May 22, 2012

June MRMC Support Group Meetings Announced


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) offers a variety of education and support groups led by dedicated staff members who volunteer their time and expertise to help ensure community members learn more about managing their health. The following groups will be meeting in June and the community is encouraged to attend:

The Diabetes Education Group will meet on June 5 at 11:30 a.m. in the medical center’s Private Dining Room One. Guest speaker Melissa Waits will discuss new products for home glucose monitoring and managing diabetes. The group meets regularly on the first Tuesday of each month. The public is invited to attend these free meetings. For information, call 931.540.4324.

Lungs for Life, the COPD Support Group, will meet on June 6 at 2 p.m. in Private Dining Room One. MRMC Respiratory Care Supervisor Sharon Dobbins will be this month’s guest speaker. Topic of discussion for this month will be smoking cessation. Lungs for Life meets on the first Wednesday of each month to promote self-care and management of COPD. There is no charge to attend these meetings. For more information, call 931.380.4094.

The Healthy Hearts Education Group will meet on June 28 at 6 p.m. in the William R. Walter Educational Conference Room of the Maury Regional Medical Center Annex located across from the hospital at 1223 ½ Trotwood Avenue. Dr. Rebecca Hung, a cardiovascular specialist with Vanderbilt Heart Group, will speak about heart failure and Cindy Dugger, MRMC registered dietitian, will discuss heart healthy grilling. Healthy Hearts meets quarterly to share timely information on the management of heart disease. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 931.381.1111, Ext.4343.

The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. on June 18 in the Women’s Center located in the Outpatient Pavilion on the campus of Maury Regional Medical Center. The group meets regularly on the third Monday of each month. There is no charge to attend these programs. For more information, please call Dana Salters at 931.540.4166.

Expectant parent classes are also offered each month with a variety of course topics, including a comprehensive six-hour class, breastfeeding, and a siblings class designed for new brothers and sisters. Classes are free with the exception of Lamaze® and infant CPR. For a complete list of classes, visit or call 931.490.7046.