Hospital Sponsored Education and Support Groups
Diabetes Self Management Education
This nationally accredited program consists of a series of six classes that are conducted in a small group setting. We cover an overview of diabetes, nutrition, medications, physical activity, blood sugar management, complications, and healthy coping strategies. Diabetic patients receive the tools they need to successfully manage their diabetes. Times and dates vary and classes are offered throughout the year. Individualized sessions are also available. Please contact the Diabetes Education Department at 970-564-2352 for additional information.
Diabetes Support Group
This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Southwest Memorial Hospital, South Campus, Diabetes Education Room. Individuals with diabetes share information, give and receive support, and learn new ways to manage thier health at each meeting. Contact Diabetes Educator Deb Quinlan at 970-564-2352 for more information.
Cancer Support Group
The Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month in the Hospital Annex Community room at 20 S. Market Street. The group is facilitated by local healthcare providers and includes guest speakers and demonstrations. For more information call Deana Yeomans at 970-533-7985 or Sandra Slavens at 970-565-4351.
Women’s Cancer Coalition
This group meets the third Thursday of each month in the main lobby conference room at the hospital. For more information about this group, please call Constance Fisher at 970-677-3623