Classes and Events

We are currently offering Zoom virtual classes and support groups. For offered Zoom sessions, registration is required and registered attendees will receive a class link a couple of hours prior to scheduled class time. To learn more and register for an event or class, please click here unless otherwise noted in class description.

Featured Events

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Vice chairman of the Emergency Department, Tuan Nguyen, M.D., and clinical quality analyst, Jennifer Castro, RN, M.S.N., will explain the symptoms, stages and prevention of sepsis.

Zoom Session
Wednesday, Sep 1, 5 – 6:30 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. Please call (714) 378-7264 to register. 

Zoom Session
Monday, May 31, 10 a.m. – Noon 
Mondays, July 19, Aug 16, Sep 13, 2 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 16, 2 – 4 p.m.
Fridays, June 4, July 9, Aug 6, 
Sep 3, 10 a.m. – Noon 

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. There is no charge to attend this class. Please call (714) 378-7264 to register. 

Zoom Session
Thursdays, May 27, June 24, July 15, 
Aug 12, Sep 9, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Thursdays, June 10, July 29, Aug 26, 
Sep 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m. 

Timothy W. Gibson, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and medical director of the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss advances in diagnosis and Mako robotic-arm surgery as a treatment option for knee and hip joint replacement.

Zoom Session
Wednesday, June 2, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

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.

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Adults of All Ages

Smoking Cessation Classes – 
Sail Away From Smoking Towards Health

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

Color Therapy
Zoom Session Wednesday,
June 16, 4 – 5:30 p.m. 

Join Nanette Mitchell, M.D., in a discussion about how you can utilize color to your advantage to improve your mood, find focus or just relax. Take away some tips and knowledge to color your world!

Mental Health Awareness
Zoom Session
Wednesday, Aug 4, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

In uncertain times, stress and anxiety can more easily weigh on us and affect our overall health. Join Susan Lee, D.O., as she discusses mental health and how to help.

 

Rehabilitation Services

For more information about any of these services, please call (714) 378-5095.

Physical and Speech Therapy Services 

Specialized, individualized care for patients 
with fatigue, impaired mobility, chronic pain and lymphedema. 

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation

Dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and falls will be assessed and treated accordingly with vestibular and balance exercises and activities. Click here to listen to an informational podcast by Mitchell Tsurudome, P.T.

Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer rehabilitation consists of physical therapy, speech therapy and swallow (dysphagia) therapy.

Cognitive Therapy Services

Cognitive therapy addresses difficulties with thinking and memory.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

This program helps people with chronic lung disease gain better control of their breathing and improve their overall quality of life.

 

Group Support

Virtual Better Breathers Club 
Select Wednesdays

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

Bereavement Virtual Support Group

First and third Wednesdays of the month, 
3 – 4 p.m.

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 

Please visit here, scroll down to where it
states
“More Virtual Workshop Topics”, and select “Sign Up” for an upcoming session. When you register, please note OR92708 under the “Site Referral Code” field. Please call (714) 378-7900 for more information.

Women’s Cancer Care Virtual 
Support Group
Second Thursday of the month, 
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

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

Cancer Care Virtual Support Group
Fourth Thursday of the month,
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

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

 

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.

Infant CPR Safety
Zoom Session
Thursdays, Aug 5, Sep 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, 6 – 9 p.m.

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

Breastfeeding
Zoom Session
Thursdays, June 24, July 22, Aug 26, 
Sep 9, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, 23, 
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.

Baby Care Basics 
Zoom Session
Thursdays, Aug 12, Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 11, Dec 16, 6 – 9 p.m.

This class includes newborn characteristics, behavior and caretaking.

Childbirth Series 
Zoom Course 
Mondays, Aug 9, Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, 6 – 9 p.m. 

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

Breastfeeding Consultation: 
In-Person Private Session
Select Mondays, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.,
3:30 p.m. 
Cost: $10 

This one-hour private breastfeeding consultation helps prepare a new mom 
during the postpartum period. By appointment only. For more information, please call (714) 378-7612.

Vietnamese Breastfeeding Online Class
This class helps prepare new moms for breastfeeding in the days following birth. For parents delivering at Orange Coast Medical Center. To access the online class, please click here

Vietnamese Breastfeeding Consultation: Private Zoom Session
Mondays, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. 
Cost: $10

This 90-minute private breastfeeding consultation helps prepare a new mom during the postpartum period. By appointment only. For more information, please call (714) 378-7833.

 

Parkinson's Support

For more information about the following classes and support groups, please 
call (714) 378-5022.

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.

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 motivating and supportive class 
focuses on strengthening, stretching and balance exercises. 

Young Onset Parkinson’s Virtual 
Support Group
First Thursday of the month, 6 – 7:30 p.m. 

This group offers support to those who are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and under the age of 60.

Parkinson’s Caregiver Virtual Support Group
Second and fourth Wednesdays of the 
month, 11 a.m. – Noon 

This group is designed to help caregivers 
come to a better understanding of 
Parkinson’s disease. 

Parkinson’s Disease Virtual Support Group
Third Thursday of the 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.

 

Screenings and Prevention

CT Lung Cancer Screening

Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung screening may detect disease early, when treatment may be more successful. 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 
Tuesday, June 8, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 19, 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 17, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug 10, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sep 18, 9:30 a.m.

This is a free, educational webinar to learn about Medicare parts A, B, C and D.

Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement Zoom Session
Thursday, June 17, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Mitch Tsurudome, P.T., and Casey Jackson, P.T., physical therapists with Outpatient Rehabilitation at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss practical ways to improve balance and help prevent falls. Registered guests will be emailed the Zoom virtual information at least two hours before start of class at 3 p.m.

Essential Tremor: There is Hope!
Zoom Session
Monday, Oct 25, 3 – 4 p.m.

Join Devin K. Binder, M.D., Ph.D., board-certified neurosurgeon with B.E.S.T Center and medical director of the Neuroscience Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center, as he discusses MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS), a groundbreaking treatment option for those with essential tremor or tremor-dominant Parkinson’s disease. This incisionless treatment is bringing life-changing results to those who have been struggling with these movement disorders. You won’t want to miss this session. Registered guests will receive the Zoom information at least two hours prior to start of class at 3 p.m.

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. Please call (714) 378-7622 for more information.

 
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