Women's Health

Classes & Support

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 (615) 328-4123.

>> You can also register for Breastfeeding Basics or Prepared childbirth classes online

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 (615) 328-4123.

>> You can also register for Breastfeeding Basics or Prepared childbirth classes online

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 BLS card is required to take a Provider (New) ACLS or PALS class. 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                                                                                                  $35
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers                                                 $35
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (New)                                               $155
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Renewal)                                        $75
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (New)                                                          $155
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (Renewal)                                                   $75
Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization              $75

Pre-registration is required by calling the HighPoint Health System AHA Training Center Coordinator, Rod Lively, 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 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 others peoples 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. She has specialized in the field of dying and bereavement for over 15 years. She has continued to increase her knowledge on death and dying, staying up to date with the latest theoretical offerings and most effective practice, by interacting with experts in the field.

Our five week group has an educational component as well as an experiential component, as each participant is asked to share with the group his or her own experience.

Grief is not easy. Help is just a phone call away. Call today and register for the next five week Grief Support Group. If you feel you need help immediately, please contact the Crisis Hotline at (800) 704-2651. Someone will answer this line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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 p.m. 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.

>> View classes & support groups offered at other HighPoint Health System facilities

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. All groups meet for six weeks on Tuesdays with two sessions available, morning and evening. You need only attend the morning or evening session during the series dates you choose.  All meetings take place at Sumner Station in the Carpenter Cancer Center Conference Room.  For more information or to register by phone, please call 615.328.5517.

>> View classes and registration form for My Cancer Journey