GRASSROOTS CHAMPION AWARD: The American Hospital Association has named Slidell Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Bill Davis as the Louisiana recipient of the 2014 Grassroots Champions Award. He received the award at the AHA membership meeting in Washington, D.C., in May.

The AHA created the Grassroots Champion Award to recognize those hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community, who have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital, and who are tireless advocates for hospitals and their patients. Davis was nominated by the Louisiana Hospital Association.

BABY & ME: Parents of babies who are not yet walking will share issues and insights about parenting at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 17 and 24, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Registration is not required. For more information, call (985) 280-8529.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: A Caring for the Caregiver support group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Paul D. Cordes Outpatient Pavilion, 16300 Highway 1085, Covington. For more information, call (985) 898-4406.

CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS: Free child safety seat inspections will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. Call (985) 898-4435 to schedule an appointment.

YOUNG ARTISTS: Ruth Ostarly will lead children ages 5-10 on a three-week journey of art at 10:30 a.m. Fridays, July 11, 18, and 25, at the St. Tammny Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. The series of classes costs $15 per child for members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required. For information, contact ksupan@stph.org or (985) 898-4435.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Caregivers in a wide variety of settings may benefit from a basic life support course being given from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, including use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. For registration information, call (985) 867-3967.

BREASTFEEDING CLINIC: Lactation consultants will offer support and encouragement at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 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.

LAMAZE IN SLIDELL: A two-session course on Lamaze techniques for coping with pain during labor will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, July 12 and 19, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The fee is $90 per couple, or $50 for those preregistered at SMH. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.

BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT: The Northshore Blood Cancer Support Group for individuals with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome, and their caregivers, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, in the Abita Conference Room at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1202 S. Tyler St., Covington. For information, call (985) 898-4406.

BREASTFEEDING INSTRUCTION: The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center will hold an art of breastfeeding class from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, at 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. Free. For information, call (985) 898-4083.

BABYSITTING TRAINING: The two-day Safe Sitter babysitting course for children ages 11 and older will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 14 and 15, on the second floor of the Wellness Pavilion at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The $75 fee includes a manual and a completion card. To request a registration packet, call (985) 280-8529.

CROHN’S DISEASE SUPPORT: A support group for people with Crohn’s disease will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the Mandeville Room at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 S. Tyler St., Covington. For more information, contact Sean Michael at (504) 512-1760.

GIRL TALK: Pre-teen and teen girls will learn about the physical, social and emotional changes of puberty during the Girl Talk session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Teens must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $10 per family. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.

SLIDELL AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP:Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. For more information, call Anne Galiano at (985) 718-0432 or send email to agaliano@soarwithautism.org.

TOTAL JOINT CLASS: A physical therapist, surgical nurse, case manager, and orthopedic nurse will discuss preoperative and postoperative care for patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. To reserve a spot, phone Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.

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, July 16 and 23, 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.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: A grief recovery support group will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 280-6612.

HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER MEETING: The volunteer auxiliary of Lakeview Regional Medical Center will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 17, in the Pelican Room of the hospital, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington.

LAMAZE CHILDBIRTH CLASS: Relaxation and breathing techniques for natural childbirth, signs and symptoms of labor, and post-partum care will be discussed during a Lamaze childbirth class to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, in the Pelican Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Participants should bring a pillow and blanket. To reserve a spot, phone Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.

BIG BROTHER, BIG SISTER: Children ages 3-10 will learn safe ways to interact and care for their family’s new baby during the “Big Brother, Big Sister” program from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, in the first-floor conference room of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Founders Building, 1150 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Parents will also receive tips on preparing their children for their new family addition. There is a $10 fee per family. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR: Hands-on training in performing life-saving CPR and relieving choking will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple or family. This is not a CPR certification class. To register, call (985) 280-8585 or visit SlidellMemorial.org.

BABYSITTING TRAINING: The two-day Safe Sitter program will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 23 and 24, in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Topics include CPR, choking rescue, injury management, safety for the sitter, babysitting as a business and child care basics To reserve a spot, phone Nurses on Call at (985) 867-3900.

BABY LOVE CLASS EXPRESS: This class for expectant couples has three parts, dealing with early pregnancy, labor, and early infant care. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The cost is $50 if not preregistered at SMH. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit slidellmemorial.org.

SOULPOTPOURRI: A day of wellness classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at the Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation, 71667 Leveson St., Abita Springs.

Class descriptions will be available as plans develop. The fee is $20 for two classes or $40 for four classes.

To register contact Claudia at volunteer@womenscenterforhealing.org or (985) 377-4157. For additional information visit www.womenscenterforhealing.org.