Events and Meetings

Our Chapter Meetings are held at the Smullin Education Center of Rogue Regional Medical Center on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  In January we have re-accreditation of Visitors, in June we have our annual potluck picnic at a member's home or a park, and in December we have a Holiday Luncheon at a local Restaurant.


Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be the Annual potluck / BBQ on June 22 from 11-1 at Holmes Park in Medford, under the pavilion.

Here's a map of Holmes Park.

We hope you will be there to receive support and education. As always, there will be refreshments and a great opportunity to share.

See "About Our Meetings" on this page for details and a map.

Last Meeting

The topic for our May 21 meeting was "Teaching patients before and after surgery" by Brenden Jones, RN.

Brenden is also the the liason to Mended Hearts at ARRMC. He showed an interesting pre-op video, titled "Introduction to Heart Surgery". The video included:

  • Mended Hearts pre-surgery volunteer visits
  • Prep before surgery
  • What will happen before and after surgery
  • Surgery schedules
  • After surgery

Brenden also presented "Post Operative Cardiac Education"

  • Sternal precautions for 6-8 weeks.
  • Incision Care.
  • Activity.
  • DO's and DON'Ts.
  • Changes.
  • Sleep.
  • Cardiac Rehab.
  • Heart Failure (inability to circulate blood efficiently).
  • Heart Healthy Diet

Brenden Jones, RN

Event Calendar 2019

January 15 – Visitor Accreditation and business meeting

February 19 – Dr. Hamed – use of imaging in heart treatment

March 19 – Dr. Dauterman – Transcather Mitral Valve Replacement

April 16 – The inner workings of the Coronary Care Unit - Lisa Dencel, RN

May 21 – Teaching patients before and after surgery – Brenden Jones, RN

June 22 – Annual potluck / BBQ

July 16 – Dr. Lou – Peripheral Artery disease

August 20 – Dr. Dygert – Heart Failure Clinic

September 17 – Jackie DaSilva, RN, presenting Stop the Bleed

October 15 – Controlling high blood pressure and diabetes

November 19 -- Eating your way though the holidays – Cardiac Rehab

December 7 – Holiday luncheon

About Our Meetings

The public is invited to attend our meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Smullin Education Center on the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Campus. 

The Smullin Center is between the parking structure and the hospital. To get directions, click the link "View larger map" below.

There's no meeting in June or December.  However, we do have our Visitor's Training in January, Annual Potluck Picnic in June and holiday luncheon in December.