Classes and Events

Register for events and classes online by clicking here or call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742), unless otherwise noted in class description.

Featured Events

Taking Charge of Your Breast Health
Thursday, Oct 17, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Richard Reitherman, M.D., medical director of breast imaging at the MemorialCare Breast Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, to better understand personalized risk assessment and opportunities for early detection of breast cancer. You will also learn about empowerment by receiving breast cancer information and how to take responsibility for your personal healthcare decisions.

10th Annual Fall Festival for Life

Saturday, Nov 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Orange Coast Medical Center

Join us for this FREE event to usher in autumn and a season of wellness.

Complimentary screenings/activities:

  • “Ask the Doctor” booths

  • Cancer education and information

  • Clinical breast exams

  • Skin cancer screenings (Reserve your spot upon arrival at registration, limited availability from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

  • Flu shots (For adults 18 and over, limited availability while supplies last)

  • Hepatitis B and C screenings

  • Hospital tours

  • Survivorship Lecture – Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment

Registration is not required to attend this event. For more information, please call (714) 378-7900.

Joint Replacement Patient Reunion
Friday, Oct 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Orange Coast Medical Center

The MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center would like to invite you and your coach to a special celebration in your honor. We hope you will join us and fellow joint replacement patients who have successfully completed the program for an afternoon of mingling and fun. Those who are considering joint replacement are encouraged to attend as well. Refreshments will be served.

Space is limited and registration is required to attend this event.

Clear the Air –

Lung Cancer Awareness

and Prevention

Wednesday, Nov 13, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Lecture: 4 – 5 p.m.
Screening: 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

According to American Cancer Society, lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Jack Jacoub, M.D., medical director of the MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss screening options, who qualifies, long-term effects of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, and other environmental pollutants in the air that can affect the lungs and potentially develop into lung disease if gone undiagnosed. He will also discuss the dangers of e-cigarettes and teen vaping. Dr. Jacoub and Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., nurse navigator, will answer questions after the presentation. A complimentary lung function screening will follow the lecture. Screening is optional. Registration is required. For more information, click here

Marti's Closet

Named after cancer survivor and founder, Marti Johnson, Marti’s Closet at Orange Coast Medical Center provides cancer surgery patients the opportunity to select button-down blouses, at no charge, to help aid in their comfort during the recovery process. Those interested in donating blouses or in making an appointment to choose a blouse may call (714) 378-7900.

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Every year, The Orange County Register hosts a survey for “Best of Orange County,” and for the sixth year in a row, readers have chosen Orange Coast Medical Center as a Best Hospital in Orange County. Thank you for voting us best!

Orange Coast Named A Best Hospital in Orange County

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Nurse navigator and lung cancer screening coordinator, Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., discusses what a low-dose CT lung screening entails. To listen, click here.

Lung Cancer Screening: Is it Right for You?

Join us at Orange Coast Medical Center Foundation’s Fall Gala. It will be a glamorous night attended by physicians, community leaders and supporters. Proceeds from this event help Orange Coast Medical Center continue to provide the highest quality patient programs and services, the latest technology, and the best medical talent to our community. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit click here.

2019 Fall Gala

Saturday, Oct 12, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Balboa Bay Resort
Tickets: $375 each

Medical director of breast surgery, Jane L. Kakkis, M.D., discusses double mastectomies, including when they are necessary, benefits and risk factors, and what to expect before, during and after the surgical process. To listen, click here.

Double Mastectomies: When Are They Necessary?

Physical therapist, Mitchell Tsurudome, discusses balance and vestibular (inner ear) disorders in patients, advances in physical therapy treatment options, and program offerings available at Orange Coast Medical Center. To listen, click here.

Vestibular Disorders

 

Adults of All Ages

Smoking Cessation Classes – Sail Away

from Smoking Towards Health

Mondays, Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11
Wednesday, Oct 23, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

18111 Brookhurst St., Suite 4300

Cost: $20 for eight sessions, which includes a resource book. Must be paid by cash or check at the first session only.

The MemorialCare Cancer Institute is pleased to offer the American Lung Association’s Sail Away from Smoking Towards Health class. This eight-session course is taught by a Certified Facilitator, Nurse Navigator, Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N. Classes are based on the American Lung Association’s guidelines. For more information, please call (714) 378-7650.

Maintain Bone and Joint Health – Solutions for a Stronger Spine

Tuesday, Oct 15, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

More than 50 million people in the U.S. experience neck or back pain. The good news is that the majority of people with spine pain have treatment options. To learn more about treatment options for spine pain, please join Neal Washburn, D.O., a spine specialist with the Spine Health Center for this important presentation. Registration is required.

Latest Advances in Joint Replacement
Tuesday, Oct 22, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Wear and tear of the joints can cause significant pain and, when left untreated, can lead to diminished quality of life. We are delighted to have medical director of the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Orange Coast Medical Center Timothy W. Gibson, M.D., an orthopedic physician and surgeon with Huntington Beach Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, join us to discuss advances in diagnosis and treatment options for chronic joint pain sufferers. 

 

Rehabilitation Services

Physical and Speech Therapy Services

Specialized, individualized care for fatigue, impaired mobility, chronic pain and lymphedema, from our staff of caring physical and speech therapists. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (714) 378-5095.

Cognitive Therapy Services

Cognitive therapy addresses difficulties with thinking (attention, planning, organizing) and memory. Individuals with early onset dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury and post- chemotherapy patients all benefit from cognitive therapy. For more information, please call (714) 378-5095.

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation

Physical therapists incorporate specialized training to identify and treat problems specific to the vestibular and balance systems. Dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and falls will be assessed and treated accordingly with vestibular and balance exercises and activities. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (714) 378-5095.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The Orange Coast Medical Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program will help people with chronic lung disease gain better control of their breathing and improve their overall quality of life. Our staff will work in partnership with you to evaluate your abilities and develop an individualized treatment and exercise plan. Orange Coast Medical Center has a team specializing in pulmonary rehabilitation. The team provides intensive exercise, education, self-management training and psychosocial support under the medical direction of a board-certified pulmonologist (lung specialist). For more information, please call (714) 378-7055. 

 

Group Support

Bereavement Support Group

This support group provides a safe environment to help individuals who are grieving due to the loss of a loved one. You will have the opportunity to discuss and share feelings and emotions surrounding your loss, explore healthy coping strategies and self-care, and receive support from others. For additional information and assistance, please contact Sarah Wuu, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., at (714) 378-7146.

Better Breathers Club
Wednesdays, Oct 16, 
Dec 18, 4 – 5 p.m. 
Cost: Free

This support group is for people with chronic lung disease and helps people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The group brings members together to learn skills to help manage their condition and improve their quality of life, based on the American Lung Association guidelines. Loved ones are also welcome to attend. Registration is required.

 

Cancer Support

Cancer Support Groups

For information about cancer support groups offered at Orange Coast Medical Center, please call (714) 378-7900.

Yoga for Patients with Cancer
Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. and Fridays, Noon
18225 Brookhurst St., Suite 12

Cost: $5 per class

This gentle yoga class, designed for cancer patients and caregivers, is focused on breathing and meditation. Gentle yoga poses help relieve stress and relax muscles. No experience required. Wear comfortable clothing. Please contact Gaye Singleton at (714) 378-5095 for more information.

Look Good Feel Better
18111 Brookhurst St., Suite 4300

Cancer Institute Conference Room

If you’re currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatments, spend a morning with us learning creative makeup tips and stylish ways of wearing turbans, scarves and hats. Registration is required. For upcoming class dates and more information, please call (714) 378-7600.

 

Parenting and Childbirth

Baby Care Basics

Thursdays, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5,
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $25 per couple

This class includes newborn characteristics, newborn behavior and caring for your newborn. Please call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742) to register and pay the fee. 

Maternity Walking Tour
Every Thursday, Noon

Saturdays, Oct 12, 26, Nov 9, 23, Dec 7, 21, 3:30 p.m. or 4:15 p.m.
Cost: Free 

Expectant parents have the opportunity to view the Childbirth Center and receive information about parking, visiting hours and security. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Infant CPR Safety
Thursdays, Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 19,

6:30 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $20

This class includes information about car seat safety, household safety, drowning prevention, infant CPR and choking, dog bites, and safety around animals. Mothers and partners are encouraged to attend. Call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742) to pay the fee.

Breastfeeding

Thursdays, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12,
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Cost: Free

This class helps prepare new moms for breastfeeding in the days following birth. You will learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning and challenges in breastfeeding. For parents delivering at Orange Coast Medical Center.

Childbirth Series

Tuesdays, Oct 1-22, Nov 5-26,
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $90 per couple

This four-week series prepares the expectant mother and her partner for the laboring process, pain management options, hospital procedures, breathing and relaxation, cesarean birth and postpartum. Call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742) to pay the fee.

Condensed Childbirth Class

Saturdays, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 14,
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $90 per couple

This one-day class prepares the expectant mother and her partner for the laboring process, pain management options, hospital procedures, breathing and relaxation, cesarean birth, and postpartum. To register and pay the fee, please call 800-MEMORIAL (636-6742).

Breastfeeding Clinic
Mondays and Thursdays, 1 – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

This clinic is provided for follow-up breastfeeding care for infants from newborn to 12 weeks. Mothers may come during the clinic hours and receive assistance for issues such as sore nipples, baby not latching, low milk supply, going back to work or any other breastfeeding concerns. Mothers are also welcome if their baby is breastfeeding well. Will not be held on holidays.

Vietnamese Breastfeeding Online Class
Cost: Free

This class helps prepare new moms for breastfeeding in the days following birth. You will learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning and challenges in breastfeeding. For parents delivering at Orange Coast Medical Center.

Breastfeeding Consultation (Private)
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

This one-hour private breastfeeding consultation helps prepare a new mom for breastfeeding in the days following birth. You will learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning and challenges in breastfeeding. For parents delivering at Orange Coast Medical Center. By appointment only. Will not be held on holidays.

 

Parkinson's Support

Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) and Loud Crowd®

Orange Coast Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Department offers evidence-based, clinically proven, physical and speech therapy by licensed therapists certified in the Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) and Parkinson’s Voice Project (Speak Out!®) techniques. Patients who have participated in our Outpatient Rehabilitation program may attend these complimentary maintenance/progression classes. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

Dance for Parkinson’s
Mondays, 10 – 11 a.m.
18225 Brookhurst St., Suite 12
Orange Coast Good Life Fitness Room

Specifically designed for patients with Parkinson’s disease, this dance class empowers you to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

Steps Forward – A Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Class
Tuesdays and Fridays
Session 1: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Session 2: 10:15 – 11 a.m.
18225 Brookhurst St., Suite 12
Orange Coast Good Life Fitness Room

This class focuses on strengthening, stretching and balance exercises specifically designed for Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Please call (714) 378-5022 to register. Participants may register for and attend one session per day.

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group
Second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
18035 Brookhurst St.
Newport Coast Conference Room

Designed to help caregivers come to a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease, participants learn tools for providing care, communicating with loved ones, and taking better care of themselves. It also provides the opportunity to discuss questions and concerns with listeners who share their experiences. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Support Group
First Thursday of every month, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
18035 Brookhurst St.
West Coast Conference Room

This group offers those who are newly diagnosed and under the age of 60 with education and a time to share and learn with others who have this unique diagnosis. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Third Thursday of every month, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
18035 Brookhurst St.
Pacific Coast Conference Room

This group is designed to provide patients and their families with education on Parkinson’s disease and a time to share and learn with our fellow Parkinson’s community. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

Music Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
Fourth Saturday of every month, 10 – 11 a.m.
18225 Brookhurst St., Suite 12
Orange Coast Good Life Fitness Room

Facilitated by Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow and board-certified music therapist, Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, this fun and energetic class will use music, rhythm and breathing techniques to improve your ability to walk and speak. For more information, please call (714) 378-5022.

 

Screenings and Prevention

CT Lung Cancer Screening

Orange Coast Medical Center offers a low-dose CT lung screening that may detect disease early, when treatment may be more successful. By using computed tomography (CT), physicians are able to see and detect abnormalities in the lungs as small as a grain of rice. To schedule a screening, please call (714) 378-7650.


Criteria for screening (Must meet all 3):

• Age between 55-77 years old 

• Have smoked one pack per day
for 30 years 

• Currently smoking or have quit
within the last 15 years

 

For Seniors

Medicare 101
Saturday, Oct 26, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov 9, 9 – 11 a.m.
Orange Coast Medical Center

Medicare Annual Election Period is from October 15 to December 7, 2019. Join Greater Newport Physicians for an informative discussion about how Medicare works, what it covers, how much it costs, important deadlines and much more. These events are for educational purposes only, and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared. To register, call (866) 363-6511. 

 

MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center

The MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center at Orange Coast Medical Center is an Accredited Comprehensive Center, designated by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). For more information about the program or to speak with one of our coordinators, please call 877-HEALTHY (432-5849).

Surgical Weight Loss Support Group
Every Monday except the fifth Monday of the month, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Support meetings for patients who have undergone surgical intervention for treatment of clinically severe obesity. Any individual who is considering having weight-loss surgery is also welcome. Meetings are conducted by a clinical psychologist. The fourth Monday meeting every month is dedicated to post-operative patients only.

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