SRHS events, happenings


Includes Tai Chi for cancer survivors

SPARTANBURG — Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s events in November. Join us for Shine a Light for Lung Cancer Prayer Vigil, Pediatric Intensive Care Reunion and Lung Cancer Risk Assessment Screening.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Mondays in Nov., 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

Maintaining a healthy weight after the completion of cancer treatment can be challenging, but with the proper tools and support, you can achieve your weight-loss goals. TOPS is a weight loss support group for cancer survivors. For more information on becoming a member, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

Wealth (Walking, Eating And Learning Towards Health)

Mondays in Nov., 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Thursdays in Nov., 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute

If you are a cancer survivor looking for a fun way to engage in regular physical activity, we encourage you and your caregiver to join WEALTH! WEALTH participants meet twice weekly for a 30-minute walking session, which concludes with a brief nutrition education class. For more information, visit:

SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Thursdays in Nov., 5:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Activity Room

Our registered yoga instructor teaches cancer patients and survivors to relax mind and body with gentle yoga. Beginners and those with yoga experience are welcome. Registration is not required for this free event. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.

Tai Chi for Cancer Survivors

Tuesdays in Nov., 5:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Activity Room

Cancer patients and survivors learn how to improve balance, breathing and relaxation. Registration is not required for this free event. Please call 864-560-6747 for more information.

Carolina Carb Counters

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1-2 p.m.

Medical Group of the Carolinas — Diabetes Education, Regional Outpatient Center

Interested in learning more about diabetes? Carolina Carb Counters is a free diabetes support group which meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Certified diabetes educators lead the discussion and answer questions. Everyone is welcome; no registration is necessary.

Diabetes Connections

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 5:30-7 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Heart Center Auditorium

When it comes to diabetes; we’ve made amazing strides! Learn how far Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) has come and where we’re going. Meet amazing people who’ve been managing their disease for more than 25 years and learn how they do it. Enjoy a healthy meal and cooking demonstration by SRHS’s own Chef Derrick. Registration is required for this free event. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Support Group

Thursday, Nov. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

All leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma survivors are welcome to attend. Supper is provided. To register, please call 864-560-6530.

Shine a Light for Lung Cancer Prayer Vigil

Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health

Join us as we honor those who are fighting lung cancer and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events. If you would like to submit a photo in honor of remembrance of someone, please call 864-560-1990 after registering.

Pediatric Intensive Care Reunion

Friday, Nov. 6, 4-6 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center, Cafeteria Conference Room

The Spartanburg Regional Pediatric Intensive Care is celebrating 10 years of service to the community. The past and present staff of the Pediatric Intensive Care would like to invite the families we have cared for to come celebrate with us. Register at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events to join us for this 10 year celebration.

Veterans Day Memorial Service

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2-3 p.m.

Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home

Join us as we celebrate the service of our veterans and honor and remember those who have given so much of themselves. No registration is required. Call 864-560-5635 for more information.

Look Good, Feel Better

Monday, Nov. 9, 12 p.m.

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health Conference Room

This is a free makeover program open to all women receiving chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment. The goal of the program is to help women manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Call 864-560-6747 to register.

Lung Cancer: Know the Facts!

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 12-1 p.m.

Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health Education Room

Join us as we discuss advances in lung cancer research and why you need to know more about lung cancer. Learn how to lower your risk and the steps you can take to help prevent lung cancer in yourself and those around you. Lunch will be provided at this free event. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events to register.

Connecting Your Digestive Health to How you Feel

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6-7:45 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium, Spartanburg

Connect the dots and discover the link between your digestive health to how you feel. Gastroenterologist Thomas Montagne, MD, will discuss common digestive heath issues in women, why they occur and associated risk factors. Enjoy a healthy dinner and learn from a registered dietitian the benefits of whole grains and how to prepare them to create healthy, delicious meals. Registration is required for this free event. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Events to register.

Lung Cancer Risk Assessment Screening

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Activity Room

Join us in our fight against Lung Cancer. Come out and meet our thoracic navigator and be screened to find out your risk for lung cancer. Registration is required for this free screening. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-6747.

Lap-Band® Information Session

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine Conference Room

This free class covers detailed information about LapBand® weight loss surgery. This procedure does not require stapling, cutting or intestinal rerouting, and is adjustable. The class is led by Paul Ross, MD, who has performed more than 1,600 Lap-Band® surgeries. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy Information Session

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Regional Outpatient Center fifth floor, Family Medicine conference room

This free class covers detailed information about gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery. The class is led by Drs. Paul Ross and Jason Johnson, who together have performed more than 2,000 gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgeries. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-7070 for more information.

Coping with the Holidays

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 10-11:30 a.m.

Medical Group of the Carolinas — Hospice

1530 Drayton Avenue, Spartanburg

Join Spartanburg Regional Hospice for a time of remembrance and learning techniques to cope with loss at this difficult time of year. To learn more about this free event, call 864-560-3856.

WomenHeart Support Group

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg

Led by a Mayo Clinic-trained facilitator, WomenHeart is a support group for women to express their feelings as a part of a peer group that understands the emotional toll of a heart disease diagnosis. This group meets on the third Wednesday of each month and is open to any woman with a history of heart disease. Lunch will be provided. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call

864-560-4472 for more information.

Brain Tumor Support Group

Thursday, Nov. 19, 6-7 p.m.

Gibbs Cancer Center Auditorium

The Brain Tumor Support Group provides an open environment of caring, support, information and discussion for patients who are experiencing the diagnosis of a primary or secondary brain tumor. Family members and friends are welcome to attend. No registration is required.

Nutritional Navigation: A Grocery Store Tour

Friday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.

BI-LO, Union

Join dietitian Kerri Lindberg, RD, LD, for a tour of your local grocery store. She’ll share what to look for on a food label, healthy cooking tips, recipes and general advice for navigating any grocery store. Reservations should be made in advance, as space is limited to six participants per tour. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events or call 864-560-4472 for more information.

Surviving Stroke Support Group

Monday, Nov. 16, 20, 6-7 p.m.

Thomas E. Hanna YMCA, Spartanburg

This support group is intended for stroke survivors and their families and is facilitated by two speech language pathologists. Time is spent sharing educational information about stroke and stroke recovery. The group provides an opportunity for attendees to receive emotional and practical support from other stroke survivors. Each meeting includes a 15-20 minute speaker or activity and light snacks. For more information, call 864-560-2132 or email klundis@srhs.com.

The How, When and What of Low Back Pain

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 12-1 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center Medical Office Building Community Room

Learn what causes low back pain, how to prevent it, how to treat it at home, when to see your doctor and what they can do about it. Todd S. Jarosz, MD, will share all you need to know about the causes of and treatments for low back pain, including medical and surgical options. A healthy lunch will be served at this free event, but registration is required. Register online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events.

Pelham Carb Counters

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 5-6 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

This free support group is intended for people currently living with diabetes or who are at high risk of developing the disease. Certified diabetes educators lead the discussion and answer questions. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or call 864-560-9032.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m-4 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

Diabetes affects every organ in the body, and Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education can help you learn to manage it. Participants in this program receive a free blood glucose meter and diabetes reference book. You must have a physician’s referral to participate, and insurance will be filed for the program’s cost. Visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or call 864-560-6465 for more information.

Know Your Weight Loss Options

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 5-6 p.m.

No one has time for the serious health consequences associated with obesity. Join bariatric surgeon Jason Johnson, DO, as he reviews your weight loss options. Learn about medical weight loss and the different surgical alternatives, such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and the Lap-Band. This free online class fits right into your busy schedule; simply log in from your personal device wherever you are. Register today at SpartanburgRegional.com/Events.

Better Breathers Club

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2-3 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center, Medical Office Building Community Room

Part of the American Lung Association’s Better Breather’s Club, this support group is for anyone living with a chronic lung disease and their families or caregivers. The group is led by a healthcare professional who helps attendees learn how to meet the challenges chronic lung disease brings to daily life. For more information, visit SpartanburgRegional.com/Pelham-Events or contact Betty Ann Riggins at 864-361-4102.

Each month, Spartanburg Regional Women’s Health offers a variety of prenatal education classes, covering topics from breastfeeding to birthing basics. To learn more and register, visit RegionalWomensHealth.com

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through four hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, a Level I Trauma Center, and Advicare, a licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Advicare provides Medicaid services to residents throughout the state of South Carolina. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina in 2014-15. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.

This story was submitted by the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

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Includes Tai Chi for cancer survivors

This story was submitted by the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

This story was submitted by the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

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