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Classes and Events

We are currently offering Zoom virtual classes and support groups. To learn more and register for an event or class, please click here unless otherwise noted in class description.

Featured Events


Save Lives Through Colorectal Screening

Zoom Session
Tuesday, Nov 10, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Please join MemorialCare Medical Group gastroenterologist, Ashkan Farhadi, M.D., F.A.C.P., and Orange Coast Medical Center oncology nurse navigator, Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., for an informative presentation about how colorectal screenings can detect colorectal disease during its earliest stages. After the presentation, FREE fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits will be mailed to registered attendees who request one for at-home testing. Limited quantity available. Registration is required. Registered attendees will receive a class link prior to its scheduled time.


Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N.

Every year, The Orange County Register hosts a survey for “Best of Orange County,” and for the seventh year in a row, readers have chosen Orange Coast Medical Center as a Best Hospital in Orange County. This is also the fourth consecutive year that Orange Coast has been named #1 Best Hospital.

Thank you for voting us best!

Orange Coast Named A Best Hospital in Orange County


Maggie McDuffee, M.S., C.G.C., and Taylor Cain, M.S., C.G.C., discuss the importance of genetic counseling to assess cancer risks in patients. Listen to their podcast by clicking here.


Cancer Risk Assessment 
and Genetic Counseling

In this pre-operative class, you’ll learn what to  expect before, during and after spine surgery. Those considering spine surgery may also attend to learn more. Zoom sessions are free and registration is required. Please call (714) 378-7264 to register. 

Spine Surgery
Education Class 

Zoom Session
Tuesdays, Nov 17, Dec 22, 
11 a.m. – Noon
Thursdays, Nov 5, Dec 10, 4 – 5 p.m.


In this pre-operative class, you’ll learn what to expect before, during and after your joint replacement surgery. Those considering joint replacement surgery may also attend to learn more. Zoom sessions are free and registration is required. Please call (714) 378-7264 to register. 

Total Joint
Education Class

Zoom Session
Mondays, Nov 9, Dec 14, 10 a.m. – Noon 
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2 – 4 p.m.
Fridays, Nov 20, Dec 4, 10 a.m. – Noon


Marti's Closet

Named after cancer survivor and founder, Marti Johnson, Marti’s Closet 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.


Adults of All Ages

Smoking Cessation Classes – 
Sail Away From Smoking Towards Health 

This upcoming eight-session course will 
be led by
Robin Philips, RN, M.S.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., oncology nurse navigator. For more information about smoking cessation, please call (714) 378-7650.

Protect Your Lungs – Tips to Keep 
Your Lungs Healthy 
Zoom Session
Thursday, Nov 5, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join us as pulmonologist, Thomas Asciuto, M.D., discusses ways to protect and keep your lungs healthy, lung cancer and more.

Spine Pain Treatment Options
Zoom Session 
Thursday, Dec 17, 3 – 4 p.m.

Jason Koh, D.O., a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and triage physician for the Spine Health Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss causes of spine pain as well as treatment options.


Rehabilitation Services

Physical and Speech Therapy Services

Specialized, individualized care for patients with fatigue, impaired mobility, chronic pain and lymphedema. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (714) 378-5095.

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation

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. To listen to an informational podcast by Mitchell Tsurudome, P.T., click here.

Cognitive Therapy Services

Cognitive therapy addresses difficulties with thinking and memory. Please call (714) 378-5095 for more information. 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

This program helps people with chronic lung disease gain better control of their breathing and improve their overall quality of life. Please call (714) 378-7055 for more information.


Group Support

Virtual Better Breathers Club 
Select Wednesdays

This virtual support group is for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases. Please click here to register for an upcoming virtual meeting.

Bereavement Virtual Support Group

This virtual support group provides a safe environment for grieving individuals. For additional information and assistance, please contact Sarah Wuu, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., at (714) 378-7146.


Cancer Care and Support

Look Good Feel Better Virtual Workshop

If you’re currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy treatments, then join us for a virtual workshop to learn about creative makeup tips and stylish ways of wearing turbans, scarves and hats. Registration is required. Click here to register for an upcoming session.

Cancer Care Virtual Support Group 

This special group provides educational information, supportive discussions and more for individuals at any stage of their cancer care or treatment. Please call (714) 378-7146 for more information.

Women’s Cancer Care Virtual 
Support Group

This special group provides educational information, supportive discussions and more for women at any stage of their cancer care or treatment. Please call (714) 378-7146 for more information.


Parenting and Childbirth

Online Maternity Tour

Expectant parents have the opportunity to view the Childbirth Center and receive information about parking, visiting hours and security. Click here to view the tour.

Zoom Session
Thursdays, Nov 5, 19, Dec 10, 
6 – 9 p.m. 

This class helps prepare new moms for breastfeeding in the days following birth. For parents delivering at Orange Coast Medical Center. Registration is required.

Childbirth Series
Zoom Course
Mondays, Nov 2, 30, 6 – 9 p.m.

This four-week virtual series prepares the expectant mother and her partner for the laboring process, pain management options  and more. 

Infant CPR Safety 
Zoom Session
Thursday, Dec 3, 6 – 9 p.m. 

This class includes information about car seat safety, drowning prevention, infant CPR and choking, and more. Registration is required.

Baby Care Basics
Zoom Session
Thursdays, Nov 12, Dec 17, 6 – 9 p.m.

This class includes newborn characteristics, behavior and caretaking. Registration is required.

Vietnamese Breastfeeding Online Class

This class helps prepare new moms for breastfeeding in the days following birth. To access the online class, please click here

Breastfeeding Consultation:
Private Session
Mondays, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. 
Select Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 
2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. 
Cost: $10 

This one-hour private breastfeeding consultation helps prepare new moms for breastfeeding in the days following birth. 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®
Zoom Session

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. Please call (714) 378-5022 for more information. 

Parkinson’s Caregiver Virtual 
Support Group 
Second and fourth Wednesdays of 
every month, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

This group is designed to help caregivers come to a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease. Please call (714) 378-5022 for more information.

Parkinson’s Disease Virtual Support Group 
Third Thursday of every month, 10 – 11 a.m.

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.

Steps Forward – A Parkinson’s Disease 
Exercise Class 
Zoom Session
Tuesdays and Fridays
Session 1: 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Session 2: 10 – 10:30 a.m.

This class focuses on strengthening, stretching and balancing exercises. To register, please call (714) 378-5022. Participants may register for and attend one session, per day.


Screenings and Prevention

CT Lung Cancer Screening

Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) 
lung screening can help with early disease detection. Please call (714) 378-7650 to schedule a screening. 

Criteria for screening (Must meet all three):

  • Age between 55-77 years old

  • Have smoked one pack per day for 30 years or longer

  • Currently smoking or have quit within the last 15 years


For Seniors

Understanding Medicare Webinar
Saturday, Nov 7, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov 17, 5:30 p.m.

This is a free, educational webinar to learn 
about Medicare parts A, B, C and D. To register, please contact Cheryl Hirtler, Medicare education specialist, by calling (714) 352-1119 or by email at

Heart Healthy You!
Zoom Session 
Thursday, Nov 19, 3 – 4 p.m.

As we age, preserving heart health is an essential priority. Presented by a MemorialCare clinician, this class will cover causes of heart disease as well as prevention strategies and treatment options. This is an online presentation and registration is required. Zoom instructions will be emailed at least three hours before start of class.

Bloomin’ Zoomin’: Skin Health
Tuesday, Dec 8, Noon – 1 p.m.

Join Tien Q. Nguyen, M.D., a dermatology specialist with Orange Coast Medical Center, for a virtual, interactive discussion about skin health as we age. This Zoom session is in partnership with the team at the Center at Founders Village Senior and Community Center. Please register directly through the Center at (714) 593-4446.

Understanding Social Security
Saturday, Dec 12, 9:30 a.m.

Join us for our free webinar that will provide an educational overview of social security. To register, please contact Cheryl Hirtler, Medicare education specialist, by email at or by 
calling (714) 352-1119.

New Year to Be Healthy!
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021, 3 – 4 p.m.
Zoom Session

With the new year in full swing, it's time to consider what it means to be healthy. A MemorialCare affiliated clinician will join us to discuss overall wellness as we age, including strategies to stay on track towards wellness goals. 

Your Heart Health
Thursday, Feb 18, 2021, 3 – 4 p.m.
Zoom Session or Senior Center in Central Park 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2018 data, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in California. Join a MemorialCare affiliated clinician to learn about causes of heart disease, treatment options and lifestyle changes that can help improve heart health and quality of life. 

March Into Better Nutrition!
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 3 – 4 p.m.
Zoom Session or Senior Center in Central Park

March is National Nutrition Month and a great way to start your spring by learning about the latest updates in nutrition for seniors! Join Angela Whitaker, D.O., an internal medicine physician with Edinger Medical Group, for this interactive discussion.

MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center

Please call
877-HEALTHY (432-5849)
for more information about the program or to speak with one of our coordinators.

Surgical Weight Loss Virtual 
Support Group 
Select Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Support meetings for patients who have undergone surgical intervention for treatment of clinically severe obesity at Orange Coast Medical Center. Meetings will not be held on holidays. Please call (714) 378-7622 for more information. 

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