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FHN's BLS Certification Class Open to all Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals interested in becoming BLS (Basic Life Support) certified are invited to attend a course at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport Oct. 12.

The course will cover high-quality CPR individually and as part of a team and will enable participants to recognize and deal with several life-threatening emergencies. It will be held from 8 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 12 at FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street in Freeport.

The class is open to all healthcare professionals; employment at FHN is not a requirement. The $40 registration fee includes the BLS Provider Manual and reference card and a BLS certification card which is valid for 2 years.

This course is for healthcare professionals only. A Heartsaver® First Aid course for the public is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9.

9/16/2019

FHN's BLS Certification Class Open to all Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals interested in becoming BLS (Basic Life Support) certified are invited to attend a course at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport Oct. 12.

The course will cover high-quality CPR individually and as part of a team and will enable participants to recognize and deal with several life-threatening emergencies. It will be held from 8 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 12 at FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street in Freeport.

The class is open to all healthcare professionals; employment at FHN is not a requirement. The $40 registration fee includes the BLS Provider Manual and reference card and a BLS certification card which is valid for 2 years.

This course is for healthcare professionals only. A Heartsaver¨ First Aid course for the public is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9.

9/16/2019

Walk to Remember Set for Oct. 6

FHN's annual Walk to Remember, a special ceremony for parents and families who have lost a baby (through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss) to share their grief and remember their loved one, will be held Sunday, Oct. 6.

Families will gather at 1 p.m. for a brief program in the Globe and Deaconess rooms on the lower level of FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. The group will then walk to Bidwell Park for a memorial ceremony and will gather again inside for a light snack.

A Walk to Remember, named for a poem by Kathie Mayo on the subject of losing a child, is an annual event held both to honor those lost and comfort those left behind.

There is no charge to attend, but RSVPs are requested by Sept. 30. To RSVP or for more information on the Walk to Remember, call 815-599-7626.

9/10/2019

Learn About Healthcare Career Options at Free Event

Explore the many career opportunities related to healthcare at FHN's free Healthcare Career and College Fair Oct. 2. The event's Exhibition Hall, with representatives from area colleges and universities available to discuss their programs and curriculum, will be open from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 on the lower level of FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street in Freeport.

Throughout the day, healthcare subject matter experts will be on hand to discuss the variety of healthcare career options, including:

  • Nursing
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Imaging
  • Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Behavioral Health
  • Respiratory Care
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Medial Assistant
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Surgical Tech/Sterile Processing
Additionally, representatives from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh will be present to answer questions about the partnership to offer a new Accelerated Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. This innovative option allows individuals who have already completed a bachelor's degree to earn a BSN in 12 months.

9/9/2019

FHN Hospice Volunteer Training Begins Sept. 23

FHN will host a series of free training sessions this fall for those interested in volunteering with FHN Hospice.

FHN Hospice volunteer training provides information on all aspects of hospice care and will equip volunteers to provide compassionate care and companionship for terminally ill people and their loved ones. Sessions will be held from 2:30 – 5 p.m. each Monday, Sept. 23 through Nov. 4 in Conference Room A on the lower level of the FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive in Freeport.

There are many volunteer opportunities with FHN Hospice. Volunteers may consider becoming a direct patient care team member or providing telephone support for grieving families, and there are opportunities for veterans seeking to spend time with fellow veterans, a volunteer Hospice Singers group for those who love to sing, and a hospice pet therapy program.

There is no obligation to volunteer for those attending the training, but those who do wish to volunteer must attend all seven sessions. For more information or to register, contact the FHN Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 815-599-7240.

9/3/2019