For decades, hospitals were simply places to visit when sick or in need of emergency care. However, today hospitals are educators and employers, consumers and caretakers, activists and advocates; leaders in assuring the health and well-being of the community. Portneuf Medical Center is a place for ongoing health, focusing on preventing disease rather than just treating it. In additional to high quality medical care, we continue to focus on developing valuable and insightful programs for all the members o our community.
In 2015, we invite and encourage you to come to one of our numerous physician lead seminars, exceptional support groups, special events, educational programs, and, if needed, our support groups. Most of these programs are offered to the community free of charge.
We are in the process of scheduling our physician seminars for 2015. To get an idea of what is to come, our physician seminars in 2014 featured weight loss; chronic heel pain and bunions; hearing loss, chronic sinusitis and dizziness; joint injury, pain and replacement; cosmetic dermatology and protecting your skin; is it your thyroid; advances in urology as well as hand and wrist pain.
Exceptional Support Groups
Red Hot Mamas, the nation’s largest menopausal management education program, is hosted by physicians to help broaden a woman’s knowledge about her own health. Over a hundred women attend the monthly seminars. In fact, Portneuf has one of the most successful groups in the nation. There will be 10 seminars in 2015; most will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Please check our website for specific dates.
Brake for Breakfast is a fun, free, drive-through event that includes breakfast, information concerning breast cancer and goodies. This year’s event will begin at 7am on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
The Teddy Bear Clinic –Parents and children, age 2 to 12, are invited to attend the annual teddy bear clinic. If your child’s stuffed animal can handle a visit to the hospital to get stitches or a bandage, then, if or when, your child needs to visit the hospital for an injury or illness, they will be less frightened. This year, the clinic will be held on March 14, 2015 from 10am to 2pm at PMC, 777 Hospital Way.
- Fitness and Weight Management
- CPR/ First Aid
- Safe Sitter Classes
Cancer – Portneuf Cancer Center provides support groups for anyone who has had their life affected by cancer, for those dealing with breast cancer and for those dealing with a long term cancer battle. For more information on Portneuf Cancer Center Support Groups call 208-239-1754.
Heart – Mended Hearts Support Group offers hope to heart patients, their families and caregivers. For more information call 208-239-3603.
Weight Loss – Weight Loss Surgery Support Group offers support and education to those who have undergone weight loss surgery. For more information call 208-239-2620.
Portneuf plans to continue to invest in your health by providing educational programs and sharing expertise to ensure a higher level of health and wellness in our community. With our ongoing support groups and educational opportunities throughout the year, we continue to encourage you to Be Well.