Support Groups and Special Services

Breast Cancer Support Group

Women who have experienced breast cancer, guest speakers, and trained professionals provide support and solutions to problems. Meets on the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at Maury Regional Medical Center in the Women's Center, located in the Outpatient Pavilion. The group does not meet in July, August or December. For more information, call 931.540.4166.

Coping with Cancer Support Group

The mission of the group is to support those who are diagnosed with cancer and to provide them with an opportunity to share their frustrations, fears and feelings. Sessions are held at various times throughout the year at the MRMC Cancer Center at Columbia Mall. For more information, call 931.490.7192.

Celiac Support Group

The Celiac Support Group helps people learn about products and recipes that help to maintain a gluten-free diet for those with Celiac disease, a condition that makes them unable to tolerate wheat, rye and barley.  Attendees include patients, their family members and anyone else who may be interested. Meetings are held quarterly at Maury Regional Medical Center. For more information, call 931.381.1111, extension 1275.

Diabetes Education Group

Persons diagnosed with diabetes and their family members join together to learn more about the disease and its treatments. Meetings are held on a regular basis at Maury Regional Medical Center. For more information, call 931.540.4324.

Healthy Hearts Education Group

The Healthy Hearts Education Group focuses on empowering self-care management of heart disease through education and awareness. For more information, call 931.381.1111, extension 4343.

Look Good...Feel Better

Look Good….Feel Better is a free, national program for women undergoing cancer treatment. Look Good Feel Better is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and offers advice on dealing with the temporary changes in personal appearance from cancer treatment. The program is intended to help the cancer patient “look good and feel better" by offering tips on skin and hair care. The program is held at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited so reservations for the meetings must be made by calling 615.327.0991.

Lungs for Life: COPD Support Group

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a leading cause of death. Those affected by the disease can benefit from support, while learning how to better control symptoms and minimize further lung damage. This support group meets quarterly with a focus on increasing awareness and self-management of COPD. All meetings begin at 2 p.m. in Private Dining Room 1 on the medical center’s ground floor. For more information, call 931.380.4094.

Ostomy Partners

Persons with an ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy meet the fourth Thursday of each month at Maury Regional Medical Center. Family members and friends are invited to attend. For more information, call 931.490.4600.

Pastoral Care Services

Maury Regional Medical Center’s Pastoral Care Department supports the spiritual, religious, personal and emotional needs and concerns of patients, families and caregivers by providing appropriate pastoral resources. Care is available to people of all faiths and you may request to be visited by a minister of your specific denomination or a coordinator with pastoral care training. Referrals to the Pastoral Care Department can be initiated on behalf of any patient, family member or caregiver requesting pastoral care services. You may request a visit by our Pastoral Care Coordinator in one of the following ways:

  • Let your nurse know that you would like a visit. She will contact the Pastoral Care Coordinator for you.
  • Call 540.4243, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (leave a message if no answer).
  • Call pager number 353.0258.

The Pastoral Care Department is dedicated to help better serve and benefit the needs of our patients and their families.

Reach to Recovery

Reach to Recovery is an American Cancer Society volunteer visitation program for breast surgery patients. The volunteer visitor provides emotional support and also an educational kit containing a temporary prostheses and information. For more information, call 931.388.6525.

NOTE: This information is subject to change. Participants are encouraged to call the appropriate number prior to attending. You may also check the Calendar of Events for upcoming meeting information.

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