Community Events

Events

Blood Drives

Give the gift of life at the next blood drive scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The blood drive will be held in the Yucca/Sagebrush conference rooms located just off of the main lobby inside the north-facing main entrance to the hospital.

To make your appointment, contact Julie at 661-382-6601. Walk-ins are welcome, although you may have a short wait time.

Life Line Screening

A Life Line Screening event will be held at Palmdale Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Life Line Screening is a preventive health company and a leading provider of community-based screenings in the United States, UK, and Ireland. Life Line Screening is dedicated to helping people live fuller, healthier lives by identifying risk factors for stroke, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Life Line also offers laboratory screenings for cholesterol, glucose and thyroid dysfunction and kidney disease.

Costs vary depending on the exact package of the screenings an individual needs based on their risk factors, family and medical histroy and personal preferences. Appointments are mandatory. Contact Life Line Screening at 1-800-690-0295 and mention promo code PPRM-001 for a discount.

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

Classes for the general public on Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) will be held at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. POLST is a form that clearly says what kinds of medical treatment patients want toward the end of their lives. The patient and a doctor sign the form which helps give seriously ill patients more control over their treatment. The form works even if the patient later loses the ability to say what he or she wants.

POLST is a way for you to tell the medical staff what types of treatment you want. It can help make sure family members and caregivers know exactly what you do and do not want near the end of your life. It is different from an advanced directive, which assigns a person to speak for you.

All meetings will be held in the Yucca/Sagebrush Conference rooms located on the ground floor in the hospital's main lobby area and will be from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Class instruction will be conducted by Nicol Gerstein of Vitas Hospice. Nicol is a certified POLST instructor.

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Support Groups

Mended Hearts, Inc.

The Mended Hearts, Inc. program is a community-based, nationwide heart patient support group founded in 1951. More than 18,000 members operate through 300 chapters across the U.S. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with 450 hospitals and cardiac rehabilitation clinics offering heart patient support through visiting programs, group meetings, and education forums. Its mission is “Inspiring hope and improving the quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support.”

Mended Hearts' work is done by volunteers, including former heart patients, family members, or caregivers of heart patients. Endorsed by the American College of Cardiology, Mended Hearts trains and accredits volunteers to offer support and encouragement to heart disease patients and caregivers. Many of these volunteers are heart disease patients themselves, and many more are caregivers, friends and family. They can relate to what other patients are experiencing and can help with words of encouragement and answer non-medical questions.

The local Mended Hearts chapter in the Antelope Valley is Chapter 112, chartered in 1980, as one of 250 Mended Heart Chapters in the United States. If you or a loved one need help as you experience heart disease, or if you are just interested in attending a chapter meeting, please contact Jack Hannum at 661-942-5547.

 

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Palmdale Regional Medical Center is Teaming With Life Line Screening

Screening services for stroke and vascular diseases are conducted by highly qualified healthcare professionals. The non-invasive and painless tests help you identify your risk for these diseases early enough for your physician to take action. Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation's leading provider of preventive health screenings.

Visit them to learn more and to find a screening near you. >

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