SUPPORT GROUPS

Cancer Support Group
Upland Hills Health will host a once a month cancer support group facilitated by Gilda’s Club Madison. On the second Monday of every month at 6 pm, a representative from the well-known Gilda’s Club will be available at the Dodgeville hospital to provide support and information to people who are facing the challenges of cancer.
[Facilitated by Kirsten Norslein, Gildas Club Madison, 608.828.8880]

Grief Support Group
Growing Through Grief:  A Journey of Hope and Healing.  The new grief support group at Upland Hills Health will meet on Monday evenings  from 5:30 -6:30 p.m. for a six-week period between April 13 and May 18, 2015.  This educational series is open to anyone who has lost someone in their life.  Come join us as we support each other through our journey.  The group will be facilitated by Beth Rink, with a new grief-related topic at each weekly session.  The sessions will be held in the Center Cafe Conference Room.  Contact Beth Rink at 930-7210 if you have questions. 

Heart Building 101
This is supportive group for anyone with heart problems and their families. If you need help starting or maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle, this is the group for you. NEW MEETING TIME: Meets second Wednesday of every month at 10 AM in the Cardiac Rehab department. Call 930-7160 to register.
[Facilitated by Becky Tank, Cardiac Rehabilitation]

Weight Watchers
Upland Hills Health Education Room, every Tuesday, 4 pm and again at 5:30 pm; 17-week series $186.  Pro-rated per week.
(Please attend to sign up.)

Local Community Support Groups
Upland Hills Health makes every effort to stay informed of support groups in our area.  Below is a list of known support groups.  Please feel free to call Community Relations at 930-7112 if you know of a group to add to this list.

Babies Gone Too Soon: Losing a child during pregnancy or in the first year of life is a very difficult time for parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, and family. BGTS aims to help families find hope, strength, and support. All funds raised by BGTS will help fund future outreach, memorial boxes for local hospitals, health care training, and a local support group. Contact information: Email: babiesgonetoosoon@gmail.com; Phone: (608) 341-6970; Mail: Babies Gone Too Soon, Inc., PO Box 115, Montfort, WI 53569; Connect with BGTS on facebook.

Caregiver's Group: For those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or Dementia.  Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 10:30 am to noon, Room 1001 in the Health and Human Services Building at 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville.  For more information, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin, Iowa County, at 930-9844.

Compassionate Friends Support Group: If you are a member (or a friend) of a family that has suffered the death of a child, The Compassionate Friends is here to help you and provide support for the family. This support group is a place where the whole family can gather with others who understand because they are walking the same path.  Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 1105 N. Bequette St., Dodgeville.  For more information, call 935-5278.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Blood Drives at Upland Hills Health American Red Cross Blood Drives are held at Upland Hills Health every 2 months. The drive is open for appointments or walk ins from 9 am to 2 pm. For the next Blood Drive date, call 608-930-7165[Coordinated by Amber Black, HR]

Crop for a Cause Spring 2015  (print registration form)
This event is a scrapbooking event to help raise funds for the Upland Hills Health Dialysis Center held each Spring and Fall. It is a great day of fun and idea sharing for people who love the craft. Held at the Dodgeville Middle School, 951 West Chapel St., Dodgeville 
Friday, March 6 — 6:30 to 10:00 pm
• A light snack and beverages wil be provided (no meal) •
Saturday, March 7 — 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
• Lunch, light snack and beverages provided •
EARLY BIRD: Friday and Saturday — $35; Saturday Only — $30; registration must be postmarked before Feb. 20, 2015
Regular Registration: Friday and Saturday — $50; Saturday Only — $40
Pick up a registration form at Upland Hills Health Community Relations Dept. or visit uplandhillshealth.org and print one from our website
Questions? Call 608.930.7112.
[Coordinated by Amber Black, HR]

Grocery Store Tour - 2014
Join Upland Hills Health Registered dietitians as they tour your local grocery store.  Learn how to shop to optimize nutrition and your budget!  The tour is free, but please sign up so that we know how many participants to expect. Email Laura Isaacson at isaacsonl@uplandhillshealth.org or call 930-8000 and ask for ext. 3750 
[Coordinated by Laura Isaacson, Nutrition and Dietetics]

Wellness Wednesday – A Weekly Chat with Katie
Every Wednesday in February and March
Noon – Arcadia Books In Spring Green
Join Katie for a weekly wellness chat at Arcadia Books in Spring Green. Katie Puls is a nurse practitioner at Upland Hills Health Clinic in Spring Green.  Enjoy a free cup of soup and talk to Katie about a new topic each week. There will be plenty of time for questions!  This is a great opportunity to get to know our newest provider at the clinic, and gain some valuable health information.

 

Other Community Events
Area chambers of commerce, service groups and churches host numerous festivals, fundraisers and other special events throughout the year. Upland Hills Health encourages your participation! Visit the following websites to learn more about local, community activities:

CLASSES, SEMINARS and WORKSHOPS

THERAPY & WELLNESS/FITNESS CLASSES
Click here to see a current listing.
[Coordinated by Therapy & Wellness]

COMMUNITY LINKS PROGRAM SERIES 
[Coordinated by Marketing & Community Relations] These sessions provide education on a variety of topics based on the needs and interests of people living in the Upland Hills Health service area. The goal of the program is to improve wellness in our community. These presentations are FREE, but please call 930-7112 to register, because space is limited.

  • Econimic Update Presentation.  Thursday, March 5,  5-6 pm
    Get timely updates about changes in the economy and markets, and find out what they mean to your financial strategy.  Get straight talk to help you answer questions like:  “Could my investments be doing better?”  “Is it time to change my financial strategy?”  Hosted by Cathy Bramlett, FIC, RICP, Thrivent Financial.  RSVP to Jan Helwig at 935-9317 by February 27 to reserve your spot.  Refreshments will be served. 
  • Mount Horeb Wellness Night
    Wednesday, March 18 - 6-9 p.m. at the Mount Horeb High School Auditorium. 305 S. 8th Street.                                             Join us for this informative eye opening program that may change the way you think about nutrition.  After viewing clips from the documentaries Fed Up and Weight of the Nation, you will participate in a discussion let by a panel of experts.  Enjoy a free meal planned by the Mount Horeb School District registered dietitian.  This event is appropriate for the whole family with fun activities planned for the younger kids during the discussion portion.  This presentation is free, but registration is needed.  The first 100 participants to register will receive a free copy of "Super Snacks for Super Kids" cookbook.  To register call Community Relations at 930-7112.  Click on the link below for more information and to print the flyer. (Mt. Horeb Wellness Night Flyer).
  • Be In Control.  Be Alcohol Smart. CANCELLED DUE TO FRIGID TEMPERATURES - TO BE RESCHEDULED
    Wed. January 7,  6:30-8:30 pm

    Be Alcohol Smart. Gain the tools and strategies needed to navigate safely through social traditions and events that often include alcohol. ‘Alcohol Smart’ drinking safely and responsibly will be presented by Tellurian of Madison. The program is FREE.    Learn more. Go to alcoholsmart.org and come to ‘Alcohol Smart’ at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, Wednesday, January 7 at 6:30 pm. For information call 930-7112.
  • Living the Dream – The great gift of organ donation.
    Sunday, Jan. 18 – 1 pm
    Organ donation. It’s an incredible gift.  On Sunday, January 18, three people will share the inspirational stories of how organ donation has touched their life. They travel the state to raise awareness of the gift of organ donation and to show that you can move forward in life no matter what challenges you face. Please join us at Upland Hills Health,  Sunday January 18 at 1 pm for Living the Dream – The great gift of organ donation. 
     
  • Family and Friends CPR.  Wednesday, Feb. 11 – 5-6 pm
    Learn CPR!  The life you save could be someone you love.  According to the American Heart Association, 4 out of 5 cardiac arrests occur at home...and a bystander providing effective CPR immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest may double the victim's chance of survival.  Bring your family and frinds to this very valuable hands-on program.  The program is free, but space is limited. Please join us at Upland Hills Health, Wednesday, February 11 from 5-6 p.m.  To register of for more information call 930-7147.
     
  • Wellness Wednesdays – A Weekly Chat with Katie
    Every Wednesday in February and March
    Noon – Arcadia Books In Spring Green

    Join Katie for a weekly wellness chat at Arcadia Books in Spring Green. Katie Puls is a nurse practitioner at Upland Hills Health Clinic in Spring Green.  Enjoy a free cup of soup and talk to Katie about a new topic each week. There will be plenty of time for questions!  This is a great opportunity to get to know our newest provider at the clinic, and gain some valuable health information.

     

CPR, FIRST AID, AND BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) CLASSES
[Coordinated by Michelle Helin, Staff Education]
American Heart Association classes are offered at regular intervals at Upland Hills Health and are open to the public. Skills check sessions for online courses are available; call for schedule or more information. See course descriptions below for more details.
*Corporate rates available for groups of 3 or more. Space for classes is limited. Please call 930-7165 for information.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classes
    • Renewal - February 26, 2015  6 pm - 10 pm
  • Heartsaver® Classes* (Click to print Registration Form)
    • First Aid  - January 14, 2015 8 am - 11 am
    • CPR AED - January 14, 2015 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • CPR AED - February 12, 2015  6 pm - 9:30 pm

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Courses
    The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.
  • Family & Friends® CPR (flyer pdf)
    This AHA course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages and relief of choking. For family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.
  • Heartsaver® CPR AED
    This AHA course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. For employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency and must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.
  • Heartsaver® First Aid with CPR & AED
    This AHA course is designed to teach the skills of adult first aid, CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. For employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency and must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
    This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. For healthcare providers who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    This course is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other
    cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

DIABETES SELF-EDUCATION* GROUP CLASSES
[Coordinated by Jaimee Jordan, Nutrition and Dietetics]
The Upland Hills Health Diabetes Education Program has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education*. These group classes are open to anyone recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes, who has not had formal diabetes management education. Topics covered include: Blood Glucose Monitoring, Blood Glucose Pattern Management, Carbohydrate Counting, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Medications, Diet, Exercise, Foot Care, Heart Health, Stress Management and much more…

You will also receive a personalized food plan from a registered dietitian. The classes are taught by a registered dietitian and are accredited by the American Diabetes Association. Most insurance companies will cover diabetes self-management education. Pre-registrations is required - please call 930-7197.  (flyer/2015 classes)
 

EXPECTANT PARENT PROGRAMS
[Coordinated by Obstetrics/Birthing Unit]
Our Birthing Unit offers many support programs for new and expectant parents. For more information or to register for any of the programs listed below, call 930-7139.

Breastfeeding Support: Designed to educate and support mothers who are nursing or who plan to nurse. Free.  (flyer/2015 schedule)

Breastfeeding Supplies: Rental of electric breast pumps and other breastfeeding and expression supplies are available for purchase from the Birthing Unit. Call (608) 930-7139 for details.

Childbirth Education: Covers relaxation exercises, hospital routines, changes during pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum, breastfeeding and much more. Includes infant CPR and safety. Fee is $40 per couple. (flyer/2015 schedule)

Pre-delivery Conference: An opportunity to begin your hospital admission paperwork, assess learning needs and answer questions before your arrival for a delivery. Free.

Sibling Class: A chance for big brothers and sisters to learn more about the birth of their newest family members. Classes are held as requested. Free. (flyer/2015 schedule)

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER® Program 
[Coordinated by Patient & Family Services]
These sessions are occasionally hosted at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. This FREE program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment. Seating is limited to 8. Please register by calling American Cancer Society 1-866-460-6550. Visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org for more information.

HEALTHY LIVING WITH DIABETES
[Coordinated by Jaimee Jordan, Clinical Nutrition)
What is Healthy Living with Diabetes?  This researched and proven workshop is designed to help adults with type 2 diabtes or pre diabetes learn skills and increase their confidence in managing their diabetes.  The workshop meets for 2-1/2 hours once a week for six weeks at Upland Hills Health.  This workshop does not replace existing treatments, but rather complements the treatments a participant receives.  People who have taken the workshop show:  A sense of confidence in managing their diabetes, improvements in blood sugar levels, as well as fewer doctor and emergency room visits with fewer hospitalizations.  The program will be held on Tuesdays from January 6 through February 10, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.  Classes will be held in Conference room B (near the cafeteria).  Classes are FREE, but registration is necessary.  The program is facilitated by Stacey Terrill, from the Aging and Disability Resource Center and Jaimee Jordan from Upland Hills Health.  The workshop is co-sponsored by the Aging and Disability Resource Center.     Space is limited.
To sign up call the ADRC of Iowa County at 930-9835.


LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS
[Coordinated by Patient & Family Services]
Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition? Put Life back into your life by attending the Living Well Workshop.  The Aging and Disability Resource Center and Upland Hills Health are partnering to bring to you a free 6-week workshop,  April 7 through May 12, Tuesdays, 1- 3:30 pm. You’ll find practical ways to feel better, and be in control of your health. Facilitators are Laura Isaacson and Kim Emerson. Laura is the Nutrition Team Facilitator and Kim is the Patient and Family Services Director at Upland Hills Health. This program has been developed and introduced to Iowa County by the Wisconsin Institute of Health Aging.  You can learn more about the program at   http://www.uplandhillshealth.org/proxy.php?filename=files/pdf/Living%20Well%20flyer%20April%20%202015.pdf  Space is limited.
To sign up call the ADRC of Iowa County at 930-9835.

SAFE SITTER® BABYSITTING TRAINING
[Coordinated by Michelle Helin, Staff Education]
Safe Sitter®, an up-to-date and well-rounded youth development program with a medical basis, teaches young teen babysitters everything they need to know to keep themselves and the children in their care safe. The nationally-recognized, pediatrician-developed program includes child care techniques, basic first aid, rescue techniques (like infant and child CPR and choking rescue), babysitting as a business, and online and cellphone safety. Students must be at least 11 years old.

Registration Information:
The cost is $45.  Scholarships are available for those with financial need (reduces cost to $20). 
Call (608) 930-7165 for more information.  Advance registration is required, drop-ins not accepted.

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Click to print a Registration Packet.  Mail completed forms, with payment payable to Upland Hills Health, to:   Upland Hills Health, Attn:  Human Resources, 800 Compassion Way, Dodgeville, WI  53533.

SMOKING CESSATION
If you are ready to quit smoking, there are many resources available. The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line offers free support to those kicking the habit. Please contact the Quit Line at 1-800-QUITNOW for information and support. Other smoking cessation information is available at: