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 Valley West Maternity Suites. This tour is also given as part of our Prepared Childbirth classes. Tours of Valley West Maternity Suites are every Monday, 7 p.m. and by appointment at Valley West Community Hospital. Free. No registration is required for this program Call 815.786.3962 or visit www.valleywest.org/programs.
Ingredients for Healthy Living: Fall Dishes with Grains & Beans
Join Jo Cessna, healthy culinary instructor, as she introduces fall main dishes like stews, salad, quiche, and pilaf using faro, tempeh, brown rice, and pinto beans. Recipes and tastings provided. Fall Dishes with Grains & Beans is Sept. 17, 6 – 8 p.m. or Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Valley West Medical Office Building. $10/person. Registration required. Call 815.786.3962 or visit www.valleywest.org/programs.
Blood Pressure Clinic
Valley West nurse volunteers offer free weekly blood pressure checks at Valley West Community Hospital every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Just walk in, no registration is required.
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 a.m.., at KishHealth Physician Group, 12700 W. Route 34, Plano.
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 Community Hospital. Free. Registration is required. Call 815.786.3962, or visit www.valleywest.org/programs.
Girls Only…Your Changing Body
This program is for 9 – 12 year old girls and their moms. The natural physical and emotional changes a young girl experiences can be overwhelming and puzzling. Knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety and make the transition smoother. Girls Only is Sept. 18, 6 – 8 p.m. in the Valley West Medical Office Building. $10/Family. Registration required. Call 815.786.3962 or visit www.valleywest.org/programs.
About Valley West Community Hospital
Valley West Community 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.
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