Grundy County Memorial Hospital | Live Well | Fall 2022

5 All classes and events are in the GCMH Education Room unless otherwise noted. Registration is requested for education programs. Learn more and sign up today at or by scanning the QR code. Classes and events Just What the Dr. Ordered Takes You to Medical School! Our popular education series continues with a fall series of mini-medical classes. All ages— from high schoolers to retirees—are invited to gain medical science knowledge, get a glimpse of the inner workings of hospital and clinic departments, experience medical learning activities, and ask questions. Weekly topic details may be found by scanning the QR code above. ● Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 7 to 8:15 p.m. There is no charge, thanks to a GCMH Foundation Community Health Grant. You may attend just one session or the entire series. Registration is requested. Safe Sitter Parents, will your child begin staying home alone after school? Is caring for younger siblings or babysitting for other families being considered? Our class provides parents peace of mind that their children, sixth through eighth grade or older, are able to stay home alone safely or babysit for a younger sibling or other families. The program is part of the national Safe Sitter® program, developed by a health professional to include choking and first aid skills, CPR, basic caregiving skills, and the knowledge of what to do in an emergency— such as during a storm or power outage. Build confidence and provide essential safety knowledge to your young teen—enroll them in Safe Sitter today! The course is taught by a registered nurse and Basic Life Saving-certified instructor. Scan the QR code above for more information or to enroll and make a payment. ● Friday, Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Students need to have completed the fifth grade in order to enroll in Safe Sitter. Each child should bring their own lunch. Diabetes Prevention Program Did you know you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by eating better, being more active and losing weight? Our Diabetes Prevention Program, led by a certified lifestyle coach, features the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s PREVENT T2 curriculum. People who have completed our class have demonstrated proven results in helping prevent or significantly delay type 2 diabetes. While your doctor may have recommended you work on lowering your blood sugar (glucose) level, a doctor’s referral is not necessary to enroll in the course. ● A new class session will begin in October. Class dates and times will be determined by those who enroll. Contact lifestyle coach and registered dietitian-nutritionist Crystal Petersen at 319-824-4154 or for registration information. Diabetes Self-Management Education Whether you’re newly diagnosed or wish to have an annual session to review disease management, this program provides optimal care and education to people who are managing diabetes. Accredited by the American Diabetes Association, the program cost is covered by many health insurance companies and Medicare when you have a referral from your doctor. ● Call 319-824-5081 or 888-824-5081 to schedule your sessions. CPR and First Aid Take advantage of classes to learn how you could help save a life in an emergency. CPR for adults, infants and children, including defibrillator use, as well as choking and first aid skills are taught in this six-hour class that qualifies for those who provide child care or work in other settings that require regular CPR certification. Instruction is designed for nonmedical professionals. ● Offered quarterly: Saturday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $65. Enroll and make a payment by scanning the QR code. Live Well: Walk-in Wellness Lab Screenings Know your key numbers for health and stay on top of any health issues you may have with our walk-in wellness labs. ● Available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., without an appointment. Use Entrance 1 on the hospital’s south side and stop at Registration. Payment is collected at the time of the lab draw. No insurance claimwill be filed. Fasting blood test: ● General chemistry and lipid panel—$20 Non-fasting blood tests: ● Hemoglobin A1C—$10 ● Hemogram—$10 ● Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)—$10 ● Thyroid function testing (TSH)—$10 ● Free T4 (thyroid function)—$10 ● Vitamin D—$25 ● Blood typing—$20 Fall 2022