Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Winter 2020

Connections COMMUNITY HEART MONTH EVENTS Register for the events below at . HANDS-ONLY CPR TRAINING Saturday, Feb. 1 9 to 11 a.m. Methodist Hospital | Stone Oak 1139 E. Sonterra Blvd., San Antonio Classrooms 1 & 2 To kick off Methodist Healthcare’s 2020 Hands-Only CPR initiative with the American Heart Association, we are offering free Hands-Only CPR training for the community. Sean Elliott and Claudia Zapata-Elliott will be joining us, learning alongside community mem- bers. Light refreshments will be provided. MOVE WITH HEART Wednesday, February 5, 12, 19 and 26 1 to 2:30 p.m. Metropolitan Methodist ER at the Quarry 250 E. Basse Road, San Antonio Join ER staff and neighbors every Wednesday in Feb- ruary as they walk from the ER around Quarry Village, starting at the ER and walking to Trader Joe’s and back, for a total of 3 miles. Refreshments will be provided by Trader Joe’s, and pedometers are com- pliments of Orange Theory. Hands-Only CPR training will be offered immediately after the walk. No pre- registration needed. COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR Saturday, Feb. 15 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Converse Fire Department 602 Toepperwein Road, Converse Methodist Hospital | Northeast is partnering with the Converse Fire Department to host a community health fair in Converse. The event includes Stop the Bleed training, Hands-Only CPR training, activities for kids, touch the truck, scavenger hunt, food, music, games, and information on early heart attack care, fall prevention and nutrition. 3RD ANNUAL VASCULAR HEALTH LUNCHEON Thursday, Feb. 20 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant 8026 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant is hosting a luncheon, physician presentation, and an American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training for the community. Seating is limited. HOW’S YOUR HEART? HAPPY HOUR Thursday, Feb. 27 5:30 to 7 p.m. Methodist Hospital | Northeast 12412 Judson Road, Live Oak Community Health Center Methodist Hospital | Northeast is hosting a happy hour for community members to mix and mingle with heart specialists and learn Hands-Only CPR. Light refreshments will be provided. 12TH ANNUAL METHODIST HOSPITAL | TEXSAN HER HEART LUNCHEON Friday, Feb. 28 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Heart Plaza One Medical Office Building 6800 Interstate I-10 West, San Antonio Methodist Hospital | Texsan is hosting a luncheon and pre- sentation by Dr. Renata Ford , cardiothoracic surgeon, on “Caring for Her Heart” and an American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training for the community. Seating is limited. HEALTH AND SAFETY FALL PREVENTION Afraid of falling? Fall awareness lengthens lives. Falling is NOT a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented. Attend this free class and learn how to man- age your risk factors and live a full and active life. Visit for a complete list of dates, times and locations. BOOT SCOOTIN’ TO GOOD HEALTH: LINE DANCING Line dancing is a great way to exercise while hav- ing fun! You can find a complete list of line danc- ing classes sponsored by Methodist Healthcare at . DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES Methodist Healthcare offers classes to help people manage their diabetes and improve their quality of life. For dates, times and locations for the classes, call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355 or 800-333-7333 . DISCOUNTED TAI CHI CLASSES Instructor Chiquita Picardo offers these classes regu- larly. Call 210-653-1866 for more information. YOGA WITH LIGHT HAND WEIGHTS Regain youthful strength and flexibility. Call Gloria at 210-364-8859 for details. HAND AND FOOT CARDS Hand and foot cards is played on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Please contact Earlene Nutt at 210-462-6870 for more information. WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY SEMINARS Visit to sign up for a semi- nar or to learn more about the weight-loss surgery programs at Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan and Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant. FIRST STEPS A select offering of First Steps classes is now avail- able online. These classes include: CHILDBIRTH BASICS Learn about the different stages of labor, medical procedures and types of births. NEWBORN CARE Learn about the transition into your new role as a parent, the baby’s homecoming and basic infant care. BREASTFEEDING Create a foundation of breastfeeding for singles and multiples to give you the knowledge necessary to start breastfeeding as soon as your baby is born. For a complete list of classes, visit calendar . To register and for more information, visit or call 210-575-0355 . Fees may apply. Call-A-Nurse for Children from Methodist Children’s Hospital 210-22-NURSE (210-226-8773) Monday–Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Weekends and major holidays When your child has a medical need, Call-A-Nurse for Children from Methodist Children’s Hospital has specially trained pediatric nurses to assist you with medical advice concerning your child. HealthBus and Well Waldo’s Wheels 210-MHS-RIDE (210-647-7433) Do you worry about how you will get to your next doctor’s appointment? Do you use a wheel- chair and need a little extra assistance getting to the hospital for outpatient testing? Do you have a child with special needs and lack a vehicle that can accommodate your child’s medical transportation needs? Methodist Healthcare has the answer. HealthBus for adults and Well Waldo’s Wheels for children and expectant moms provide transpor- tation from your home to your doctor’s office or hospital and then pick you up later and take you home. For information on how to schedule a ride and specific hospitals and ZIP codes served, please call 210-MHS-RIDE. Important Phone Numbers for Your Healthcare Needs Methodist Healthcare’s Patient Portal Managing your health care is easier than ever . Our patient portal allows secure online access to your hospital medical records, 24 hours a day, from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Visit To learn more about patient portal, or to create your account. Need help or have questions? Call 855-422-6625. Features offered by our Patient Portal: Lab results, reports, hospital pre-registration, find a doctor and make an appointment, bill pay, registration for classes and events, and more. 2 K E E P I N G W E L L   W I N T E R 2 0 2 0 N E W S , V I E W S & T I P S H E A L T H T A L K