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By The Bakersfield Californian
San Joaquin Community Hospital will offer a free drive-thru flu shot clinic for adults starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
Shots will be offered until supplies run out. Shots will be for people ages 18 and older; children's shots will not be offered. The clinic will be held in the hospital's Human Resources Parking Lot on the corner of Chester Avenue and 29th Street.
Just in time for the holidays, Mercy's Hospice Care will offer a free grief seminar titled "Surviving the Holiday" on Nov. 12.
The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Mercy Conference Center located at 1600 D St., across the street from Mercy Hospital Downtown. The seminar will feature licensed marriage and family therapist H. Norman Wright. The event will include Wright's thoughts on dealing with grief -- particularly during the holiday season -- as well as group discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
Call 632-5050 to RSVP.
The AIS Cancer Center at San Joaquin Community Hospital is marking Lung Cancer Awareness Month with a free workshop for lung cancer patients and by announcing its comprehensive lung cancer screening program.
The cancer center will host "Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer" in partnership with the American Lung Association from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the San Joaquin Community Hospital Conference Center in the Rio Bravo Room on the second floor of the Medical Office Building at 1524 27th St. The workshop will cover current lung cancer treatments, strategies for managing side effects and symptoms and tools for survivorship, according to a news release.
To register, call 282-3311 or visit online at http://action.lung.org/fsalcwbakersfield.
Bakersfield Heart Hospital announced that local heart disease survivor Nicolette Cross is now a WomenHeart Support Network Coordinator.
Cross was chosen to attend a symposium at the Mayo Clinic last month. She joins Beverly Thompson, who was chosen for the training last year and leads a monthly support network meeting at the hospital, a news release said.
The next meeting of the Women Living with Heart Disease Network will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Bakersfield Heart Hospital Office Building, 3223 Sillect Ave., #100. Participants can enter from the parking lot via the side glass door entrance. The topic for the next meeting is women and atrial fibrillation.
To RSVP or learn more, call Cross at 716-1160 or Thompson at 619-4209.
The Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce's "Good Morning Bakersfield" quarterly breakfast series will focus on the status of health care in Kern County this month.
The seminar will be held Nov. 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at 3100 Camino Del Rio Court. Registration starts at 6:45 a.m., program is 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Cost is $45 for Chamber members, $75 for non-members, $550 for a table of 10.
The program will feature local health care CEOs including San Joaquin Community Hospital President and CEO Doug Duffield and David Womack, executive director of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals & Health Plan for Kern County.
To register, call 327-4421 or visit www.bakersfieldchamber.org.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. gave The Grossman Burn Center at San Joaquin Community Hospital a $5,000 donation last week.
The money will be used for support services such as essential burn compression garments and facial masks for burn survivors, a news release said.