Events and Meetings

Our Chapter Meetings are held at the Smullin Education Center of Rogue Valley 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

The topic for our May 21 meeting will be "Teaching patients before and after surgery – Brenden Jones, RN".

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 April 16 meeting was "The inner workings of the Coronary Care Unit - Lisa Dancel, RN".

Lisa Dancel, RN and Mgr of Patient Care Services at Asante , gave a very interesting presentation to a full house at the Smullin Center. Some highlights:

  • The CCU has ~ 600 open heart surgeries and 100 valve surgeries per year.
  • The stay in the CCU is usually 2-3 days.
  • The CCU has 55 staff, 30 of which are nurses.
  • CCU RNs get more training than any other group of nurses at ARRMC. According to Lisa, they are all Type A perfectionists, which is just right.
  • The Asante CCU holds a Beacon Gold rating, the top rating across the U.S.

Lisa shared a handout showing the CCU Heart Room on the left, and the various monitors, pumps and a pillow on the right.

A photo of the speaker:

Dr. Hamed

Lisa Dancel, 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.