Community WellnessJay County Hospital is dedicated to ongoing education and offers many staffing, in-patient and out-patient programs.
JCH offers American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR, First Aid and AED training for members of our community. This certification prepares you to apply necessary life-saving skills in a variety of emergency situations. CPR classes can include adult, infant and child rescue techniques. For more information, please contact Kristi Henry at 726-1853.
Congestive Heart Failure Classes: Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Heart Failure? If so, you most likely have many questions regarding medications, nutrition and activity. JCH now offers two-day Heart Failure education sessions to help you understand your condition better. Please contact Kristi Henry at 726-1853 to register for these classes as space is limited.
Cardiac Support Group: This group offers anyone with a heart-related condition the opportunity to learn more about heart health. This monthly support group meets from October to May. Topics of interest include stress management, medications, exercise and heart healthy eating. For more information, please contact Tammy Muhlenkamp at 726-1943.
Childbirth Classes: The birth of a child can be an exciting and sometimes scary time for a family. JCH offers childbirth classes for expectant families to help prepare for this wonderful experience, in a series of 4 weekly sessions. For more information, please contact Julie Teeter at 726-1932.
Corporate Wellness: The Jay County Hospital Corporate Wellness Program is driven to create a healthier community. We offer corporate wellness laboratory screening, smoking cessation classes, blood pressure screening and wellness and fitness education classes. Corporations that we have served are: Jay School Corporation, Portland Forge, Elkhart Products, City of Portland, Fortco Plastics and Jay County Hospital. For more information, please contact Kristi Henry at 726-1853.
Jay County WINS (Wellness IN Schools): JCH is proud to be a part of the county’s new childhood obesity initiative. An estimated 30% of Jay County’s youth population is obese. In order to combat this growing epidemic, JCH has teamed up with other local constituents to provide education to the students of Jay County High School’s Freshman Academy. Jay County WINS offers a variety of educational programs for school-aged children and their parents. A health-based resource library is available to all Jay County students. Please contact the Community Health Education Department for more information.
STOP (Stop taking on Pounds): Jay County Hospital offers a physician referral based program for youth and families struggling with weight issues. The STOP program focuses on nutrition, exercise, and behavior modification as a family effort. For more information, please contact Kristi Henry at 726-1853.
Lactation Education: Breastfeeding classes and a breastfeeding support group are offered to any new or expectant mother. For more information, please contact Julie Teeter at 726-1932.
Safe Sitter: Safe Sitter classes are designed to teach 11-13 year olds how to be responsible babysitters. This class prepares adolescents to respond appropriately in emergency situations, including infant/child CPR and choking rescue. The cost of this class is $30, however, scholarships are available for qualified individuals. For more information, please contact Kristi Henry at 726-1853.