Calendar announcements for March 2017

March 1, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a healthy heart event providing free education about chronic heart conditions, medication management, blood pressure screenings and heart rate testing on on March 1, 11 a.m.-1  p.m. at South Amboy YMCA, 200 John T. O’Leary Blvd., South Amboy. High blood pressure and irregular heart rate is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions. Take advantage of these screenings and education to maintain a healthy heart.

March 1, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is providing an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR class on on March 1, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Participants will receive certification in CPR for adults, infants and children and learn about ventilation devices, automated external defibrillators and how to clear an obstructed airway in responsive and unresponsive patients. Cost is $80 per person. Make checks payable to Raritan Bay Medical Center. Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677).

March 3, 2017

The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session on on March 3, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement. Registration required, call Nurse Navigator Clare Schuld, R.N. at 732-535-4746.

March 3, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a Healthy Heart event providing free education about chronic heart conditions and medication management as well as blood pressure screenings and heart testing on on March 3, 11 a.m- noon at the Sayreville Borough Hall, 167 Main St., Sayreville. High blood pressure and irregular heart rate is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions. Take advantage of these screenings and education to maintain a healthy heart.

March 7, 2017

The Division of Integrative Medicine at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family is providing a Tai Chi Qigong / Meditation Courses on on March 7-April 11, 7:00 p.m- 8:00 at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Practice this system of exercises slowly and smoothly to promote calmness, relaxation and reduce stress, and to improve strength, stability, balance and coordination. The cost for six sessions is $75.00. Registration required, call 732-324-5257 or email integrativehealth@hackensackmeridian.org.

March 7, 2017

The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session on on March 7, 8 a.m- 9 a.m. in the Patient Education Center, 1st Floor, Medical and Surgical Pavilion, 2 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement.

March 8, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, monthly tour of The Berkow Maternity Pavilion and family health information open house will be held on on March 8 at 7 p.m- 8 p.m. Newly expectant parents are invited to tour and learn about the maternity unit’s modern comforts, designed to provide a calm and relaxing birthing experience. Participants are asked to meet in the main lobby of Raritan Bay – Perth Amboy, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677) and reference zip code 08861.

March 9, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is holding a healthy heart event providing free education about chronic heart conditions, medication management and blood pressure screenings and heart rate testing on on March 9, 9:00 a.m- 11:00 at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Lower Level, Perth Amboy. High blood pressure and irregular heart rate is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions. Take advantage of these screenings and education to maintain a healthy heart.

March 10, 2017

The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session on on March 10, 8:00 a.m- 9:00 at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement. Registration required, call Nurse Navigator Clare Schuld, R.N. at 732-535-4746.

March 11, 2017

The Division of Integrative Medicine at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family is providing a Tai Chi Qigong/Meditation Courses on on March 11 and on March 25, 11:30 a.m- 2:30 p.m. at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Suite 420, 2 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. Practice this system of exercises slowly and smoothly to promote calmness, relaxation and reduce stress, and to improve strength, stability, balance and coordination. The cost for both sessions is $75.00. Registration required, call 732-324-5257 or email integrativehealth@hackensackmeridian.org.

March 13, 2017

The Institute of Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring an “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?” seminar on March 13, 7 p.m- 8 p.m. at its Old Bridge location. The informative event will focus on weight loss surgery including discussion on Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Banding, and Gastric Sleeve and concerns surrounding weight loss surgery as well as its successes. Family and friends are welcome. The meeting will be held in Suite 404, Medical Arts Building, 3 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. Registration required, call 1-855-TIME-4-ME (1.855.846.3463).

March 13, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a healthy heart event providing free education about chronic heart conditions and medication management, and blood pressure screenings and heart rate testing on March 13, 10:30 a.m- 12:30 p.m. at the Office on Aging, 1 Olive Street, Perth Amboy. High blood pressure and irregular heart rate is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions. Take advantage of these screenings and education to maintain a healthy heart.

March 14, 2017

The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session on March 14, 8:00 a.m- 9:00 in the Patient Education Center, 1st Floor, Medical and Surgical Pavilion, 2 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement.

March 15, 2017

The Center for Sleep Medicine at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is holding a “Getting a Good Night’s Rest” educational session on March 15, 6 p.m- 7 p.m. in Suite 420, 2 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. Learn about sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, and tips to get a better night’s sleep from Center for Sleep Medicine Medical Director David Goldstein, M.D. The class is free. Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677). Light refreshments will be served.

March 15, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is holding an Accelerated Childbirth Education class on March 15, 6 p.m- 9 p.m. The class is designed to help expectant parents better understand the childbearing process and is intended for those with limited time. A registered nurse with special training in labor, delivery and infant care facilitates the class. It will be held at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Lower Level, Perth Amboy. This class is free. Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677) and reference zip code 08861.

March 16, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is holding a healthy heart event, providing free education about chronic heart conditions and medication management and blood pressure screenings and heart rate testing on March 16, 9:30 a.m- 11:00 at the Sayreville Senior Center, 425 Main St., Sayreville. High blood pressure and irregular heart rate is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions. Take advantage of these screenings and education to maintain a healthy heart.

March 17, 2017

The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session on March 17, 8 a.m- 9 a.m.at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement. Registration required, call Nurse Navigator Clare Schuld, R.N. at 732-535-4746.

March 18-19, 2017

Integrative Health Services at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is providing a two-day Reiki 1 Training Workshop on March 18-19, 9 a.m-2 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. Learn to practice Reiki, a simple and effective healing practice for relaxation, pain relief and overall well-being. The workshop is presented by Reiki Master Sharon Yeskel and all participants will be Level 1 Reiki USE practitioner upon completion. Participants must attend both days. Cost is $195 per person. Registration required, call 732-324-5257 or email integrativehealth@hackensackmeridian.org.

March 21, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a healthy heart event providing free education about chronic heart conditions, medication management and blood pressure screenings and heart rate testing on March 21, 10:00 a.m-noon at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St., Woodbridge. High blood pressure and irregular heart rate is associated with stroke, heart failure, heart attack and other life threatening conditions. Take advantage of these screenings and education to maintain a healthy heart.

March 21, 2017

The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session on March 21, 8:00 a.m-9:00, in the Patient Education Center, 1st Floor, Medical and Surgical Pavilion, 2 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement.

March 22, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is providing a free Breastfeeding Class on March 22, 6 p.m-9 p.m. at Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy. A registered nurse with special training in lactation techniques will facilitate the class. Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) and reference zip code 08861.

March 22, 2017

The Institute of Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family is sponsoring a Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group Meeting on March 22, 6 p.m-7 p.m. The meeting is for individuals who have had surgery, are contemplating weight loss surgery or are trying to maintain a healthy weight. Family and friends are welcome. The meeting will be held in Auxiliary Hall B, 3 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. Registration required, call 1-855-TIME-4-ME (1.855.846.3463).

March 22, 2017

The Institute of Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring an “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?” seminar on March 22, 7:30 p.m- 8:30 p.m. The informative event will focus on weight loss surgery including discussion on Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Banding, and Gastric Sleeve and concerns surrounding weight loss surgery as well as its successes. Family and friends are welcome. The meeting will be held in Suite 404, Medical Arts Building, 3 Hospital Plaza. Registration required, call 1-855-TIME-4-ME (1.855.846.3463).

March 24, 2017

The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session on March 24, 8 a.m- 9 a.m. at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement. Registration required, call Nurse Navigator Clare Schuld, R.N. at 732-535-4746.

March 25, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is holding a Childbirth Education class on March 25, 8:00 a.m- 4:00 p.m. The class is designed to help expectant parents better understand the childbearing process. A registered nurse with special training in labor, delivery and childcare techniques will facilitate the class. The class will be held at Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Lower Level, Perth Amboy. The fee for the course is $125 per couple. Registration required, call 1-800-DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677) and reference zip code 08861.

March 28, 2017

The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session on March 28, 8 a.m- 9 a.m. n the Patient Education Center, 1st Floor, Medical and Surgical Pavilion, 2 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement.

March 29, 2017

Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is providing a Grandparents Newborn Care Class on March 29, 6 p.m- 9 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy. The class is about learning to help in your grandbaby’s growth and development. The latest techniques in baby care will be discussed. Cost is $50 per couple. Make checks payable to RBMC. Registration required, call 1.800.DOCTORS (1.800.362.8677).

March 31, 2017

The Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session on March 31, 8 a.m- 9 a.m. at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave. The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement. Registration required, call Nurse Navigator Clare Schuld, R.N. at 732-535-4746.