Two two-hour classes or one three-hour class to learn the advantages of breast-feeding.

Cost: $25 per person or couple

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Mondays, Jan. 8 and 15 and Tuesdays, Feb. 13 and 20, 7-9 p.m.

 

  • “Breast-feeding and Returning to Work or School”: One two-hour class to learn about breast-feeding and returning to work or school. Pumping and storing milk included. Should be taken 4-6 weeks postpartum.

Cost: Free of charge, partners and caregivers are encouraged to attend.

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Wednesday, Jan. 10 and Feb. 7, 3-5 p.m.

 

  • “Calming Your Baby and Sleeping Through the Night”: Learn ways to calm your newborn baby. Learn how to hear exactly what your baby’s cries are telling you. Learn about sleep patterns and how the whole family can get adequate sleep.

Cost: $15 per person or couple

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30-9 p.m.

 

  • “Car Seat Safety”: Your infant or child’s car seat will be checked for safety and proper installation by Wesley’s certified car-seat specialists.

Cost: Free

Call (316) 962-2105 for dates, times and location of car seat checks.

 

  • “Childbirth Refresher”: For parents who have taken childbirth preparation previously, this class reviews the basics and presents ways to prepare your children for the new arrival. Call (316) 962-2290 for more information.

 

  • “Cesarean Birth”: One two-hour class to help prepare and schedule a cesarean birth and tour the hospital.

Cost: $15 per person or couple

Wesley Medical Center, INTRUST Learning Center: Thursday, Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m.

 

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(January-February public events sponsored by Wesley Healthcare, page 2)

 

  • “Childbirth Express”: Learn the basics of childbirth including comfort techniques such as breathing and positioning. The instructor will guide you through a labor simulation.

Cost: $30 per person or couple

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, Jan. 6 and Feb. 24, 1-4:30 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

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m.

                  Wesley Birth Care Suites: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m

 

  • “Caring for Your Baby”: Two two-hour classes or one three-hour class providing information about bathing, diapering, feeding, safety, child development, health and other practical information.

Cost: $25 per person or couple

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Mondays, Jan. 19 and 26 and Thursdays, Jan. 18 and 25, 7-9 p.m.

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, Jan. 13 and Feb. 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (three-hour classes)

 

  • “Childbirth Preparation”: Six two-hour classes or two six-hour Saturday classes for expectant mothers and their partners to learn skills and information about birth.

Cost: $80 per couple

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Mondays, Jan. 8-Feb. 12 and Wednesdays, Feb. 7-March 14, 7-9 p.m.

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturdays, Jan. 20 and 27 and Feb. 10 and 17, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

 

  • Mini Childbirth Preparation”: Four two-hour classes for expectant mothers and their partners to learn skills and information about birth (condensed version of the six week class).

Cost: $50 per couple

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Tuesdays, Jan. 2-23 and Thursdays, Feb. 2-22, 7-9 p.m.

Wesley West ER: Wednesdays, Jan. 3 - 24, 7-9 p.m.

 

 

  • “CPR for Infants and Children”: One three-hour class that includes information about child-proofing

your home. CPR training for infants and children is included.

Cost: $15 per person

Wesley West ER: Thursdays, Jan. 4 and 25 and Feb. 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Wesley Medical Center, INTRUST Learning Center: Tuesdays, Jan. 2, 16 and 30 and Feb. 13 and 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

 

  • “Miraculous Multiples”: Class for couples expecting twins or more to prepare them for the pregnancy, nutritional demands and parenting more than one infant.

Cost: $25 per person or couple

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

  • “Potty Time”: Learn about toilet training, including how to recognize signs of readiness, incentive ideas and realistic expectations. Call (316) 962-2290 for more information.

Cost: $15 per couple

 

  • “VBAC” (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)”: One two-hour class about how to enhance your birth experience.

Cost: free of charge

Wesley Medical Center, INTRUST Learning Center: Thursday, Jan. 4, 7-9 p.m.

 

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(January-February public events sponsored by Wesley Healthcare, page 3)

 

  • “Grandparents to Be”: Grandparents learn about current birth practices and changes in feeding and newborn care, as well as how they can be most helpful in their new role and share in the family experience.

Cost: $15 per person or couple

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m.

 

  • “Post-partum Care”: This class talks about the after birth care for mom, including post-partum blues and depression, childcare, what to expect after birth and bringing baby home. This class meets one night a week for two weeks.

Cost: $25 per person or couple

Wesley Birth Care Suites: Mondays, Jan. 22 and 29, Feb. 19 and 26, 7-9 p.m.

 

Tours

  • Wesley Birth Care Suites (3222 E. Murdock St.) Call 316.962.2290 to schedule a tour: every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wesley Medical Center (550 N. Hillside St.) In-hospital Labor and Delivery Unit: Saturdays, Jan. 6, 20 and 27, Feb. 3, 17 and 24, 12:30 p.m.; meet in INTRUST Learning Center

 

Pediatric Oncology Support Groups

Through a partnership with Real Life Counseling, Wesley provides licensed and trained therapists and play therapists for pediatric oncology patients and their families. All pediatric patients (under the age of 18), parents and siblings are invited to participate in support groups, regardless of physician or hospital, and no matter what stage of treatment or follow-up care. There is no charge to participate. All support groups take place in the Wesley Children’s Hospital lobby (550 N. Hillside). For more information, call (316) 425-7774.

  • Patient Support Group: Meets every other Wednesday at 11 a.m.
  • Family Support Group: Meets the last Monday each month at 7 p.m. Patients, parents and siblings are divided into three separate groups.

 

Wesley Friends Events

 

  • Health screenings: Cholesterol, glucose and hemoglobin screening: $10 for Wesley Friends members; $15 for non-members. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call (316) 962-8400.
    • Thursday, Jan. 18 , 7-8:15 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn
    • Thursday, Feb. 15, 7-8:15 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn

 

  • Monthly socials: Enjoy a delicious meal along with a guest speaker or special entertainment. Arrive any time after 10:30 a.m. for coffee and socializing. Lunch available at 11:30 a.m. for $8, payable upon arrival. Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple St., eastside entrance, near the north end. To make a reservation, please call (316) 962-8400.
    • “Country music concert: The Music Makers,” Thursday, Jan. 11 – Start the new year out right. Come prepared to clap your hands and stomp your feet as our very own president of Wesley Friends, Randi Williams, and Duane Terry perform some great county music. When she was growing up, the old cowboys in Texas would not let a “girl” play or sing, so she taught herself how to play the guitar so she could sing whenever she wanted!
    • “Four The Cross Gospel Quartet,” Thursday, Feb. 8 – Four The Cross Gospel Quartet members have over 40 years combined in gospel music experience. Mark, Larry, Vernon, Pete and Richard have been together more than four years, recorded four CDs and brought gospel music to churches and venues in Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas and Kansas. They go wherever God opens a door.

 

 

Wesley Healthcare 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 in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center 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, Wesley Woodlawn ER, Wesley Derby ER, and the region’s only pediatric ER.  Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, multiple WesleyCare clinics and the region’s only dedicated children’s hospital – Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.