HighPoint Health System provides community classes on health topics ranging from birthing and childhood to sleep apnea to hobbies such as gardening and healthy cooking. We also offer support groups for patients, family members as well as members of the community who wish to share experiences and information.



 


Breastfeeding Basics 

Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. 


This free class is recommended for mothers-to-be during the sixth to eighth months of pregnancy.  Mothers are welcomed to invite their significant other or support person.  


For class schedule, more information or to register, call (615) 328-4123.

 

>> You can also register for Breastfeeding Basics or Prepared childbirth classes online

 

>> View or print a fact sheet about free childbirth education offered by the Women's Center at SRMC

 

 

 

Prepared Childbirth Class

Meets first four consecutive Mondays every month from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. 


Registration for this free class series is recommended but not required. Having a baby is a special experience. New parents, and even experienced ones, may find the addition of a new family member overwhelming. Special Delivery 101 prepares parents-to-be for pregnancy, labor, delivery and newborn care. Simply knowing what to expect can help ease much of the apprehension and concern associated with having a baby. We encourage mothers-to-be to attend during the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy and to bring their spouse or support person. 


For class schedule, more information or to register, call (615) 328-4123.

 

>> You can also register for Breastfeeding Basics or Prepared childbirth classes online

 

>> View or print a fact sheet about free childbirth education offered by the Women's Center at SRMC

 

 

 

American Heart Association Resuscitation Courses

The Training & Education Department of HighPoint Health System is pleased to offer several AHA courses to the general public. A course manual is required for each class and may be purchased through the AHA link below. A current BLS card is required to take a Provider (New) ACLS or PALS class. A current ACLS or PALS Provider card is required to take the corresponding Renewal ACLS or PALS class. Completion of a pretest is also required for all ACLS and PALS courses.

 

The fee schedule for courses offered is outlined below:

   
Heartsaver AED $35
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers $35
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (New) $155
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Renewal) $75
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (New) $155
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (Renewal) $75
Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization $75

 

Pre-registration is required by calling the HighPoint Health System AHA Training Center Coordinator, Rod Lively, at (615) 328-3821. Space is limited. AHA does not profit from course fees.

 

 

Community Grief Support Class Series

AAt HighPoint Hospice, we recognize that grief is a natural and normal process we experience due to loss in our lives. The loss of a loved one can be traumatic and cause intense feelings of grief and loss. Support groups are often helpful to individuals who are comfortable sharing their story and listening to others peoples stories and experiences. HighPoint Hospice provides grief support groups to those individuals who need help healing.


HighPoint Hospice support groups are free, open to anyone in the community, and are facilitated by Julie Moore, LMSW, a social worker, bereavement coordinator and counseling manager for HighPoint Hospice. She has specialized in the field of dying and bereavement for over 15 years. She has continued to increase her knowledge on death and dying, staying up to date with the latest theoretical offerings and most effective practice, by interacting with experts in the field.


Our five week group has an educational component as well as an experiential component, as each participant is asked to share with the group his or her own experience.

 

Grief is not easy. Help is just a phone call away. Call today and register for the next five week Grief Support Group. If you feel you need help immediately, please contact the Crisis Hotline at (800) 704-2651. Someone will answer this line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

For more information about our next Grief Support class series or to register, please call (615) 328-6690.

 

>> View or print a brochure about HighPoint Hospice Five Week Grief Support Group

 

 

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

The Multiple Sclerosis Society's Mid South Chapter offers a self-help group in the SRMC the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Fairvue Room. The Society's self-help groups offer support and information about living with MS.


For more information, contact Katie Herrick at (615) 230-8758.


 


Gestational Diabetes Education Program

Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood glucose (sugar) levels during pregnancy are said to have gestational diabetes.


Diabetes education can help pregnant women with diabetes gain the knowledge and problem-solving skills needed to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Controlling blood glucose or sugar levels can mean a healthy pregnancy for mom and a healthy start for the baby.


 The Riverview Diabetes Program is taught by a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian. Topics discussed include healthy eating for diabetes, reducing complications, taking medication, monitoring blood sugar, reading labels and more.

 

For more information, call (615) 735-5320.

 

 

Diabetes Self-Management Classes

The Diabetes Self-Management Center is an American Diabetes Association accredited program offering comprehensive diabetes services to outpatients and their significant others. Instruction is offered to children and adults with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Participants are offered group classes consisting of two sessions lasting three to four hours each and/ or as appropriate for the participant, one to one counseling is provided in a private setting.  All pediatric, gestational, and special needs participants receive individual instruction. 

 

For more information, call (615) 735-5320.

 

 

Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Support Group meets every second Tuesday of the month. Individuals with diabetes and those who care for diabetics are welcome to attend.  Learn what is new in diabetes care from professionals and how to manage this disease from fellow diabetics. 

 

For more information, contact Joyce Hart, RN, CDE at (615) 735-9815.