Classes & Support Groups

Sumner Regional Medical Center provides community classes on health topics ranging from birthing and childhood to sleep apnea to hobbies such as gardening and healthy cooking. The hospital often joins with national organizations to provide specific seminars and sends physicians to speak at community events throughout the year. We also offer support groups for patients, family members as well as members of the community who wish to share experiences and information.

Breastfeeding Basics 

Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. 

This free class is recommended for mothers-to-be during the sixth to eighth months of pregnancy.  Mothers are welcomed to invite their significant other or support person.

For class schedule, more information or to register, call 800-424-3627

>> You can also register for Breastfeeding Basics classes online

>> View or print a fact sheet about free childbirth education offered by the Women's Center at SRMC

Prepared Childbirth Class

Meets first four consecutive Mondays every month from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. 

Registration for this free class series is recommended but not required. Having a baby is a special experience. New parents, and even experienced ones, may find the addition of a new family member overwhelming. Special Delivery 101 prepares parents-to-be for pregnancy, labor, delivery and newborn care. Simply knowing what to expect can help ease much of the apprehension and concern associated with having a baby. We encourage mothers-to-be to attend during the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy and to bring their spouse or support person. 

For class schedule, more information or to register, call 800-424-3627

>> You can also register for Prepared childbirth classes online

>> View or print a fact sheet about free childbirth education offered by the Women's Center at SRMC

American Heart Association Resuscitation Courses

The Training & Education of HighPoint Health System is pleased to offer several AHA courses to the general public. A course manual is required for each class and may be purchased through the AHA link below. A current ACLS or PALS Provider card is required to take the corresponding Renewal ACLS or PALS class. Completion of a pretest is also required for all ACLS and PALS courses.

The fee schedule for courses offered is outlined below:

  • Heartsaver AED: $50
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers: $50
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Renewal): $100
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (Renewal): $100
  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization: $100

Pre-registration is required by calling the HighPoint Health System AHA Training Center Coordinator, Shatika Taylor, at (615) 328-3821. Space is limited. AHA does not profit from course fees.

Community Grief Support Class Series

At HighPoint Hospice, we recognize that grief is a natural and normal process we experience due to a loss in our lives. The loss of a loved one can be traumatic and cause intense feelings of grief and loss. Support groups are often helpful to individuals who are comfortable sharing their story and listening to other people's stories and experiences. HighPoint Hospice provides grief support groups to those individuals who need help healing.

HighPoint Hospice support groups are free, open to anyone in the community, and are facilitated by Julie Moore, LMSW, a social worker, bereavement coordinator and counseling manager for HighPoint Hospice.

For more information about our next Grief Support class series or to register, please call (615) 328-6690.

>> View or print a brochure about HighPoint Hospice Five Week Grief Support Group

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

The Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Mid South Chapter offers a self-help group in the SRMC the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Fairvue Room. The Society’s self-help groups offer support and information about living with MS.

For more information, contact Katie Herrick at (615) 230-8758.

My Cancer Journey- A Support Group Series for Cancer Patients

My Cancer Journey is sponsored by Volunteer Friends of Sumner Regional Medical Center, Inc. All cancer center patients are welcome, regardless the diagnosis, physician or medical facility.  Sessions are open to patients and a caregiver or guest. Meetings take place from 12:30-2 pm, on the first and third Tuesday of the month (Feb-Dec). All meetings take place at Sumner Station in the Carpenter Cancer Center Conference Room except for dates indicated by asterick. Please call (615) 328-5517 for those locations.

Dates for 2020:  

Tuesday, Feb. 4 *Tuesday, May 19 Tuesday, Sept 1
Tuesday, Feb 18 Tuesday, June 2 Tuesday, Sept 15
Tuesday, March 3 *Tuesday, June 16 *Tuesday, Oct 6
Tuesday, March 17 Tuesday, July 7 Tuesday, Oct 20
*Tuesday, April 7 *Tuesday, July 21 Tuesday, Nov 3
Tuesday, April 21 Tuesday, Aug 4 Tuesday, Nov 17
Tuesday, May 5 Tuesday, Aug 18 Tuesday, Dec 1

Still Fabulous
Still Fabulous is sponsored by Volunteer Friends of Sumner Regional Medical Center, Inc.  All cancer patients are welcome, regardless of the diagnosis, physician, or medical facility.  Still Fabulous is a special time for women patients to celebrate their "fabulousness" and to enjoy a complimentary luncheon while receiving instruction by a licensed aesthetician concerning the importance of skin care during cancer treatment.  Patients will be treated to scarf tying demonstrations, free makeup and makeup bags, along with fun and fellowship with other survivors.  All Still Fabulous sessions take place at Sumner Station in the Carpenter Cancer Center Conference Room. 

Dates for 2020:

  • Tuesday, March 24, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday, July 28, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday, Sept 22, 11 am - 1 pm 

For more information or to register by phone, please call (615) 328-5517.

>> Download registration form for My Cancer Journey

Joint Education Classes

Joint Education classes are held every Thursday at 1 pm and outline expectations for total hip and knee procedures. These classes offer suggestions for preparing the home prior to surgery, a guide and process flow throughout hospitalization, and criteria necessary for discharge. Additionally, we prepare you with the tools needed for a successful recovery by teaching preventative tactics such as exercises prior to surgery, incentive spirometry, and healthful eating habits. Lastly, we provide education on the signs and symptoms of potential surgery complications.

The classes are conducted by bedside staff members, physical therapy, and case management. This interdisciplinary approach allows the patients ample opportunity to voice concerns, gain confidence, and meet members of the recovery team. Our patients who have participated in Joint Success Training have decreased chance for readmission and a decreased recovery rate.

For more information, please call (615) 328-6175.