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Palmetto Health April Calendar Events
03/27/2014
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April 1: Infant CPR Class:
Learn how to save your baby’s life in an emergency by attending Palmetto Health’s Infant CPR Class on Tuesday, April 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Medical Park Dr., Suite 130. The class will illustrate infant CPR techniques from certified instructors. Participants will get the chance to practice CPR and choking maneuvers on infant mannequins. The class requires a registration fee of $25. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

April 7: MaterniTea Support Group:
Mothers and their babies are encouraged to join MaterniTea, a free breast feeding support group. The group will meet 5-6 p.m. on Monday, April 7, at Palmetto Health Richland, 5 Medical Park Dr., in the fourth-floor Birthplace classroom. MaterniTea meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

April 8: Bariatric Surgery Seminar:
Learn more about weight loss surgery at one of Palmetto Health Weight Management Center’s free seminars. The Bariatric Surgery Seminar will take place Tuesday, April 8, 6-7 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor auditorium. Excess weight can limit your activities, erode your health and diminish your quality of life. The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health offers real hope for lasting weight loss through bariatric surgery. For more information about the seminar, visit PalmettoHealth.org/BariatricServices or call the Palmetto Health Weight Management Center at 803-376-5982.

April 10: ?National Bereavement Teleconference:
Palmetto Health Hospice will host a free telecast of the Hospice Foundation of America’s 21st Annual National Living With Grief® Program on Thursday, April 10, 2-5 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor auditorium. This year’s program focuses on “Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss.” The program provides an opportunity for a wide variety of professionals—including doctors, nurses, funeral directors, psychologists, educators, social workers and bereavement counselors—to share and exchange ideas and obtain continuing education credits. Continuing education credits are available for a wide range of professions. For more information, visit PalmettoHealth.org/Hospice or call Peggy Copulsky, social work supervisor at Palmetto Health Hospice, at 6-3100.

Lymphedema Support Group:
Individuals and caregivers dealing with lymphedema are invited to join Palmetto Health’s free lymphedema support group. The group will meet Thursday, April 10, 11 a.m.-noon, at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor Meeting Room II. This month’s topic is “Skin Care.” Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 803-296-3564.

Diabetes Seminar:
People living with diabetes and their family members are invited to attend an educational diabetes seminar on Thursday, April 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor Classrooms D & E. As part of the Palmetto Health Diabetes Education Program, the topic for this month’s seminar is “Carbohydrate Counting Basics and More.” For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

April 11: ?KEMOPALOOZA:
Attend Palmetto Health Foundation’s KEMOPALOOZA on Friday, April 11, 7-11 p.m., at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. KEMOPALOOZA raises funds and awareness for CAMP KEMO Programs of Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital with great music, delicious food and a silent auction. This year’s event will feature entertainment by Prettier Than Matt and The A-Town A-List band. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit KEMOPALOOZA.org.

April 14: Good Grieving Program:
Children and teens are invited to participate in Good Grieving for Children on Monday, April 14, 5-8 p.m., at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park Dr., in the first-floor conference room. This free program is for children and teens to learn how to cope with loss and death. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org/GoodGrieving.

April 15: Infant CPR Class:
Learn how to save your baby’s life in an emergency by attending Palmetto Health’s Infant CPR Class on Tuesday, April 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Palmetto Health Richland, 9 Medical Park Dr., Suite 130. The class will illustrate infant CPR techniques from certified instructors. Participants will get the chance to practice CPR and choking maneuvers on infant mannequins. The class requires a registration fee of $25. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

April 17: ?National Bereavement Teleconference:
Palmetto Health Hospice will host a free telecast of the Hospice Foundation of America’s 21st Annual National Living With Grief® Program on Thursday, April 17, 2-5 p.m., at Palmetto Health Richland, 5 Richland Medical Park Dr., in the first-floor auditorium. This year’s program focuses on “Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss.” The program provides an opportunity for a wide variety of professionals—including doctors, nurses, funeral directors, psychologists, educators, social workers and bereavement counselors—to share and exchange ideas and obtain continuing education credits. Continuing education credits are available for a wide range of professions. For more information, visit PalmettoHealth.org/Hospice or call Peggy Copulsky, social work supervisor at Palmetto Health Hospice, at 6-3100.

April 21: MaterniTea Support Group:
Mothers and their babies are encouraged to join MaterniTea, a free breast feeding support group. The group will meet 5-6 p.m. on Monday, April 21, at Palmetto Health Richland, 5 Richland Medical Park Dr., in the fourth-floor Birthplace classroom. MaterniTea meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

April 22: Bariatric Surgery Seminar:
Learn more about weight loss surgery at one of Palmetto Health Weight Management Center’s free seminars. The Bariatric Surgery Seminar will take place Tuesday, April 22, noon-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor auditorium. Excess weight can limit your activities, erode your health and diminish your quality of life. The Weight Management Center at Palmetto Health offers real hope for lasting weight loss through bariatric surgery. For more information about the seminar, visit PalmettoHealth.org/BariatricServices or call the Palmetto Health Weight Management Center at 803-376-5982.

April 23: Child Passenger Safety Class:
Learn how to keep your child safe by attending Safe Kid Midlands’ Child Passenger Safety Class on Wednesday, April 23, at two Palmetto Health locations:
• noon-1:15 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the ground-floor Classrooms A & B
• 6-7:15 p.m., at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park Dr., in the first-floor conference room
The class is free and open to the public for anyone who wants to learn the proper way to install a car seat. Visit BuckleBuddiesSC.org to view the complete list of classes. For more information or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

April 24-25: ?McDaniels Golf Classic:
Dust off your golf clubs, start working on your swing and get ready for the 24th McDaniels Golf Classic. The event begins with an auction on Thursday, April 24, 6-10 p.m., at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Don’t miss out on an exciting night featuring a seated dinner, open bar, live music and silent and live auctions with great getaways, fantastic dining packages and more! The golf tournament will take place Friday, April 25, at the Fort Jackson Golf Club, 3652 Semmes Rd. Proceeds benefit Palmetto Health Cancer Centers. For more information, visit McDanielsGolfClassic.org.

April 26: ?The Red Carpet Event:
Enjoy a night of music, dinner, and dancing with Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This free event will be held Saturday, April 26, 6-9 p.m., at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park Dr., in the first-floor atrium. Patients, ages 3-21, who are currently being treated for a cancer diagnosis or have had treatment within the past two years are invited to attend. The Red Carpet Event is designed to give children who are undergoing cancer treatment an opportunity to have a night out on the town. Each child is allowed to bring one guest and up to two parents/chaperones. For more information, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

CPR and BLS Classes:
The Palmetto Health-USC School of Medicine Simulation Center offers several classes open to the public. American Heart Association CPR and BLS (Basic Life Support) classes are offered weekly on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons; cost is $75. Heart Saver CPR classes are offered two Tuesday afternoons each month; cost is $50. All classes begin at 1:30 p.m. and course materials and a certification card are included. For more information or to register for a course, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Free Diabetes Screenings:
Palmetto Health offers free diabetes screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-7:20 p.m., at 1801 Sunset Dr.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., Office of Community Health. To find out if you qualify or to register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

Free Cancer Screenings:
Palmetto Health offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., and the second Saturday of every month, 8 a.m.-noon at Palmetto Health Women’s Center, 1801 Sunset Dr. Free prostate cancer screenings, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exam, are offered the fourth Thursday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m. at 1801 Sunset Dr. Free PSA blood test prostate cancer screenings also are offered every Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St. Find out more and see if you qualify for the free screenings by calling 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org/CommunityHealth for a full list of screening events.

Healthy Palmetto Walking Program:
Join Palmetto Health’s free walking program to receive a pedometer and incentives for reaching goals. To register, visit HealthyPalmetto.org or call 803-296-CARE (2273).

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