Smoking Cessation Program

Price: $150.00

Occurs: Tuesday, November 16 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

1st Floor, Swedish Cafe

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: Virtual option is also available. Instructor will confirm in advance if you are interested in attending in person or via virtual zoom link. Thank you.

There are eight weekly sessions, taking place on Tuesdays from November 16 through January 4, from 6 - 7 p.m.

Smoking Cessation Program

Learn How to Quit, Even if You Don't Want To Quit!

The Smoking Cessation Program is led by Carol Southard, RN, MSN, tobacco treatment specialist, with more than 30 years of experience helping people quit tobacco products. She has led more than 400 groups, with a 50 percent or better success rate one year following treatment.

Studies show that people who quit with the support of a program have a much better chance of success of taking control over this most difficult of all addictions.

This program consists of eight one-hour sessions and includes a comprehensive support group with individualized interventions. Rather than focus on the dangers of smoking, the curriculum outlines a strategy on how to quit smoking and offers techniques and materials to establish a systematic cessation plan for each participant. For more information, call Carol at 312-613-6286.

This program is partially funded by the Swedish Hospital Foundation

How Does The Program Work

The Tobacco Cessation Program provides groundwork for the quit date and thereafter emphasizes the maintenance of non-smoking behavior, which is the most important part of any cessation effort. A multitude of educational materials is distributed at each session. Throughout the program, participants are given assignments to increase awareness of their tobacco habit, assess their own motivation to quit, learn cessation techniques and accomplish behavioral changes that lead to quitting and preventing relapses. Participants assist each other throughout the program with group discussion, support and problem solving. The program facilitator provides referrals to health care providers for general health care or specialists for specific needs as appropriate.   Follow-up phone calls are made to all clients at regular intervals by the program facilitator. Relapse prevention is provided to all clients as needed via the support group network.

Smoking Cessation Medications

Information about nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion (Zyban) and Varenicline (Chantix) is presented as part of the program. 

What is Covered During the Sessions

  • A step-by-step plan on how to quit
  • Self-control techniques
  • Relaxation methods
  • Nutrition and exercise guidelines
  • Stress management strategies
  • Group support
  • Follow-up phone calls at 3 and 12-month intervals
  • Prescriptions and referrals as appropriate

Cost

The cost of the 8-week Smoking Cessation Program is $150. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Questions

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact the instructor, Carol Southard, at 312-613-6286. 

Baby Care and Infant CPR Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, October 17 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, October 24 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: This is a one-day marathon session. 
New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, December 28 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, December 21 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, December 14 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, December 07 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, November 30 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, November 23 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, November 16 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, November 09 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, November 02 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, October 26 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, October 19 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, October 12 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, October 05 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, September 28 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, September 21 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


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6 slots remaining
Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Saturday, October 23 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

 
Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Thursday, October 21 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

 
Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Wednesday, October 13 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

 
Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, October 12 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

 
Register Today!
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Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Sunday, October 03 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

 
Register Today!
4 slots remaining
Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Saturday, September 25 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

 
Smoking Cessation Program

Price: $150.00

Occurs: Tuesday, September 21 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

1st Floor, Swedish Cafe

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: Virtual option is also available. Instructor will confirm in advance if you are interested in attending in person or via virtual zoom link. Thank you.

There are eight weekly sessions, taking place on Tuesdays from September 21 through November 9, from 6 - 7 p.m.

Smoking Cessation Program

Learn How to Quit, Even if You Don't Want To Quit!

The Smoking Cessation Program is led by Carol Southard, RN, MSN, tobacco treatment specialist, with more than 30 years of experience helping people quit tobacco products. She has led more than 400 groups, with a 50 percent or better success rate one year following treatment.

Studies show that people who quit with the support of a program have a much better chance of success of taking control over this most difficult of all addictions.

This program consists of eight one-hour sessions and includes a comprehensive support group with individualized interventions. Rather than focus on the dangers of smoking, the curriculum outlines a strategy on how to quit smoking and offers techniques and materials to establish a systematic cessation plan for each participant. For more information, call Carol at 312-613-6286.

This program is partially funded by the Swedish Hospital Foundation

How Does The Program Work

The Tobacco Cessation Program provides groundwork for the quit date and thereafter emphasizes the maintenance of non-smoking behavior, which is the most important part of any cessation effort. A multitude of educational materials is distributed at each session. Throughout the program, participants are given assignments to increase awareness of their tobacco habit, assess their own motivation to quit, learn cessation techniques and accomplish behavioral changes that lead to quitting and preventing relapses. Participants assist each other throughout the program with group discussion, support and problem solving. The program facilitator provides referrals to health care providers for general health care or specialists for specific needs as appropriate.   Follow-up phone calls are made to all clients at regular intervals by the program facilitator. Relapse prevention is provided to all clients as needed via the support group network.

Smoking Cessation Medications

Information about nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion (Zyban) and Varenicline (Chantix) is presented as part of the program. 

What is Covered During the Sessions

  • A step-by-step plan on how to quit
  • Self-control techniques
  • Relaxation methods
  • Nutrition and exercise guidelines
  • Stress management strategies
  • Group support
  • Follow-up phone calls at 3 and 12-month intervals
  • Prescriptions and referrals as appropriate

Cost

The cost of the 8-week Smoking Cessation Program is $150. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Questions

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact the instructor, Carol Southard, at 312-613-6286. 

Register Today!
6 slots remaining
Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, September 26 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: This is a one-day marathon session. 
Register Today!
Event Full
Baby Care and Infant CPR Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, September 19 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Saturday, September 18 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Anderson Pavilion, Auditorium, 2751 W. Winona Ave.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Get Educated on Diabetes

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, December 07 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Please note that we have limited our class size and will be practicing social distancing during the program. In accordance with public health guidelines, all attendees must also wear a mask. 
Get Educated on Diabetes

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, November 02 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Please note that we have limited our class size and will be practicing social distancing during the program. In accordance with public health guidelines, all attendees must also wear a mask. 
Register Today!
8 slots remaining
Get Educated on Diabetes

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, October 05 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Galter LifeCenter, 5157 N. Francisco

Meet us in the Diabetes Community Center on the 2nd floor.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Please note that we have limited our class size and will be practicing social distancing during the program. In accordance with public health guidelines, all attendees must also wear a mask. 
Diabetes Support Group - Virtual Format

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, November 09 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This meeting will be virtual.
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To RSVP or to learn more, please call Muna Siddiqi (certified diabetes educator) at 773-878-8200, ext. 2596.
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Meet one-on-one with a physical therapist who will assess your joint pain, answer your questions about exercise and activity, and if needed, recommend further medical consultation.

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Heart in Hands
Peripheral Artery Disease and Treatment

Many people who have peripheral artery disease do not show any symptoms. Topics include prevention, detection and treatment options.

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Dr. Mike Shao, a vascular surgeon with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, will discuss the many causes of varicose and spider veins, prevention methods and available treatment options.

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Dr. Maribe Bangayan, a board-certified pulmonologist with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, will discuss warning signs for pulmonary issues, preventive care and treatment options.

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Learning about Natural Childbirth

Learn about natural childbirth and nurse-midwifery philosophies.

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Join Amy Graf, a certified nurse-midwife and director of nurse midwifery with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, along with a representative from Whole Foods Market Sauganash for a discussion of natural child birth.

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Healthy Kids Party

Join us for this rain or shine event where kids can tour an ambulance, explore a police squad car, visit the teddy bear clinic, participate in face painting,and more!

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If you are a woman undergoing cancer treatment, join us for this free two-hour beauty workshop.

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Endometriosis Support Group

Share experiences with other women who are managing endometriosis and who understand what you are going through.

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Cooking with Arthritis

Don’t let arthritis slow you down in the kitchen!

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Too Young for College, Never Too Young for College Savings

Learn how to start saving for your child's education at this informative seminar.

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Balance Screening

Physical therapists from Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Balance Center will perform free, 20-minute screenings to evaluate your risk for a fall. You’ll go home with a printout of your results.

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Learn practical suggestions and tips to help expectant parents prepare for a successful transition home with their newborn.

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Meet the team of midwives from Swedish Medical Group in a casual setting and briefly tour the Family Birthing Center.

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Stroke Club is a support group for both present and past day rehab patients as well as an open forum to the community.

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Dinner: A Balanced Complexion

Join Dr. Emily Rubenstein, a dermatologist with the Swedish Skin Institute at Swedish Covenant Hospital, for a revealing look at ways to protect your skin and maintain a balanced complexion.

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Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Learn about all aspects of your upcoming joint replacement surgery along with recovery steps to promote a successful outcome after surgery. Bring a friend, family member or caregiver!

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Diabetes Support Group
Diabetes Support Group

Swedish Hospital’s Diabetes Community Center invites you to join a free support group for adults living with diabetes.

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Learn about birth options, what to expect during labor and delivery, comfort measures and more. Discounts available for Medicaid patients delivering at Swedish Hospital.

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