Auburn Community Hospital continues its tradition of providing superior healthcare to the residents of Auburn and the surrounding region with resources to help meet the ongoing needs for community health education and awareness. Throughout the years this commitment has grown to include highly regarded wellness programs and services that are available to all members of our community at little or no cost. These programs provide the residents with first-hand knowledge that can improve their understanding about healthcare in general and about matters that can improve a specific condition.
The outreach programs provided are conducted by members of our medical and support staff on a volunteer basis. These committed individuals understand the need for ongoing and accessible healthcare education and have helped to develop programs that are informative, interesting and focused on healthcare issues affecting our community. They all take personal satisfaction in helping others learn more about medical care and to better understand how to improve their personal health status.
Outreach Programs and Services
Our programs and services have been developed to deliver a range of healthcare related information to a wide audience. They include:
Hope after Stroke
Hope After Stroke is a Support Community at Auburn Community Hospital that Offers...
- A place for stroke survivors and their caregivers to share their experiences and support each other in a welcoming and confidential environment which brings hope and builds positive relationships.
- Educational resources that are available in the community to help individuals understand stroke prevention, rehabilitation, recovery and overall wellness.
- Expertise from rehabilitation professionals at Auburn Community Hospital dedicated to helping individuals overcome common challenges following a stroke.
This support community is FREE to attend and open to the public. Meetings are facilitated by a member of the ACH Rehabilitation Department, Jeannette DeChick, OTR/L, BCG, Occupational Therapist. Light refreshments will be provided.
Women's Health Expo
In the Fall, ACH sponsors a conference typically held at the Holiday Inn to enhance women's healthcare knowledge to better care for their families as well as for themselves. The event features nationally known keynote speakers together with workshops conducted by area health providers.
This series of medically oriented lectures features experts in their fields to discuss health related issues affecting our community. The series is conducted to ensure the health and safety of the members of our community. Lecture topics have included:
- The early signs of stroke and actions that should be taken
- Aging and its impact on medication effectiveness
- Determining the risk of developing osteoporosis
- Vitamin D – the fountain of youth?
- Cardiovascular health for families on a budget
- New trends in foot care
- Women's health & wellness
Childbirth classes are conducted to develop the knowledge of the childbirth process to help women achieve an optimal birth experience. These classes should be started between the 30th and 33rd weeks of pregnancy and include a hospital orientation and tour, stages of labor and the Lamaze method of childbirth.
Breastfeeding Support & Lactation Services
ACH is pleased to offer Outpatient Lactation Consultation for breastfeeding families in our community. Jennifer Ambrose, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant offers the following breastfeeding support:
- Prenatal breastfeeding classes
- Evaluation and management of latch issues
- Follow-up visits or phone consultations
- Baby weight checks
- Support in returning to work
For a FREE Consultation, call 315-567-0467
For More Information
To find out more about our outreach programs and a calendar of scheduled events, please call the Volunteer Office at (315) 255-7350 or by email email@example.com.