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Washington Hospital's Winter/Spring 2011 Catalog Now Available

December 21, 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 January through June 2011. 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: 5th Annual Women’s Health Conference (January 22), and World Kidney Day
  • Seminar and Health Fair (March 8) and Stroke Awareness Day & Free Screening (March 26)
  • Free community health screenings, including blood pressure screening, osteoporosis screening, and a free peripheral vascular screening that will take place on June 11
  • 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 Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. The center has expanded its program to include two hyperbaric chambers that help heal difficult wounds. To learn more about the services offered through the center, call (888) 44-WOUND or visit www.whhs.com/wound.

The winter/spring portion of the year offers a variety of classes – from learning more about treating back ailments to new surgical techniques for knee pain. The award winning 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. You can also watch all current InHealth television programs in real time on www.whhs.com/inhealth. InHealth regularly airs community education classes for convenient viewing from your home or online in case you cannot attend a particular class.

Register for Classes Online

Washington Hospital’s website offers many tools to help you make smart health care decisions quickly and easily. The website offers 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.

New Techniques to Treat Back Pain

When/Time: Tuesday, January 11, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

Treatment Options for Cough and Other Respiratory Conditions


When/Time: Tuesday, February 1, to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A & B)

Get Back on Your Feet! New Treatment Options for Ankle Conditions

When/Time: Tuesday, February 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A & B)

Health Insurance Options: What You Need to Know

When/Time: Tuesday, February 15, 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Room B)

Learning About Congestive Heart Failure

When/Time: Tuesday, February 15, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A & B)