The Community Outreach program began at Macon County General Hospital in April 2002. Stacey Brawner, Community Outreach Director, schedules classes and offers education seminars out in the community.
The following is a list of educational classes offered from Macon County General Hospital to help educate our community on different health topics:
Diabetes Education Program – Is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education. They offer diabetes self-management education classes on the third Friday of each month. Most insurance will cover this class. Please check with your insurance company to see if they cover this education class. You will also need a physician/provider referral. Macon County General Hospital Diabetes Education program has Pamela Deck, RN, BSN as the Nurse Diabetes Educator and Janet Skelton as the Registered Dietitian. This outstanding staff is here to meet your community health needs.
Diabetes Educational Support Group – Meets on the fourth Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Macon County General Hospital conference room. There is no cost for this class and any diabetic patient is more than welcome to attend. For more info. contact Janet Skelton at 615-666-2147.
Grief Support Group meets in 6 week sessions. If you are interested in a grief support group give us a call.
CPR Classes – We offer a CPR /First Aid class and BLS Classes. If you are interested in any of these classes please contact us.
Weight Watchers Classes – The center offers a 12 week Weight Watchers class to help with the importance of daily exercise and motivate individuals to lose weight with health alternatives. The group meets every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group-Meets every third Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Macon County General Hospital conference room.
Blood Pressure Clinic located at the Macon County Senior Citizens Center on 3rd and 4th Mondays at 10am.
If you have a community health need or need a speaker for any of the group meetings, call 666-2147, ext. 338.