Platte Valley Medical Center Events – July 2014

Stroke Recovery Support Group
July 7, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
For patients and their families who have experienced a stroke, the emotional strain can often be overwhelming. Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) offers free support to help patients and their families connect with others while learning about valuable community resources. Call (303) 498-1844 for more information.

Cardiac Support Group
Tuesday, July 8, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
If you are currently being treated for heart disease and are interested in meeting other patients, this group is for you. We offer a forum of mutual respect and courtesy about the challenges and insights your illness has presented. Meeting agendas include guest speakers discussing topics related to cardiac disease, and new information regarding treatment, medicines, and prognoses. To register, call Danielle at High Plains Heart & Vascular Center (303) 659-7000.

Total Joint University
Tuesday, July 8, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Total Joint University (TJU) is a class for individuals who are scheduled for, or are contemplating, a joint replacement procedure. TJU is designed to provide the information you need – from pre-op, to day of, to your hospital stay and recovery – to help you proceed with confidence. Seating is limited and reservations are required. RSVP now via email at or by calling (303) 498-1840.Ê

Think. Beyond Medication. An event for patients with Epilepsy.
Wednesday, July 9, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Most people who have epilepsy take medications to prevent seizures. Sometimes, the medicines don’t work or they cause side effects. Patients have multiple treatment options, in addition to medication, to explore with their doctors. Join us for this educational seminar and engage in an open dialogue with peers, Neurologist Rai Kakkar, M.D., and other health service professionals in the area. The whole family is welcome. Registration is required for this FREE event, which will be held in the Conference Center at Platte Valley Medical Center. To register, please call Kristin Searcey at 303.377.9774 or visit

Cancer Support Group
Saturdays, July 12 & 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Platte Valley Medical Center offers a monthly support group to help cancer patients and their families cope with the uncertainties and overwhelming feelings that cancer brings. Research shows that a support group can help people emotionally and even improve their physical health through treatment. The Cancer Support Group is held in the hospital’s Oncology Clinic, which is located at 1606 Prairie Center Parkway in Suite 270 of the Medical Office Building. Please call the Oncology Clinic at (303) 498-2200 to RSVP. Refreshments and snacks are provided.

Let’s Talk Over Chocolate
July’s Topic: Planning a Pregnancy
July 23 at the Reunion Recreation Center, 6:00 p.m.
What if you could drastically improve your chances for having a healthy baby, even before conception? Most women don’t realize that many health factors are already decided by the time that +/- sign appears on their pregnancy test. Your health status is PRIOR to your pregnancy can affect the outcome of your pregnancy in ways that medical researchers just now understand. Many health issues can be screened for, and treated before pregnancy, leading to much better odds of a healthy baby. If you have dreams of becoming a parent, join Anna Kelly, M.D. for a highly informative seminar about the importance of pre-planning your pregnancy.

This FREE event is being held at the Reunion Recreation Center, 17910 E Parkside Drive North in Commerce City. To RSVP, please call 303-498-1481 or visit

Registration is OPEN for Girls’ Night Out
The women’s health event you’ve all been waiting for is returning again! This year we have set the date for August 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Leave the kids at home, and gather your girlfriends, your mom, and your sisters. Enjoy live music and dancing, wine, luscious chocolate desserts, and hors d’oeuvres. Pamper yourself with a free hand massage, learn more about your health, tour our luxurious Women’s Imaging Center, Women’s & Newborn Center, receive free health screenings, and walk away with lots of free gifts and health information. Registration is open now; space is limited so reserve your spot today! Learn more and register at or by calling 303-498-1481.

Childbirth Education
Platte Valley Medical Center offers a variety of Childbirth Education classes to help you prepare for this exciting time in your life. Our comprehensive educational programs will help you be successful at every stage in the process. Visit for a complete schedule and to register online.

Tuesdays: 4:45 -5:20 p.m.
Thursdays: 12:15 – 12:50 p.m.
Platte Valley Medical Center
303-498-1840 for details or

Tuesdays, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Platte Valley Medical Center
303-498-1840 for details or

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