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Weight Loss Information Sessions

Monday, April 2, 2018
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Mondays / April 2, 16, 30 @ 5:30 pm Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

International Trauma Life Support - Recert

Monday, April 9, 2018
8 am to Noon
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is designed for EMS professionals, as well as ED/trauma nurses who must initially evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient. The course is designed so participants learn rapid assessment, aggressive resuscitation packaging, and transport. ITLS also stresses those conditions that cannot be stabilized in the field, and require immediate transport. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Wednesdays / April 11, 25 @ 8:30 am Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, April 12, 2018
6 pm
Target:  A Healthy Weight and a Healthier You Take aim toward a new, healthier lifestyle with Healthy Directions, a program designed to combine a healthy diet, behavior modification and exercise - all of the essential components of a successful weight-loss plan. Offered by dietitians at Sarah Bush Lincoln and open to the general public, Healthy Directions is not just a way to lose weight, but also a proven method to help people achieve a lifetime of sustained and healthy weight.  Healthy Directions is a cost-effective course with proven success. The initial individual consultation fee is $39 for each 15 minutes with a registered dietitian, plus a $35 monthly fee. This six-month course provides an individual assessment by a registered dietitian with meal plans based on the findings. Weekly group meetings include nutrition education, behavior modification techniques, lifestyle management topics and support. The informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

International Trauma Life Support

Saturday, April 14, 2018
8 am to 4 pm
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is designed for EMS professionals, as well as ED/trauma nurses who must initially evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient. The course is designed so participants learn rapid assessment, aggressive resuscitation packaging, and transport. ITLS also stresses those conditions that cannot be stabilized in the field, and require immediate transport. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Windows to Heaven

Saturday, April 14, 2018
2 pm
A Celebration of the life of a child Dedication Service 2 pm • Saturday, April 14 Sarah Bush Lincoln Center Chapel To RSVP your attendance or for additional information,call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

2018 National Healthcare Decisions Day

Monday, April 16, 2018
12 to 4 pm
Join Americans across the country in making future healthcare decisions known to family, friends and healthcare providers. Share your wishes and complete your advance directive, because...YOUR DECISION MATTER. Celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day by joining Sarah Bush Lincoln Monday, April 16, 2018 at the following locations: Sarah Bush Lincoln The Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education 12 to 4 pm SBL Casey Clinic 2 to 5 pm SBL Family Medical Center Mattoon 10 am to 1 pm SBL Shelbyville Clinic 10 am to 1 pm A healthcare professional will be available to talk about advanced directives, provide a power of attorney form and help you complete it. For more information, contact Morgan Tarter, LCSW at 217-238-3631. Learn more about National Healthcare Decisions Day and get free information at www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions

Monday, April 16, 2018
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Mondays / April 2, 16, 30 @ 5:30 pm Read more

Back Pain and Spinal Surgery

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
11:30 am to 1 pm
Join us for a free Lunch & Learn Program 11:30 am – 1 pm   Wednesday, April 18 Lifespan Center 11021 E. County Rd 800N, Charleston Presented by Michael Chioffe, MD SBL Orthopedic Surgeon For more information, and to reserve a seat, please call 217-258-2420. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, April 19, 2018
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

Cooking Demonstration

Monday, April 23, 2018
5:30 pm
Join us for FREE cooking demonstrations. April 23 – Spring is in the air June 18 – Cookout 101 August 20 – Back to School October 8 – All things fall November 12 – Happy healthy holidays Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm Center for Health Living 1004 Health Center Dr., Suite 212 Please call 217-238-4893 or email kadams@sblhs.org for more information. Register online now to reserve a seat. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Wednesdays / April 11, 25 @ 8:30 am Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, April 27, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions

Monday, April 30, 2018
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Mondays / April 2, 16, 30 @ 5:30 pm Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - May 9

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, May 10, 2018
6 pm
Target:  A Healthy Weight and a Healthier You Take aim toward a new, healthier lifestyle with Healthy Directions, a program designed to combine a healthy diet, behavior modification and exercise - all of the essential components of a successful weight-loss plan. Offered by dietitians at Sarah Bush Lincoln and open to the general public, Healthy Directions is not just a way to lose weight, but also a proven method to help people achieve a lifetime of sustained and healthy weight.  Healthy Directions is a cost-effective course with proven success. The initial individual consultation fee is $39 for each 15 minutes with a registered dietitian, plus a $35 monthly fee. This six-month course provides an individual assessment by a registered dietitian with meal plans based on the findings. Weekly group meetings include nutrition education, behavior modification techniques, lifestyle management topics and support. The informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

Races for all Paces

Saturday, May 12, 2018
7 am
Get out your running shoes and enjoy Races for All Paces on Saturday, May 12, 2018 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University! We will begin and end the races on the track of O’Brien Stadium. The courses are exciting and include the Panther Trail, campus locations, local neighborhoods and the half-marathon goes into the country with hills and other exciting challenges along the route. We have an event for everyone and every skill level. We begin with the Half Marathon at 7 a.m., the 10K Individual at 7:50 a.m., the 5K Times Run/Walk steps off at 8 a.m., followed by the 1 Mile Run Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m. The little ones can get in the fun by participating in the Toddler Trot or the Diaper Dash at 10:15 a.m. There are inflatables, music, and lots of other fun activities at the start/finish line. Register Online  |  Printable Registration (PDF) Read more

2019 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Saturday, May 12, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Great for all new parents and grandparents! Class content includes:  - How to Care for Your Newborn - Newborn Bath - Circumcision and Cord Stump Care - SIDS Prevention - Common Newborn Appearances (molding, milia, rash, etc) - Tips for Calming a Fussy Baby - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without Safe and Snug Car Seat Class- Now included in Bootie Kamp seminar! We’re thrilled to bring you this service from the Mattoon Police Department. Car seat safety information will be provided by Mattoon police officers who are also certified car seat technicians. A discussion and question and answer period will be included. Bring your car seat installed in your vehicle (if possible) and the car seat techs will assess it, insuring that it is properly installed, and that it is the right seat for your baby. In the State of Illinois, children must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat upon leaving the hospital and at any other time thereafter. Anyone who will be transporting your child is encouraged to attend. More than one car seat can be checked per family. The best time to attend is prior to 36 weeks of pregnancy, but all parents are also welcome. Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Stroke Awareness

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
11:30 am to 1 pm
Join us for a FREE lunch & learn program. 11:30 am to 1 pm, Wednesday, May 16 Lifespan Center 11021 E. County Rd 800N, Charleston Presented by Fatima Alao, MD SBL Neurologist Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - May 17

Thursday, May 17, 2018
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, May 17, 2018
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, May 25, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Exercising with Parkinsons

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
1:30 pm
Parkinson's support group Read more

2018 Jump Start - June 5

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
8 am to 4 pm
A program designed to promote HEALTHY HABITS for kids! 8 am to 4 pm Tuesday, June 5 Monroe Elementary, Casey Ages: Students who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade. Class size is limited. Activites: Fitness games, exercises, Kids in the kitchen cooking, relay races, art projects & interactive nutrition lessons. Program scholarships available for those who qualify for reduced/free lunch programs. Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

Prehospital RN Course

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
8 am to 5 pm
Prehospital RN is designed to assist experienced nurses with transitioning into the prehospital environment. The course includes introduction to emergency services, ambulance operations, prehospital pharmacology, assessment and clinical decision making. The course work is done in class over five weeks, and the student must complete a field internship with an advanced life support unit, as well as PALS, ACLS, BLS and ITLS or their equivalent (TNCC, PHTLS, PEPP, etc). A rotation for surgery is also included to assist with learning airway management techniques and intubation.  Sarah Bush Lincoln is dedicated to supporting our rural and local EMS community and this course is often very helpful for nurses who live in rural areas in which on-call personnel for 24/7 coverage is lacking. PHRNs are used in Region 6 and SBL’s EMS system to supplement a shortage of paramedics in those communities. 2018 schedule Provider Course: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, from June 5 through July 3, 2018, five weeks. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Sports Physicals

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
5 to 7 pm
Sports Physicals All monies collected will be donate to the Charleston Sports Booster Club. No appointment necessary. Immunizations will not be given. Cash or check only will be accepted. Insurance will not be billed, nor will insurance co-pays be collected. SBL Charleston Family Practice 116 West Buchanan Ave., Charleston 217-345-7700   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

2018 Jump Start - June 7

Thursday, June 7, 2018
8 am to 4 pm
A program designed to promote HEALTHY HABITS for kids! 8 am to 4 pm Thursday, June 7 Williams Elementary, Mattoon Ages: Students who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade. Class size is limited. Activites: Fitness games, exercises, Kids in the kitchen cooking, relay races, art projects & interactive nutrition lessons. Program scholarships available for those who qualify for reduced/free lunch programs. Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

2018 Golf Benefit

Friday, June 8, 2018
6:30 am to 6 pm
29th Annual Sarah Bush Lincoln Golf Benefit June 8, 2018 • Mattoon Golf & Country Club 2018 Sponsors: BSA LifeStructures, Coles-Moultrie, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, McCarthy 18 Holes, 18 Guaranteed Winners... A Prize on EVERY Hole! Prizes include: Cardinals baseball tickets, Illini football tickets, NASCAR tickets, Furniture / Home décor, outdoor living/patio items. For more information on registering or to purchase raffle tickets, contact Kim Lockart in the SBL Health Foundation at (217) 238-4765 Register Read more

2018 Tutus & Ties Baby Fair

Saturday, June 9, 2018
11 am to 1 pm
Expecting?   New Parents?   Experienced Parents? Join us at Tutus & Ties Children’s Fair 11 am to 1 pm • Saturday, June 9, 2018 Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln (park in north parking lots) For more information on the Baby Fair contact the Office of Perinatal Education at: (217) 258-2229 or email Carrie VanEtta . Read more

2018 Tom Short Run

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7 pm
The eight-week program is designed for students who have completed 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th grade and to cross the finish line of the annual Tom Short 5K trail run on Saturday, August 4, 2018. All sessions are held on the trail run course. The training begins June 12 and continues each Tuesday evening until the race. The group will meet at 7 pm for about an hour at the Shelbyville Aquatic Center parking lot. Stretching exercises and a workout handout are included in the training. Thursday’s are optional, if you would like to join us. Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming event. Read more

Sports Physicals

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
3 to 6 pm
Sports Physicals Each $20 fee will be donated to the Cumberland Athletic Booster Club. Immunizations will not be given. Cash or check only will be accepted. Insurance will not be billed, nor will insurance co-pays be collected. Parent must sign medical history form or be in attendance. SBL Toledo Clinic 104 Courthouse Square, Toledo 217-849-3151   Read more

2018 Jump Start - June 14

Thursday, June 14, 2018
8 am to 4 pm
A program designed to promote HEALTHY HABITS for kids! 8 am to 4 pm Thursday, June 14 Main St. Elementary, Shelbyville Ages: Students who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade. Class size is limited. Activites: Fitness games, exercises, Kids in the kitchen cooking, relay races, art projects & interactive nutrition lessons. Program scholarships available for those who qualify for reduced/free lunch programs. Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, June 14, 2018
6 pm
Target:  A Healthy Weight and a Healthier You Take aim toward a new, healthier lifestyle with Healthy Directions, a program designed to combine a healthy diet, behavior modification and exercise - all of the essential components of a successful weight-loss plan. Offered by dietitians at Sarah Bush Lincoln and open to the general public, Healthy Directions is not just a way to lose weight, but also a proven method to help people achieve a lifetime of sustained and healthy weight.  Healthy Directions is a cost-effective course with proven success. The initial individual consultation fee is $39 for each 15 minutes with a registered dietitian, plus a $35 monthly fee. This six-month course provides an individual assessment by a registered dietitian with meal plans based on the findings. Weekly group meetings include nutrition education, behavior modification techniques, lifestyle management topics and support. The informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

19th Annual Memory Day

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10 am
A special day o fre membrance gearedtoward children. 10 am • Saturday, June 16 Lumpkin Family Center for Health,  Education, Entrance CSarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Memory Day will focus on cherished memories children have of special people they have  lost intheir lives, as well as pay tribute to them. As part of the event, children will plant flowers, participate in group act ivities focusing on grief, including a release of doves. There is no charge to participate inMemory Day, however, an adult is requested to stay with the child during the program. For more information, please call 1-800-454-4055. Read more

Cooking Demonstration

Monday, June 18, 2018
5:30 pm
Join us for FREE cooking demonstrations. April 23 – Spring is in the air June 18 – Cookout 101 August 20 – Back to School October 8 – All things fall November 12 – Happy healthy holidays Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm Center for Health Living 1004 Health Center Dr., Suite 212 Please call 217-238-4893 or email kadams@sblhs.org for more information. Register online now to reserve a seat. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, June 21, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, June 21, 2018
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, June 22, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - July 3

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8 am & 1 pm
This program teaches medical personnel to take care of cardiac emergencies that may be present in the acute care setting. Heart disease affects millions of people every year and makes up a significant number of patients seen in health care, so training in handling cardiac emergencies is a necessity. The program is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists. It's also a required course for paramedics in our EMS system as well as nurses in our critical care unit and emergency department. First-time students take a two-day course, while those seeking recertification enroll in a one day course. It is an American Heart Association course and is taught by SBLHC instructors. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, July 12, 2018
6 pm
Target:  A Healthy Weight and a Healthier You Take aim toward a new, healthier lifestyle with Healthy Directions, a program designed to combine a healthy diet, behavior modification and exercise - all of the essential components of a successful weight-loss plan. Offered by dietitians at Sarah Bush Lincoln and open to the general public, Healthy Directions is not just a way to lose weight, but also a proven method to help people achieve a lifetime of sustained and healthy weight.  Healthy Directions is a cost-effective course with proven success. The initial individual consultation fee is $39 for each 15 minutes with a registered dietitian, plus a $35 monthly fee. This six-month course provides an individual assessment by a registered dietitian with meal plans based on the findings. Weekly group meetings include nutrition education, behavior modification techniques, lifestyle management topics and support. The informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2019 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Saturday, July 14, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Great for all new parents and grandparents! Class content includes:  - How to Care for Your Newborn - Newborn Bath - Circumcision and Cord Stump Care - SIDS Prevention - Common Newborn Appearances (molding, milia, rash, etc) - Tips for Calming a Fussy Baby - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without Safe and Snug Car Seat Class- Now included in Bootie Kamp seminar! We’re thrilled to bring you this service from the Mattoon Police Department. Car seat safety information will be provided by Mattoon police officers who are also certified car seat technicians. A discussion and question and answer period will be included. Bring your car seat installed in your vehicle (if possible) and the car seat techs will assess it, insuring that it is properly installed, and that it is the right seat for your baby. In the State of Illinois, children must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat upon leaving the hospital and at any other time thereafter. Anyone who will be transporting your child is encouraged to attend. More than one car seat can be checked per family. The best time to attend is prior to 36 weeks of pregnancy, but all parents are also welcome. Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, July 19, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, July 19, 2018
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, July 27, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

Sports Physicals

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
3 to 6 pm
Sports Physicals Each $20 fee will be donated to the Cumberland Athletic Booster Club. Immunizations will not be given. Cash or check only will be accepted. Insurance will not be billed, nor will insurance co-pays be collected. Parent must sign medical history form or be in attendance. SBL Toledo Clinic 104 Courthouse Square, Toledo 217-849-3151   Read more

Community Dental Health Fair

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
4:30 to 7 pm
Free and open to public. • fun, educational games • tooth-friendly snacks • free school dental exams Exams will also be offered for mothers who qualify. Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
8 am & 1 pm
The Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency. This course is designed to enhance the participant’s skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, August 9, 2018
6 pm
Target:  A Healthy Weight and a Healthier You Take aim toward a new, healthier lifestyle with Healthy Directions, a program designed to combine a healthy diet, behavior modification and exercise - all of the essential components of a successful weight-loss plan. Offered by dietitians at Sarah Bush Lincoln and open to the general public, Healthy Directions is not just a way to lose weight, but also a proven method to help people achieve a lifetime of sustained and healthy weight.  Healthy Directions is a cost-effective course with proven success. The initial individual consultation fee is $39 for each 15 minutes with a registered dietitian, plus a $35 monthly fee. This six-month course provides an individual assessment by a registered dietitian with meal plans based on the findings. Weekly group meetings include nutrition education, behavior modification techniques, lifestyle management topics and support. The informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, August 16, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, August 16, 2018
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

Cooking Demonstration

Monday, August 20, 2018
5:30 pm
Join us for FREE cooking demonstrations. April 23 – Spring is in the air June 18 – Cookout 101 August 20 – Back to School October 8 – All things fall November 12 – Happy healthy holidays Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm Center for Health Living 1004 Health Center Dr., Suite 212 Please call 217-238-4893 or email kadams@sblhs.org for more information. Register online now to reserve a seat. Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, August 24, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Lincolnland Hospice Volunteer Training

Friday, August 31, 2018
9 am to 4 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln is hosting a hospice volunteer training class from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday, August 31. The class will be held at the Lincolnland Hospice office in Prairie Pavilion 2 at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Upon completion, participants will be eligible to become a Lincolnland Hospice volunteer.  The training class will cover: history and philosophy of hospice; the role of the volunteer; family dynamics; communications; spiritual care; psychological issues; clinical issues surrounding the terminal illness; pain control; and grieving and bereavement. Lincolnland Hospice provides medical and support services, including nursing, emotional, and spiritual care to people who are terminally ill and their family members. When a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, their lives and the lives of those who love them drastically change. As a certified volunteer, participants will be there to support people in their community during difficult times in their lives. Lincolnland Hospice serves 20 counties in East Central Illinois: Bond, Christian, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Montgomery, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby and Wayne. To register or for additional information, call Jennifer Kirk, Lincolnland Hospice Volunteer coordinator, at 1-800-454-4055 or visit www.sarahbush.org. The course is free; however, registration is required. Read more

2018 Lincolnland Hospice Binga

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
5:30 pm
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Early-bird Binga - 5:30 pm • Binga - 6 pm Mattoon Eagles Club - New Location Thanks to our 2018 Title Sponsor Blake's Shining Star By spending an evening playing bingo with friends, community members can help provide comfort as well as end-of-life wishes to Lincolnland Hospice patients and their families in 20-Illinois counties. In support of services provided by Lincolnland Hospice, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation is hosting its eleventh annual Binga fundraiser on Tuesday, September 4, at the Mattoon Eagles Club. Net proceeds support SBL Lincolnland Hospice programs. Doors will open at 4:30 pm with a light meal available for purchase. Binga offers participants a chance to win more than $2,000 in Longaberger® handcrafted baskets, as well as other home and lifestyle products. Early-bird Binga games begin at 5:30 pm, with regular Binga beginning at 6 pm. To purchase tickets, contact Kim Lockart in SBL Foundation at (217) 258-2511. Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Sept 5

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, September 13, 2018
6 pm
Target:  A Healthy Weight and a Healthier You Take aim toward a new, healthier lifestyle with Healthy Directions, a program designed to combine a healthy diet, behavior modification and exercise - all of the essential components of a successful weight-loss plan. Offered by dietitians at Sarah Bush Lincoln and open to the general public, Healthy Directions is not just a way to lose weight, but also a proven method to help people achieve a lifetime of sustained and healthy weight.  Healthy Directions is a cost-effective course with proven success. The initial individual consultation fee is $39 for each 15 minutes with a registered dietitian, plus a $35 monthly fee. This six-month course provides an individual assessment by a registered dietitian with meal plans based on the findings. Weekly group meetings include nutrition education, behavior modification techniques, lifestyle management topics and support. The informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, September 20, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, September 20, 2018
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, September 28, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

Lincolnland Hospice Annual Memorial Service

Sunday, October 7, 2018
2 p.m.
Celebrating the lives of those who we have loved. Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln invites you to attend our Annual Memorial Service. 2 pm • Sunday, October 7, 2018 Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, Entrance C, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center For more information, call 1-800-454-4055. Please join us in a ceremony for love, life and remembrance. At the Memorial Service, we will have  a tabletop display of photos, as well as a remembrance slide show. If you would like to have a photo of your loved one included in the slide show, please email it to rware@sblhs.org by September 21. For the tabletop display, please bring a photo with you on the day of the service. We would like to share a memory you have of your loved one during the service. If you would like us to include one, please also email your memory to us by September 21.   Read more

Cooking Demonstration

Monday, October 8, 2018
5:30 pm
Join us for FREE cooking demonstrations. April 23 – Spring is in the air June 18 – Cookout 101 August 20 – Back to School October 8 – All things fall November 12 – Happy healthy holidays Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm Center for Health Living 1004 Health Center Dr., Suite 212 Please call 217-238-4893 or email kadams@sblhs.org for more information. Register online now to reserve a seat. Read more

2019 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Thursday, October 11, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Great for all new parents and grandparents! Class content includes:  - How to Care for Your Newborn - Newborn Bath - Circumcision and Cord Stump Care - SIDS Prevention - Common Newborn Appearances (molding, milia, rash, etc) - Tips for Calming a Fussy Baby - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without Safe and Snug Car Seat Class- Now included in Bootie Kamp seminar! We’re thrilled to bring you this service from the Mattoon Police Department. Car seat safety information will be provided by Mattoon police officers who are also certified car seat technicians. A discussion and question and answer period will be included. Bring your car seat installed in your vehicle (if possible) and the car seat techs will assess it, insuring that it is properly installed, and that it is the right seat for your baby. In the State of Illinois, children must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat upon leaving the hospital and at any other time thereafter. Anyone who will be transporting your child is encouraged to attend. More than one car seat can be checked per family. The best time to attend is prior to 36 weeks of pregnancy, but all parents are also welcome. Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, October 11, 2018
6 pm
Target:  A Healthy Weight and a Healthier You Take aim toward a new, healthier lifestyle with Healthy Directions, a program designed to combine a healthy diet, behavior modification and exercise - all of the essential components of a successful weight-loss plan. Offered by dietitians at Sarah Bush Lincoln and open to the general public, Healthy Directions is not just a way to lose weight, but also a proven method to help people achieve a lifetime of sustained and healthy weight.  Healthy Directions is a cost-effective course with proven success. The initial individual consultation fee is $39 for each 15 minutes with a registered dietitian, plus a $35 monthly fee. This six-month course provides an individual assessment by a registered dietitian with meal plans based on the findings. Weekly group meetings include nutrition education, behavior modification techniques, lifestyle management topics and support. The informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, October 18, 2018
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, October 25, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Maryetta Webb at 217-238-4954. Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, October 26, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
8 am & 1 pm
The Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency. This course is designed to enhance the participant’s skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Nov 6

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Maryetta Webb at 217-238-4954. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6 pm
Target:  A Healthy Weight and a Healthier You Take aim toward a new, healthier lifestyle with Healthy Directions, a program designed to combine a healthy diet, behavior modification and exercise - all of the essential components of a successful weight-loss plan. Offered by dietitians at Sarah Bush Lincoln and open to the general public, Healthy Directions is not just a way to lose weight, but also a proven method to help people achieve a lifetime of sustained and healthy weight.  Healthy Directions is a cost-effective course with proven success. The initial individual consultation fee is $39 for each 15 minutes with a registered dietitian, plus a $35 monthly fee. This six-month course provides an individual assessment by a registered dietitian with meal plans based on the findings. Weekly group meetings include nutrition education, behavior modification techniques, lifestyle management topics and support. The informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

Orthopedic - Lunch & Learn

Friday, November 9, 2018
11:30 am to 1 pm
Join us for a FREE lunch & learn program. Bring your questions to ask Dr. Lee and enjoy a free lunch. ORTHOPEDICS - Specializing in upper extremities & hand surgery. 11:30 am to 1 pm Friday, November 9 Effingham County Committee on Aging 209 South Merchant Street, Effingham 11:30 am to 1 pm Friday, November 30 Lifespan Center 11021 East County Rd 800N, Charleston Presented by: Frank Lee, MD, FAAOS, SBL Orthopedic Surgeon For more information, call 217-258-2420.   Read more

Cooking Demonstration

Monday, November 12, 2018
5:30 pm
Join us for FREE cooking demonstrations. April 23 – Spring is in the air June 18 – Cookout 101 August 20 – Back to School October 8 – All things fall November 12 – Happy healthy holidays Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm Center for Health Living 1004 Health Center Dr., Suite 212 Please call 217-238-4893 or email kadams@sblhs.org for more information. Register online now to reserve a seat. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, November 15, 2018
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

ENT Lunch & Learn

Monday, November 19, 2018
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Effingham County Committee on Aging 209 S Merchant St, Effingham, IL 62401 Lunch starts at 11:30 - 1pm Presenter: Charly Nguyen, MD Please contact Janet Truesdale at jtruesdale@sblhs.org or 217-258-2420 to reserve your seat. Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Maryetta Webb at 217-238-4954. Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, November 23, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Orthopedic - Lunch & Learn

Friday, November 30, 2018
11:30 am to 1 pm
Join us for a FREE lunch & learn program. Bring your questions to ask Dr. Lee and enjoy a free lunch. ORTHOPEDICS - Specializing in upper extremities & hand surgery. 11:30 am to 1 pm Friday, November 30 Lifespan Center 11021 East County Rd 800N, Charleston Presented by: Frank Lee, MD, FAAOS, SBL Orthopedic Surgeon For more information, call 217-258-2420.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

2019 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Thursday, December 6, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Great for all new parents and grandparents! Class content includes:  - How to Care for Your Newborn - Newborn Bath - Circumcision and Cord Stump Care - SIDS Prevention - Common Newborn Appearances (molding, milia, rash, etc) - Tips for Calming a Fussy Baby - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without Safe and Snug Car Seat Class- Now included in Bootie Kamp seminar! We’re thrilled to bring you this service from the Mattoon Police Department. Car seat safety information will be provided by Mattoon police officers who are also certified car seat technicians. A discussion and question and answer period will be included. Bring your car seat installed in your vehicle (if possible) and the car seat techs will assess it, insuring that it is properly installed, and that it is the right seat for your baby. In the State of Illinois, children must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat upon leaving the hospital and at any other time thereafter. Anyone who will be transporting your child is encouraged to attend. More than one car seat can be checked per family. The best time to attend is prior to 36 weeks of pregnancy, but all parents are also welcome. Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, December 13, 2018
6 pm
Target:  A Healthy Weight and a Healthier You Take aim toward a new, healthier lifestyle with Healthy Directions, a program designed to combine a healthy diet, behavior modification and exercise - all of the essential components of a successful weight-loss plan. Offered by dietitians at Sarah Bush Lincoln and open to the general public, Healthy Directions is not just a way to lose weight, but also a proven method to help people achieve a lifetime of sustained and healthy weight.  Healthy Directions is a cost-effective course with proven success. The initial individual consultation fee is $39 for each 15 minutes with a registered dietitian, plus a $35 monthly fee. This six-month course provides an individual assessment by a registered dietitian with meal plans based on the findings. Weekly group meetings include nutrition education, behavior modification techniques, lifestyle management topics and support. The informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

ENT Lunch & Learn

Friday, December 14, 2018
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
LifeSpan Center 11021 E. County Rd 800N Charleston, IL Lunch starts at 11:30 - 1pm Presenter: Charly Nguyen, MD Please contact Janet Truesdale at jtruesdale@sblhs.org or 217-258-2420 to reserve your seat. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, December 20, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, December 20, 2018
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, December 27, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Maryetta Webb at 217-238-4954. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, January 10, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Jan 21

Monday, January 21, 2019
6 to 9 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, January 24, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, January 25, 2019
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Who Has Your Heart - Women's Night Out

Thursday, January 31, 2019
6 to 8 pm
6:00 to 8:00 pm • Thursday, January 31 Presented by Sarah Bush Lincoln at Mattoon Area Family YMCA Mother, sister, daughter, wife, aunt, friend, coworker. You’re important because you’re one of them! Bring the women who have your heart and join us for a free, fun and relaxing night out. Speakers: Jana Johnson from Charleston, IL will tell her heart story and recovery.  Paula Enstrom, RN will talk about women's heart health and the connection to diabetes Enjoy wine, coffee, chocolate, and delicious appetizers. Relax and ease the tension of your week with a massage. Watch cooking healthy cooking demonstrations. Learn about heart health services avilable at SBL Ask fitness questions to our Center for Healthy Living Trainers. Win door prizes.  Learn about developments in women’s heart disease and the new Heart Center at SBL. Read more

Lincolnland Hospice Volunteer Training

Friday, February 1, 2019
9 am to 4 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln is hosting a hospice volunteer training class from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday, February 1. The class will be held at the Lincolnland Hospice office in Prairie Pavilion 2 at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Upon completion, participants will be eligible to become a Lincolnland Hospice volunteer.  The training class will cover: history and philosophy of hospice; the role of the volunteer; family dynamics; communications; spiritual care; psychological issues; clinical issues surrounding the terminal illness; pain control; and grieving and bereavement. Lincolnland Hospice provides medical and support services, including nursing, emotional, and spiritual care to people who are terminally ill and their family members. When a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, their lives and the lives of those who love them drastically change. As a certified volunteer, participants will be there to support people in their community during difficult times in their lives. Lincolnland Hospice serves 20 counties in East Central Illinois: Bond, Christian, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Montgomery, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby and Wayne. The course is free; however, registration is required. For additional information, contact Jennifer Kirk, Lincolnland Hospice Volunteer coordinator, at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Windows to Heaven

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10 am
The annual Windows to Heaven celebration of life, a memorial program that honors children who have died, will be held at 10 am on Saturday, February 16, in Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln. This service is for those families who have suffered the loss of a child. Inspired by a Swedish children’s song, Windows to Heaven is a series of beautifully handcrafted windows from which an artist’s rendition of the brilliant night sky filled with stars can be seen. It’s permanent home is in the chapel at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Silver stars engraved with the child’s name will hang in the clear sky among other stars. Stars can be purchased for $20 each by parents, friends, or relatives of children who have died. Children need not have received care at Sarah Bush Lincoln to have a star hung in their honor, and their deaths need not be recent. Funds raised from the purchase of stars will go toward bereavement services including literature, support groups, and counseling. Please consider purchasing a star to remember the loss of a child or start an annual donation in memory of the child you have already honored. Please join in this commemorative service to ensure that these children are always remembered. Lincolnland Hospice offers two different support groups for those grieving the loss of a loved one of any age. Pathways through Grief is open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 7 to 8:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Hopeful Horizons, another grief support group, meets from 1 to 2:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month at Lincolnland Hospice, located in Prairie Pavilion 2. For more information or to sponsor a child’s star, please contact Lincolnland Hospice at 800-454-4055. The engraved stars must be pre-ordered and will be hung in the Windows to Heaven display in the Health Center’s chapel. Read more

Take Down Heart Disease

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6 to 8 pm
February 21, 2019 6 to 8 pm Tom Michael Featured Speaker Position: Athletic Director at EIU Alma Mater: Illinois, 1993 Years at EIU: 3rd year Two Free Drink Tickets / Appetizers Yeti Cooler Door Prize Register by February 14 This men's event is FREE, but reservations are needed. For more information, call 217-258-2420. Read more

2019 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Great for all new parents and grandparents! Class content includes:  - How to Care for Your Newborn - Newborn Bath - Circumcision and Cord Stump Care - SIDS Prevention - Common Newborn Appearances (molding, milia, rash, etc) - Tips for Calming a Fussy Baby - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without Safe and Snug Car Seat Class- Now included in Bootie Kamp seminar! We’re thrilled to bring you this service from the Mattoon Police Department. Car seat safety information will be provided by Mattoon police officers who are also certified car seat technicians. A discussion and question and answer period will be included. Bring your car seat installed in your vehicle (if possible) and the car seat techs will assess it, insuring that it is properly installed, and that it is the right seat for your baby. In the State of Illinois, children must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat upon leaving the hospital and at any other time thereafter. Anyone who will be transporting your child is encouraged to attend. More than one car seat can be checked per family. The best time to attend is prior to 36 weeks of pregnancy, but all parents are also welcome. Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, February 21, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

2019 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Understanding Your Grief

Monday, February 25, 2019
6:30 to 8 pm
When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your often complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Join us for this 8-week grief group where you will explore different ways to help yourself heal. Please call 1-800-454-4055 and talk to our Bereavement Counselors Dawn Sexton or Resa Ware to register for this free class no later than February 22, 2019. Seating is limited to 25. Read more

Free Colon Cancer Screen

Friday, March 1, 2019
11 am to 1 pm
Colon cancer is treatable in its earliest stages, and periodic screenings are needed for early detection. A limited number of free Hemosure colon cancer screening kits are available on a first-come first-served basis. This easy-to-do free screen is non-invasive and has a 97 percent accuracy rate! Where and when can I get a kit? Available while supplies last. Your kit must be picked up in person. SBL Arthur Clinic Friday, March 1 11 am to 1 pm For more information, call the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic at 217-258-4155. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
8 am
This program teaches medical personnel to take care of cardiac emergencies that may be present in the acute care setting. Heart disease affects millions of people every year and makes up a significant number of patients seen in health care, so training in handling cardiac emergencies is a necessity. The program is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists. It's also a required course for paramedics in our EMS system as well as nurses in our critical care unit and emergency department. First-time students take a two-day course, while those seeking recertification enroll in a one day course. It is an American Heart Association course and is taught by SBLHC instructors. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, March 7, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Free Colon Cancer Screen

Friday, March 8, 2019
11 am to 1 pm
Colon cancer is treatable in its earliest stages, and periodic screenings are needed for early detection. A limited number of free Hemosure colon cancer screening kits are available on a first-come first-served basis. This easy-to-do free screen is non-invasive and has a 97 percent accuracy rate! Where and when can I get a kit? Available while supplies last. Your kit must be picked up in person. Charleston Rural King Friday, March 8 11 am to 1 pm For more information, call the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic at 217-258-4155. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
8 am to 4 pm
This program teaches medical personnel to take care of cardiac emergencies that may be present in the acute care setting. Heart disease affects millions of people every year and makes up a significant number of patients seen in health care, so training in handling cardiac emergencies is a necessity. The program is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists. It's also a required course for paramedics in our EMS system as well as nurses in our critical care unit and emergency department. First-time students take a two-day course, while those seeking recertification enroll in a one day course. It is an American Heart Association course and is taught by SBLHC instructors. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Free Colon Cancer Screen

Friday, March 15, 2019
11 am to 1 pm
Colon cancer is treatable in its earliest stages, and periodic screenings are needed for early detection. A limited number of free Hemosure colon cancer screening kits are available on a first-come first-served basis. This easy-to-do free screen is non-invasive and has a 97 percent accuracy rate! Where and when can I get a kit? Available while supplies last. Your kit must be picked up in person. SBL Bonutti Clinic Friday, March 15 11 am to 1 pm For more information, call the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic at 217-258-4155. Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - March 20

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6 to 9 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, March 21, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

Free Colon Cancer Screen

Friday, March 22, 2019
11 am to 1 pm
Colon cancer is treatable in its earliest stages, and periodic screenings are needed for early detection. A limited number of free Hemosure colon cancer screening kits are available on a first-come first-served basis. This easy-to-do free screen is non-invasive and has a 97 percent accuracy rate! Where and when can I get a kit? Available while supplies last. Your kit must be picked up in person. SBL Toledo Clinic Friday, March 22 11 am to 1 pm For more information, call the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic at 217-258-4155. Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Nursing Forum - Nursing Student

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 • 8 to 4 pm Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln This registration is for NON-LICENSED NURSING STUDENTS. This SBL Nursing Forum will focus on the most current knowledge and best practices in a wide variety of areas. It is designed to help nurses keep their knowledge current in areas that might be outside of their usual scope of practice. Enjoy humorous keynote speaker, Kent Rader and Ignite Sessions in: • Neurology • Cardiology • Respiratory Therapy • Cancer • Diabetes • Wound Management For more information, contact Tracey McCord, RN, Clinical Education, at 217-238-4987 or TMcCord@sblhs.org. Read more

2019 Nursing Forum - Registered Nurse

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 • 8 to 4 pm Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln This registration is for REGISTERED NURSES. This SBL Nursing Forum will focus on the most current knowledge and best practices in a wide variety of areas. It is designed to help nurses keep their knowledge current in areas that might be outside of their usual scope of practice. Enjoy humorous keynote speaker, Kent Rader and Ignite Sessions in: • Neurology • Cardiology • Respiratory Therapy • Cancer • Diabetes • Wound Management For more information, contact Tracey McCord, RN, Clinical Education, at 217-238-4987 or TMcCord@sblhs.org. Read more

2019 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
5:30 pm
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a hands-on learning experience designed to introduce the learner to the initial actions that should be taken in the event of a cardiac emergency. Participants will learn how to assess a victim of a cardiac arrest, how to access help, and how to begin providing life-saving interventions for those victims of sudden cardiac events. Healthcare providers are also instructed in the safe operation of an automated external defibrillator on children and adults. They are also instructed in the safe usage of a barrier device for providing mouth-to-mask ventilations and the use of a bag-valve mask device. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Rotary Comedy Night

Friday, April 5, 2019
5:45 pm
Friday April 5, 2019 Cocktail Hour 5:45 to 7 p.m. Doudna Fine Arts Center - The Concourse 1860 7th St., Charleston, EIU Campus Comedy Show 7 pm - Comedy Night performance featuring the Chicago Comedy All-Stars Doudna Fine Arts Center - The Theatre 1860 7th St., Charleston, EIU Campus Net proceeds support an endowment for the Athletic Heart Scan Program at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Tickets are $50 each and are available in the SBL Health Foundation or from Rotarians. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the SBL Health Foundation at 217-258-2511. Read more

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, April 5, 2019
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

International Trauma Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
8 am to Noon
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is designed for EMS professionals, as well as ED/trauma nurses who must initially evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient. The course is designed so participants learn rapid assessment, aggressive resuscitation packaging, and transport. ITLS also stresses those conditions that cannot be stabilized in the field, and require immediate transport. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

Attaboy in Concert

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7 pm
Attaboy Live in Concert Come enjoy a FREE live concert featuring Attaboy! attaboyonline.com Read more

SBL Effingham Clinic Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
10 am
Help us welcome Dr. Schwing, Internal Medicine Dr. Kabbes, Walk-In Clinic Dr. Oltman, Family Practice Read more

Attaboy in Concert

Thursday, April 11, 2019
7 pm
Attaboy Live in Concert Come enjoy a FREE live concert featuring Attaboy! attaboyonline.com Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, April 11, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

International Trauma Life Support

Saturday, April 13, 2019
8 am to 4 pm
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is designed for EMS professionals, as well as ED/trauma nurses who must initially evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient. The course is designed so participants learn rapid assessment, aggressive resuscitation packaging, and transport. ITLS also stresses those conditions that cannot be stabilized in the field, and require immediate transport. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Flesor's Easter Candy Sale

Thursday, April 18, 2019
7 am to 4 pm
Fill your kid’s Easter basket with the very best candy around! Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, April 18, 2019
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 1- 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month at Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

2019 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Linen Sale

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
7 am to 4 pm
Comfort & Luxury Quilt Sets $49.95-$69.95 Comforter Sets $59.95-$89.95 Sherpa Throws & Blankets $29.95-$64.95 Bamboo Memory Foam Pillows $25-$30 Bamboo Memory Foam Seat Pad $25 Ultra Plush Blankets $25-$64.95 1200 Series Bed Sheets $45 per set OR 3 sets for $120 6 PC Set- Extra Pillow Cases! Extra Deep Pockets (Up to 16") Brilliant Long Lasting Colors Wrinkle FreeSizes: XL Twin, Twin, Full, Queen, King, Cal King & Split King Sponsored by: Sarah Bush Lincoln Guild Proceeds benefit the Guild Scholarship Program Cash • Checks • Credit/Debit Cards • Payroll Deduction accepted Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, April 25, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
7 to 8:30 pm
A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 - 8:30 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. July's date will be July 11. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
8 am & 1 pm
The Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency. This course is designed to enhance the participant’s skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
5:30 pm
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a hands-on learning experience designed to introduce the learner to the initial actions that should be taken in the event of a cardiac emergency. Participants will learn how to assess a victim of a cardiac arrest, how to access help, and how to begin providing life-saving interventions for those victims of sudden cardiac events. Healthcare providers are also instructed in the safe operation of an automated external defibrillator on children and adults. They are also instructed in the safe usage of a barrier device for providing mouth-to-mask ventilations and the use of a bag-valve mask device. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

CPR / First Aid Combo Class

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7 pm
This community course is offered to lay public providers who either need CPR training for a career or for those who want to take it for personal enrichment. The course is offered once a month on the first Tuesday of the month. A Health Care Provider Course is also offered once monthly for students who must have the training for allied health careers or other job requirements. Please contact the office for dates of the Health Care Provider course. Continuing education credit is offered to day care providers for whom it is required by Illinois Department of Public Health. This year First Aid Class will be included with the 5:30 pm CPR Class every other month on the first Tuesday at 7 pm. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. 6 to 7 pm, first Tuesday of each month. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 for details. Read more

2019 Races for all Paces

Saturday, May 11, 2019
7 am
Get out your running shoes and enjoy Races for All Paces on Saturday, May 11, 2019 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University! We will begin and end the races on the track of O’Brien Stadium. The courses are exciting and include the Panther Trail, campus locations, local neighborhoods and the half-marathon goes into the country with hills and other exciting challenges along the route. We have an event for everyone and every skill level. We begin with the Half Marathon at 7 a.m., the 10K Individual at 7:50 a.m., the 5K Times Run/Walk steps off at 8 a.m., followed by the 1 Mile Run Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m. The little ones can get in the fun by participating in the Toddler Trot or the Diaper Dash at 10:15 a.m. There are inflatables, music, and lots of other fun activities at the start/finish line. Register Online  |  Printable Registration (PDF) Read more

2019 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - 2 Day Provider

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
8 am to 4 pm
The Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency. This course is designed to enhance the participant’s skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - May 16

Thursday, May 16, 2019
6 to 9 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, May 16, 2019
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 1- 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month at Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

Safe Sitters

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Safe Sitter is a one-day, nationally certified course designed for children ages 11 and up. Taught in a fun and interactive format, Safe Sitter teaches participants safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. In a Safe Sitter class, students learn through lively discussion, practice and role-play about a variety of topics including baby sitting ethics and etiquette and the business aspects of baby sitting. Class materials are included in the $30 fee. This course is open to community members. Class size is limited. Registration opens April 1, 2019 For more information and to register, please contact Brittney Johns at 217-345-6822 or bjohns@sblhs.org. Read more

Parent & Child Cooking Class - May 29

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
11 am to 1 pm
11 am to 1 pm Wednesday, May 29 2nd floor of Klehm Hall at Eastern Illinois University Parking: N Coleman lot or S Coleman lot - Staff or student parking spots Ages: Students entering K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. Fee: $15 per class This fee includes both the parent  and child(ren) • Class sizes are limited Menu Picnic Chicken • Mason Jar Salad • Whole Grain Dipping Bread with Ranch • A Ladybug Treat • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

Evergreen Clinic After Hours

Thursday, May 30, 2019
5 to 7 pm
Join us and welcome our new providers James Flaig, DO and Kevin Malone, MD at the Evergreen Clinic from 5 to 7 pm, May 30. Read more

Safe Sitters

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Safe Sitter is a one-day, nationally certified course designed for children ages 11 and up. Taught in a fun and interactive format, Safe Sitter teaches participants safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. In a Safe Sitter class, students learn through lively discussion, practice and role-play about a variety of topics including baby sitting ethics and etiquette and the business aspects of baby sitting. Class materials are included in the $30 fee. This course is open to community members. Class size is limited. Registration opens April 1, 2019 For more information and to register, please contact Brittney Johns at 217-345-6822 or bjohns@sblhs.org. Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, May 31, 2019
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Parent & Child Cooking Class - June 3

Monday, June 3, 2019
11 am to 1 pm
11 am to 1 pm Monday, June 3 2nd floor of Klehm Hall at Eastern Illinois University Parking: N Coleman lot or S Coleman lot - Staff or student parking spots Ages: Students entering K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. Fee: $15 per class This fee includes both the parent  and child(ren) • Class sizes are limited Menu Picnic Chicken • Mason Jar Salad • Whole Grain Dipping Bread with Ranch • A Ladybug Treat • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

Teen Cooking Class - Session 1

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
11 am to 1 pm
11 am to 1 pm Session 1: June 4, 6, 11 &13 Mattoon Middle School Ages: • Students who have completed 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. • Limit - 12 kids/class Fee: $20 for the entire series Activities: Cutting, Chopping, Proper food preparation Teen Cooking Class: How to read a recipe, Preparing recipes, Knife skills, Food sanitation Menu Themes: Lots of new recipes! Tennessee - Blues Festival • Louisiana - Mardi Gras • Texas - Cinco de Mayo • Hawaii - Luau Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
5:30 pm
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a hands-on learning experience designed to introduce the learner to the initial actions that should be taken in the event of a cardiac emergency. Participants will learn how to assess a victim of a cardiac arrest, how to access help, and how to begin providing life-saving interventions for those victims of sudden cardiac events. Healthcare providers are also instructed in the safe operation of an automated external defibrillator on children and adults. They are also instructed in the safe usage of a barrier device for providing mouth-to-mask ventilations and the use of a bag-valve mask device. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Diabetic Support Group

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
7 pm
7 pm, second Tuesday of the month in June & September at SBL. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. 6 to 7 pm, first Tuesday of each month. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 for details. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
7 to 8:30 pm
A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 - 8:30 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. July's date will be July 11. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

Safe Sitters

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Safe Sitter is a one-day, nationally certified course designed for children ages 11 and up. Taught in a fun and interactive format, Safe Sitter teaches participants safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. In a Safe Sitter class, students learn through lively discussion, practice and role-play about a variety of topics including baby sitting ethics and etiquette and the business aspects of baby sitting. Class materials are included in the $30 fee. This course is open to community members. Class size is limited. Registration opens April 1, 2019 For more information and to register, please contact Brittney Johns at 217-345-6822 or bjohns@sblhs.org. Read more

A.W.A.K.E. of Illinois

Thursday, June 6, 2019
6 to 8 pm
Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic A Health Awareness Group for People Affected by Sleep Apnea Thursday, June 6 • 6 to 8 pm Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln Entrance C on the north side of the Health Center Family and friends are welcome. Free mask fitting and pressure checks available. For more information, contact Rodney Wildman, RPSGT, A.W.A.K.E. Coordinator at 217-238-490 Read more

2019 Body Electric Art Tour

Saturday, June 8, 2019
10 am to 2 pm
View more than 300 art projects created by high school and middle school students from our seven-county area. Read more

2019 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

2019 Fast Reads

Monday, June 10, 2019
9 to 11 am
Boys are encouraged to learn the importance of fitness and building brain-power this summer with Fast Reads. 9 to 11 am June 10 & 12 June 17 & 19 June 24 & 26 July 1 & 3 July 8 & 10 July 15 & 17 July 20 – Run for the Bagel 5K Mattoon Public Library Ages: Boys who have completed 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

Fit Girls

Monday, June 10, 2019
9 to 11 am
Fit Girls is a nationally known fitness program for girls that uniquely combines training for a 5k (3.1 mile) race with reading and nutrition education. 9 to 11 am June 10 & 12 June 17 & 19 June 24 & 26 July 1 & 3 July 8 & 10 July 15 & 17 July 22 – Run for the Bagel 5K Mattoon Public Library Ages: Girls who have completed 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

2019 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Thursday, June 13, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Great for all new parents and grandparents! Class content includes:  - How to Care for Your Newborn - Newborn Bath - Circumcision and Cord Stump Care - SIDS Prevention - Common Newborn Appearances (molding, milia, rash, etc) - Tips for Calming a Fussy Baby - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without Safe and Snug Car Seat Class- Now included in Bootie Kamp seminar! We’re thrilled to bring you this service from the Mattoon Police Department. Car seat safety information will be provided by Mattoon police officers who are also certified car seat technicians. A discussion and question and answer period will be included. Bring your car seat installed in your vehicle (if possible) and the car seat techs will assess it, insuring that it is properly installed, and that it is the right seat for your baby. In the State of Illinois, children must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat upon leaving the hospital and at any other time thereafter. Anyone who will be transporting your child is encouraged to attend. More than one car seat can be checked per family. The best time to attend is prior to 36 weeks of pregnancy, but all parents are also welcome. Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

30th Annual SBL Golf Benefit

Friday, June 14, 2019
6:30 am
Save the date for some golfing fun at Meadowview Golf Course June 14, 2019. For more information or to register, contact the SBL Health Foundation at (217) 258-2511or klockart@sblhs.org. www.sarahbush.org/golf Net proceeds from the will support the New Outpatient Surgery Center. Read more

Teen Cooking Class - Session 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
11 am to 1 pm
11 am to 1 pm Session 2: June 18, 20, 25 & 27 Mattoon Middle School Ages: • Students who have completed 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. • Limit - 12 kids/class Fee: $20 for the entire series Activities: Cutting, Chopping, Proper food preparation Teen Cooking Class: How to read a recipe, Preparing recipes, Knife skills, Food sanitation Menu Themes: Lots of new recipes! Tennessee - Blues Festival • Louisiana - Mardi Gras • Texas - Cinco de Mayo • Hawaii - Luau Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, June 20, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, June 20, 2019
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 1- 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month at Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, June 27, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

Parent & Child Cooking Class - June 28

Friday, June 28, 2019
11 am to 1 pm
11 am to 1 pm Friday, June 28 2nd floor of Klehm Hall at Eastern Illinois University Parking: N Coleman lot or S Coleman lot - Staff or student parking spots Ages: Students entering K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. Fee: $15 per class This fee includes both the parent  and child(ren) • Class sizes are limited Menu Picnic Chicken • Mason Jar Salad • Whole Grain Dipping Bread with Ranch • A Ladybug Treat • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, June 28, 2019
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Parent & Child Cooking Class - July 2

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
11 am to 1 pm
11 am to 1 pm Tuesday, July 2 2nd floor of Klehm Hall at Eastern Illinois University Parking: N Coleman lot or S Coleman lot - Staff or student parking spots Ages: Students entering K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. Fee: $15 per class This fee includes both the parent  and child(ren) • Class sizes are limited Menu Picnic Chicken • Mason Jar Salad • Whole Grain Dipping Bread with Ranch • A Ladybug Treat • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
5:30 pm
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a hands-on learning experience designed to introduce the learner to the initial actions that should be taken in the event of a cardiac emergency. Participants will learn how to assess a victim of a cardiac arrest, how to access help, and how to begin providing life-saving interventions for those victims of sudden cardiac events. Healthcare providers are also instructed in the safe operation of an automated external defibrillator on children and adults. They are also instructed in the safe usage of a barrier device for providing mouth-to-mask ventilations and the use of a bag-valve mask device. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

CPR / First Aid Combo Class

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
7 pm
This community course is offered to lay public providers who either need CPR training for a career or for those who want to take it for personal enrichment. The course is offered once a month on the first Tuesday of the month. A Health Care Provider Course is also offered once monthly for students who must have the training for allied health careers or other job requirements. Please contact the office for dates of the Health Care Provider course. Continuing education credit is offered to day care providers for whom it is required by Illinois Department of Public Health. This year First Aid Class will be included with the 5:30 pm CPR Class every other month on the first Tuesday at 7 pm. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. 6 to 7 pm, first Tuesday of each month. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 for details. Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - July 3

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
6 to 9 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, July 6, 2019
Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
8 am to 4 pm
This program teaches medical personnel to take care of cardiac emergencies that may be present in the acute care setting. Heart disease affects millions of people every year and makes up a significant number of patients seen in health care, so training in handling cardiac emergencies is a necessity. The program is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists. It's also a required course for paramedics in our EMS system as well as nurses in our critical care unit and emergency department. First-time students take a two-day course, while those seeking recertification enroll in a one day course. It is an American Heart Association course and is taught by SBLHC instructors. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Teen Cooking Class - Session 3

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
11 am to 1 pm
11 am to 1 pm Session 3: July 9, 11, 16 & 18 Mattoon Middle School Ages: • Students who have completed 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. • Limit - 12 kids/class Fee: $20 for the entire series Activities: Cutting, Chopping, Proper food preparation Teen Cooking Class: How to read a recipe, Preparing recipes, Knife skills, Food sanitation Menu Themes: Lots of new recipes! Tennessee - Blues Festival • Louisiana - Mardi Gras • Texas - Cinco de Mayo • Hawaii - Luau Healthy Communities will follow up with you to retrieve more information on your child regarding the upcoming class. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, July 11, 2019
7 to 8:30 pm
A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 - 8:30 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. July's date will be July 11. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
8 am
This program teaches medical personnel to take care of cardiac emergencies that may be present in the acute care setting. Heart disease affects millions of people every year and makes up a significant number of patients seen in health care, so training in handling cardiac emergencies is a necessity. The program is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists. It's also a required course for paramedics in our EMS system as well as nurses in our critical care unit and emergency department. First-time students take a two-day course, while those seeking recertification enroll in a one day course. It is an American Heart Association course and is taught by SBLHC instructors. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
8 am
This program teaches medical personnel to take care of cardiac emergencies that may be present in the acute care setting. Heart disease affects millions of people every year and makes up a significant number of patients seen in health care, so training in handling cardiac emergencies is a necessity. The program is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists. It's also a required course for paramedics in our EMS system as well as nurses in our critical care unit and emergency department. First-time students take a two-day course, while those seeking recertification enroll in a one day course. It is an American Heart Association course and is taught by SBLHC instructors. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, July 18, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, July 18, 2019
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 1- 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month at Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

Safe Sitters

Friday, July 19, 2019
Safe Sitter is a one-day, nationally certified course designed for children ages 11 and up. Taught in a fun and interactive format, Safe Sitter teaches participants safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. In a Safe Sitter class, students learn through lively discussion, practice and role-play about a variety of topics including baby sitting ethics and etiquette and the business aspects of baby sitting. Class materials are included in the $30 fee. This course is open to community members. Class size is limited. Registration opens April 1, 2019 For more information and to register, please contact Brittney Johns at 217-345-6822 or bjohns@sblhs.org. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, July 25, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, July 26, 2019
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
8 am & 1 pm
The Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency. This course is designed to enhance the participant’s skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
5:30 pm
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a hands-on learning experience designed to introduce the learner to the initial actions that should be taken in the event of a cardiac emergency. Participants will learn how to assess a victim of a cardiac arrest, how to access help, and how to begin providing life-saving interventions for those victims of sudden cardiac events. Healthcare providers are also instructed in the safe operation of an automated external defibrillator on children and adults. They are also instructed in the safe usage of a barrier device for providing mouth-to-mask ventilations and the use of a bag-valve mask device. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. 6 to 7 pm, first Tuesday of each month. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 for details. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
7 to 8:30 pm
A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 - 8:30 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. July's date will be July 11. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - 2 Day Provider

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
8 am to 4 pm
The Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency. This course is designed to enhance the participant’s skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Great for all new parents and grandparents! Class content includes:  - How to Care for Your Newborn - Newborn Bath - Circumcision and Cord Stump Care - SIDS Prevention - Common Newborn Appearances (molding, milia, rash, etc) - Tips for Calming a Fussy Baby - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without Safe and Snug Car Seat Class- Now included in Bootie Kamp seminar! We’re thrilled to bring you this service from the Mattoon Police Department. Car seat safety information will be provided by Mattoon police officers who are also certified car seat technicians. A discussion and question and answer period will be included. Bring your car seat installed in your vehicle (if possible) and the car seat techs will assess it, insuring that it is properly installed, and that it is the right seat for your baby. In the State of Illinois, children must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat upon leaving the hospital and at any other time thereafter. Anyone who will be transporting your child is encouraged to attend. More than one car seat can be checked per family. The best time to attend is prior to 36 weeks of pregnancy, but all parents are also welcome. Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, August 15, 2019
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 1- 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month at Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, August 22, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, August 30, 2019
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

CPR

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
5:30 pm
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a hands-on learning experience designed to introduce the learner to the initial actions that should be taken in the event of a cardiac emergency. Participants will learn how to assess a victim of a cardiac arrest, how to access help, and how to begin providing life-saving interventions for those victims of sudden cardiac events. Healthcare providers are also instructed in the safe operation of an automated external defibrillator on children and adults. They are also instructed in the safe usage of a barrier device for providing mouth-to-mask ventilations and the use of a bag-valve mask device. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

CPR / First Aid Combo Class

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
7 pm
This community course is offered to lay public providers who either need CPR training for a career or for those who want to take it for personal enrichment. The course is offered once a month on the first Tuesday of the month. A Health Care Provider Course is also offered once monthly for students who must have the training for allied health careers or other job requirements. Please contact the office for dates of the Health Care Provider course. Continuing education credit is offered to day care providers for whom it is required by Illinois Department of Public Health. This year First Aid Class will be included with the 5:30 pm CPR Class every other month on the first Tuesday at 7 pm. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Diabetic Support Group

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
7 pm
7 pm, second Tuesday of the month in June & September at SBL. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. 6 to 7 pm, first Tuesday of each month. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 for details. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
7 to 8:30 pm
A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 - 8:30 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. July's date will be July 11. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, September 19, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, September 19, 2019
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 1- 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month at Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

2019 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Sept 25

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6 to 9 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, September 26, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
5:30 pm
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a hands-on learning experience designed to introduce the learner to the initial actions that should be taken in the event of a cardiac emergency. Participants will learn how to assess a victim of a cardiac arrest, how to access help, and how to begin providing life-saving interventions for those victims of sudden cardiac events. Healthcare providers are also instructed in the safe operation of an automated external defibrillator on children and adults. They are also instructed in the safe usage of a barrier device for providing mouth-to-mask ventilations and the use of a bag-valve mask device. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. 6 to 7 pm, first Tuesday of each month. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 for details. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
7 to 8:30 pm
A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 - 8:30 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. July's date will be July 11. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

A.W.A.K.E. of Illinois

Thursday, October 3, 2019
6 to 8 pm
Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic A Health Awareness Group for People Affected by Sleep Apnea Thursday, June 6 • 6 to 8 pm Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln Entrance C on the north side of the Health Center Family and friends are welcome. Free mask fitting and pressure checks available. For more information, contact Rodney Wildman, RPSGT, A.W.A.K.E. Coordinator at 217-238-490 Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, October 4, 2019
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

International Trauma Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
8 am to Noon
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is designed for EMS professionals, as well as ED/trauma nurses who must initially evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient. The course is designed so participants learn rapid assessment, aggressive resuscitation packaging, and transport. ITLS also stresses those conditions that cannot be stabilized in the field, and require immediate transport. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, October 17, 2019
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 1- 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month at Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

International Trauma Life Support

Saturday, October 19, 2019
8 am to 4 pm
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) is designed for EMS professionals, as well as ED/trauma nurses who must initially evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient. The course is designed so participants learn rapid assessment, aggressive resuscitation packaging, and transport. ITLS also stresses those conditions that cannot be stabilized in the field, and require immediate transport. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2019 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Great for all new parents and grandparents! Class content includes:  - How to Care for Your Newborn - Newborn Bath - Circumcision and Cord Stump Care - SIDS Prevention - Common Newborn Appearances (molding, milia, rash, etc) - Tips for Calming a Fussy Baby - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without Safe and Snug Car Seat Class- Now included in Bootie Kamp seminar! We’re thrilled to bring you this service from the Mattoon Police Department. Car seat safety information will be provided by Mattoon police officers who are also certified car seat technicians. A discussion and question and answer period will be included. Bring your car seat installed in your vehicle (if possible) and the car seat techs will assess it, insuring that it is properly installed, and that it is the right seat for your baby. In the State of Illinois, children must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat upon leaving the hospital and at any other time thereafter. Anyone who will be transporting your child is encouraged to attend. More than one car seat can be checked per family. The best time to attend is prior to 36 weeks of pregnancy, but all parents are also welcome. Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Oct 30

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6 to 9 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, November 1, 2019
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, November 1, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
8 am & 1 pm
The Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency. This course is designed to enhance the participant’s skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
5:30 pm
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a hands-on learning experience designed to introduce the learner to the initial actions that should be taken in the event of a cardiac emergency. Participants will learn how to assess a victim of a cardiac arrest, how to access help, and how to begin providing life-saving interventions for those victims of sudden cardiac events. Healthcare providers are also instructed in the safe operation of an automated external defibrillator on children and adults. They are also instructed in the safe usage of a barrier device for providing mouth-to-mask ventilations and the use of a bag-valve mask device. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

CPR / First Aid Combo Class

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
7 pm
This community course is offered to lay public providers who either need CPR training for a career or for those who want to take it for personal enrichment. The course is offered once a month on the first Tuesday of the month. A Health Care Provider Course is also offered once monthly for students who must have the training for allied health careers or other job requirements. Please contact the office for dates of the Health Care Provider course. Continuing education credit is offered to day care providers for whom it is required by Illinois Department of Public Health. This year First Aid Class will be included with the 5:30 pm CPR Class every other month on the first Tuesday at 7 pm. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. 6 to 7 pm, first Tuesday of each month. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 for details. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
7 to 8:30 pm
A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 - 8:30 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. July's date will be July 11. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

2019 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, November 21, 2019
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 1- 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month at Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
5:30 pm
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a hands-on learning experience designed to introduce the learner to the initial actions that should be taken in the event of a cardiac emergency. Participants will learn how to assess a victim of a cardiac arrest, how to access help, and how to begin providing life-saving interventions for those victims of sudden cardiac events. Healthcare providers are also instructed in the safe operation of an automated external defibrillator on children and adults. They are also instructed in the safe usage of a barrier device for providing mouth-to-mask ventilations and the use of a bag-valve mask device. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. 6 to 7 pm, first Tuesday of each month. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 for details. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
7 to 8:30 pm
A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 - 8:30 pm, on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. July's date will be July 11. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more

2019 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Thursday, December 5, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Great for all new parents and grandparents! Class content includes:  - How to Care for Your Newborn - Newborn Bath - Circumcision and Cord Stump Care - SIDS Prevention - Common Newborn Appearances (molding, milia, rash, etc) - Tips for Calming a Fussy Baby - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without Safe and Snug Car Seat Class- Now included in Bootie Kamp seminar! We’re thrilled to bring you this service from the Mattoon Police Department. Car seat safety information will be provided by Mattoon police officers who are also certified car seat technicians. A discussion and question and answer period will be included. Bring your car seat installed in your vehicle (if possible) and the car seat techs will assess it, insuring that it is properly installed, and that it is the right seat for your baby. In the State of Illinois, children must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat upon leaving the hospital and at any other time thereafter. Anyone who will be transporting your child is encouraged to attend. More than one car seat can be checked per family. The best time to attend is prior to 36 weeks of pregnancy, but all parents are also welcome. Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Infant Child CPR

Friday, December 6, 2019
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per person. Birth partner and additional persons welcome.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Dec 11

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6 to 9 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, December 19, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2019 Total Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, December 19, 2019
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Sarah Dirks, BSN, RN at 217-258-2447. Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, December 19, 2019
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets from 1- 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month at Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. For more information about bereavement services, please call Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055. Read more