Morris Hospital to host educational program
April 20, 2012 3:20PM
Updated: May 24, 2012 8:09AM
COAL CITY — A team from Morris Hospital will host a free educational program for individuals diagnosed with congestive heart failure and their family members from noon to 1:20 p.m. May 2 at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 80 N. Garfield.
Dr. Daniel Jurak, family medicine physician, is the featured speaker. Lunch will be provided.
Jurak will focus on the best ways to manage congestive heart failure, how to recognize that heart failure may be worsening, what to do in emergencies, community resources available to help manage the condition, and why it’s important to schedule follow up appointments with a physician. A dietician, pharmacist, and physical therapist will also be present to provide additional education.
Morris Hospital has been providing educational information and post-discharge follow-up for inpatients with a diagnosis of heart failure through participation in a nationwide movement called Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge). The goal is to reduce the number of heart failure patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge by teaching them how to take care of themselves at home.
Reservations for the program can be made online at www.morrishospital.org or by calling 815-416-6089.