Huron Regional Medical Center

Fall 2017

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HURON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 172 4TH STREET SE HURON, SD 57350 This publication in no way seeks to serve as a substitute for professional medical care. Consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. Huron Regional Medical Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. For more information, see link on our home page at ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-800-529-0115. (TTY: 1-800-642-6410). ACHTUNG: Wenn Sie Deutsch sprechen, stehen Ihnen kostenlos sprachliche Hilfsdienstleistungen zur Verfügung. Rufnummer: 1-800-529-0115. (TTY: 1-800-642-6410). For the most up-to-date listings check out HRMC's online calendar at us/calendar. MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS/MEETINGS Alzheimer's & Aging Support Group SunQuest Village, group meets the second Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. (605) 352-8471 Heart Smart Cardiac – Better Breathers Pulmonary Support Group HRMC Legacy Plaza Auditorium, meets the third Wednesday of every month at noon. (605) 353-6531 Hospice Volunteer Meeting HRMC Legacy Plaza Classroom 108, meets the last Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. (605) 353-6520 Overeaters Anonymous HRMC Legacy Plaza Classroom 107, meets Mondays at 5:30 p.m. (605) 352-5958 HRMC Prenatal Education Classes Legacy Plaza Auditorium, meets on Tuesdays of every other month at 7:30 p.m. Next sessions are January 2, 9, 15 and 23. (605) 353-6251 Parkinson's Support Group HRMC Legacy Plaza Auditorium, meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. (605) 352-8471 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Support Group HRMC Dakota Room, meets the third Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. (605) 353-6531 Papa Luigi Presidential Gala March 3, 2018, see details on page 7. Calendar information was correct at time of printing and is subject to change. Persons or groups interested in having a health-related event listed on this calendar should call (605) 353-6573 or email HRMC Calendar of Upcoming Events huron regional medical center's hospice team is devoted to helping families enjoy their time together. LEARNING THAT YOU or a loved one has a life-limiting condition can throw your world into chaos, calling to mind an endless and overwhelming array of medical, legal and spiritual questions. If you are facing the challenging journey ahead alone, your stress may make medical matters worse and rob you and your family of quality of life. "Many people associate hospice with the end of life, but our focus is on enhancing quality of life," says Karen Decker, RN, MA, hospice bereavement and volunteer coordinator and nurse with Huron Regional Medical Center. "Our goal is to make each individual and family as comfortable as possible so they can concentrate on making every moment count." A Full Spectrum of Care Medical director William Miner, MD, leads hospice care at HRMC. The multidisciplinary group works with your primary care practitioners and specialists. The group includes nurses, home health aides, a social worker, a chaplain, a bereavement coordinator and volunteers to help guide your family through your journey. Your healthcare provider will refer you or your family member to begin receiving hospice care after a life-limiting diagnosis or when you've decided to stop receiving treatment. Hospice services are available in the patient's home, a hospital, an assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility. "I encourage families to talk to their doctors about hospice as early as possible so that they may become familiar with our staff and we can start managing symptoms and pain as quickly as possible," Decker says. "We want families to be able to relax and do things together." The community-based hospice team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to quickly respond to your needs. ■ For more information about hospice care at HRMC, call (605) 353-6520 or visit Making the Most of Precious Time

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