ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Here’s what’s happening at Murphy Medical Center
October 2 – A free Asthma Education class is being offered at Murphy Medical Center on October 2nd 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.
October 3 – Murphy Medical Center’s Tuesday, October 3rd Ladies’ Night Out featured speaker is Chief of Radiology Dr. Kevin Cormier, whose topic “Big or small, let’s save them all” will discuss the importance of annual mammogram screenings in the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. 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 call (828) 835-3667 for details.
October 5 – The first in a four-week series of prepared childbirth class is being offered at Murphy Medical Center on Thursday, October 5th for expectant parents who are approximately four weeks from their delivery date. The classes are free, and taught by knowledgeable instructors from 6 pm – 8:30 pm in hospital’s cafeteria located at 3990 E. US Hwy 64 Alternate. For more information or to register call (828) 835-7560.
October 11 – Murphy Medical Center’s Good Shepherd Home Health & Hospice agency is presenting a three-week training series for those interested in helping meet the needs of hospice patients in our local communities. Arnaldo Lugo, Chaplain for the agency, will lead the four-hour courses on Wednesday mornings – October 11, 18 and 25 from 8:00 am until noon. No lunch will be provided. “We’re looking for people with a friendly smile and a desire to share their time,” Lugo stated. “It’s a blessing to any family to have someone available to run an errand or two, relieve a family’s obligation for a short period of time, or just be a companion.” The events will be held in the hospital’s conference room. Anyone interested in attending the training should contact Good Shepherd Home Health & Hospice at (828) 837-1197 for details.
October 19 – The first in a two-week series of tobacco cessation classes begins on October 19th at Murphy Medical Center, from 5:30-6:30 pm, in the Travis E. Green Conference Center. Participants will receive personal tobacco cessation plans, information on the effects of tobacco use, stress management and tobacco avoidance techniques. To register or for more information on tobacco cessation, call 828-835-7620. Murphy Medical Center is located at 3990 E. US Hwy Alt. in Murphy.
October 19-20 – Murphy Medical Center’s Auxiliary is sponsoring a Masquerade Jewelry fundraiser sale in the hospital’s Travis E. Green Conference Center on Thursday, October 19 from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm, and Friday, October 20 from 7 am until 3 pm. A festive selection of jewelry items are available for only five dollars each. Please call (828) 835-3667 for details.
October 26-27 – The Murphy Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring their Annual Holiday Bazaar sale in the hospital’s lobby and conference room on Thursday, October 26 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, and Friday, October 27 from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm featuring great items for Christmas giving. Murphy Medical Center is located at 3990 E. US Hwy Alt. in Murphy.
Please call (828) 835-3667 for details.