Keeping You Healthy

Dignity Health risk assessments and screening services are here to help
you take care of and protect your health. 


Center for Healthy Living

Your health is your most valuable asset. Protect it by understanding your risk for disease and taking action to prevent problems that may impact your quality of life.

Heart Healthy Lifestyle

A review of a heart healthy lifestyle. Class topics in-clude whole food diet, meal planning, cooking, shop-ping, and physical activity for prevention and manage-ment of illnesses related to heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol/triglycerides, and high blood pressure.

Classes are free. Call today for more information.  (661) 578-5119

2019 Classes:

1:00—3:00 PM

Jan 31

Feb 28

March 28

April 25

May 23

June 20

July 18

Aug 29

Sept 26

Oct 24

Nov 7

Weight Loss

Small Steps to a Healthier Weight. Monthly class series to help you LOSE weight and improve overall health.

Monthly topics include:

  • Fad diets- cutting calories
  • Hydration/health drinks
  • Food labels and portion control
  • Exercise
  • Sugar, fat, and fiber

Classes are held in Memorial Hospital “Learning Center” 3:30 – 5:00 PM

June 25

July 23

August 27

September 24

October 22

November 19

Space is limited. Please call to reserve your seat today.  (661) 578-5119

Diabetes Education

The Center for Healthy Living offers a Diabetes Overview and Prevention class monthly to the public in both English and Spanish.  Call for more information: (661) 541-0124.  For individualized Diabetes Self-Management Education we have an outpatient Diabetes Clinic, staffed by Certified Diabetes Educators.  Education provided is often covered by insurance plans with provider referral.  Call for more information.

Cardiopulmonary Rehab

Heart disease doesn’t start when the diagnosis is made and it doesn’t end when the Patient is discharged from the hospital, it took years to develop to the point where treatment is necessary and Rehabilitation also takes time. Qualifying events to participate in phase II include heart attack, angioplasty or stent procedure, CABG or Valve replacement, chest pain (angina), heart/lung transplant, CHF with NYHA class III or greater, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis or emphysema.

Better Breathers Club

Living with a chronic lung disease can be easier. Better Breathers Clubs are welcoming support groups for individuals with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. Learn better ways to cope with conditions such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma while getting the support of others in similar situations. Led by a trained facilitator, these in-person adult support groups give you the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.

This Better Breathers Club will held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield. All Club sessions will run from 10:00 AM.

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
3838 San Dimas St. Bldg./Suite B-131
Bakersfield CA 93301