NURSING RESIDENCY: Six registered nurses recently completed the nursing residency program at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. They are Quiana Dorsey of Slidell, Christine Fields of Covington, Denise Hurstall of Mandeville, Amanda Jarrell of Franklinton, Rachel Lukinovich of Covington and Alex Schell of Covington.
The nursing residency program was created in 2011 to offer recently graduated nurses the opportunity to build a solid professional foundation through mentoring in the area of skills development, clinical decision making and teamwork. Since its inception, 33 nurses have completed the program.
LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington recently hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Benedict’s in Mandeville, honoring their devoted volunteers. Along with presenting the volunteers with pins for service hours served, each volunteer received a gift from LRMC.
OSTEOARTHRITIS EDUCATION: Dr. Simon Finger will discuss treatment options for osteoarthritis during a Lunch & Learn event at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd., Slidell. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.
BREATHE EASIER: The Better Breathers program to provide support and information for people with lung disease will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Paul D. Cordes Outpatient Pavilion, 16300 Highway 1085, Covington. For information, call (985) 898-3785.
KIDS KITCHEN: Gara Foil-Cote will share an healthy and easy recipe that children ages 3-7 will enjoy and can help prepare at 10 a.m. Monday, June 2, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. The cost per class is $10 for member and $15 for nonmembers, and registration is required. For information, contact email@example.com or (985) 898-4435.
LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER: Women undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for cancer can get free make-up kits, step-by-step demonstrations, free lunch and great support from this program, which will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 2, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. To register, call (985) 280-8585.
PEDIATRIC CPR: Learn to deal with choking and breathing emergencies among children with the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center’s Pediatric CPR class from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, June 2, at 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. Register no later than one week prior to class. The cost is $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers. To register or for information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (985) 898-4435.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: A breast cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 S. Tyler St., Covington. This free support group is open to anyone receiving treatment or who has completed treatment for breast cancer. For more information, contact email@example.com or (985) 276-6832.
FAMILY WORKOUT: Kristen Zornman will lead a morning workout for parents and their 3- to 5-year-old children at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in June at the St. Tammany Parish Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. Each class costs $5 per family for members and $10 for others. To register or for information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (985) 898-4435.
ME & MY TOT TIME: Parents will discuss child development issues and parenting tips, while their children enjoy playtime with other little ones on Wednesday mornings in June on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The hour beginning at 9 a.m. is for toddlers who have just begun walking to 24 months, the hour beginning at 10 a.m. is for ages 24-36 months, and the hour beginning at 11 a.m. is for ages 37 months to preschool. For information, call (985) 280-8529.
FREE YOGA IN SLIDELL: A yoga class is offered for cancer patients and caregivers every Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. There is no charge for the classes, but registration and medical release are required. For more information, call (985) 280-6600.
BREASTFEEDING CLINIC: Lactation consultants will offer support and encouragement at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Florida Avenue conference room at Slidell Memorial Hospital, 1025 Florida Ave., Slidell. The fee is $25 if not preregistered at SMH. To register, call (985) 280-8585 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP: A breastfeeding support group will meet at noon Thursday, June 5, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. A certified lactation consultant will be available to answer questions about breastfeeding your child. Expectant moms are encouraged to attend. Free. For information, contact email@example.com or (985) 898-4435.
BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Hospice of St. Tammany Parish Hospital will hold a bereavement/grief support group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Hospice office, 725 W. 11th Ave., Covington. The meeting is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. For information, call (985) 871-5976.
HEARTSAVER CPR, AED AND FIRST AID: Teachers, child-care providers and others who need a certification card may benefit from this course, which teaches the basics of adult and pediatric CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator, and first aid for choking for all age groups, from infant to adult. The course will be taught from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd. The fee is $40.