Wesley Healthcare February 11, 2016

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 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 www.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 BirthCare Center: Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: $10 per child

Wesley BirthCare Center: Saturday, March 5, 10-11:30 a.m.

Breastfeeding”: two two-hour classes or one three-hour class to learn the advantages of breastfeeding

Cost: $25 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Thursdays, April 7 and 14, 7-9 p.m.

Wesley West ER: Tuesdays, March 8 and 15, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday class, BirthCare Center: March 12 and April 2, 9 a.m.-noon

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work or School”: one two-hour class to learn about breastfeeding 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 BirthCare Center: Wednesdays, March 9 and 23, April 6 and 20, 3-5 p.m.

Car Seat Safety”: one two-hour class to learn how to select a safe car seat and use it effectively

Cost: free of charge

Wesley BirthCare Center: Tuesday, March 29, 7-9 p.m.

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

Cost: $15 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Wednesday, March 2, 7-9 p.m.

Car Seat Checks: your infant or child’s car seat will be checked for safety and proper installation by Wesley’s certified car seat specialists. Call 316.962.2105 for dates, times and location of car seat checks.

Childbirth Refresher”: log on to www.wesleymc.com or call 316.962.6000 for more information

Cesarean Birth”: one two-hour class to help prepare and schedule cesarean birth and tour the hospital

Cost: $15 per person or couple

Wesley Medical Center, Intrust Learning Center: Thursday, April 14, 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 BirthCare Center: Thursdays, March 17 and 24, April 21 and 28, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday class, BirthCare Center: March 12 and April 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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 BirthCare Center: Mondays, April 4-May 9

Wesley West: Wednesdays, March 23-April 20 (5 week class for $70)

Saturday Class: March 5 and 12, April 9 and 16, 9:30 a.m. to 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 BirthCare Center: Thursdays, March 3-24, April 7-28, 7-9 p.m.
Wesley West: Wednesdays, April 27-May 18, 7-9 p.m.

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

your home

Cost: $15 per person

Wesley Medical Center, Intrust Learning Center: Tuesdays, March 1, 15 and 29, April 12 and 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Wesley West: Thursdays, March 10, April 21, 6:30-9:30 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

Wesley BirthCare Center: Tuesdays, March 1, April 5, 7-9 p.m.

Grandparents to Be”: one two-hour class for future grandparents to learn about current birth practices and changes in feeding and newborn care

Cost: $15 per person

Wesley BirthCare Center: Wednesday, April 20, 7-9 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 BirthCare Center: Schedule as needed by calling 316.962.2290

Potty Time”: one two-hour class to learn about toilet training, including how to recognize signs of readiness, incentive ideas and realistic expectations

Cost: $15 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Saturday, April 23

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

Cost: $25 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Mondays, April 11 and 18, Thursdays, March 3 and 10, 7-9 p.m.

VBAC” (vaginal birth after cesarean): one two-hour class about how to enhance your birth experience

Cost: free of charge

Wesley Medical Center, Intrust A: Thursday, April 7, 7-9 p.m.

Off to a Good Start”: one two-hour class providing information on prenatal health; recommended to be taken 20 weeks before gestation

Cost: $15 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Mondays, March 21, April 25, 7-9 p.m.

Tours

Wesley BirthCare Center (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, March 5 and 26, April 2, 16 and 30, 12:30 p.m.; meet in Intrust Learning Center

Look Good, Feel Better Workshop

Wesley and the American Cancer Society will host a free Look Good...Feel Better® workshop on Monday, April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Wesley Medical Center, 550 N. Hillside. The program teaches beauty techniques to female patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Pre-registration is required by calling Wesley Guest Services at 316.962.2100.

Wesley Baby Your Baby Fair

Saturday, March 19, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wesley Medical Center, 550 N. Hillside; you can tour Wesley’s newly renovated labor and delivery areas and the BirthCare Center suites, learn more about Wesley’s Children’s Hospital, shop at dozens of vendors, attend free classes and much more.

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, March 17, 7-8:45 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn

Thursday, April 21, 7-8:45 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn

Lunch and Learn Lectures: Lunch available at 11:30 a.m. for $8 and the lecture is free of charge; Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple St. To make a reservation, call 316.962.8400.

Stay Active & Prevent Falls: Thursday, April 28. Being active rewards you with numerous health benefits. Kayla Keuter, physician assistant in trauma at Wesley and co-owner of Nahola Fitness Center, will talk about how activity strengthens your bones and muscles, builds stamina and improves balance. Each of these benefits reduces your risk of suffering a fall, which is the leading cause of injury death among older adults. Kayla has a master’s degree in public health and aging and is excited to discuss strategies to keep you upright and moving to prevent falls and live a long and healthy life.

Monthly Socials

Freddy of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Thursday, April 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple St.; Lunch is $8 Join us as the founders of Freddy’s share about their family business and how their father, Freddy Simon, was the inspiration for the restaurant. Meet Freddy himself and learn how they created a brand reminiscent of simpler times.To make a reservation, call 316.962.8400.

Oldie Wed Game, Thursday, April 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple St.; Lunch is $8. We all had so much fun watching the American game show “The Newlywed Game” starring Bob Eubanks. Well, here comes the all-new Oldie Wed Game.  Long-time married couples will be put against each other in a series of funny and sometimes embarrassing questions to determine how well the spouses know or do not know each other. Smile and laugh as couples compete for a grand prize chosen just for them. To make a reservation, call 316.962.8400.

Smart Driver Course, sponsored by AARP, can help older individuals drive more safely and may reduce insurance rates. Participants must attend the full session. No tests will be given. Friday, March 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 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 in national surveys, 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 Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Galichia ER, the region’s only pediatric ER and soon, Wesley Derby ER.  Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, multiple WesleyCare clinics and is currently building the region’s only dedicated children’s hospital – Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com.