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Washington Hospitalís Summer/Fall 2010 Catalog Now Available

June 22, 2010

Health and Wellness Catalog Lists a Variety of Free Classes and Screenings

Washington Hospital’s latest biannual Health & Wellness Catalog is now available. The free catalog is a great tool for navigating the large amount of useful classes and programs offered by your local community hospital. The Health & Wellness catalog includes a six month wall calendar for easy reference and the catalog is now printed on recycled paper containing a minimum of 30 percent post-consumer fiber.

The Health & Wellness Catalog contains a complete list of upcoming classes from July through December 2010. The catalog also serves as a helpful resource for taking full advantage of your community hospital’s other community services and top-notch medical programs.

Inside the new catalog you will find:

  • A list of free community classes and seminars
  • A complete list of Women’s Health classes and programs offered through the Washington Women’s Center
  • Community services, such as the Washington Community Health Resource Library and Washington on Wheels (W.O.W) Mobile Health Clinic
  • Health & Wellness education classes focusing on nutrition counseling, diabetes self management, stroke education and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Maternal health classes, including breastfeeding support services, parent preparation, prenatal classes and an Infant/Child CPR course for family and friends
  • Information about Upcoming Health Fairs/Conferences: 3rd Annual Men’s Health Fair (October 2) and Washington Women’s Center Think Pink Event (October 14)
  • Free community health screenings, including blood pressure screening, osteoporosis screening, and a free abdominal aortic aneurysm screening that will take place on October 23
  • Support groups for those living with different conditions and illnesses, such as Breast cancer, Parkinson’s disease and suffering the loss of a loved one
  • Directory of services, complete with program descriptions and phone numbers
  • Map and Directions to Washington Hospital, Washington Urgent Care and Washington West, which houses our Gamma Knife Center, Lymphedema Clinic, Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditoriums, Washington Women’s Center and Outpatient Imaging Center

The free Health & Wellness classes and screenings are conducted by the physicians and caregivers of Washington Hospital. Classes are held at the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, 2500 Mowry Ave., (Washington West building) located across the street from the main hospital.

Featured in the current catalog is a spotlight article highlighting the Washington Outpatient Diabetes Center. The center has expanded its diabetes program to include a range of programs, group classes and one-on-one classes geared toward diabetes self-management. To learn more about the diabetes services offered through the Washington Outpatient Diabetes Center, please call (510) 745-6556 or visit www.whhs.com/diabetes.

Learn More About Washington Hospital’s Community Cancer Program
On the back of the catalog you’ll find a section highlighting Washington Hospital’s Community Cancer Program. The program recently earned an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Washington Hospital is one of only four hospitals in California and one of 82 hospitals in the country to receive this award.

The summer/fall portion of the year offers a variety of classes – from learning how to improve your back fitness to new surgical techniques for hip pain. The Washington Hospital Stroke Program offers a monthly stroke education class on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. and the Washington Outpatient Diabetes Center offers a monthly Diabetes Matters education class the first Thursday of each month. Both classes take place at 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West) in Fremont.

For a healthier tomorrow for you and your family, call Washington Hospital’s Health Connection line at (800) 963-7070 to have a free copy of the new Health & Wellness Catalog mailed to your home.

Two other great resources for making the most of your hospital are the Web site, www.whhs.com, and InHealth, a Washington Hospital Channel on Comcast 78. To see a complete listing of InHealth’s upcoming programming, see the schedule in this section or visit the Web site. InHealth regularly airs community education classes for convenient viewing from your home in case you cannot attend a particular class.

Register for Classes Online
Washington Hospital’s new website has been redesigned to help you make smart health care decisions quickly and easily. One of the new features is a safe and secure online class registration system that allows you to browse and sign up for Washington Hospital’s classes and health screenings. Registration for classes is easy. New users can event create an online account that allows you to view a class calendar and event map. To register for one of the seminars listed below, visit the Hospital’s homepage (www.whhs.com) and click on the class listings under "Upcoming Seminars."

 

Upcoming Health & Wellness Classes

Class Registration is available online at www.whhs.com. All the classes listed below will take place at the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West) in Fremont.

The Latest Technology in Treating Brain Tumors and Parkinson’s Disease
When/Time: Tuesday, July 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

Tips to Making Your Golden Years Healthier
When/Time: Tuesday, July 20, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

Sepsis: Treatment of a Top 10 Killer
When/Time: Monday, July 26, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

Get Answers to Your Health Insurance Questions
When/Time: Thursday, August 5 and Thursday, October 14, 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Room C)

Fitting Physical Activity Into Your Day
When/Time: Tuesday, August 17, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

Health and Wellness Catalog