Our mission is "Enhancing the quality of life through Health Education".
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Prostate Cancer Screening: Thursday, May 9, 5:00 - 7:00pm at the Cancer Resource Center. Free community prostate cancer screening including PSA blood test and prostate exam by Dr. Glover Little of Rutherford Urology; pre-registration is required, please call 828-245-4596 for an appointment.
Baby and Me Club for Siblings: Saturday, May 11, 10:00 - 11:00am in the Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center (near Outpatient). Registration is required for all classes; please contact Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065 or Lucy.Calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
Look Good, Feel Better: Monday, May 13 @ 2:00pm at the Cancer Resource Center; specially-trained cosmetologists teach women techniques to cope with skin changes and hair loss as they undergo treatment for cancer; to pre-register, call 828-245-4596 or email Jamie.Ingraham@rutherfordregional.com or Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blood Connection Blood Drive: Wednesday, May 29, noon to 5:00pm; Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center (near Outpatient); goal is 50 pints; walk-ins are welcome; donors will receive a T-shirt and their choice of a coupon for the $5 Jewelry Sale or a $5 meal coupon for the Break Away Cafe; for appointments or more information, call 828-286-5338.
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
Freedom from Smoking Class: Every Monday, 4 to 5 p.m., Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail email@example.com.
Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday of every month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivin’ Cancer Support Group: Third Monday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for anyone who has heard the words “you have cancer;” for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail email@example.com.
Stroke Support Group: Third Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5509.
The Education Department is made up of several groups of talented individuals:
RR's Education department is the center of education for the hospital, Carolina Home Care, One Source Rehab, and its physician practices. Most of our programs are open to other professionals in the community. We also offer programs that are designed with the general public in mind. By partnering with MAHEC in Asheville, we are also able to provide the local physicians with the continuing education needed to stay current in their fields of practice. We are an American Heart Association Training Center, offering BLS, ACLS, PALS, HeartSaver, and AED training.
The Cancer Resource Center is located in the One Source Building in Forest City and houses a beautiful area for patients and families to get information, try on wigs, meet with the Cancer Patient Navigator or the Outreach Coordinator or to attend support groups. Smoking cessation classes are also available to the community.
Diabetes Education is offered for patients while they are admitted to our facility to ensure that they have the best information available through our American Diabetes Association accredited program. There are also both morning & evening Diabetes classes available for those in the community.
LifeLine is a program that enables people to remain in the comfort of their own homes and have a means of contacting emergency or support services. By enrolling in LifeLine a Personal Help Button is worn at all times that uses a monitor & phone lines to call for help. The call is answered by a "live person" who sends either emergency crews or contacts a family member, friend or neighbor to help the subscriber.
Lifeline with AutoAlert can detect falls-with a high rate of detection and a low rate of false alarms-and automatically call for help.
The Rutherford Regional Lifeline program is proud to introduce Lifeline with AutoAlert, an enhanced medical alert service.This integrated solution offers an added layer of protection by combining the industry-leading Lifeline medical alert service with automatic fall detection capabilities. Lifeline with AutoAlert features the only pendant-style help button that can automatically call for help if a fall is detected and a senior is unable to push his or her help button.According to an internal laboratory study of simulated falls, Lifeline with AutoAlert detected 95 percent of many types of falls and had a low rate of false alarms.
Lifeline with AutoAlert is designed to help reduce the risk of long lie times.If a fall victim receives help more quickly, that may reduce emotional distress and potential costs of extended treatment, rehabilitation and supported living.With AutoAlert, if a fall is detected, subscribers still have the opportunity to receive quick access to assistance even in situations where they can't push their button, for example, if they lose consciousness, become immobilized, forget to push their button or won't push their button because they feel they can manage the situation independently. Just as important, the service can provide added confidence and peace of mind to the 22 million seniors who fear falling.
Education Director of Education (286-5503) Critical Care Educator (286-5198)
Cancer Resource Center Cancer Outreach Coordinator (245-4596) Cancer Patient Navigator (245-4596)