Mountain Health Network announces events and screenings for September

Thursday, September 7, 2023

As part of its commitment to the health and well-being of all it serves, Mountain Health Network is pleased to provide the following events and screenings for the community in September.

Thursday, Sept. 7-Friday, Sept. 29
Wellness Blood Profiles
During September, blood profiles, which include 29 different tests, such as glucose, cholesterol and calcium, are available for $25. Optional testing is available, with the purchase of a blood profile, for hemoglobin A1C and thyroid-stimulating hormone at an additional cost of $5 per test. A Vitamin D test or Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test can also be added to the profile for an additional $15. Lab work should be performed while fasting.
Location: HIMG, 5170 U.S. Route 60 East
Time: 7 a.m. to noon., Monday-Friday.

Friday, Sept. 8
Heart to Heart Support Group
This free support group is open to anyone with a heart condition and anyone who has had a heart procedure or surgery, including stents.
Location: St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute, Room 204
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
To register: 304.526.1645

Monday, Sept. 11, 18, 25 & Oct. 2, 9, 16
Self-Compassion Therapy Group
This group is designed to reduce stress and build inner strength by helping attendees to accept themselves and uncover their own powerful inner resources. Private pay and insurance will be accepted. The group is free to Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) employees.
Location: CHH Counseling Center
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
To register: 304.526.2049

Tuesday, Sept. 12
St. Mary’s Cancer Support Group
This free support group is open to patients with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones.
Location: St. Mary’s Conference Center, 2849 Fifth Ave.
Time: 5 p.m.
To register: 304.526.1357 or 304.526.8830

Suicide Prevention Panel
Licensed mental health counselors from Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center will lead a panel discussion focused on the psychology of suicide with a Q&A to follow.
Location: St. Mary’s Conference Center, 2849 Fifth Ave.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
For more information: 304.526.2049

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 20, 27
Walk-In Wednesday
Prospective job candidates are invited to participate in walk-in interviews for all clinical and non-clinical openings at St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC), St. Mary’s Medical Management, HIMG and Scott Orthopedic Center. Applicants should bring a resume and may receive a conditional offer of employment the same day.
Locations: SMMC Human Resources (SMMC 4 West) and HIMG Front Desk
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More information: 304.526.8997

Free Foot Screenings
Free screenings include an exam, health education and giveaways for people with foot-related concerns or those having difficulty caring for their own feet. Screenings will be provided by registered nurses.
Location: St. Mary’s Wound and Hyperbaric Center, SMMC, ground floor
Time: 9 to 11 a.m.
More information: 304.399.7450

Thursday, Sept. 14
Breast Cancer Support Group
This free support group is for patients with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors and their loved ones.
Location: Huntington’s Kitchen, 911 Third Ave., Huntington
Time: 5:30 p.m.
More information: 304.526.8221

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group
This group is dedicated to supporting parents who have experienced the loss of a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Support group discussion and resources are focused on helping families cope with their loss. Registration is not required.
Location: Virtual. Visit and click on the event.
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Center for Surgical Weight Control Seminar
This free seminar with D. Blaine Nease, MD, is open to anyone interested in learning more about surgical weight control. Registration is required. Seating is limited and masks are required.
Location: Cabell Huntington Hospital 20th Street Professional Building, 1115 20th Street, Huntington
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
To register: 304.399.4118

Suicide Loss Remembrance Service
This event offers community members an opportunity to reflect and remembers those lost to suicide while in a safe space among other survivors. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos and/or memories of their loved ones to share at the “Table of Memories.” These items will be returned to families following the conclusion of the service.
Location: St. Mary’s Conference Center, 2849 Fifth Ave.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
For more information: 304.526.2049

Monday, Sept. 18
Sisters of HOPE Breast Cancer Support Group
This free support group is for patients with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors and their loved ones. Everyone is welcome, and no registration is required.
Location: Resource Room, Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Medical Center Drive, Huntington
Time: 5:30 p.m.
More information: 304.526.2443

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Surgical Weight Loss Support Group
This free support group is for surgical weight loss patients and their loved ones. No registration is required.
Location: HIMG Community Room, 5170 U.S. Route 60 East, Huntington
Time: 5 p.m.
More information: 304.522.7600

Build a Breakfast Workshop
Learn how to make a nutritious breakfast with Registered Dietitian Meredith Wellman. Each child will leave with a full belly, tomorrow's breakfast packed, improved kitchen confidence and more knowledge about nutrition. One adult is required to attend with child(ren). This class is free, but registration is required.
Location: Huntington’s Kitchen, 911 Third Ave., Huntington
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
To register: 304.399.2275

Thursday, Sept. 21
Vascular Screenings
Screenings are available for peripheral vascular disease, carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysm. The cost is $45 for each test or $99 for all three tests. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted. Screenings are by appointment.
Location: Vascular Lab, St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute, first floor
To schedule an appointment: 304.526.1492

Saturday, Sept. 23
Free Flu Shot Drive-Thru
Free Flu vaccines will be provided, in partnership with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. The flu vaccine is available for adults 18 and older only and may not be given to those with a severe egg allergy.
Location: St. Mary’s Center for Education, 2853 Fifth Ave., Huntington (Please use 29th and 29th Street entrances)
Time: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Location: St. Mary’s Family Care-Hurricane, 147 Willow Tree Way, Hurricane
Time: 8-11 a.m.
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Tuesday, Sept. 26
Breastfeeding 101
Techniques for successful breastfeeding are provided by a certified lactation consultant. While this class is free and open to nursing mothers, registration is requested.
Location: Virtual
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
To register: 304.526.BABY (2229)

Wednesday, Sept. 27
American Red Cross Blood Drives
These blood drives are in response to the current blood donation shortage. Attendees are asked to bring a photo ID or donor card to the drive. Walk-ins are welcome.
Location: Cabell Huntington Hospital, Private Dining Room 1, 2, 6
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To register:

Location: St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute Room 212
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To register:

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