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Safe and Snug Car Seat Class - March 1

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
7 to 9 pm
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. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
6 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. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Booty Kamp Infant Care Seminar

Sunday, March 6, 2016
Sundays from 1 to 3:30 pm
Class content includes: how we care for your infant at the Women and Children’s Center (normal newborn procedures and tests like the PKU, hearing screen, biliscan and more), newborn care after you go home, newborn conditions, important products to have after delivery and plenty of entertainment. Grandparents are welcome and encouraged to attend, and all expectant grandmas get a free “Grandma Pak.” Bring: Nothing to bring except expectant grandparents PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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

First Aid

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
5:30 pm
This public course is offered for persons either needing first aid training for jobs or day care or for the lay person who wants to take the course for personal enrichment. The course is offered every other month. Continuing education credit is offered to day care providers for whom it is required by Illinois Department of Public Health. Please call to verify dates and space availability. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party Sibling Class

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Fridays at 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: a discussion of basic baby dos and don’ts, movie, photo-op and more. This is an excellent course for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  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. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions, or $5. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

ACLS - March 15-16

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
8 am to 4 pm
The initial moments and actions taken when cardiac arrest occurs are the most critical to improving survival rates. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a person. This course is designed to enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. ACLS Provider course is a two-day course. The recertification course is a one-day course and is offered at two different times on the day of class. Class size is limited to 18 students per class and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to register, call 217-258-2403. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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

AdvantAge 50 Kick Off Party

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
1:00 pm
To help you gain a better understanding of our destinations, we are hosting a Kick Off Party on Tuesday, March 15. Troy Orwig and Rita Knotts from Good News Travels will be on hand to answer your questions. We hope you can join us to meet Troy and Rita and enjoy some light refreshments.  Please RSVP by calling (217) 258-2422 or email Janet Truesdale . I’m looking forward to travelling with you again this year. Read more

Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, March 18, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 9:30 pm
Feed Me, I’m Yours breastfeeding seminar is offered every month, and is a must for those expectant mothers who wish to breastfeed, and for expectant mothers who have breastfed before, but without success. Birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as any other supportive family members and friends. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 9:30 pm
Feed Me, I’m Yours breastfeeding seminar is offered every month, and is a must for those expectant mothers who wish to breastfeed, and for expectant mothers who have breastfed before, but without success. Birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as any other supportive family members and friends. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm
This class is important for any expectant mother who may wish to have an epidural or intrathecal (another type of pain relief medication) during her labor. Women who have a planned or unexpected cesarean birth usually have this type of anesthesia. That is why it is important for everyone delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln to attend. SBL Anesthesiologists will explain in terms you can understand, the procedures, advantages and disadvantages. Perinatal education coordinator Jacquelyn Ordner will provide additional helpful information so you can make an educated choice along with your doctor regarding this pain medication option. Whether you are thinking about an epidural or intrathecal for labor pain, or you perfer not to use either of the regional pain methods, you might still be faced with using this medication in the event of an unplanned cesarean birth. Our anesthesiologists want every expectant mother and her partner to attend. This class is highly recommended for all women delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Women and Children’s Center, and is free of charge. Preregistration is required. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Infant Child CPR

Friday, March 25, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association. While this class is taught by a certified CPR instructor, it does not certify the class participant. The parent or care giver will learn how to save their infant’s or child’s life until help arrives. Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 couples. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Oh, Baby Extreme

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

Oh, Baby Extreme

Sunday, March 27, 2016
Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
11:30 am
Join us for a free presentation about head and neck cancer. Also, enjoy a FREE lunch provided by Peace Meal including crusted chicken, candied sweet potatoes, herb peas, pears, dinner rolls and orange bread. Please call 217-258-2420 by March 23 to RSVP your attendance. Read more

Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party Sibling Class

Friday, April 1, 2016
Fridays at 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: a discussion of basic baby dos and don’ts, movie, photo-op and more. This is an excellent course for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  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. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions, or $5. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
6 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. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Infant Child CPR

Friday, April 8, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association. While this class is taught by a certified CPR instructor, it does not certify the class participant. The parent or care giver will learn how to save their infant’s or child’s life until help arrives. Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 couples. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm
This class is important for any expectant mother who may wish to have an epidural or intrathecal (another type of pain relief medication) during her labor. Women who have a planned or unexpected cesarean birth usually have this type of anesthesia. That is why it is important for everyone delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln to attend. SBL Anesthesiologists will explain in terms you can understand, the procedures, advantages and disadvantages. Perinatal education coordinator Jacquelyn Ordner will provide additional helpful information so you can make an educated choice along with your doctor regarding this pain medication option. Whether you are thinking about an epidural or intrathecal for labor pain, or you perfer not to use either of the regional pain methods, you might still be faced with using this medication in the event of an unplanned cesarean birth. Our anesthesiologists want every expectant mother and her partner to attend. This class is highly recommended for all women delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Women and Children’s Center, and is free of charge. Preregistration is required. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

FREE Screenings for Oral, Head & Neck Cancer

Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:30 to 7:30 pm
SBL Ears, Nose and Throat Physician Lori Cudone, MD, will perform a screening exam to check for head and neck cancers, including cancers of the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx (voice box). For more information or to make an appointment, call the SBL ENT Clinic at 217-258-2409. Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, April 14, 2016
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

FREE Screenings for Oral, Head & Neck Cancer

Saturday, April 16, 2016
7:30 to 11:30 am
SBL Ears, Nose and Throat Physician Lori Cudone, MD, will perform a screening exam to check for head and neck cancers, including cancers of the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx (voice box). For more information or to make an appointment, call the SBL ENT Clinic at 217-258-2409. Read more

Booty Kamp Infant Care Seminar

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sundays from 1 to 3:30 pm
Class content includes: how we care for your infant at the Women and Children’s Center (normal newborn procedures and tests like the PKU, hearing screen, biliscan and more), newborn care after you go home, newborn conditions, important products to have after delivery and plenty of entertainment. Grandparents are welcome and encouraged to attend, and all expectant grandmas get a free “Grandma Pak.” Bring: Nothing to bring except expectant grandparents PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, April 21, 2016
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, April 22, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 9:30 pm
Feed Me, I’m Yours breastfeeding seminar is offered every month, and is a must for those expectant mothers who wish to breastfeed, and for expectant mothers who have breastfed before, but without success. Birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as any other supportive family members and friends. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Oh, Baby Extreme

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
6 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. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

For Quitters Only

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
6 pm
A free support group for people who have successfully quit tobacco. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Polio Survivors & Friends

Saturday, May 7, 2016
1 to 3 pm
A support group for anyone who is affected by polio. Teleconferencing is available for those unable to attend. Read more

First Aid

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
5:30 pm
This public course is offered for persons either needing first aid training for jobs or day care or for the lay person who wants to take the course for personal enrichment. The course is offered every other month. Continuing education credit is offered to day care providers for whom it is required by Illinois Department of Public Health. Please call to verify dates and space availability. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party Sibling Class

Friday, May 13, 2016
Fridays at 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: a discussion of basic baby dos and don’ts, movie, photo-op and more. This is an excellent course for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  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. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions, or $5. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - May 18

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, May 20, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 9:30 pm
Feed Me, I’m Yours breastfeeding seminar is offered every month, and is a must for those expectant mothers who wish to breastfeed, and for expectant mothers who have breastfed before, but without success. Birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as any other supportive family members and friends. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Oh, Baby Extreme

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - May 23

Monday, May 23, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Infant Child CPR

Friday, May 27, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association. While this class is taught by a certified CPR instructor, it does not certify the class participant. The parent or care giver will learn how to save their infant’s or child’s life until help arrives. Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 couples. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm
This class is important for any expectant mother who may wish to have an epidural or intrathecal (another type of pain relief medication) during her labor. Women who have a planned or unexpected cesarean birth usually have this type of anesthesia. That is why it is important for everyone delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln to attend. SBL Anesthesiologists will explain in terms you can understand, the procedures, advantages and disadvantages. Perinatal education coordinator Jacquelyn Ordner will provide additional helpful information so you can make an educated choice along with your doctor regarding this pain medication option. Whether you are thinking about an epidural or intrathecal for labor pain, or you perfer not to use either of the regional pain methods, you might still be faced with using this medication in the event of an unplanned cesarean birth. Our anesthesiologists want every expectant mother and her partner to attend. This class is highly recommended for all women delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Women and Children’s Center, and is free of charge. Preregistration is required. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

For Quitters Only

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
6 pm
A free support group for people who have successfully quit tobacco. Read more

Sports Physicals

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
4 to 6 pm
The Orthopedic office, as well as many of SBL family practice clinics, offers sports physicals to athletes for $20 each. The clinics donate that fee back to the student's school's athletic booster club in an effort to help the area's sports programs. Read more

Polio Survivors & Friends

Saturday, June 4, 2016
1 to 3 pm
A support group for anyone who is affected by polio. Teleconferencing is available for those unable to attend. Read more

Booty Kamp Infant Care Seminar

Sunday, June 5, 2016
Sundays from 1 to 3:30 pm
Class content includes: how we care for your infant at the Women and Children’s Center (normal newborn procedures and tests like the PKU, hearing screen, biliscan and more), newborn care after you go home, newborn conditions, important products to have after delivery and plenty of entertainment. Grandparents are welcome and encouraged to attend, and all expectant grandmas get a free “Grandma Pak.” Bring: Nothing to bring except expectant grandparents PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
6 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. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2016 Golf Benefit

Friday, June 10, 2016
6:30 am to 6 pm
27th Annual Sarah Bush Lincoln Golf Benefit June 10, 2016 • Mattoon Golf & Country Club 2015 Sponsors: Coles-Moultrie, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, McCarthy 18 Holes, 18 Guaranteed Winners... A Prize on EVERY Hole! Prizes include: Furniture items, Cardinals baseball tickets, Illini football tickets, NASCAR tickets, 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

Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party Sibling Class

Friday, June 10, 2016
Fridays at 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: a discussion of basic baby dos and don’ts, movie, photo-op and more. This is an excellent course for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  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. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions, or $5. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

2016 Art Festival

Saturday, June 11, 2016
11 am to 2 pm
BODY ELECTRIC HOSTS ART FESTIVAL Approximately 500 art projects created by high school students in seven counties will be on display on Saturday, June 11 for the Body Electric Arts and Health Festival at the Cross County Mall in Mattoon.  The Arts and Health Festival is an opportunity for area youth who have created innovative and effective awareness and prevention messages through the arts. The projects will include a variety of visual materials from paintings, drawings and sculptures to photography and poetry. With a solid foundation in tested prevention strategies, the main goal of the program is developing and promoting messages through student artwork that will lead to healthy lifestyle choices. The works have been created by middle school and high school aged students in Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby counties and they will be available for viewing from 11am to 2 pm on June 11. The projects promote messages of healthy lifestyle choices based on the 2014 Illinois Youth Survey, which was taken by high school and middle school students in seven counties. The program encourages creative expression from the students, as they develop messages that creatively express their health concerns for each other and the general public as well. Jenna Hilligoss and Julie Meinhart, program coordinators, explained that the key goals include 1) promoting more awareness of the issue/problems, 2) encouraging reflective thinking about personal behavior, and 3) generating some dialogue and interaction as people come together to view and talk about the works.  Body Electric is a program for teens that uses the arts to communicate healthy lifestyle choices to their peers through a three-stage process. First, a survey is conducted to determine subjects of concern for area youth. Then, students choose a health issue, research the best method to convey their prevention messages, and then create a work of art that is taken to area schools throughout East Central Illinois.  For more information about Body Electric, please visit https://BodyElectric.sarahbush.org or call Body Electric at 217-258-4570.  Read more

Prehospital RN Course

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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.  Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Diabetic Support Group

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
7 pm
Diabetic Support Group Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - June 15

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Emergency Nurses Pediatrics Course

Monday, June 20, 2016
8 am to 4:30 pm
The Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course (ENPC) course was designed for registered nurses who initiate and direct pediatric care through the initial, stabilization or transport phases of pediatric emergencies.  This course is designed to enhance your skills in the evaluation and management of the pediatric patient with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, special needs or family crisis. The overall goal of the ENPC course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Class size is limited to 12 students per class and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to register, call 217-258-2403. Read more

Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, June 24, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 9:30 pm
Feed Me, I’m Yours breastfeeding seminar is offered every month, and is a must for those expectant mothers who wish to breastfeed, and for expectant mothers who have breastfed before, but without success. Birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as any other supportive family members and friends. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Infant Child CPR

Friday, June 24, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association. While this class is taught by a certified CPR instructor, it does not certify the class participant. The parent or care giver will learn how to save their infant’s or child’s life until help arrives. Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 couples. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Oh, Baby Extreme

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - June 27

Monday, June 27, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Polio Survivors & Friends

Saturday, July 2, 2016
1 to 3 pm
A support group for anyone who is affected by polio. Teleconferencing is available for those unable to attend. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
6 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. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

For Quitters Only

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
6 pm
A free support group for people who have successfully quit tobacco. Read more

Sports Physicals

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
4 to 6 pm
The Orthopedic office, as well as many of SBL family practice clinics, offers sports physicals to athletes for $20 each. The clinics donate that fee back to the student's school's athletic booster club in an effort to help the area's sports programs. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - July 11

Monday, July 11, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, July 11, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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

Safe and Snug Car Seat Class - July 12

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
7 to 9 pm
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. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

First Aid

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
5:30 pm
This public course is offered for persons either needing first aid training for jobs or day care or for the lay person who wants to take the course for personal enrichment. The course is offered every other month. Continuing education credit is offered to day care providers for whom it is required by Illinois Department of Public Health. Please call to verify dates and space availability. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm
This class is important for any expectant mother who may wish to have an epidural or intrathecal (another type of pain relief medication) during her labor. Women who have a planned or unexpected cesarean birth usually have this type of anesthesia. That is why it is important for everyone delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln to attend. SBL Anesthesiologists will explain in terms you can understand, the procedures, advantages and disadvantages. Perinatal education coordinator Jacquelyn Ordner will provide additional helpful information so you can make an educated choice along with your doctor regarding this pain medication option. Whether you are thinking about an epidural or intrathecal for labor pain, or you perfer not to use either of the regional pain methods, you might still be faced with using this medication in the event of an unplanned cesarean birth. Our anesthesiologists want every expectant mother and her partner to attend. This class is highly recommended for all women delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Women and Children’s Center, and is free of charge. Preregistration is required. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party Sibling Class

Friday, July 15, 2016
Fridays at 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: a discussion of basic baby dos and don’ts, movie, photo-op and more. This is an excellent course for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  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. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions, or $5. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Booty Kamp Infant Care Seminar

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sundays from 1 to 3:30 pm
Class content includes: how we care for your infant at the Women and Children’s Center (normal newborn procedures and tests like the PKU, hearing screen, biliscan and more), newborn care after you go home, newborn conditions, important products to have after delivery and plenty of entertainment. Grandparents are welcome and encouraged to attend, and all expectant grandmas get a free “Grandma Pak.” Bring: Nothing to bring except expectant grandparents PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, July 18, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Oh, Baby Extreme

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - July 25

Monday, July 25, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, July 25, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, July 29, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 9:30 pm
Feed Me, I’m Yours breastfeeding seminar is offered every month, and is a must for those expectant mothers who wish to breastfeed, and for expectant mothers who have breastfed before, but without success. Birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as any other supportive family members and friends. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Infant Child CPR

Friday, July 29, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association. While this class is taught by a certified CPR instructor, it does not certify the class participant. The parent or care giver will learn how to save their infant’s or child’s life until help arrives. Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 couples. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, August 1, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
6 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. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Four-Week "Oh, Baby!" Comprehensive Childbirth - Aug. 3

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Wednesdays from 7 to 9:30 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

For Quitters Only

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
6 pm
A free support group for people who have successfully quit tobacco. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Polio Survivors & Friends

Saturday, August 6, 2016
1 to 3 pm
A support group for anyone who is affected by polio. Teleconferencing is available for those unable to attend. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Aug 8

Monday, August 8, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, August 8, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, August 15, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party Sibling Class

Friday, August 19, 2016
Fridays at 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: a discussion of basic baby dos and don’ts, movie, photo-op and more. This is an excellent course for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  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. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions, or $5. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, August 22, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Aug 24

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, August 26, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 9:30 pm
Feed Me, I’m Yours breastfeeding seminar is offered every month, and is a must for those expectant mothers who wish to breastfeed, and for expectant mothers who have breastfed before, but without success. Birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as any other supportive family members and friends. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Oh, Baby Extreme

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

Booty Kamp Infant Care Seminar

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Sundays from 1 to 3:30 pm
Class content includes: how we care for your infant at the Women and Children’s Center (normal newborn procedures and tests like the PKU, hearing screen, biliscan and more), newborn care after you go home, newborn conditions, important products to have after delivery and plenty of entertainment. Grandparents are welcome and encouraged to attend, and all expectant grandmas get a free “Grandma Pak.” Bring: Nothing to bring except expectant grandparents PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, August 29, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm
This class is important for any expectant mother who may wish to have an epidural or intrathecal (another type of pain relief medication) during her labor. Women who have a planned or unexpected cesarean birth usually have this type of anesthesia. That is why it is important for everyone delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln to attend. SBL Anesthesiologists will explain in terms you can understand, the procedures, advantages and disadvantages. Perinatal education coordinator Jacquelyn Ordner will provide additional helpful information so you can make an educated choice along with your doctor regarding this pain medication option. Whether you are thinking about an epidural or intrathecal for labor pain, or you perfer not to use either of the regional pain methods, you might still be faced with using this medication in the event of an unplanned cesarean birth. Our anesthesiologists want every expectant mother and her partner to attend. This class is highly recommended for all women delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Women and Children’s Center, and is free of charge. Preregistration is required. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Polio Survivors & Friends

Saturday, September 3, 2016
1 to 3 pm
A support group for anyone who is affected by polio. Teleconferencing is available for those unable to attend. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
6 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. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

For Quitters Only

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
6 pm
A free support group for people who have successfully quit tobacco. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Four-Week "Oh, Baby!" Comprehensive Childbirth - Sept 1

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Sundays from 4:30 to 7 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Sept 12

Monday, September 12, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, September 12, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Diabetic Support Group

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
7 pm
Diabetic Support Group Read more

First Aid

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
5:30 pm
This public course is offered for persons either needing first aid training for jobs or day care or for the lay person who wants to take the course for personal enrichment. The course is offered every other month. Continuing education credit is offered to day care providers for whom it is required by Illinois Department of Public Health. Please call to verify dates and space availability. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Infant Child CPR

Friday, September 16, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association. While this class is taught by a certified CPR instructor, it does not certify the class participant. The parent or care giver will learn how to save their infant’s or child’s life until help arrives. Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 couples. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, September 19, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Oh, Baby Extreme

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, September 26, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Make & Take Your Tutu

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6 to 8:30 pm
Join us and make your own tutu to wear in the 2016 Paint the Town 5K Run/Walk to honor all cancers. This year we will have several colors to choose from: Hot pink, lavendar, teal, black, white, blue, light blue, orange, plum, lime, burgundy, yellow and zebra. Cost is $10 at the door or online below. Bring scissors. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Sept 28

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, September 30, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 9:30 pm
Feed Me, I’m Yours breastfeeding seminar is offered every month, and is a must for those expectant mothers who wish to breastfeed, and for expectant mothers who have breastfed before, but without success. Birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as any other supportive family members and friends. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Polio Survivors & Friends

Saturday, October 1, 2016
1 to 3 pm
A support group for anyone who is affected by polio. Teleconferencing is available for those unable to attend. Read more

Booty Kamp Infant Care Seminar

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Sundays from 1 to 3:30 pm
Class content includes: how we care for your infant at the Women and Children’s Center (normal newborn procedures and tests like the PKU, hearing screen, biliscan and more), newborn care after you go home, newborn conditions, important products to have after delivery and plenty of entertainment. Grandparents are welcome and encouraged to attend, and all expectant grandmas get a free “Grandma Pak.” Bring: Nothing to bring except expectant grandparents PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, October 3, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Safe and Snug Car Seat Class - Oct 4

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
7 to 9 pm
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. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6 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. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm
This class is important for any expectant mother who may wish to have an epidural or intrathecal (another type of pain relief medication) during her labor. Women who have a planned or unexpected cesarean birth usually have this type of anesthesia. That is why it is important for everyone delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln to attend. SBL Anesthesiologists will explain in terms you can understand, the procedures, advantages and disadvantages. Perinatal education coordinator Jacquelyn Ordner will provide additional helpful information so you can make an educated choice along with your doctor regarding this pain medication option. Whether you are thinking about an epidural or intrathecal for labor pain, or you perfer not to use either of the regional pain methods, you might still be faced with using this medication in the event of an unplanned cesarean birth. Our anesthesiologists want every expectant mother and her partner to attend. This class is highly recommended for all women delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Women and Children’s Center, and is free of charge. Preregistration is required. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

For Quitters Only

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6 pm
A free support group for people who have successfully quit tobacco. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, October 10, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Oct 12

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, October 17, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Oct 24

Monday, October 24, 2016
7:30 to 8:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, October 24, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party Sibling Class

Friday, October 28, 2016
Fridays at 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: a discussion of basic baby dos and don’ts, movie, photo-op and more. This is an excellent course for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  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. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions, or $5. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, October 28, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 9:30 pm
Feed Me, I’m Yours breastfeeding seminar is offered every month, and is a must for those expectant mothers who wish to breastfeed, and for expectant mothers who have breastfed before, but without success. Birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as any other supportive family members and friends. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Oh, Baby Extreme

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

Regional Cancer Center Open House

Sunday, October 30, 2016
11 am to 3 pm
Join us at our Open House 11 am to 3 pm Sunday, October 30 Located on the campus of Sarah Bush Lincoln • Tour the facility • Meet the staff • Enjoy refreshments Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, October 31, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
6 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. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

For Quitters Only

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6 pm
A free support group for people who have successfully quit tobacco. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Polio Survivors & Friends

Saturday, November 5, 2016
1 to 3 pm
A support group for anyone who is affected by polio. Teleconferencing is available for those unable to attend. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, November 7, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

First Aid

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
5:30 pm
This public course is offered for persons either needing first aid training for jobs or day care or for the lay person who wants to take the course for personal enrichment. The course is offered every other month. Continuing education credit is offered to day care providers for whom it is required by Illinois Department of Public Health. Please call to verify dates and space availability. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm
This class is important for any expectant mother who may wish to have an epidural or intrathecal (another type of pain relief medication) during her labor. Women who have a planned or unexpected cesarean birth usually have this type of anesthesia. That is why it is important for everyone delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln to attend. SBL Anesthesiologists will explain in terms you can understand, the procedures, advantages and disadvantages. Perinatal education coordinator Jacquelyn Ordner will provide additional helpful information so you can make an educated choice along with your doctor regarding this pain medication option. Whether you are thinking about an epidural or intrathecal for labor pain, or you perfer not to use either of the regional pain methods, you might still be faced with using this medication in the event of an unplanned cesarean birth. Our anesthesiologists want every expectant mother and her partner to attend. This class is highly recommended for all women delivering at Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Women and Children’s Center, and is free of charge. Preregistration is required. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Nov 9

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Booty Kamp Infant Care Seminar

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Sundays from 1 to 3:30 pm
Class content includes: how we care for your infant at the Women and Children’s Center (normal newborn procedures and tests like the PKU, hearing screen, biliscan and more), newborn care after you go home, newborn conditions, important products to have after delivery and plenty of entertainment. Grandparents are welcome and encouraged to attend, and all expectant grandmas get a free “Grandma Pak.” Bring: Nothing to bring except expectant grandparents PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Holiday Cooking Class

Monday, November 14, 2016
5:30 pm
Healthy Holidays! Recipes without the Guilt   FREE Limited seating available RSVP by November 11 Please call 238-4893 or email kadams@sblhs.org Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, November 14, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Safe and Snug Car Seat Class - Nov 15

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
7 to 9 pm
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. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Friends Night Out

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Friends Night Out 6-8 pm
Join us for an exclusive preview of all that this year's Festival has to offer! In addition to receiving a FREE signature drink, a $10 admission ticket will allow guests to purchase cash-and-carry items, bid on Silent Auction items and view the beautifully adorned Education Center before doors open to the public at 10 am on Friday. You won't want to miss this exclusive opportunity! To purchase tickets for Friends Night Out call the SBL Health Foundation at (217) 258-2511. Read more

2016 Festival of Trees

Friday, November 18, 2016
Friday 3 to 8 pm • Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
Beautifully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces and live wreaths will adorn the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln for the 18th annual Festival of Trees.   The event will feature 30 trees, wreaths and specialty items sold by live auction at a Saturday evening gala but available for viewing throughout the event; 4-foot Christmas trees and centerpieces sold by silent auction; and plenty of cash-and-carry items like two-foot tabletop trees and 18-inch wreaths designed and decorated by Sarah Bush Lincoln employees and volunteers, along with live 6- to 8-foot Fraser Firs ranging in price from $40 to $50 from Hager Farm in Charleston; Merry Marketplace will feature retail items like holiday decorations, word signs, scarves, head wraps and mittens, while Packages with Pizzazz offers themed gifts assembled in baskets or boxes. Flesor's handmade candies will also be available. Read more

2016 Festival of Trees

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Friday 3 to 8 pm • Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
Beautifully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces and live wreaths will adorn the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln for the 18th annual Festival of Trees.   The event will feature 30 trees, wreaths and specialty items sold by live auction at a Saturday evening gala but available for viewing throughout the event; 4-foot Christmas trees and centerpieces sold by silent auction; and plenty of cash-and-carry items like two-foot tabletop trees and 18-inch wreaths designed and decorated by Sarah Bush Lincoln employees and volunteers, along with live 6- to 8-foot Fraser Firs ranging in price from $40 to $50 from Hager Farm in Charleston; Merry Marketplace will feature retail items like holiday decorations, word signs, scarves, head wraps and mittens, while Packages with Pizzazz offers themed gifts assembled in baskets or boxes. Flesor's handmade candies will also be available. Read more

Classe Charleston Sipper

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Show your team spirit with a customized 20 oz. Charleston Trojans stainless steel travel mug!  Spirit Sippers keeps your drinks cold for 8 hours or hot for 4 hours. The price of a Spirit Sipper is $20. Products are sold by ClassE students where we will use the profit to help us start up individual businesses in the spring. ClassE is an entrepreneurial development class that aims to educate high school juniors and seniors about the opportunities, and challenges of starting and running a new business. Contact us at: (217) 549-8332 or keepitclasse@gmail.com.   Read more

Classe Charleston Sipper - Add Shipping

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Show your team spirit with a customized 20 oz. Charleston Trojan stainless steel travel mug!  Spirit Sippers keeps your drinks cold for 8 hours or hot for 4 hours. The price of a Spirit Sipper is $20. Products are sold by ClassE students where we will use the profit to help us start up individual businesses in the spring. ClassE is an entrepreneurial development class that aims to educate high school juniors and seniors about the opportunities, and challenges of starting and running a new business. Contact us at: (217) 549-8332 or keepitclasse@gmail.com.   Read more

Classe Mattoon Sipper

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Show your team spirit with a customized 20 oz. Mattoon Green Wave stainless steel travel mug!  Spirit Sippers keeps your drinks cold for 8 hours or hot for 4 hours. The price of a Spirit Sipper is $20. Products are sold by ClassE students where we will use the profit to help us start up individual businesses in the spring. ClassE is an entrepreneurial development class that aims to educate high school juniors and seniors about the opportunities, and challenges of starting and running a new business. Contact us at: (217) 549-8332 or keepitclasse@gmail.com.   Read more

Classe Mattoon Sipper - Add Shipping

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Show your team spirit with a customized 20 oz. Mattoon Green Wave stainless steel travel mug!  Spirit Sippers keeps your drinks cold for 8 hours or hot for 4 hours. The price of a Spirit Sipper is $20. Products are sold by ClassE students where we will use the profit to help us start up individual businesses in the spring. ClassE is an entrepreneurial development class that aims to educate high school juniors and seniors about the opportunities, and challenges of starting and running a new business. Contact us at: (217) 549-8332 or keepitclasse@gmail.com.   Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Nov 28

Monday, November 28, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, November 28, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Oh, Baby Extreme

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Class content includes: breathing and relaxation techniques, active breathing techniques for labor and birth, signs and stages of labor, pain relief choices in medication for labor, tour of the Women and Children’s Center, infant safety while you are at the hospital, postpartum and caesarean birth. Numerous birth videos are shown. Bring: Two or three pillows and a blanket or sleeping bag. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (Fee is $60 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $30 discounted rate for parents who have attended a childbirth class with a previous birth.) Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Sarah Bush Lincoln employees please use the discount code: SBLHS at checkout. If you've previously attended childbirth class with a previous birth, use the discount code of: ohbaby. Read more

Polio Survivors & Friends

Saturday, December 3, 2016
1 to 3 pm
A support group for anyone who is affected by polio. Teleconferencing is available for those unable to attend. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, December 5, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

CPR

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6 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. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

For Quitters Only

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6 pm
A free support group for people who have successfully quit tobacco. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party Sibling Class

Friday, December 9, 2016
Fridays at 7 to 8 pm
Class content includes: a discussion of basic baby dos and don’ts, movie, photo-op and more. This is an excellent course for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  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. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions, or $5. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, December 12, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Dec 14

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, December 15, 2016
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Monday, December 19, 2016
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Weight Management / HMR

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln now 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, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health For more information, please call 238-4774. Read more

Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, December 30, 2016
Fridays from 7 to 9:30 pm
Feed Me, I’m Yours breastfeeding seminar is offered every month, and is a must for those expectant mothers who wish to breastfeed, and for expectant mothers who have breastfed before, but without success. Birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as any other supportive family members and friends. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The fee for this class is included with XTREME or Four-week comprehensive sessions. Only register as "1" even if you are bringing  your birth partner or someone else with you. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Weight Management Program

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
8:30 to 9:30 am
Free Informational Session The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including: • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health Please call 238-4774 to attend one of the FREE informational sessions below and learn more about the program and how to get started. Read more

Weight Management Program

Monday, January 9, 2017
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Free Informational Session The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including: • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health Please call 238-4774 to attend one of the FREE informational sessions below and learn more about the program and how to get started. Read more

Freedom from Tobacco - Jan 10

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6:35 pm
The program is taught by an American Lung Association-trained instructor and SBL employee. Topics will include: • Knowing if you are ready to quit • Medicines to help • Lifestyle changes to make the process easier • Preparing for quit day • Coping strategies • Managing stress • Avoiding weight gain • How to stay tobacco free for good The program is free for SBL employees, spouses and dependents age 18 and older. Read more

Freedom from Tobacco - Jan 11

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
7:30 am
The program is taught by an American Lung Association-trained instructor and SBL employee. Topics will include: • Knowing if you are ready to quit • Medicines to help • Lifestyle changes to make the process easier • Preparing for quit day • Coping strategies • Managing stress • Avoiding weight gain • How to stay tobacco free for good The program is free for SBL employees, spouses and dependents age 18 and older. Read more

Freedom from Tobacco - Jan 11, Noon

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
12:00 pm
The program is taught by an American Lung Association-trained instructor and SBL employee. Topics will include: • Knowing if you are ready to quit • Medicines to help • Lifestyle changes to make the process easier • Preparing for quit day • Coping strategies • Managing stress • Avoiding weight gain • How to stay tobacco free for good The program is free for SBL employees, spouses and dependents age 18 and older. Read more

2017 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Wednesdays 6 to 8 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, January 12, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 16

Monday, January 16, 2017
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

2017 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Tuesdays 6 to 7 pm
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 Cost:  Free of charge Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 18

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
7:30 to 8:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 18

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be offering free informational sessions to learn more about HMR® weight management program and Freedom from Smoking classes this year from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 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. Freedom From Smoking Many programs can help you quit smoking, but none match the success of Freedom From Smoking®: • Ranked most effective smoking cessation program in a study by Fordham University Graduate School of Business • When combined with smoking cessation medications, up to 57 percent of participants report quitting by the end of the program • Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of people have quit smoking using this program. Read more

Weight Management Program

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
8:30 to 9:30 am
Free Informational Session The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including: • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health Please call 238-4774 to attend one of the FREE informational sessions below and learn more about the program and how to get started. Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, January 19, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Oh Baby! Express

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos Express includes all the topics above in a fast paced Saturday morning session. This course is great for those whose schedules can’t accommodate the Two Week Comprehensive, but still want to learn the essentials for delivery at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Oh Baby! Express also makes a great refresher if this isn’t your first baby! Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Soups On - Cooking Demonstration

Monday, January 23, 2017
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Learn how to make savory soups healthy! Limited seating is available. Please contact Kristina Adams to reserve your spot at 217-238-4774. Read more

Weight Management Program

Monday, January 23, 2017
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Free Informational Session The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including: • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health Please call 238-4774 to attend one of the FREE informational sessions below and learn more about the program and how to get started. Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, January 26, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, January 26, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2017 Infant Child CPR

Friday, January 27, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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. Cost:  $10 Enter "1" to register expectant mother and one support partner.  To register additional support people (such as expectant grandparents) please call 217-258-2229.  Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Weight Management Program

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
8:30 to 9:30 am
Free Informational Session The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including: • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health Please call 238-4774 to attend one of the FREE informational sessions below and learn more about the program and how to get started. Read more

Weight Management Program

Monday, February 6, 2017
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Free Informational Session The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including: • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health Please call 238-4774 to attend one of the FREE informational sessions below and learn more about the program and how to get started. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Resuscitation CPR

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6 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

Oh, Baby Two Week Comprehensive - Feb 8

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos 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 This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  *bring a pillow and blanket to Week Two Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, February 9, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, February 10, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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! Cost:  $5 Read more

Weight Management Program

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
8:30 to 9:30 am
Free Informational Session The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including: • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health Please call 238-4774 to attend one of the FREE informational sessions below and learn more about the program and how to get started. Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, February 16, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Freedom from Tobacco - Feb 21

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:35 pm
The program is taught by an American Lung Association-trained instructor and SBL employee. Topics will include: • Knowing if you are ready to quit • Medicines to help • Lifestyle changes to make the process easier • Preparing for quit day • Coping strategies • Managing stress • Avoiding weight gain • How to stay tobacco free for good The program is free for SBL employees, spouses and dependents age 18 and older. Read more

Freedom from Tobacco - Feb 22

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7:30 am
The program is taught by an American Lung Association-trained instructor and SBL employee. Topics will include: • Knowing if you are ready to quit • Medicines to help • Lifestyle changes to make the process easier • Preparing for quit day • Coping strategies • Managing stress • Avoiding weight gain • How to stay tobacco free for good The program is free for SBL employees, spouses and dependents age 18 and older. Read more

Freedom from Tobacco - Feb 22, Noon

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12:00 pm
The program is taught by an American Lung Association-trained instructor and SBL employee. Topics will include: • Knowing if you are ready to quit • Medicines to help • Lifestyle changes to make the process easier • Preparing for quit day • Coping strategies • Managing stress • Avoiding weight gain • How to stay tobacco free for good The program is free for SBL employees, spouses and dependents age 18 and older. Read more

Take Down Heart Disease

Thursday, February 23, 2017
5 to 7 pm
Meet Matt Hughes NINE-TIME UFC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION This event is for men only. Matt will be speaking on the importance of physical fitness and staying active. Matt Hughes is the nine-time World Welterweight Champion of the UFC. He has traveled the world and become a household name among mixed martial arts fans. Matt is also the host of the hunting program, The Takedown, on the Sportsman’s Channel. He was born and raised in Hillsboro, IL, and lives there with his wife and three children. Also speaking will be Prairie Heart Cardiologist Michael LaMonto, DO, on health risk factors of heart health.  A variety of SBL health  professionals will also be on hand to answer your questions about fitness, tobacco cessation, the Heart to Heart program, weight  management, sleep disorders and diabetes. Reservations required.  Call 217-258-2420 or email jtruesdale@sblhs.org by February 16. Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, February 23, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2017 Infant Child CPR

Friday, February 24, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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. Cost:  $10 Enter "1" to register expectant mother and one support partner.  To register additional support people (such as expectant grandparents) please call 217-258-2229.  Read more

Weight Management Program

Monday, February 27, 2017
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Free Informational Session The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals, with an average weight loss of 30 to 60 pounds, while many lose more than 100 pounds. The program is more than just a diet, including: • proven weight loss using a easy, nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle behaviors • individual guidance, personal coaching and group support • intensive lifestyle education with specific how to’s to lose weight and improve health Please call 238-4774 to attend one of the FREE informational sessions below and learn more about the program and how to get started. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Resuscitation CPR

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6 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

2017 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wednesdays 6 to 8 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, March 9, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, March 10, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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! Cost:  $5 Read more

2017 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Tuesdays 6 to 7 pm
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 Cost:  Free of charge Read more

Diabetic Support Group

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7 pm
7 pm, second Tuesday of the month in March, June and September. Read more

First Aid Course

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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. Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, March 16, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, March 16, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
2 to 3 pm
A FREE event open to anyone interested in learning more about Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD).  Enjoy light snacks and hear from Prairie Heart Institute Interventional Cardiologist Amit Dande, MD, about symptoms, treatment and management of PVD. 2 to 3 pm Wednesday, March 29 Lifespan Center  11021 E. County Rd. 800N, Charleston Register for a limited number of free PVD screens. Registration is required, please call 217-258-2420 or email Janet Truesdale at jtruesdale@sblhs.org. Peripheral Vascular Disease occurs in the arteries and veins that carry blood to the arms and legs. With PVD, the arteries and veins slowly become narrowed or blocked when plaque gradually forms inside the walls. When they are blocked, blood cannot get through to nourish organs and other tissue. Symptoms include:    • leg discomfort    • pain or cramping that develops with activity and       relieved with rest    • numbness or weakness    • heaviness or fatigue in the leg muscles when walking    • burning or aching pain in the feet and toes when resting    • cool skin in the feet    • redness or other color changes of the skin    • increased occurrence of infection    • toe and foot sores that do not heal Read more

PVD Screening

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
1 to 3 pm
We will be conducting 12 free PVD screens from 1-2 on March 29 at the LifeSpan Center, Charleston, IL. Amit Dande, MD, FACC, FSCAI and Allyson Gough, APN-BC will be doing the screens. Loose pants are required - they must be able to lift the pants up passed the knees. You will need to fill out a screen form and send back prior to the screen. After the screens, Dr. Dande will be doing a powerpoint from 2-3 where drinks, fruits and vegetables will be provided. SBL Advanced Wound Clinic, Lincolnland Home Medical Equipment, Center for Healthy Living and METS will be present to answer questions. RSVP to Janet Truesdale at 217-258-2420 for your screen and form. Space is limited Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, March 30, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Free head and neck cancer exams

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
5 to 7 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln Ear, Nose and Throat Physician Lori Cudone, MD, Dentist Marlee Hansen, DDS, and Keith Ballinger, PA-C, will offer free head and neck cancer exams to the public from 5 to 7 pm on Tuesday, April 4; and from 7:30 to 11:30 am on Saturday, April 8, at SBL’s ENT Clinic in Mattoon. Drs. Cudone and Hansen, Ballinger and associates will perform a screening exam to check for head and neck cancers, including cancers of the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx (voice box).  April 2 to 9 has been designated nationally as Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. Given the rise in oral cancers related to human papillomavirus (HPV), screening for early detection of this disease is more than important than ever. The fastest rising types of these cancers are mouth and throat cancer, which account for more than 40,000 cases per year in the U.S. Head and neck cancers account for approximately three percent of all diagnosed cancers in the country. Risk factors for this type of cancer are age, smoking, chewing tobacco, use of alcohol, poor nutrition and the HPV virus. Early detection of suspicious areas in the mouth and tongue can be done routinely at regular dental office visits and by a family doctor. For more information or to make an appointment for a free cancer exam, call the SBL ENT Clinic at (217) 258-2409. The clinic is located at 1000 Health Center Drive, Suite 401, Mattoon. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Resuscitation CPR

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6 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

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Free head and neck cancer exams

Saturday, April 8, 2017
7:30 to 11:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln Ear, Nose and Throat Physician Lori Cudone, MD, Dentist Marlee Hansen, DDS, and Keith Ballinger, PA-C, will offer free head and neck cancer exams to the public from 5 to 7 pm on Tuesday, April 4; and from 7:30 to 11:30 am on Saturday, April 8, at SBL’s ENT Clinic in Mattoon. Drs. Cudone and Hansen, Ballinger and associates will perform a screening exam to check for head and neck cancers, including cancers of the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx (voice box).  April 2 to 9 has been designated nationally as Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. Given the rise in oral cancers related to human papillomavirus (HPV), screening for early detection of this disease is more than important than ever. The fastest rising types of these cancers are mouth and throat cancer, which account for more than 40,000 cases per year in the U.S. Head and neck cancers account for approximately three percent of all diagnosed cancers in the country. Risk factors for this type of cancer are age, smoking, chewing tobacco, use of alcohol, poor nutrition and the HPV virus. Early detection of suspicious areas in the mouth and tongue can be done routinely at regular dental office visits and by a family doctor. For more information or to make an appointment for a free cancer exam, call the SBL ENT Clinic at (217) 258-2409. The clinic is located at 1000 Health Center Drive, Suite 401, Mattoon. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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

Freedom from Tobacco - April 11

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6:35 pm
The program is taught by an American Lung Association-trained instructor and SBL employee. Topics will include: • Knowing if you are ready to quit • Medicines to help • Lifestyle changes to make the process easier • Preparing for quit day • Coping strategies • Managing stress • Avoiding weight gain • How to stay tobacco free for good The program is free for SBL employees, spouses and dependents age 18 and older. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Freedom from Tobacco - April 12, Noon

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12:00 pm
The program is taught by an American Lung Association-trained instructor and SBL employee. Topics will include: • Knowing if you are ready to quit • Medicines to help • Lifestyle changes to make the process easier • Preparing for quit day • Coping strategies • Managing stress • Avoiding weight gain • How to stay tobacco free for good The program is free for SBL employees, spouses and dependents age 18 and older. Read more

Oh, Baby Two Week Comprehensive - April 12

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos 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 This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  *bring a pillow and blanket to Week Two Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, April 13, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

Ostomy Support Group

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Evening meetings four times a year. Please contact Jenna Kreke, BSN, RN at 217-258-2493 for locations. Read more

International Trauma Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, April 20, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

International Trauma Life Support

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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

International Trauma Life Support - Recert

Saturday, April 22, 2017
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

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, April 27, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Oh Baby! Express

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos Express includes all the topics above in a fast paced Saturday morning session. This course is great for those whose schedules can’t accommodate the Two Week Comprehensive, but still want to learn the essentials for delivery at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Oh Baby! Express also makes a great refresher if this isn’t your first baby! Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Resuscitation CPR

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
6 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

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

2017 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Tuesdays 6 to 7 pm
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 Cost:  Free of charge Read more

First Aid Course

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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

2017 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Wednesdays 6 to 8 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, May 11, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, May 12, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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! Cost:  $5 Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, May 18, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Oh Baby! Express

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos Express includes all the topics above in a fast paced Saturday morning session. This course is great for those whose schedules can’t accommodate the Two Week Comprehensive, but still want to learn the essentials for delivery at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Oh Baby! Express also makes a great refresher if this isn’t your first baby! Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, May 25, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

2017 Infant Child CPR

Friday, May 26, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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. Cost:  $10 Enter "1" to register expectant mother and one support partner.  To register additional support people (such as expectant grandparents) please call 217-258-2229.  Read more

A.W.A.K.E.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
6 to 8 pm
Open to anyone suffering from sleep disorders, primarily sleep apnea. Read more

Prehospital RN Course

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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. 2017 schedule Provider Course: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, from June 6 through July 11, 2017, five weeks. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Resuscitation CPR

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
6 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

Oh, Baby Two Week Comprehensive - June 7

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos 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 This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  *bring a pillow and blanket to Week Two Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, June 8, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, June 9, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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! Cost:  $5 Read more

Diabetic Support Group

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7 pm
7 pm, second Tuesday of the month in March, June and September. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, June 15, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, June 22, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

2017 Infant Child CPR

Friday, June 23, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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. Cost:  $10 Enter "1" to register expectant mother and one support partner.  To register additional support people (such as expectant grandparents) please call 217-258-2229.  Read more

Oh Baby! Express

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos Express includes all the topics above in a fast paced Saturday morning session. This course is great for those whose schedules can’t accommodate the Two Week Comprehensive, but still want to learn the essentials for delivery at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Oh Baby! Express also makes a great refresher if this isn’t your first baby! Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, June 29, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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

2017 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Tuesdays 6 to 7 pm
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 Cost:  Free of charge Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Resuscitation CPR

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
6 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

2017 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Wednesdays 6 to 8 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, July 13, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

Ostomy Support Group

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Evening meetings four times a year. Please contact Jenna Kreke, BSN, RN at 217-258-2493 for locations. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, July 14, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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! Cost:  $5 Read more

Oh Baby! Express

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos Express includes all the topics above in a fast paced Saturday morning session. This course is great for those whose schedules can’t accommodate the Two Week Comprehensive, but still want to learn the essentials for delivery at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Oh Baby! Express also makes a great refresher if this isn’t your first baby! Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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

First Aid Course

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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. Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, July 20, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, July 27, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, July 27, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2017 Infant Child CPR

Friday, July 28, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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. Cost:  $10 Enter "1" to register expectant mother and one support partner.  To register additional support people (such as expectant grandparents) please call 217-258-2229.  Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Resuscitation CPR

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
6 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

Oh, Baby Two Week Comprehensive - Aug 2

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos 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 This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  *bring a pillow and blanket to Week Two Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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

Healthy Directions

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, August 11, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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! Cost:  $5 Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, August 17, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Oh Baby! Express

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos Express includes all the topics above in a fast paced Saturday morning session. This course is great for those whose schedules can’t accommodate the Two Week Comprehensive, but still want to learn the essentials for delivery at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Oh Baby! Express also makes a great refresher if this isn’t your first baby! Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, August 24, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, August 24, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2017 Infant Child CPR

Friday, August 25, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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. Cost:  $10 Enter "1" to register expectant mother and one support partner.  To register additional support people (such as expectant grandparents) please call 217-258-2229.  Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Resuscitation CPR

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
6 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

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, September 8, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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! Cost:  $5 Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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

Diabetic Support Group

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
7 pm
7 pm, second Tuesday of the month in March, June and September. Read more

First Aid Course

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2017 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wednesdays 6 to 8 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

Ostomy Support Group

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Evening meetings four times a year. Please contact Jenna Kreke, BSN, RN at 217-258-2493 for locations. Read more

Oh Baby! Express

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos Express includes all the topics above in a fast paced Saturday morning session. This course is great for those whose schedules can’t accommodate the Two Week Comprehensive, but still want to learn the essentials for delivery at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Oh Baby! Express also makes a great refresher if this isn’t your first baby! Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

2017 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesdays 6 to 7 pm
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 Cost:  Free of charge Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, September 21, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, September 28, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, September 29, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Resuscitation CPR

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6 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

Oh, Baby Two Week Comprehensive - Oct 4

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos 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 This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  *bring a pillow and blanket to Week Two Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

A.W.A.K.E.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
6 to 8 pm
Open to anyone suffering from sleep disorders, primarily sleep apnea. Read more

International Trauma Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, October 12, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, October 13, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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! Cost:  $5 Read more

International Trauma Life Support

Saturday, October 14, 2017
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

International Trauma Life Support - Recert

Saturday, October 14, 2017
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

Oh Baby! Express

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos Express includes all the topics above in a fast paced Saturday morning session. This course is great for those whose schedules can’t accommodate the Two Week Comprehensive, but still want to learn the essentials for delivery at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Oh Baby! Express also makes a great refresher if this isn’t your first baby! Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, October 19, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, October 26, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2017 Infant Child CPR

Friday, October 27, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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. Cost:  $10 Enter "1" to register expectant mother and one support partner.  To register additional support people (such as expectant grandparents) please call 217-258-2229.  Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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

Resuscitation CPR

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6 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

2017 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Wednesdays 6 to 8 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, November 9, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, November 10, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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! Cost:  $5 Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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

2017 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Tuesdays 6 to 7 pm
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 Cost:  Free of charge Read more

First Aid Course

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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. Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, November 16, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, November 30, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6 to 7 pm
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. Participants should call 217-258-2229 for details. Read more

Resuscitation CPR

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6 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

Oh, Baby Two Week Comprehensive - Dec 6

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos 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 This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  *bring a pillow and blanket to Week Two Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
7 to 9 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, December 8, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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! Cost:  $5 Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Healthy Directions

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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 next informational meeting will be held Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

Ostomy Support Group

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Evening meetings four times a year. Please contact Jenna Kreke, BSN, RN at 217-258-2493 for locations. Read more

Oh Baby! Express

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
Topics Include: • 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 • Common Medical Procedures in Labor and Delivery • Induced and Augmented Labors • Cesarean Delivery • Guided Tour of the Women and Children’s Center (with one of our very own Labor Nurses!) • Numerous Birth Videos Express includes all the topics above in a fast paced Saturday morning session. This course is great for those whose schedules can’t accommodate the Two Week Comprehensive, but still want to learn the essentials for delivery at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Oh Baby! Express also makes a great refresher if this isn’t your first baby! Cost: $30  - Leave the registration field at "1" to ensure you are not double charged. • If you qualify for WIC or the Illinois Medical Card: $15 (call 217-258-2999) • SBLHS Employees: $15 (call 217-258-2999) Read more

Hopeful Horizons

Thursday, December 21, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Read more

2017 Infant Child CPR

Friday, December 22, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
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. Cost:  $10 Enter "1" to register expectant mother and one support partner.  To register additional support people (such as expectant grandparents) please call 217-258-2229.  Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, December 28, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
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 Cost: Free of charge Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, December 28, 2017
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 Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more