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Parent 2 Parent Support Group

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
6 to 7 pm
This free course includes: Support group for parents, grandparents and supporting family members of children birth to four years. 2017 - Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 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

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Aug 2

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please call office at 217-258-2229 (BABY) for discount.) This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - 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 Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

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 informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, August 11, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   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

Weight Loss Information Sessions - August 16

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
8:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, August 17, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

2017 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - August 21

Monday, August 21, 2017
5:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Safe and Snug Car Seat Class

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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. 2017 August 23 • 7 to 9 pm October 15 • 1 to 3 pm December 10 • 1 to 3 pm Fee: FREE.  Pre-registration is required. For more information please call: 217-258-2229 (BABY). Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - August 23

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
5:30 to 6 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - August 24

Thursday, August 24, 2017
6 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. 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

Fresh Garden Favorites

Monday, August 28, 2017
5:30 pm
Join us for a FREE cooking demonstration. 5:30 pm • Monday, August 28 SBL Center for Healthy Living, 1004 Health Center Dr., Mattoon, IL 61938 Limited seating available, please call 217-238-4893 or email kadams@sblhs.org to reserve a seat. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - August 30

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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
6 to 7 pm
This free course includes: Support group for parents, grandparents and supporting family members of children birth to four years. 2017 - Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 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 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

Arcola Broomcorn Festival Parade

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be participating in this parade. Contact Chris Kessler at 217-258-4127 for more information or to participate in the parade . Read more

Newton Parade

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be participating in this parade. Contact Chris Kessler at 217-258-4127 for more information or to participate in the parade . 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

Choose Hope

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
7 to 8 pm
Tune into WEIU-TV’s “Being Well” for an hour-long broadcast on teenage depression and suicide. Questions? Ask us. Call or email your questions about depression and suicide to be answered on the air. Send us your questions either in advance of the broadcast or during the show by calling or emailing: 1-877-727-9348 weiu@weiu.net The show’s featured experts, SBL Pediatrician Amy Leifheit, MD, and SBL Child Psychiatrist Katie Hecksel, MD, will answer your questions live on the air. 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
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Great for all new parents and grandparents! Class content includes:  - How to Care for Your Newborn - Newborn Bath - Circumcision and Cord Stump Care - SIDS Prevention - Common Newborn Appearances (molding, milia, rash, etc) - Tips for Calming a Fussy Baby - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   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 informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

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

2017 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

2017 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesdays 6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Wound Ostomy Symposium - Student

Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:15 am to 4:15 pm
The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the most current wound care and ostomy information to increase the quality of care provided to our patients. This is the Student registration. Registration deadline is September 8, 2017. Course Cost: Nursing Student: $25. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, September 21, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

Paris Honeybee Parade

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be participating in this parade. Contact Chris Kessler at 217-258-4127 for more information or to participate in the parade . Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Sept 28

Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. 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

Martinsville Homecoming Parade

Friday, September 29, 2017
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be participating in this parade. Contact Chris Kessler at 217-258-4127 for more information or to participate in the parade . Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Friday, September 29, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Greenup Fall Festival Parade

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be participating in this parade. Contact Chris Kessler at 217-258-4127 for more information or to participate in the parade . Read more

Parent 2 Parent Support Group

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6 to 7 pm
This free course includes: Support group for parents, grandparents and supporting family members of children birth to four years. 2017 - Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 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

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Oct 4

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please call office at 217-258-2229 (BABY) for discount.) This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

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

Casey-Westfield Parade

Friday, October 6, 2017
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be participating in this parade. Contact Chris Kessler at 217-258-4127 for more information or to participate in the parade . Read more

Sullivan Parade

Friday, October 6, 2017
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be participating in this parade. Contact Chris Kessler at 217-258-4127 for more information or to participate in the parade . Read more

Shelbyville Scarecrow Daze Parade

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be participating in this parade. Contact Chris Kessler at 217-258-4127 for more information or to participate in the parade . Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Sunday, October 8, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   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 informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, October 13, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   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

2017 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Safe and Snug Car Seat Class

Sunday, October 15, 2017
1 to 3 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. 2017 October 15 • 1 to 3 pm December 10 • 1 to 3 pm Fee: FREE.  Pre-registration is required. For more information please call: 217-258-2229 (BABY). Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, October 19, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

SBL Volunteer Guild Fall Market

Friday, October 20, 2017
10 am to 6 pm
Join us for a day of shopping in one easy location! There will be a huge selection of one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry, pens, candles, baby and children’s clothing, quilts, home & garden décor and even a pencil portrait artist. Your favorite home party consultants will be displaying cosmetics, gourmet food items, purses, food preparation and storage ideas, books, cleaning items and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Friday, October 20 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Saturday, October 21 Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education (North side of SBL) All proceeds support Lifeline grant assistance. The Guild provides grant assistance to individuals who would not otherwise be able to have Lifeline in their home. Lifeline is dedicated to provide personal response service, peace of mind, and early intervention to individuals whose health is at risk in East Central Illinois and assist them to remain safe and independent with dignity in their own homes. Each year the SBL Volunteer Guild donates up to $20,000 for Lifeline grant assistance. For more information, contact the SBL Volunteer Guild at 217-258-2500. Read more

EIU Homecoming Parade

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be participating in this parade. Contact Chris Kessler at 217-258-4127 for more information or to participate in the parade . Read more

SBL Volunteer Guild Fall Market

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9 am to 2 pm
Join us for a day of shopping in one easy location! There will be a huge selection of one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry, pens, candles, baby and children’s clothing, quilts, home & garden décor and even a pencil portrait artist. Your favorite home party consultants will be displaying cosmetics, gourmet food items, purses, food preparation and storage ideas, books, cleaning items and more. Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education (North side of SBL) All proceeds support Lifeline grant assistance. The Guild provides grant assistance to individuals who would not otherwise be able to have Lifeline in their home. Lifeline is dedicated to provide personal response service, peace of mind, and early intervention to individuals whose health is at risk in East Central Illinois and assist them to remain safe and independent with dignity in their own homes. Each year the SBL Volunteer Guild donates up to $20,000 for Lifeline grant assistance. For more information, contact the SBL Volunteer Guild at 217-258-2500. Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Oct. 26

Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. 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
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor.  This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life.  Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Effingham Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be participating in this parade. Contact Chris Kessler at 217-258-4127 for more information or to participate in the parade . Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

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 Support Group

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6 to 7 pm
This free course includes: Support group for parents, grandparents and supporting family members of children birth to four years. 2017 - Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 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

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 informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, November 10, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   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
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

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

2017 Friends Night Out

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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. For more information please visit https://birdeasepro.com/festivaloftrees Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, November 16, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

2017 Festival of Trees

Friday, November 17, 2017
Friday 10 to 8 pm • Saturday 9 am to 1 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 19th 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 $55 to $65 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. For more information please visit https://birdeasepro.com/festivaloftrees Read more

2017 Festival of Trees

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Friday 10 to 8 pm • Saturday 9 am to 1 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 19th 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 $55 to $65 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. For more information please visit https://birdeasepro.com/festivaloftrees Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

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

Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Parade

Friday, December 1, 2017
Sarah Bush Lincoln will be participating in this parade. Contact Chris Kessler at 217-258-4127 for more information or to participate in the parade . Read more

Parent 2 Parent Support Group

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6 to 7 pm
This free course includes: Support group for parents, grandparents and supporting family members of children birth to four years. 2017 - Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 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

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Dec 6

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Dec 6

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, December 8, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Safe and Snug Car Seat Class

Sunday, December 10, 2017
6 to 8 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. 2017 December 10 • 6 to 8 pm Fee: FREE.  Pre-registration is required. For more information please call: 217-258-2229 (BABY). Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Dec 11

Monday, December 11, 2017
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Monday, December 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

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

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Dec 14

Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

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 informational meetings will be held the second Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information contact Denise Bloemer,MS, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian at 258-2199. Read more

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

2017 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Dec 20

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

Thursday, December 21, 2017
1 to 2:30 pm
A grief support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process. 1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice. Read more

2017 Infant Child CPR

Friday, December 22, 2017
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor.  This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life.  Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2017 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

Thursday, December 28, 2017
6 to 8:30 pm
This class is offered free of charge to everyone. A MUST if you plan to breastfeed! Whether this is your first baby or you just didn’t have a great breastfeeding experience before, this class will help you be prepared for a successful breastfeeding journey!  Class content includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics – How To Know You’re Doing It “Right”! - Avoiding Common Breastfeeding Pitfalls - How To Know Your Baby Is Getting Enough - Pumping – Which Pumps Are Best, Going Back to Work, Storing Milk - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without - The Benefits of Breastfeeding Bring: Nothing to bring; birth partner attend as well. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

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

CPR

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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

Parent 2 Parent Support Group

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
6 to 7 pm
This free course includes: Support group for parents, grandparents and supporting family members of children birth to four years. 2017 - Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 for details. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 2

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 8

Monday, January 8, 2018
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

First Aid

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
5:30 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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 10

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, January 12, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 15

Monday, January 15, 2018
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
6 to 7 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Enjoy a discussion lead by a member of our SBL anesthesia team.   Class content includes: - Use of Analgesics During Labor - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - Use of Epidurals and Other Regional Anesthetics - Effectiveness, Side Effects, When to Use - What to Expect - How is the Epidural Placed? Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Jan 17

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
6 to 8:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229. This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 17

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 22

Monday, January 22, 2018
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 24

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
8:30 to 9:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 25

Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, January 25, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, January 26, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - Jan 29

Monday, January 29, 2018
5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Safe and Snug Car Seat Class - Feb 4

Sunday, February 4, 2018
1 to 3 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. 2018 February 4 • 1 to 3 pm Fee: FREE.  Pre-registration is required. For more information please call: 217-258-2229 (BABY). Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

SBL Neoga Clinic Open House

Thursday, February 8, 2018
5 to 7:30 pm
Join us at our opening celebration. 5 to 7:30 pm, Thursday, February 8 650 Oak Avenue, Neoga, IL Ribbon Cutting at 6 pm • Light Refreshments & Tours Available Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

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

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, February 9, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Heart Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Monday, February 12, 2018
5:30 pm
Join us for a FREE program featuring soups, slow cooker recipes and tips for making heart healthy meals. Limited seating available; RSVP by Feb. 9, 2018. Call (217) 238-4893 or email kadams@sblhs.org Read more

Take Down Heart Disease

Thursday, February 22, 2018
6 to 8 pm
MARK BRIGGS Featured Speaker Mark Briggs started his career as a military police officer, local law enforcement, and as a SWAT team member. In 2001, he was introduced to Beachbody with Power 90, and it changed the course of his life. As a founding Team Beachbody coach in 2006, Mark has traveled the globe with Tony Horton in support of the troops, and has been a cast member in P90X+, P90X2, P90X3, and 22 Minute Hard Corps. If you haven’t heard Mark’s transformational story, you’ll definitely want to hear this. Mark’s passion is helping people develop their health and fitness to become who they want to be. Two Free Drink Tickets / Appetizers Yeti Cooler Door Prize Also speaking will be Prairie Heart Cardiologist Thomas Cahill, MD, on risk factors of heart health. A variety of SBL health professionals will also answer your questions about fitness, tobacco cessation, weight management, sleep disorders and diabetes. Register by February 17 This men's event is FREE, but reservations are needed. For more information, call 217-258-2420. Read more

2018 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

Thursday, February 22, 2018
6 to 8 pm
(This class is offered free of charge to everyone.) Great for all new parents and grandparents! Class content includes:  - How to Care for Your Newborn - Newborn Bath - Circumcision and Cord Stump Care - SIDS Prevention - Common Newborn Appearances (molding, milia, rash, etc) - Tips for Calming a Fussy Baby - What You Really Need vs. Products You Can Live Without Safe and Snug Car Seat Class- Now included in Bootie Kamp seminar! We’re thrilled to bring you this service from the Mattoon Police Department. Car seat safety information will be provided by Mattoon police officers who are also certified car seat technicians. A discussion and question and answer period will be included. Bring your car seat installed in your vehicle (if possible) and the car seat techs will assess it, insuring that it is properly installed, and that it is the right seat for your baby. In the State of Illinois, children must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat upon leaving the hospital and at any other time thereafter. Anyone who will be transporting your child is encouraged to attend. More than one car seat can be checked per family. The best time to attend is prior to 36 weeks of pregnancy, but all parents are also welcome. Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, February 22, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, February 23, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Free Colon Cancer Screen

Friday, March 2, 2018
11 am to 1 pm
Colon cancer is treatable in its earliest stages, and periodic screenings are needed for early detection. A limited number of free Hemosure colon cancer screening kits are available on a first-come first-served basis. This easy-to-do free screen is non-invasive and has a 97 percent accuracy rate! Where and when can I get a kit? Available while supplies last. Your kit must be picked up in person. SBL Shelbyville Clinic Friday, March 2  11 am to 1 pm Effingham Rural King Friday, March 9  11 am to 1 pm SBL Martinsville Clinic Friday, March 23  11 am to 1 pm For more information, call the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic at 217-258-4155. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions

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

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
8 am & 1 pm
This program teaches medical personnel to take care of cardiac emergencies that may be present in the acute care setting. Heart disease affects millions of people every year and makes up a significant number of patients seen in health care, so training in handling cardiac emergencies is a necessity. The program is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists. It's also a required course for paramedics in our EMS system as well as nurses in our critical care unit and emergency department. First-time students take a two-day course, while those seeking recertification enroll in a one day course. It is an American Heart Association course and is taught by SBLHC instructors. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

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

CPR

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - March 8

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

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, March 9, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Free Colon Cancer Screen

Friday, March 9, 2018
11 am to 1 pm
Colon cancer is treatable in its earliest stages, and periodic screenings are needed for early detection. A limited number of free Hemosure colon cancer screening kits are available on a first-come first-served basis. This easy-to-do free screen is non-invasive and has a 97 percent accuracy rate! Where and when can I get a kit? Available while supplies last. Your kit must be picked up in person. Effingham Rural King Friday, March 9  11 am to 1 pm SBL Martinsville Clinic Friday, March 23  11 am to 1 pm For more information, call the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic at 217-258-4155. Read more

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
5:30 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

Weight Loss Information Sessions

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
8:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions - March 15

Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

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

Weight Loss Information Sessions

Monday, March 19, 2018
5:30 pm
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

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

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, March 22, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, March 23, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
8:30 am
Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a weight loss program using the HMR® Weight Management method which was ranked NUMBER ONE by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Fast Weight-Loss Program for 2017 and for the third year in a row as one of the Best Weight-Loss Diets in the country. Weight Management Forget those diet resolutions that just don’t work. It’s time to do something different. HMR® can help you lose weight and while you’re losing, start practicing the skills you need to keep it off. Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes. The program uses the HMR® (Health Management Resources) method, the nation’s leading provider of weight treatment services to hospitals. Read more

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

Thursday, March 29, 2018
6 pm
Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic A Health Awareness Group for People Affected by Sleep Apnea Thursday, March 29 • 6 pm Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln Entrance C on the north side of the Health Center Featuring: "Why Sleep is Important" Presented by Rodney Wildman, RPSGT Family and friends are welcome. Free mask fitting and pressure checks available. For more information, contact Rodney Wildman, RPSGT, A.W.A.K.E. Coordinator at 217-238-4908 Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions

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

CPR

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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 4, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

International Trauma Life Support - Recert

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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions

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

Healthy Directions

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

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, April 13, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

International Trauma Life Support

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

Windows to Heaven

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

2018 National Healthcare Decisions Day

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

Weight Loss Information Sessions

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

Back Pain and Spinal Surgery

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

Pathways Through Grief

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

Cooking Demonstration

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

Weight Loss Information Sessions

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

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, April 27, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Weight Loss Information Sessions

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

CPR

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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 2, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Recert

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

First Aid

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
5:30 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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - May 9

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

Healthy Directions

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

Races for all Paces

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

2018 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

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

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
8 am to 4 pm
The Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency. This course is designed to enhance the participant’s skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price. Read more

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

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

Stroke Awareness

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

Weight Loss Information Sessions - May 17

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

Pathways Through Grief

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

2018 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, May 24, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, May 25, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Exercising with Parkinsons

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

2018 Jump Start - June 5

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

Prehospital RN Course

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

Sports Physicals

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

CPR

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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, June 6, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

2018 Jump Start - June 7

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

2018 Golf Benefit

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

2018 Tutus & Ties Baby Fair

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

2018 Tom Short Run

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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Sports Physicals

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

2018 Jump Start - June 14

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

Healthy Directions

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

19th Annual Memory Day

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

Cooking Demonstration

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

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

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

Pathways Through Grief

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

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, June 22, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, June 28, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - July 3

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

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert

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

CPR

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

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

Healthy Directions

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

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, July 13, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

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

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

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

First Aid

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
5:30 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

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

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

Pathways Through Grief

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

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, July 26, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, July 27, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pathways Through Grief

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

Sports Physicals

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

Community Dental Health Fair

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

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Recert

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

CPR

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Healthy Directions

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

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, August 10, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

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

Pathways Through Grief

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

2018 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Cooking Demonstration

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

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, August 23, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, August 24, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Lincolnland Hospice Volunteer Training

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

2018 Lincolnland Hospice Binga

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

CPR

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Sept 5

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

Pathways Through Grief

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

First Aid

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
5:30 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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Healthy Directions

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

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

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

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

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

Pathways Through Grief

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

2018 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, September 27, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, September 28, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

CPR

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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, October 3, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

Lincolnland Hospice Annual Memorial Service

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

Cooking Demonstration

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

International Trauma Life Support - Recert

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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

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

Healthy Directions

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

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, October 12, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Paint the Town 5K

Saturday, October 13, 2018
8 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 • $20 Pre-run starts at 8 am  With yoga, group stretching with Center for Healthy Living trainers, cancer warrior recognition and more! Run starts at 9 am • 5K Color Run to honor people who have fought cancer. • Start and end in front of KC Summers • Run or Walk in honor or memory of family and friends • Proceeds support Sarah Bush Lincoln's Regional Cancer Center REGISTER Packet Pick-up Noon to 6 pm, Friday Oct. 12 at KC Summers 7 am, Saturday (Day of race) at KC Summers For more information, contact: Angela Hampton, PR Specialist ahampton@sblhs.org   |  217-258-4011 Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

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

Pathways Through Grief

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

2018 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, October 25, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, October 26, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Recert

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

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Nov 6

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

CPR

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

Pathways Through Grief

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

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

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

Healthy Directions

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

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, November 9, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

Cooking Demonstration

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

First Aid

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:30 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

Pathways Through Grief

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

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

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

Joint Replacement Class

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, November 23, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

CPR

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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, December 5, 2018
7 to 8:30 pm
Pathways Through Grief is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. It meets 7 to 8:30 pm,on the first Wednesday of the month in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL. Read more

2018 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

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

2018 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

Healthy Directions

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

2018 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party! Sibling Class

Friday, December 14, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $5 per child.) This fun course is excellent for preparing the little people already in your household for a new baby!  It includes discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more! Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. You will receive a reminder email for the class you registered for. Please specify whether the child attending will be a boy or a girl, and if they prefer chocolate or white milk. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

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

Pathways Through Grief

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

Joint Replacement Class

Thursday, December 27, 2018
12:30 to 3 pm
Twice monthly we offer the for people who will be undergoing joint replacement surgery at Sarah Bush Lincoln. The two-hour class includes a comprehensive overview including what to expect before the surgery and after, pain management, physical therapy, and arrangements for care after the surgery. Our goal is for a successful, positive experience and to minimize pain following surgery. For more information, contact Cynthia Edwards, RN, at 217 238-3422. Read more

2018 Infant Child CPR

Friday, December 28, 2018
Fridays 6 to 7:30 pm
(Fee is $10 per mom and birth partner, $5 per additional person.) Limited to 16 participants only. This course teaches the standards in infant child CPR from the American Heart Association and is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This course will teach parents or caregivers skills that can help save their infant or child’s life. Participants will not be certified in this course.  Bring: Nothing to bring. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

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

2018 We've Got Your Back! Epidural Class

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

Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions - Jan 16

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6 to 8:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.  Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - Maximizing Your Labor Progress - And more! PLUS focused teaching on the following topics: - Breathing and Relaxation During Labor - Birth Partner’s Role in Labor - Understanding Postpartum - A First Look at Breastfeeding Bring: A pillow and blanket to Week Two. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   Read more

2018 Feed Me, I'm Yours Breastfeeding Seminar

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

2018 Oh, Baby Express

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Saturdays 9 am to 12:30 pm
(Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). Class content includes:  - Pregnancy Discomforts and Danger Signs - How to Know When You’re REALLY In Labor - Stages of Labor - Pain Management During Labor - And more! Bring: Nothing to bring. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read more

2018 Bootie Kamp! Infant Care Seminar

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