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2-Week Childbirth Refresher Class

Childbirth Education, 2-Week Refresher Class

The 2-Week Refresher Class is intended for those expectant couples who have experienced childbirth before and need a "refresher" of what to expect.

The class gives you a brief overview of labor and delivery, breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures, initial newborn care and postpartum care. Class participants will be provided a tour of the labor and delivery unit. You will be able to ask any questions that you may have about your upcoming birth and about things relating to your last birth. You may also learn some new labor coping skills. The expectant couple will need to complete the class, one month before their due date and the class is complimentary.

Class Dates:

  • July 16 - July 23, 2015
  • September 10 - September 17
  • November 12 - November 19

Classes times are from 7-9 p.m.

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter.

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.




6-Week Childbirth Series Class

Childbirth Education, 6-Week Childbirth Class

The six-week childbirth class is a great way for new mothers to prepare for labor and birth. The typical class consists of lectures, discussion, and exercises, led by a trained childbirth instructor.

The goal of the class is to provide you with information to minimize your fears and help you make informed decisions. You'll also learn techniques to help you relax and cope. Classes also teach the basics of breastfeeding and newborn care. This six week course also includes a tour of Labor and Delivery as well as the Mother/Baby Unit.

Class Dates: 

  • July 28 - September 1, 2015
  • September 14 - October 19, 2015
  • November 3 - December 8, 2015

Class times are from 7-9 p.m.

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter. Six-week childbirth class is $50/couple or $25/Phoebe employee. 

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $50.00

Big Brother/Big Sister Class

Big Brother / Big Sister - Sibling Class

This fun, upbeat class is designed to acquaint children with the hospital setting and help children prepare for the new baby in their family. Children will learn what to expect when their new baby arrives home, how to channel feelings and safety issues with a new baby.

An age appropriate video and activities are used during the class. Children will learn the rewards of being an older brother or sister. This class is structured to benefit children ages 4 to 10. Children must have an adult accompany them to the class and on the hospital tour.

Class Dates:

  • August 20, 2015
  • October 15, 2015
  • December 3, 2015

Class times are from 4:30-6 p.m.

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter. Sibling class is $5 if you are already enrolled in the childbirth class; $15 if not. 

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $15.00

Blood Drive

Phoebe Blood Drive

Help us meet our goal of 100 units! Remember: There is no substitute for blood and the only source is from volunteer donors like YOU.

Blood Drive Location and Time:

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Medical Tower I (Rotunda), on the 2nd floor lobby next to Surgicare waiting.

   • Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WE NEED TO REACH OUR GOAL OF 100 UNITS, help us by donating!


Members of the community are invited to donate blood during the scheduled blood drives. Help us meet our goal of 100 units of blood or more!

 




Blood Pressure Screening

Get Your Blood Pressure Checked for FREE

On the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Phoebe volunteers offer free blood pressure screening in the elevator lobby of the hospital at the main campus.

Upcoming Dates for Blood Pressure Screening:

  • Monday, July 6, 2015
  • Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
  • Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Monday, October 5, 2015
  • Monday, November 2, 2015
  • Monday, December 7, 2015

This service is offered to encourage members of the community to be aware of their blood pressure and stay on top of their health. 


For more information about blood pressure screenings at Phoebe, call (229) 312-1000.




Breast Cancer Awareness Walk - Americus, Ga.

Saturday, October 18 | Registration at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m.
Downtown Americus, starting at Lenny's Farmer's Market
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk: please call (229) 931-6812 for more information.


 
 


Breastfeeding Class

Learn Breastfeeding Basics

Health experts agree that breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby during the first year. They also agree that there are skills, which much be learned. Mother Nature gives you the ability, but not the know-how. This informative class includes such topics as how to prepare for breastfeeding, breast care and the father's role in breastfeeding.

Class Dates:

  • July 9, 2015
  • August 13, 2015
  • September 24, 2015
  • November 5, 2015
  • December 17, 2015

Class times are from 7-9 p.m.

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter. Breastfeeding classes are FREE if you are already enrolled in the childbirth class; $15 if not.

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $15.00

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HEART Prints Bereavement Supprt

The HEART Prints Perinatal Bereavement Support Group provides a compassionate service to our patients and families beyond the hospital setting. The group will meet at Phoebe Northwest in Conference Room B, from 3 - 5 p.m.

Remembering and honoring your child and acknowledging that a precious life was all too brief.


 
 


Infant CPR Safety

Infant CPR Safety Class for Parents and Grandparents

This class is designed to teach parents and grandparents the basics of infant choking and resuscitation. Safety concerns are also discussed.

Class Dates:

  • August 27, 2015
  • October 1, 2015
  • December 10, 2015

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter. Infant CPR class is $10 if you are already enrolled in the childbirth class; $15 if not. 

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $15.00

Jingle Bell Jog 2015

Jingle Bell Jog 2015

Jingle Bell Jog is the traditional kick-off for family holiday fun. Jingle Bell Jog consists of a 10K and 5K run, a 1-mile fun walk and Toddler Trot. Proceeds from the Jog benefit Children's Miracle Network.

Jingle Bell Jog will be held, Saturday, Dec. 5.

Starting at Phoebe HealthWorks in Albany, Georgia
311 Third Avenue, Albany, Georgia

Race Times

  • 10K begins at 8 a.m.
  • Toddler Trot begins at 9 a.m.
  • 1 mile fun walk begins at 9:15 a.m.
  • 5K begins at 9:30 a.m.

Registration fees are:

  • $20, prior to Nov. 28
  • $25, Nov. 29 – Dec. 5
  • $30, on race day
  • Toddler Trot $15 anytime

All participants receive a long-sleeved Jingle Bell Jog t-shirt. Toddler Trot t-shirts will be given to finishers on race day.


For more information about Jingle Bell Jog,  go to www.jinglebelljog.org or call (229) 312-2200.




Lights of Love 2015

Lights of Love

The 2015 Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Wetherbee Lobby at Phoebe's main campus.

Each year since 1983, Christmas lights representing donations to Phoebe's cancer services have adorned the "Lights of Love" Christmas tree in front of the hospital. Proceeds from the Junior Woman's Club of Albany's holiday project provide special services for patients and families dealing with the devastating effects of cancer. However, Lights of Love is more than a holiday event, it is a year-round project, and your gifts are welcome at any time.

You can help brighten the lives of those battling a disease that strikes two out of three families. For a suggested contribution of $25.00 or more, a symbolic light in honor or in memory of your special someone will adorn the tree. Your gift will be acknowledged and you will receive an invitation to attend the festive Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony in December. Each year, a cancer survivor is chosen to throw the switch at the ceremonial lighting of the tree, signifying hope for all cancer patients.


For more information about Lights of Love, visit the Lights of Love web page.




Living Healthy to Beat Diabetes: Support Group

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center announces that the Living Healthy to Beat Diabetes Support Group will meet on Tuesday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Phoebe Sumter Private Dining Room (inside of the Cafeteria).

The Living Healthy to Beat Diabetes Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month. The mission of the group is to live healthfully and win the battle against diabetes by providing guidance and encouraging collaboration among those affected by or with loved ones affected by diabetes.


For more information, please contact Ashley Patterson at 229-931-4975 or via e-mail at apatterson@phoebesumter.org


Cost: $0.00

Lopez Hospice Golf Classic 2015

Bash-Thursday

The event kicks off April 30, 2015 with a Pre-Tournament bash where golfers and non-golfers will enjoy a laid back evening hosted by Nancy Lopez.

Ticket includes: 

  • Entrance for one (1) to Pre-Tournament Bash
  • Two (2) drink tickets PLUS One (1) event signature drink included
  • Cash Bar

Golf-Friday

Nancy Lopez and Phoebe Foundation are teaming up for the Annual Lopez Hospice Golf Classic to be held Friday, May 1, 2015. This tournament gives participants a memorable opportunity to golf in the South Georgia sunshine and socialize with Nancy Lopez and other LPGA golfers while contributing to the noble cause of Albany Community Hospice.

This premier tournament is held at the prestigious Doublegate Country Club, an 18-hole, par 72 challenge. There will be shotgun starts for morning and afternoon play. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place in both rounds. There will also be exciting Hole-In-One, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin prizes.

Albany Motorcars is proud to invite all golfers at the Lopez Hospice Classic to participate in the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships. This Mercedes-Benz USA program allows amateur golfers to compete for a chance to win a spot in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Eastern Sectional.

 Golf spots are limited. Please call 229-312-1479 for questions about the Annual Lopez Hospice Golf Classic celebration and other activities.


For more information and to register for the golf tournament, purchase bash tickets, or to become a sponsor, visit www.lopezhospice.org. Visit www.albanycommunityhospice.com to learn more about hospice services as well as Willson Hospice House.


Cost: $75.00

Men's Health Conference 2015 - Americus

We invite you to attend the 2015 Men's Health Conference in Americus. There will be free health screenings, information booths, door prizes, free breakfast and lunch, entertainment and physician-led workshops.

Location: Student Success Center - at GSW campus in Americus

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.




Paver Dedication Ceremony 2015

Paver Dedication Ceremony

As the season of promise, each spring brings an annual celebration of life, Phoebe¹s Paver Dedication Ceremony. This event celebrates the past year's addition of more names to the paver bricks on the exterior walkway between the main hospital entrance and the hospital tower entrance.

2015 Ceremony is April 9, 2015 at 10 a.m.

These bricks provide a special way to memorialize the birth of a baby, a memorial to a loved one or a special "thank you" to a friend or medical professional. Then each spring, the dedication ceremony recognizes those who have added new bricks in the name of someone they wish to honor with a paver brick of their own.

You can add the name of someone special with a brick of their own with an inscription of two or three lines for a gift of $75. Imagine the thrill of a child first reading their name memorialized in a lasting tribute to their birth or the pride of a family seeing the name of a loved one permanently honored in this way.

As an added benefit, you'll know that your tax-deductible gift goes toward helping provide care for the patients we serve. For information on how you can add a name to the Phoebe Paver Program, click here or call the Phoebe Foundation at 229-312-4483.

 




Phoebe Bariatrics

Is bariatric weight loss surgery right for you?

Attend our FREE bariatric surgery seminars and find out how adjustable gastric banding surgery can change your life.

Lead a more active and healthier lifestyle, while learning about weight loss surgery. Our experienced bariatric surgeons will discuss: benefits associated with weight loss surgery, risks associated with weight loss treatment and how to determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.

July 2015 Bariatric Seminar - Register Here

Time / Location: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. / Dr. Sheff and Joyner

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center
at the Wellness & Education Center
120 Hwy. 280 West
Americus, GA 31719


August 2015 Bariatric Seminar - Register Here

Time / Location: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. / Dr. Sheff and Joyner

Phoebe Northwest
at the Phoebe Northwest Conference Rooms B & C
2336 Dawson Rd.
Albany, GA 317097


September 2015 Bariatric Seminar - Register Here

Time / Location: Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. / Dr. Sheff and Joyner

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center
at the Private Dining Room
126 Hwy. 280 West
Americus, GA 31719

October 2015 Bariatric Seminar - Register Here

Time / Location: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. / Dr. Sheff and Joyner

Phoebe Northwest
at the Phoebe Northwest Conference Rooms B & C
2336 Dawson Rd.
Albany, GA 317097


November 2015 Bariatric Seminar - Register Here

Time / Location: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. / Dr. Sheff and Joyner

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center
at the Wellness & Education Center
120 Hwy. 280 West
Americus, GA 31719


To register for the free seminar or for additional information about the bariatric program, e-mail Misty Willis at mfwillis@phoebesumter.org or call 229-931-1152For Americus seminar information, call (229) 931-7160.


Cost: $0.00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This educational program is designed specifically for caregivers. It is intended to help you take care of yourself while caring for an older relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a facility, or across the country.

Tuesdays, September 23 - October 28 | 11:30-1pm
SOWEGA Council On Aging presents Powerful Tools for Caregivers at SOWEGA Council On Aging, Senior Life Enrichment Center, Magnolia Room (3rd Floor), 335 W. Society Ave., Albany. Call Cynthia Wade or Ada Brown at (229) 432-1124 to register.

Click links to learn more:

This six-week course meets once per week and includes the following topics:

  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Reducing Stress
  • How to reduce negative emotions such as guilt, anger and depression
  • Learn to communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, and paid help
  • Making tough decisions
  • Setting goals and problem solving

For more information or to register click one of the links above or, contact Cynthia Wade at cynthia.wade@sowegacoa.org or call (229) 432-1124.


 
 


Safe Sitter One Day Class

Safe Sitter One-Day Class

This fun and creative class is for boys and girls ages 11 to 15. Come learn all there is to be a safe babysitter to babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Learn how to handle a choking baby or toddler. Attendees please bring a sack lunch!

Class Dates:

  • June 24, 2015
  • June 25, 2015
  • July 8, 2015
  • July 9, 2015
  • July 22, 2015
  • July 23, 2015

Class times are from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Notes: Safe Sitter class is $45.

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $45.00

Saturday All-Day Childbirth Class

Saturday All-Day (Weekend) Childbirth Class

The Saturday All-day (Weekend) Childbirth Class is a one-day condensed version of the six-week childbirth class. The class, led by a trained childbirth instructor, is a great way for the expectant couple to prepare for labor and birth in a shorter timeframe. The typical class consists of an overview of labor, the birth process, breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures, coach’s role and expectations, newborn initial care, and the care of the mother during postpartum.

The goal of the class is to provide you with information to minimize your fears and help you make informed decisions. You'll also learn techniques to help you relax and cope.

A free guidebook is provided. Please bring 2-3 pillows to class. Class size is limited to eight couples, and everyone has a break for lunch on their own during the weekend class. Please register early!

Class Dates:

  • July 11, 2015
  • August 15, 2015
  • September 12, 2015
  • October 10, 2015
  • November 7, 2015
  • December 5, 2015

Class times are from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Notes: To register, please complete this form (registration form) and either fax it or drop it off along with your payment to Vicki Carter. Saturday all-day class is $50/couple or $25/Phoebe employee. 

Class Location
Childbirth and Lactation Services
1009 N. Monroe St., Suite C
Albany, GA 31701
(229) 312-0053


Reservation Questions? Contact:
Vicki Carter at (229) 312-0053 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Cost: $50.00

Stroke Support Group

If you or a loved one have suffered from a stroke, you're not alone. Join us the first Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. to Noon.

  • July 1, 11 a.m. - Noon | Healthy Snack Social
  • August 5, 11 a.m. - Noon | Local Restaurant Lunch
  • September 2, 11 a.m. - Noon | Controlling High Blood Pressure
  • October 7, 11 a.m. - Noon | Get Your Exercise

Support group meetings are held at:

Phoebe Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at PPMH North Campus
2000 Palmyra Road | Albany, Georgia 31701
 
Park in the rear of the building; use entrance with the ramp.

For more information about these free group sessions, contact Kathi Colllins at (229)434-2580.




Women's Health Conference 2015 - Albany

We invite you to attend the 2015 Women's Health Conference in Albany. There will be free health screenings, information booths, door prizes, free breakfast and lunch, entertainment and physician-led workshops.

Location: PhoebeHealthWorks - 311 Third Avenue, Albany, Ga

Date and Time: TBD, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


 
 


Women's Health Conference 2015 - Americus

We invite you to attend the 2015 Women's Health Conference in Americus. There will be free health screenings, information booths, door prizes, free breakfast and lunch, entertainment and physician-led workshops.

Location: Student Success Center - at GSW campus in Americus

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.