November Classes Announced at Bay Regional Med Center
October 23, 2011
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Winners of the 2011 Orlen J. Johnson, MD Awards Announced
By: O. J. Cunningham
Bay Medical Foundation announced the winners of the 2011 Orlen J. Johnson, MD Excellence in Health Care awards:
· Physician: James C. Campau, DO, Family Practice, Riverview Medical Associates
· Employee, Bay Regional Medical Center: Linda S. Davis, RN
· Volunteer: Mark M. Jaffe, Board Member, Bay Regional Medical Center.
Each year, nominations are accepted by the Foundation for individuals who are following in the footsteps of Dr. Orlen J. Johnson, who devoted his life to helping others in our community.
The winners will be honored at a ceremony during Bay Medical Foundation's Annual Meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel on the evening of November 3rd. The annual meeting is open to everyone and if you would like to attend and congratulate the winners, tickets are $40 per person for hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and the program. For more information, please contact the Bay Medical Foundation office at 895-4725.
Teen Night: Childbirth Class Supplement
The next Teen Night: Childbirth Class Supplement sponsored by Bay Regional Medical Center is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Childbirth Classroom at the Women's Health Pavilion, 3175 W. Professional Drive, Bay City.
Expectant teens and their support teams are encouraged to attend a Childbirth Cram Session AND a separate Teen Night - a one night class that includes additional information not covered in a cram session, geared toward expectant teens. Information covered includes a healthy lifestyle for pregnancy and postpartum issues.
As a special bonus, teens who attend Teen Night will receive a special gift when they attend the Happiest Baby & Baby's First Massage Class. They are also eligible to attend Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class. These additional classes are offered at no charge to participating teens!
For more information, please contact Rebecca Morgan at (989) 894-3935. To register, online, visit our website at www.bayregional.org and click on "Classes & Events." For class fees and phone registration, contact Bay Regional Medical Center at (989) 894-9517.
PRE-DIABETES: STOP DIABETES IN ITS TRACKS
Bay Regional Medical Center's Diabetes Education Program will be offering a two-day seminar, Pre-Diabetes: Stop Diabetes in Its Tracks on Tuesday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 8 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. both days at the Lincoln Center, 820 S. Lincoln, Bay City. (You must attend both classes.)
Who Should Attend? If you have a family history of diabetes; If you have a history of gestational diabetes or a baby weighing more than nine pounds at birth; If you have high blood pressure BP greater than 140/90; If you have low HDL, or high triglycerides; If you are African American, Native American, Asian American, Hispanic American or a Pacific Islander; If you have been told by a doctor that you have a "touch of diabetes" or have borderline diabetes; or if you are overweight.
Why Should You Attend? You can take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes from developing. Once you develop type 2 diabetes, it won't go away, so it's better to prevent it in the first place. (Pre-diabetes is a fasting glucose level between 100 and 125. A fasting glucose of 126 or higher means diabetes.) As you get older, especially if you are overweight, your chances of having pre-diabetes increase. Anyone over the age of 45 and overweight should be checked for diabetes.
You must attend most classes. There is a $25 per person charge for the entire session, payable at the first class. You must pre-register by calling Bay Regional Medical Center's Diabetes Education Program at (989) 894-9528.
Kroger Donates to the
Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic
For the third consecutive year, the Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic, Essexville, MI, expresses its appreciation to Kroger for their donation of 150 influenza vaccine doses to patients of the Clinic. The flu vaccine will help protect the Clinic patients from the seasonal flu.
Volunteers have been vaccinating patients each week at their Wednesday evening clinic and their twice-monthly chronic care clinic. Without the generous donation from Kroger Pharmacy Michigan Division, most of the patients would not receive this vaccine.
Without the generosity of community-minded businesses such as Kroger, we would not be able to provide such quality care.
The Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic (HMNVC) is an access point for meeting the primary health care needs of the economically disadvantaged residents in the Bay area. We serve with deep compassion and respect those who fall through the medical safety net and help them connect with basic health resources by offering education, prevention and treatment. Located at East Side Medical Mall, 1460 W. Center Road (corner of Center/Pine), Essexville, MI, (989) 895-4830. HMNVC operates Wednesday evenings from 4:00 pm until the last patient is seen The Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic is a service of the community, Bay Regional Medical Center, and Bay Medical Foundation - "Neighbors Serving Neighbors."
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O. J. Cunningham
O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of MyBayCity.com. Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.
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