Education and Support Services
Visit our events calendar to see specific dates and times for the following support groups, educational classes, seminars and special events.
Cancer Support Group
On the second Monday of every month at 2 pm, a representative from the well-known Gilda’s Club Madison 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
Heart Building 101
If you need help starting or maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle, this is the group for you. NEW MEETING TIME: Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 10 am in the Cardiac Rehab department. Call (608) 930-7160 to register.
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:
Meets in the Upland Hills Health NRC Activity Room, every Tuesday at 5:30 pm; The leader is Sue Phillips; The UHH Contact is Toni Rochon. The Weight Watchers program is not managed by UHH, so please attend a meeting and speak with Sue Phillips, if you have questions regarding the program.
Community Support Groups:
Upland Hills Health makes every effort to stay informed of support groups in our area. Please feel free to call Community Relations at (608) 930-7112 if you would like to suggest 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: email@example.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
If you are a family member or friend who is taking care of an older adult or other loved one, it is important to also take care of yourself. The Caregiver Support Group provides a forum to seek out information and gain support from others who are in a similar situation. Join us for light refreshments and friendly dialogue on the thirdTuesday of each month from 10:30 am - noon in a private room Dodgeville Public Library (139 S. Iowal St., Dodgeville). For more information, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin, Iowa County at (608) 930-9835 or toll free at 1-877-794-2372.
- 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. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 1105 N. Bequette St., Dodgeville. For more information, call (608) 935-5278.
- Family & Friends® CPR
This course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.
- Heartsaver® CPR AED
This is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
- Heartsaver® First Aid
This is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. The course is offered in both traditional instructor-led classroom format, or a blended learning approach with online training and in-person skills practice and testing. This course is for healthcare or medical workers who need a course completion card for BLS or professional rescuer CPR to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). 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
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. Participants 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 (608) 930-7197.
Expectant Parent Programs: 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 (608) 930-7139.
- Breastfeeding Support:
Designed to educate and support mothers who are nursing or who plan to nurse. Free.
- 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.
- 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.
Fitness Classes Click here to see a current listing.
Health Living with Diabetes
NOTE: This class has been CANCELED for the June 2 through July 7 session due to low registrations. Description:This FREE 6-part workshop is for adults with Type II diabetes or pre-diabetes. This workshop will empower you to manage your diabetes better. You’ll learn how to improve your blood sugar levels and decrease health distress. The workshop meets once a week at the County Health Building, 303 W. Chapel St. Facilitated by Stacey Terrill of the Aging & Disability Resource Center and Jaimee Jordan from Upland Hills Health. Call (608) 930-9835 to sign up.
Safe Sitter® Babysitting Training
Safe Sitter® is a youth development program with a medical basis that 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.
ServSafe Food Seminar
The ServSafe program has become the industry standard in food-safety training and is accepted in almost all United States jurisdictions that require employee certification. The ServSafe program provides accurate, up-to-date information for all levels of employees on all aspects of handling food, from receiving and storing to preparing and serving. Attendees wishing to become certified must purchase the ServSafe course book with an exam form. Registration is required. Call (608) 793-9278 for more details.
Sports Performance Clinic
This intensive athletic training and performance enhancement course is designed for student athletes who are at least 12 years old. It focuses on balance training, agility and quickness, core sterength and injury prevention. Small class size promotes individual attention and personalized development strategies. Taught by fitness experts and athletic trainers. For more information call 930-7147.
Blood Drives at Upland Hills Health American Red Cross blood drives are held at Upland Hills Health every two months. The drive is open for appointments or walk ins from 9 am - 2 pm. To check on blood drive dates, call (608) 930-7165.
Healthy Hoe-Downs at Folklore Village, Sponsored by Upland Hills Health
Upland Hills Health has ‘jumped into the dance’ sponsoring these events! Healthy Hoe-Downs are fun-filled evenings of traditional American dances, including old-time squares and Midwestern big circles. No experience or special costume is required. Connect the thread between healthy eating and a social, community-building form of exercise! Come on…it’s time to Do-Si-Do!
Look Good, Feel Better
A FREE American Cancer Society program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Click here for more information or call 1-800-227-2345.
Upland Hills Health Fun Run/Walk
Upland Hills Health hosts a fun run/walk celebrating health care and raises funds for a community cause. .