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French Hospital to Offer Free Diabetic Education Classes

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French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), which along with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), are Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals, is pleased to announce a Diabetes Education Class to provide education and resources to those with the disease, those newly diagnosed, or those who would like a refresher course.

This series of classes is designed for those with diabetes, and family members and caregivers, and will cover a variety of topics. The objective of the class is to empower patients to better manage this disease.  The education class series will be held on the fourth Monday of each month.  Upcoming classes are scheduled for Monday, October 24, and Monday, November 28, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Urology Classroom in the Copeland Health Education Pavilion located on the FHMC Campus at 1911 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo.

These community classes will be led by Angela Fissell, MS, RD Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and are free of charge and open to the public. Participants should plan to attend the ongoing sessions and will receive follow-up support and education upon request. Individual support is available per request.  Discounted meal tickets will be available for attendees at the French Café and reservations are not required. 

For additional information about the Diabetes Education Class, please contact at Angela Fissell, MS, RD at (805) 597-6780

About French Hospital Medical Center

French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, has been named one of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for cardiac, orthopedic and GI services. French Hospital has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. In addition, an expansion and modernization project is underway at French Hospital, including construction of the Copeland Health Education Pavilion, which will provide community access to comprehensive health care education resources free of charge.  French is a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016