Health
Thursday, October 27, 2016
 
1Breastfeeding Support Group On Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold The Moms Circle, a free breastfeeding support group, in the Nursing Conference Room. The Moms Circle is a safe place for moms to come for support, advice and friendship from both experienced nursing moms and new moms. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Jacalyn Bradley, Nanticokes lactation consultant, at 629-6611, ext. 2234.

Flu shot clinics The Delaware Division of Public Health will hold seasonal flu shot clinics which are intended for those ages nine and older who have no healthcare provider or whose insurance does not cover flu vaccinations. If you have Medicaid or Medicare, your insurance will be billed accordingly; please bring your insurance card at the time of your visit. Donations will be accepted for all others that do not have Medicare or Medicaid. Walk-in clinics will be held on the following dates: Wednesday, Nov. 2 - Greenwood Fire Hall - 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 - Selbyville Public Library - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 - Frankford Public Library - 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 - Iglesia Betel UMC - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 - Blades Fire Hall - 4-6:30 p.m.

Grim named PCU director Shawn Grim, RN, has been named director of the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. In this position, Grim will oversee the daily operations of PCU to ensure that quality care is proved to each patient in a manner consistent with Nanticokes mission and values. Grim began his career at Nanticoke in February 2009 as a secretary technician in ICU. In December of 2010, he obtained his LPN and began working on PCU. He earned his associate degree in nursing in February 2011 and returned to work in ICU. In October 2014, Grim was selected as the manager for PCU. Grim is a member of numerous committees within the organization. He was a significant contributor to the initiation of Clarvia scheduling at the hospital and remains committed to the project. Although the project requires much of his time, he continues to manage his unit well: PCU was recently recognized for excellent patient satisfaction scores under his leadership. Grim holds a bachelors degree in psychology and will receive his bachelor of science in nursing

Diabetes education program Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a four-session diabetes education program, The Diabetes Connection, on Nov. 2, 9, 16, and 30 from 5-7 p.m. The cost of the program may be reimbursable by insurance. The four-session program features weekly education sessions in a group setting. One family member or significant other is welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required prior to attending classes. To register and to obtain additional information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospitals Diabetes Education Department at 629-6611, ext. 2446.

Memory Care Program Open House Easter Seals will host an Open House for their Memory Care Program at their Georgetown location, 22317 Dupont Blvd., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The public is invited to come in, enjoy refreshments and learn how they can benefit from the Memory Care Program. Partially funded by the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, the Memory Care Program is for adults in the early or mid-stages of Alzheimers or other dementia related conditions. The program provides a safe environment for program participants under the supervision of a staff nurse and program administrator, while providing a daily respite to their caregiver. For more information, contact Greg Artis at 302-253-1111 or gartis@esdel.org.

Annual Tributes awards dinner Nanticoke Health Services will hold its 12th Annual Tributes for Healthcare Leadership awards dinner on Friday, Nov. 11 from 6-9 p.m., at Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. This years celebration will honor Nanticoke Memorial Hospitals 65th year of service to the community. Nanticoke Memorial was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1951, in honor of those who served our country in World War II. The Charles C. Allen, Jr. in Philanthropy Award will be presented to Kent T. Peterson of Seaford. Peterson served as a member of the Nanticoke Health Services Board of Directors and four years as chair. He has dedicated his life to the Seaford community through his philanthropic support and commitment to numerous service organizations. Most recently, Peterson and his wife served as campaign chairs for a $5 million dollar expansion project for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Thomas R. Mullen, DMD, of Seaford, will be inducted into The Physician Hall of Fame. For more information and reservations, call 536-5390 or email FioriC@nanticoke.org.

Classes for weight loss patients Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery hosts monthly nutrition classes to provide education to its weight loss patients. The New Patient Nutrition Class is held the first Wednesday of each month and is designed for new surgical (bariatric) weight loss patients. The class is held the third Thursday of each month and is open to both surgical and non-surgical (medical) weight loss patients. Classes in November will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 17 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Nanticokes Miller Building located at 121 S. Front St., Seaford. Classes are interactive and full of user-friendly information geared toward preparing patients for success during their weight loss journey. Bariatric patients are required to attend at least one nutrition class prior to their scheduled surgery. Patients and their spouses, family members or friends are welcome to attend. Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to get weighed in. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery at 536-5395. For more information about weight loss services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org.