Here’s what’s happening at Murphy Medical Center

Take a look at the healthy and invigorating events this month at the Peachtree Athletic and Rehabilitation Center PARC

December 4 – A free Asthma Education class is being offered at Murphy Medical Center on December 4th to help patients, family members and caregivers understand what happens in the lungs during an asthma attack or flare-up, and will provide tips on better controlling asthma attacks. The class is free, and taught by knowledgeable instructors from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Travis E. Green Conference Center, adjacent to the hospital lobby at 3990 E. US Hwy 64 Alternate. For more information or to register call (828) 835-7620.

December 5 – Murphy Medical Center’s Tuesday, December 5th Ladies’ Night Out featured speaker is Dr. Teresa Heavner, whose topic “Diabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It” will discuss the importance of understanding diabetes and methods to help keep it under control. Enjoy a relaxing hour with friends and a chance to win valuable door prizes donated by local merchants. Ladies’ Night Out is free to all ladies 13 and over and held at McGuire’s Millrace Farm in Murphy from 5:30-6:30 pm. Bring a canned or dry good to donate to needy families and receive an extra door prize ticket. Past attendees wearing their Ladies’ Night Out shirts will also receive a bonus door prize drawing ticket. Please note that there will be no event on January 2nd, but Ladies’ Night Out will resume on February 6th. Please call (828) 835-3667 for details.

December 7 – Murphy Medical Center’s Auxiliary is sponsoring a One Touch linens fundraiser sale in the hospital’s lobby on Thursday, December 7th from 7 am until 7 pm, and Friday, December 8th from 7 am until 4 pm. A variety of sheet sets, bamboo pillows, blankets, throws, comforters, mattress pads and baby blankets are available for purchase. Please call (828) 835-3667 for details.

December 14 – Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. Help make sure your neighbors, friends, and family have the blood they need, when they need it. Murphy Medical Center and Blood Assurance are hosting a blood donation drive Thursday, December 14th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm adjacent to the hospital’s cafeteria. All donors will be provided a free T-shirt, snacks, a 15% discount coupon for the hospital’s gift shop and our sincere thanks for helping give the gift of life. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment by calling the hospital at (828) 837-8161.