Wesley Healthcare September 15, 2016

Family Life Education Class

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 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: Saturdays, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.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: Mondays, Oct. 3 and 10, 7-9 p.m, Saturdays, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-noon
    • Wesley West ER: Mondays, Nov. 7 and 14, Tuesdays, Dec. 6 and 13, 7-9 p.m
  • “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, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Dec. 7 and 21, 3-5 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: Wednesdays, Oct. 5, Dec. 7, 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: Tuesdays, Oct. 4, Dec. 20, 7-9 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, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, 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: Mondays, Nov. 21 and 28, Dec. 5 and 12, Wednesdays, Oct. 19 and 26, 7-9 p.m., Saturday class, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 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, Oct. 3-Nov. 7, Wednesdays, Nov. 30-Jan. 4, Thursdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15, 7-9 p.m., Saturday Class, Oct. 8 and 15, Nov. 12 and 19, Dec. 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 coupleM
    • Wesley BirthCare Center: Mondays, Nov. 21-Dec. 12, Tuesdays, Nov. 8-29, Thursdays, Oct. 6-27, Dec. 15-Jan. 5, 7-9 p.m.
    • Wesley West ER: Wednesdays, Oct. 19-Nov. 9, 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, Oct. 11 and 25, Nov. 8 and 29, Dec. 13 and 27, 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
    • Wesley West ER: Thursdays, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 29, 6:30-9:30 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, Nov. 2, 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
  • “Postpartum Care”: two two-hour classes about what to expect after birth
    • Cost: $25 per person or couple
    • Wesley BirthCare Center: Tuesdays, Oct. 18 and 25, Nov. 15 and 22, 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 Learning Center: Tuesdays, Oct. 11, Dec. 27, 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: Tuesday, Dec. 20, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 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, Oct. 15 and 29, Nov. 5 and 19, Dec. 3 and 17, 12:30 p.m.; meet in Intrust Learning Center

Smoking Cessation Class

Wesley Medical Center will hold free smoking cessation classes on Monday, Oct 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, from 4-5 p.m. at Wesley Medical Center’s Cessna Conference Room, 550 N. Hillside. The program will be taught by Marshall Post, a respiratory therapist with over 30 years of experience. The sessions will review the costs of smoking, both financially and health-related, and provide a smoking cessation handbook. Information about Kanquit, the Kansas Tobacco Quitline, and lung screening opportunities will be shared. For additional questions, please contact Chelsea Simpson, Wesley lung nurse navigator at 316.962.2007.

Wesley Children’s Foundation’s Halloween in the Park

Wesley Children’s Foundation and other community sponsors will host Wesley’s annual Halloween in the Park on Friday, Oct. 28, 6-9 p.m. at Edgemoor Park, 5815 E. Ninth St. Come rain or shine, children of all ages are invited for a free night of trick-or-treating and Halloween fun.

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, Oct. 20, 7-8:45 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn
      • Thursday, Nov. 17, 7-8:45 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn
      • Thursday, Dec. 15, 7-8:45 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn
    • Monthly Social:
      • Autumn Garden Stroll, Thursday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Botanica Wichita, 701 Amidon St.; Enjoy great live music, catered food, drinks, a photo booth and a chance to sit and relax or enjoy a stroll around the beautiful gardens. Everyone is welcome. 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, Nov. 18, 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 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 Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER and soon, Wesley Derby 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