Wesley Healthcare August 18, 2015

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 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.

 

  • “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, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 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, Sept. 12, 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: Tuesdays, Oct. 13 and 20, 7-9 p.m.

Wesley West: Wednesdays, Sept. 6 and 16, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday class, BirthCare Center: Oct. 3, 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: $15 per person, partners and caregivers encouraged to attend

Wesley BirthCare Center: Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 16 and 30, Oct. 14 and 28, 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, Sept. 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, Sept. 16, 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, Jayhawk Conference Room: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 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, Sept. 17 and 24, Oct. 15 and 22, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday class, BirthCare Center: Oct. 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, Sept. 28-Nov 2 and Thursdays, Oct. 1-Nov 5, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday Class: Sept. 19 and 26, Oct. 10 and 17, 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: Tuesdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 6 and Fridays, Oct. 30-Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m.

Wesley West: Wednesdays, Oct 7-28 and Oct 21-Nov 11, 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, Koch Learning Center: Tuesdays, Sept. 1, 8 and 22, Oct. 6 and 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Wesley West: Thursdays, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15, 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, Sept. 8 and Oct. 6, 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, Oct. 14, 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: Wednesdays, Oct. 14 and 21, Thursdays, Sept. 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, Jayhawk Conference Room: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 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, Oct. 27, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 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, Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24, 12:30 p.m.; meet in Koch Learning Center

 

Look Good, Feel Better Workshop

Wesley and the American Cancer Society will host a free Look Good...Feel Better® workshop on Monday, Oct. 5, 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.

 

Halloween in the Park

Wesley and other community sponsors will host the fifth annual Halloween in the Park on Friday, Oct. 23, 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 316.962.6000.
    • Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 – 9:30 a.m., Galichia Heart Hospital Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn
    • Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 – 9:30 a.m., Galichia Heart Hospital 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 316.962.6000.
    • Stroke Education: On Friday, Sept. 18, Deb Free, stroke program coordinator at Wesley, will give an informative presentation on stroke prevention, recognition and importance of early treatment. She will discuss why time is an important factor in stroke treatment and help you identify warning signs.
    • Cancer Treatment: On Friday, Oct. 16, Wesley radiation oncologist Ellen Cooke will give an informative presentation on new cancer treating technology available only through Wesley, the Varian Edge™ Radiosurgery System. This treatment utilizes high doses of ablative, noninvasive radiation therapy without surgery to both cure certain cancers and/or alleviate symptoms related to cancer.

 

  • Monthly Socials
    • Meet the CEOs of Wesley & Galichia, Thursday, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m., Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple St.; Lunch is $8. Join Bill Voloch, the new president and CEO of Wesley Medical Center and Steve Edgar, CEO of Galichia Heart Hospital, for a fun and informational presentation of the many exciting things happening on the Wesley family of campuses.
    • Autumn Garden Stroll, Friday, Oct. 9, 10 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. There will also be a fun scavenger hunt within the gardens for anyone wanting to participate. For more information, 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, Sept. 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 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.