Wellness Begins Here
NEW! Blood Pressure Clinic – KPG, Plano
A KishHealth System health professional monitors your blood pressure weekly. Each participant receives blood pressure information and a tracking card. Free. No appointment necessary. Every Monday, from 9 – 11 am, at KishHealth System Physician Group, 12700 W. Route 34, Plano.
Know Your Numbers Personal Appointments
KishHealth System enhanced the format of Know Your Numbers to be more focused on you through individual appointments. Individual appointments available Oct. 8 & 24, 7:30 – 10:30 am. Knowing and understanding your numbers is a component vital to good health. Heart disease and other health issues can be predicted using this information. Join us to learn your numbers and how to decrease your personal risk for disease. Individual appointments include screenings for cholesterol and blood sugar levels, blood pressure, body mass index, waist measurement and education with wellness educator. Free, but appointments required. Call 815.786.3962 to register.
Provista RF Therapy
Life-long medication therapy for enlarged prostate (BPH) is not ideal. Join KishHealth System Physician Group Urologist, Dr. Azeem Haleem, on Monday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 pm in the Valley West Medical Office Building, for an educational seminar about Provista RF Therapy. He’ll discuss this non-surgical treatment option for BPH, the benefits and risks of treatment. This program is free but registration is required. Call 815.786.3962 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
Happiness 101: Develop Positive Emotional Habits
Join Emily Hummel, licensed marriage and family therapist, to learn how to develop positive emotional habits by savoring the moment, becoming self-aware, and live a meaningful life. Happiness 101 is Sept. 26, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, in the Valley West Medical Office Building. Free. Registration required. Call 815.786.3962 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
Tour Valley West Maternity Suites
We encourage expectant parents and those considering parenthood to join us for a walking tour of the beautiful and spacious KishHealth System Maternity Suites at Valley West. This tour is also given as part of our Prepared Childbirth classes. Tours of Valley West Maternity Suites are every Monday, 7 pm and by appointment at Valley West Hospital. Free. No registration is required for this program Call 815.786.3962 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org
Diabetes Get Together
The Diabetes Get Together offers the opportunity to learn from others’ experiences and share your own. All persons with diabetes, their family and friends are welcome. Diabetes Get Together is Sept. 30, 6 – 7 pm in the Valley West Medical Office Building. Free. No registration required. Call 815.786.3684 for more information.
Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshop
Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops combine the benefits of this innovative, non-diet approach with the interaction, motivation and support of a group. You’ll learn to be in charge of your eating instead of feeling out of control, how to eat the foods you love without overeating or guilt, how to increase your metabolism, and how to eat healthier without depriving yourself. Eight-week session. Space is limited, please register early. Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshops are Tuesdays beginning Oct. 1, 6:30 – 8 pm at KishHealth System Physician Group, Plano. $60/person. Registration required. Call 815.786.3962 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
Blood Pressure Clinic
Valley West nurse volunteers offer free weekly blood pressure checks at Valley West Hospital every Wednesday from 9 to 11 am. Just walk in, no registration is required.
Lactation Consultations are available to meet with moms one-on-one to answer questions and provide guidance, making the breastfeeding experience positive for all moms. Lactation Consultations are available every Wednesday, and by appointment at Valley West Hospital. Free. Registration is required. Call 815.786.3962, or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org
About Valley West Hospital
Valley West Hospital, part of the KishHealth System, is a 25-bed, federally designated Critical Access hospital located in Sandwich, IL. A full-service hospital, Valley West has a 24-hour Emergency Room, inpatient and ICU care, onsite laboratory and diagnostic imaging/radiology capabilities, and a Level II Nursery within the Maternity Suites. Over the past 11 years, the KishHealth System invested more than $25 million in facility and technology improvements, and recruitment of specialists to the hospital.