Classes, Programs, and Events

In keeping with our commitment to enhance and improve the health and wellness of our community, Evangelical offers a wide-range of educational classes, programs, and events.

Classes

Childbirth Education Classes

Whether you’re a first-time parent or just in need of a refresher course, Evangelical offers a childbirth education course that will help you prepare for the labor and delivery of your new baby.

Prepared Childbirth

These four-week classes are for all expectant parents during the last three months of pregnancy. They prepare parents for the physical and emotional effects of labor and delivery of the baby.

Cost: $50/couple

Register online or call 570-768-3200.

Weekend Prepared Childbirth

The Saturday one-day childbirth preparation class is designed for the busy parents-to-be who are unable to attend the weekly Prepared Childbirth sessions. Everything you need to know about labor and delivery, breathing, and relaxation will be covered in class. However, it will be done at a faster pace. Parents are highly encouraged to continue to practice at home the breathing and relaxation exercises learned in class.  

Cost: $50/couple

Register online or call 570-768-3200.

Refresher Prepared Childbirth

Has it been a few years since your first childbirth class? Was your previous birth experience not what you expected? Are you attempting a vaginal birth after cesarean? Then this is the class for you. Led by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, labor nurse, and mother, couples are provided with evidence-based information covering current labor techniques. The class is tailored to meet your needs in a personal and informal atmosphere.

Cost: $25/couple

Please call 570-768-3200 to schedule an appointment.

Newborn Care

This four-hour class is designed for parents and caregivers taking care of a newborn (birth to three months of age). Topics include diapering, bathing, breast and bottle feeding, and newborn appearance, as well as post-partum depression and care of the new mother. 

Cost: $30/couple.

Register online or call 570-768-3200.

Prenatal Breastfeeding

This one-night class is for all expectant mothers and support persons interested in discussing the advantages of breastfeeding. Topics covered include: common feeding problems, positioning of the baby, frequency of feeding, supply and demand, and many other areas of concern.

Cost: $20/couple

Register online or call 570-768-3200.

Child Safety Seat Inspections

In this individualized session, Evangelical’s certified child safety seat technician will educate and instruct parents in how to properly install their child’s safety seat.

Cost: Free

Please call 570-768-3200 to schedule an appointment before your new baby is due.

CPR & First Aid Courses

Whether you’re a healthcare or a member of the community who wants to be prepared to handle emergencies, we offer American Heart Association CPR or First Aid certification courses to meet your needs or goals.

Healthcare Provider CPR

This American Heart Association course is for the healthcare provider in and out of hospital settings in need of CPR certification. Students will learn how to initiate the Chain of Survival; perform prompt, high-quality chest compressions for adults, children, and infants; initiate early use of an AED; relieve choking; and more.

Cost: $45

Register online or call 570-768-3200.

First Aid with CPR and AED

This American Heart Association course is for anyone who wants to learn basic first aid skills and how to give CPR to an adult, child, and infant; use an AED; assess the scene of an emergency and phone your emergency response number; and help a choking adult, child, or infant.

Cost: $55

First Aid CPR AED (Adult only) $45

Register online or call 570-768-3200.

Heartsaver® CPR

This American Heart Association course is for anyone who wants to learn how to give CPR to an adult, child, and infant; use an AED; assess the scene of an emergency and phone your emergency response number; and how to help a choking adult, child, and infant.

Cost: $50

Register online or call 570-768-3200.

Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR and AED Skills Class

This American Heart Association class teaches students the cognitive information needed for first aid, CPR and AED training. It is intended for anyone with little to no medical training in need of a course completion card. This course includes hands-on practice and testing. Participants must complete a required online portion of this training through the American Heart Association website before taking this class. 

Cost: $25

Register online or call 570-768-3200.

HeartCode® BLS Skills Check Class

This structured, hands-on session in basic life support is for healthcare professionals who want an alternative method of completing an initial or renewal basic life support course. Participants must complete the on-line portion of this course through the American Heart Association website before taking this class. Sessions include a variety of eLearning techniques such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning and interactive activities to teach students basic life support knowledge and skills.

Cost: $25 

Register online or call 570-768-3200.

 

Health and Wellness Programs

Evangelical knows that staying fit, disease prevention, and necessary intervention are essential tools in helping you achieve your health and wellness goals. That’s why we offer a wide range of programming designed to meet your needs.

Freedom From Smoking®

Over the course of eight sessions, learn to overcome tobacco addiction with the help of a certified educator through this FREE program. The seven-week program can give you the tools you need to be smoke-free and enjoy the benefits of a healthier you. Call 570-768-3200 to schedule an appointment with a certified facilitator.

Safe Sitter

This 1-day comprehensive babysitting course is for children ages 11 and older. Participants learn everything they need to know to gain the skills and confidence needed to do the job well and earn parents’ trust. The course includes certification in American Heart Association Heartsaver® CPR.

Cost: $50 

Register online or call 570-768-3200.

AARP Safe Driver

One of Evangelical’s Senior Strong programs, AARP’s Smart Driver course teaches safe driving techniques that can make a difference in your life and community. The course covers defensive driving methods and safety strategies to help refresh your knowledge of the rules of the road. After completing this course, you may be eligible to receive an auto insurance discount. Talk with your insurance agent for details. 

Cost: $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

Call 570-768-3200 to register.

AARP has cancelled the Smart Driver course until December 31, 2020 as a precaution against the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

CarFit

CarFit is a Senior Strong program that offers a quick but comprehensive check of how well you and your vehicle work together. A CarFit technician will ask you simple questions and complete a 12-point CarFit checklist.

Cost: Free

This program is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates. 

Talk With the Doc Seminars

Evangelical offers “Talk With the Doc” seminars on a variety of health topics throughout the year. 

Cost: Free  

This program is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates. 

Educational Programs for Children

Evangelical offers a wide range of free educational programs for children. Topics cover nutrition, how to have a healthy heart, Hands Only CPR, the dangers of tobacco products, summer safety, stress management, personal hygiene, and online safety. Learn more

Cost: Free

Senior Strong

To help those age 55 or older live an active, healthy lifestyle, Evangelical offers our Senior Strong program. This free program includes health screenings, exercise classes, lectures on a variety of health topics, brown bag medicine checks, and other programs designed especially for seniors. Learn more

Cost: Free

This program is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates. 

Ask Me 3

Learn about the three questions you should be asking your doctor at every visit. These tips can help you to have better communication with your provider and to better understand your health conditions and what you should be doing to stay healthy.

This program is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates. 

Speakers Bureau

Evangelical offers a Speakers Bureau within our service area to provide important health-related information on a variety of topics to the members of our community. If your group, club, or business organization would like to request a speaker, please contact us at least four weeks in advance and provide us with:

  • the name and description of your group or organization
  • your contact information 
  • your first and second choices for topics 
  • the date, time, and location of the meeting
  • directions to the meeting location
  • the approximate number of people you expect to attend
  • your expected length of time for the presentation (including question and answer session)

Cost: Free* 
*However, if your group normally offers speakers an honorarium, we ask that you make a similar donation to the Evangelical fund of your choice.
To request a speaker, please contact us by:

  • calling 570-522-4160
  • emailing Deanna.Hollenbach@evanhospital.com 
  • sending your request by mail to:

Speakers Bureau
Marketing and Public Relations
Evangelical Community Hospital
One Hospital Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Due to the popularity of the program, we must limit organizations to two speakers per year.