Education & Community Outreach 2017-09-27T14:47:29+00:00

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Programs available:

  • Heart Power Program: Outreach to 3rd grade classes in Ottumwa Schools 4 times per year.  For more information contact Tomi Shull at 641-684-2664
    • Session 1: Heart – this session will include us bringing a pig’s heart to school for the kids to look at and feel and anatomy of the heart discussed.
    • Session 2: Tobacco – this session we cover why it is important not to smoke or use other tobacco products.
    • Session 3: Exercise – this session we will discuss the importance of exercise and how it affects the heart.
    • Session 4: Nutrition – this session will cover the serving sizes and food groups and how to read labels.
  • Brain Injury Support Group: The Brain Injury Support group meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00 am in the Ottumwa Regional Health Center Cafeteria. For more information contact Tomi Shull at 641-684-2664
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP): Physicians refer women for mammograms and do not have insurance, or insurance that does not pay and are low income. For more information contact Tomi Shull at 641-684-2664
  • Prenatal Classes: These classes include information on pregnancy, breathing and relaxation techniques for labor and delivery, as well as information regarding the hospital stay, recovery time and care of an infant.  There are four 2.5 hour sessions that are offered on the first four Sundays or Mondays of every other month in Conference Rooms A-C at ORHC.  The Classes are held from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. on Sundays and 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Mondays (Classes are held in February, April, June, August, October and December).  You must register for this class. For more information call the Women and Family Center at 641-684-2641
  • Breastfeeding Classes: This class includes information to assist women in having a positive breastfeeding experience. Topics include: how the breast functions, correct positioning techniques, what to expect in the early days and breastfeeding women returning to work.  A 2.5 hour class is offered in the afternoon of the second Saturday of most months on the 4th floor in the Women and Family Center.  You must register for this class.  For more information call the Women and Family Center at 641-684-2641.
  • Cancer Support Group is a meeting sponsored by the McCreery Cancer Center.  The support group meets monthly and is an opportunity for patients and family members to meet and discuss ways to cope with the challenges and uncertainties that cancer brings.  It is designed to meet the individual needs of people at all stages of cancer treatment, from diagnosis through follow-up care. People who have been diagnosed with cancer sometimes find they need assistance coping with the emotional, as well as practical aspects of their disease.  This group meets the second Wednesday of every month from 6 – 7 p.m. in the McCreery Cancer Center Conference Rooms.  Patients with all types of cancer are welcome, along with family members or caregivers.
  • Look Good, Feel Better: An American Cancer Society sponsored event that is held monthly in the McCreery Cancer Center Conference room at varying times.  Please call 641-684-2480 to find out exact dates and times.  Volunteer cosmetologists will help teach beauty techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance of related side effects of cancer treatment.