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July 1, 2011 > Washington Hospital's Summer/Fall 2011 Catalog Now Available

Washington Hospital's Summer/Fall 2011 Catalog Now Available

Health and Wellness Catalog Lists a Variety of Free Classes and Screenings

Washington Hospital's latest biannual Health & Wellness Catalog is now available. The free catalog is a great tool for navigating the large amount of useful classes and programs offered by your local community hospital. The Health & Wellness catalog includes a six month wall calendar for easy reference and the catalog is printed on recycled paper containing a minimum of 30 percent post-consumer fiber.

The Health & Wellness Catalog contains a complete list of upcoming classes from July through December 2011. The catalog also serves as a helpful resource for taking full advantage of your community hospital's other community services and top-notch medical programs.

Inside the new catalog you will find:
* A list of free community classes and seminars
* A complete list of Women's Health classes and programs offered through the Washington Women's Center
* Community services, such as the Washington Community Health Resource Library and Washington on Wheels (W.O.W) Mobile Health Clinic
* Health & Wellness education classes focusing on nutrition counseling, diabetes self management, stroke education and cardiac rehabilitation
* Maternal health classes, including breastfeeding support services, parent preparation, prenatal classes and an Infant/Child CPR course for family and friends
* Information about Upcoming Health Fairs/Conferences: 4th Annual Men's Health Fair (September 10), Washington Women's Center Think Pink Event (October 13), Children's Health and Safety Fair (October 29) and Diabetes Health Fair (November 19)
* Free community health screenings, including blood pressure screening, osteoporosis screening, and a free abdominal aortic aneurysm screening that will take place on Saturday, October 22
* Support groups for those living with different conditions and illnesses, such as Breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and suffering the loss of a loved one
* Directory of services, complete with program descriptions and phone numbers
* Map and Directions to Washington Hospital, Washington Urgent Care and Washington West, which houses our Gamma Knife Center, Lymphedema Clinic, Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditoriums, Washington Women's Center and Outpatient Imaging Center

The free Health & Wellness classes and screenings are conducted by the physicians and caregivers of Washington Hospital. Classes are held at the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, 2500 Mowry Ave., (Washington West building) located across the street from the main hospital.

Featured in the current catalog are spotlight sections highlighting the Washington Hospital Heart Program and the Washington Hospital Cancer Program. The Cancer Program is one of only four hospitals in California to receive the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).


Learn More About Washington Hospital Excellence

On the back of the catalog you'll find a section highlighting Washington Hospital's recent achievements. In April, Washington Hospital received the 2011 HealthGrades Award for Patient Safety Excellence, which places the hospital among the top 5 percent in the nation for Patient Safety according to HealthGrades, a leading, nationwide health care ratings, information and advisory services company. HealthGrades also named Washington Hospital's Center for Joint Replacement (CJR) as the number one joint replacement program in California. To learn more about our recent achievements, please visit www.whhs.com/about/awards.

The summer/fall portion of the year offers a variety of classes - from learning how brain tumors are treated to how to prevent heart disease. The Washington Hospital Stroke Program offers a monthly stroke education class on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. and the Washington Outpatient Diabetes Center offers a monthly Diabetes Matters education class the first Thursday of each month. Both classes take place at 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West) in Fremont.

For a healthier tomorrow for you and your family, download the catalog online at www.whhs.com or call Washington Hospital's Community Relations Department at (510) 791-3417 to have a copy of the new catalog mailed to your home.

Another great resource for making the most of your hospital is InHealth, a Washington Hospital Channel on Comcast 78. You can also watch all current InHealth's television programs online at www.inhealth.tv InHealth regularly airs community education classes for convenient viewing from your home in case you cannot attend a particular class.


Register for Classes Online

Washington Hospital's website allows you to make smart health care decisions quickly and easily. One of the features is a safe and secure online class registration system that allows you to browse and sign up for Washington Hospital's classes and health screenings. Registration for classes is easy. New users can even create an online account that allows you to view a class calendar and event map. To register for one of the seminars listed below, visit the Hospital's homepage (www.whhs.com) and click on the class listings under "Upcoming Seminars."


Upcoming Health & Wellness Classes

Class Registration is available online at www.whhs.com. All the classes listed below will take place at the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, 2500 Mowry Avenue (Washington West) in Fremont.

Neurological Disorders: How Brain Tumors are Treated
When/Time: Tuesday, July 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

Cataracts and Diabetes Eye Conditions
When/Time: Tuesday, July 19, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

Prevention of Heart Disease: Healthy Diet for Your Heart
When/Time: Thursday, August 23, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

Treating Infections in the Body: Learn About Sepsis:
When/Time: Tuesday, August 30, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

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