Community Health Education

Community education efforts are designed to meet the health needs of the community. Our programs are often collaborative efforts with other healthcare providers, community organizations or volunteer organizations.

We offer the following classes:

• Childbirth Education
• Breastfeeding Education Call (320) 693-4590 to register.
• CPR and First Aid classes in partnership with Litchfield Community Education Call (320) 693-2354 to register. 

A Bone Builders exercise class, Weight Watchers and TOPS groups meet on a regular basis In our Conference Center. A class and event calendar is posted here.

Other community programs and events are offered on an as-needed basis:

• Health Screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose)
• General Health and Safety Classes
• Worksite Wellness
• Healthy Communities Team Displays or Programs
• Hospital Tours
• Health Fairs
• Schoolsite Health Education Programs
• Health Information Displays
• Volunteer Programs and Services
• Community Speakers and Programs on Pertinent Health Topics

For information about classes and community programs, please call (320) 693-4573 .

Patient and Family Education

Our goal is to help patients learn about their health condition, speed their recovery period and learn new ways to practice healthier lifestyles. Nutrition consultation is available to inpatients and outpatients with diet prescriptions. Pre-op education is also offered to surgery patients to help them prepare for surgery.

To make an individualized appointment, call:

Nutrition Consultation: (320) 693-4558
Pre-op Surgery Classes: (320) 693-4575

Additional education and support groups are offered to encourage ongoing understanding. Support programs are offered at the hospital for patients and families in the following areas:

• Focus on Healthy Living Community Programs
• Chronic Disease Self Management Classes
• Tobacco Cessation Class or Health Coaching

For class and community schedules, call (320) 693-4573 or visit the hospital website for more information and click on the Class & Event Calendar.

Meeker Memorial Hospital also participates in a three-county Meeker, McLeod and Sibley Healthy Communities collaborative to assess community needs and participate as a partner in planning and implementation of programs designed to meet the needs of the community. For more information about the efforts for Healthy Communities go to the website at: www.mmshealthycommunities.org.

 

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