Taking the occasion of their 45th annual meeting, the St. Joseph-Breese Auxiliary presented $1,000 grants-in-aid to 16 healthcare career students including Clare Chiarolanza, Elizabeth Henrichs, Alyssa Hitpas, Haley John…son, Alison Kalmer, Shannon Mensing, Sarah Pollmann, Ashley Rakers, Brooke Restoff, Alexandria Robben, Macey Smith, Paige Varel, Kari Wiegmann, Lindsey Wiegmann, Erlca Zurliene and Kayla Toennies. Each grant is given in memory or honor of an Auxiliary member or friend. Funding is from the Auxiliary’s Lights for Scholarship, donations, memorials and a benefit walk.
Category Archives: Women’s Health
Leading off the month, WIC, in conjunction with Community Link’s First Step Program in Breese, will offer “Happiest Toddler” from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, June 11, and “Happiest Baby” from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the hospital HealthPlex. Classes are provided with funding from the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
“Happiest Toddler” is for parents with children one to four years old; “Happiest Baby” is for new or expectant parents. Sessions are also open to anyone caring for infants or toddlers including day care providers.
Several childbirth classes are scheduled for the hospital Heritage Room including a three-week Prepared Childbirth course at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 19, June 26 and July 3; a one-day Prepared Childbirth class at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 21; and a Prepared Childbirth Refresher at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Sessions provide information to decrease anxiety and fears. Topics include relaxation, comfort measures, variations of normal labor and delivery, Caesarean births, risks and benefits of medication.
Also offered this summer in the Heritage Room will be a Breastfeeding class at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12; a Sibling class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14; and “Know Your Newborn” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19.
Breastfeeding is for parents who are considering or have decided to breastfeed; Sibling is for children three to 10 years old expecting a new brother or sister within the next two months; and Know Your Newborn is for moms- and dads-to-be.
In addition, tours of the newly renovated Women and Infants Center are available. New features include a labor tub and a more contemporary, spa-like environment.
For class details, to register (required) or a tour, contact 526-5464 or email@example.com.
St. Joseph’s in Breese reminds class participants that the hospital grounds are now tobacco free.
Women undergoing cancer treatments are invited to learn how to look good and feel better when St. Joseph’s in Breese hosts a program by the same name from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the hospital Board Room. Those attending are encouraged to bring a support person to share the evening.
The program, known as “Look Good-Feel Better,” is hosted by the hospital with the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association.
During the two-hour session, cosmetology professionals with specialized ACS training will help with skin care, makeup application (even if cosmetics are rarely worn), nail strategies and the choice and care of wigs, scarves, turbans and hats. Free hair coverings and wigs will be available.
Participants receive makeup kits valued at $250, the opportunity to meet others going through similar experiences, refreshments, gifts and encouragement.
An ACS representative said “Look Good-Feel Better” can help a woman face the challenges of cancer.
“When cancer strikes, a woman has to deal with the physical and emotional trauma plus the effects of treatment on her skin, hair, nails and general appearance,” the representative said.
“Winning the battle to retain her physical appearance and self-esteem can make the war against cancer seem a little easier,” she said “This program has been called an emotional lifesaver because it returns to them a sense of normalcy and allows them to smile at the person in the mirror again.”
The program is held throughout the year at St. Joseph’s in Breese. Future sessions are scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 18, July 18 and Oct. 17.
For more information or to register (required), contact 526-5672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.