All of the speakers have been chosen because they are particularly knowledgeable and articulate on one or more of the suggested topics. All of the speakers are members of Memorial Hospital’s staff or Auxiliary.
The names of the speakers are not listed, as they may change from time to time. Generally, talks last approximately 30 minutes. Some are, of course, shorter or longer.
To arrange a presentation, please contact Memorial Hospital’s Community Relations Department at (618) 257-5649.
An important decision that you and your family may have to face, and an issue that Memorial feels is a very personal and emotional one, is the decision to sustain or prolong life using artificial methods. This program discusses the documents—Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for Healthcare—necessary for you to make your wishes known.
Auxiliary at Work
A look at the variety of opportunities available to Memorial Hospital Auxilians. From volunteering in the hospital or Memorial Care Center to supporting Auxiliary-sponsored community activities and fundraisers.
Belleville Health and Sports Center
A discussion of fitness and health topics, including current trends and fads. Ideas on leading an active and healthy lifestyle to promote life extension.
A system of electrical monitoring of body functions that gives information necessary to learn to control physical and emotional status.
Cardiac Conditioning Exercise
The importance of exercise in maintaining cardiovascular fitness and in rehabilitation of cardiac pathology.
An explanation of the hospital’s 12-week program of supervised education, counseling, and individually prescribed exercise for cardiac patients.
A general overview of diabetes, pre-diabetes, and diabetes management.
Types of courses available in the healthcare setting.
Health, Wellness, and Faith
A contemporary concept of health. A holistic view of human beings reflected in religious faith and emphasizing the whole person, including mind, body, and spirit.
A discussion on continuity of care for patients making the transition from hospital to home. Information on providing care to those home bound due to illness or injury.
Answers the question of why we need infection control. Topics could include hand hygiene, antibiotic usage, influenza, or other communicable diseases.
An explanation of complete diagnostic services and information offered by The Breast Health Center of Excellence at Memorial.
A brief view of Memorial Hospital’s past, present, and future.
Hospital nursing as a career.
Nutritional needs throughout the life cycle for different diseases and weight control. Talk can be geared toward various ages and diseases.
Pain control via electricity, biofeedback, relaxation, and meditation, rather than chemical products that can create their own illnesses and dependencies.
Modern use of physical therapy services in the allopathic and osteopathic healthcare systems.
Posture and Body Mechanics
How posture and body mechanics affect us physically, mentally, and emotionally, and how poor posture can lead to injury and disease.
Topics include asthma, COPD (emphysema), pulmonary rehabilitation and the hazards of cigarette smoking.
Relaxation and Meditation
The use of introspection, mental clearing, and focusing to reduce physical, mental, and emotional tension.
Safety and Security
How to protect yourself against attacks—in your home or on the street.
Social Work in Healthcare
A discussion of the social and emotional problems caused by illness. An explanation of the services offered to patients and their families by medical social workers.
Sports Medicine and Athletic Injuries
Preventive care, acute care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
How stress affects our lives and physical condition, and the use of rational, active, and passive methods to handle stress in daily living.