Classes & Events

Click on a class below to learn more about how to register and when it is held.

Cancer Center Programs

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location:

Good Samaritan Cancer Center Conference Room
214 West 33rd
Kearney, NE 68847

Contact:

Marcia Stephens RN
(308) 865-7883 / (800) 277-4306
marciastephens@catholichealth.net

Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Monthly support program for women living with breast cancer.

No Registration is required for this event

Stork Smart Childbirth Courses

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Location:

Good Samaritan Hospital, Conference Center
Contact: (308) 865-7141

gshs-webmaster@catholichealth.net

Cost/Fee: $65.00

Description:

This in-depth course, taught by our certified childbirth educators, is specifically designed to totally prepare you and your partner for the entire childbirth experience. 
Weeks 1-5 of this series: signs, symptoms and stages of labor; delivery process; pain management; coping techniques; caesarean birth; post-delivery recovery; general baby care and parenting.
Week 6 of this series: New Dads Boot Camp
No Registration is required for this event

Stork Smart Childbirth Courses

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:

Good Samaritan Hospital, Conference CenterContact
(308) 865-7141
gshs-webmaster@catholichealth.net

Cost/Fee: $60.00
Description:
3rd Saturday of every other month
Is your time limited? Are you a second time parent? This one-day labor preparation class includes information and practical skills regarding labor and delivery, coping techniques and caesareans. Cost $60. Lunch is on your own.

No Registration is required for this event

Stork Smart Childbirth Courses
Start Date
(Recurring)
Time
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Location
Good Samaritan Hospital, Conference Center
Contact
308-865-7141
gshs-webmaster@catholichealth.net
Cost/Fee
60.00
Description

3rd Saturday of every other month

Is your time limited? Are you a second time parent? This one-day labor preparation class includes information and practical skills regarding labor and delivery, coping techniques and caesareans. Cost $60. Lunch is on your own.

No Registration is required for this event
Stork Smart Childbirth Courses
Start Date
(Recurring)
Time
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Location
Good Samaritan Hospital, Conference Center
Contact
308-865-7141
gshs-webmaster@catholichealth.net
Cost/Fee
60.00
Description

3rd Saturday of every other month

Is your time limited? Are you a second time parent? This one-day labor preparation class includes information and practical skills regarding labor and delivery, coping techniques and caesareans. Cost $60. Lunch is on your own.

No Registration is required for this event
Stork Smart Childbirth Courses
Start Date
(Recurring)
Time
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Location
Good Samaritan Hospital, Conference Center
Contact
308-865-7141
gshs-webmaster@catholichealth.net
Cost/Fee
60.00
Description

3rd Saturday of every other month

Is your time limited? Are you a second time parent? This one-day labor preparation class includes information and practical skills regarding labor and delivery, coping techniques and caesareans. Cost $60. Lunch is on your own.

No Registration is required for this event

Support Groups
Start Date: (Recurring)
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location:

CHI Health Good Samaritan West Tower Classrooms
*Located behind the Emporium Gift Shop

Contact:

Lactation Office
(308) 865-7689
deannebirkestrand@catholichealth.net

Description:

Our FREE group meets every Monday in a relaxed environment that nurtures new friendships, lends support and provides a place for postpartum breastfeeding Moms and their babies to make connections for life. The group meets open-house style, so feel free to come and go at times that work best for you. Facilitated by our certified lactation staff, this group will share hints, education and provide an opportunity to weigh your baby tracking his/her progress. This group is meant for mothers and their babies; there is a comfortable waiting area nearby for fathers. Fathers are invited to attend on the last Monday of every month if they wish.

For more information, request to join our Facebook page. Just search for "Connections: Breastfeeding Mother's Group."

No Registration is required for this event

Stork Smart Childbirth Courses

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location:

CHI Health Good Samaritan West Tower Classrooms
*Located behind the Emporium Gift Shop

Contact:

Lactation Office
(308) 865-7689
deannebirkestrand@catholichealth.net

Cost/Fee: None

Description:

Our FREE group meets every Thursday* in a relaxed environment that nurtures new friendships, lends support and provides a place for postpartum breastfeeding Moms and their babies to make connections for life. We meet in an open-house style, so feel free to come and go at the times that work best for you. Facilitated by our certified lactation staff, this group will share hints, education and provide an opportunity to weigh your baby tracking his/her progress. This group is meant for mothers and their babies; there is a comfortable waiting area nearby for fathers. Fathers are invited to attend on the last Thursday of every month if they wish. 

For more information, request to join our Facebook page. Just search for "Connections: Breastfeeding Mother's Group".
*Effective July 2015
No Registration is required for this event

Cancer Center Programs
Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: No Start Time

Location: Telephone

Contact:

Wendy Sontag
1 (800) 347-1074
wendy.sontag@lls.org

Cost/Fee: 0

Description:

This meeting is scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month from 10 to 11 am. It is for survivors from Nebraska and Iowa living with a diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma or multiple myeloma.
No special equipment is needed—just a telephone. Relax in the comfort and privacy of your home and treat yourself to an hour of interesting conversation, information and support. This is a free service provided by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 
Marilyn Kile, APRN, AOCN and Brenda Winkler, LMSW will facilitate.
Pre-registration is required. Contact Wendy Sontag, Patient Services Manager, at (800) 347-1074, or email wendy.sontag@lls.org. Please provide name, address, phone number, email address, diagnosis and date of diagnosis.
No Registration is required for this event

Cancer Center Programs

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location:

Good Samaritan Cancer Center Conference Room
104 West 33rd
Kearney, NE 68847

Contact:

(308) 865-7985 / (800) 277-4306
marilynkile@catholichealth.net

Cost/Fee: 0

Description: Meets the third Monday of each month. Co-sponsored by the National Cosmetology Association, the American Cancer Society and Good Samaritan Hospital. This program is for patients with cancer who are receiving cancer treatment. The program assists participants with skin, nail and hair changes that occur with cancer treatment.

No Registration is required for this event

Healthy Lifestyles Courses

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: No Start Time

Location: Wellness/Fitness Center

Contact:

(308) 865-7458
gshs-webmaster@catholichealth.net

Description: Client Choice-$45 for 45 minute massage, $55 for 60 minute massage.
Ask about insurance billing for Medical Massage. 
Massage enhances general health by assisting in healing and keeping the body functioning at it’s best. It improves circulation, joint mobility, relaxes muscles, encourages general relaxation, and can be beneficial for many physical ailments including joint or back pain, headaches, and fibromyalgia. “Client Choice” and “Medical Massage” services are available.
All massage therapy services are by appointment only. Gift Certificates are available. 
No Registration is required for this event

Stork Smart Childbirth Courses

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Location:

Good Samaritan Hospital, Conference Center

Contact: 

gshs-webmaster@catholichealth.net

Cost/Fee: $10.00

Description:

Expectant dads…don’t know which end of the baby is up? Learn from some “veterans” at boot camp. By the time you’re discharged you’ll be prepared to handle everything from postpartum blues, to finances, to your in-laws.

This class is free to participants of our childbirth classes or $10 for non-participants. ­

No Registration is required for this event

Stork Smart Childbirth Courses

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Good Samaritan Hospital, Conference Center

Contact:

(308) 865-7141
gshs-webmaster@catholichealth.net

Description:

1st & 3rd Thursday

A new baby is exciting, but for big brother or sister this addition may cause some fearful moments. Our free class prepares older children for baby’s arrival making them feel included and special.

No Registration is required for this event

Stork Smart Childbirth Courses

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location:

CHI Health Good Samaritan Conference Center (2nd floor)

Contact:

Lactation Office
(308) 865-7689
deannebirkestrand@catholichealth.net

Cost/Fee: $15.00

Description:

4th Thursday of each month/3rd Thursday in November and December due to holiday scheduling

Prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience at our Steps to Better Breastfeeding class intended for expectant mothers who have reached their second trimester. Fathers or birth partners are welcome to attend with you. This class is taught by our certified lactation staff in a relaxed, comfortable and fun atmosphere where questions are encouraged.

Please pre-register by calling (308) 865-7689.

No Registration is required for this event

Healthy Lifestyles Courses

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: No Start Time

Location:

Wellness/Fitness Center

Contact:

(308) 865-7458
gshs-webmaster@catholichealth.net

Description:

Movement Improvement T'ai Chi
Try Movement Improvement T’ai Chi (pronounced “tie chee”). 
This practice increases strength, flexibility, balance and general health. T’ai Chi can help create greater energy for everyday activities, and is recommended for those who wish to improve or maintain their general health, recover from illness or injury, or focus on specific health issues. 

Stress management is accomplished through easy to follow breathing techniques and movements performed in a meditative-like manner. For all ages and body types, physical conditions or abilities. No experience necessary to begin. Classes start at various times throughout the year. The sessions run for 12 weeks. 

Movement Improvement Water T’ai Chi
Slip into the warm water up to your shoulders and experience the slow and gentle movements of T’ai Chi. The resistance of the water, and the soothing motion of arms and legs create a unique exercise experience that blends stress management with balance and strength training. This is a wonderful class for those working with chronic pain, anxiety, or injuries that interfere with weight-bearing activities. This class is held in the Wellness Fitness/ Center’s Turttle Pool.
NO PHYSICIAN REFERRAL NEEDED.

No Registration is required for this event

Healthy Lifestyles Courses

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: No Start Time

Location:

Wellness/Fitness Center

Contact:

(308) 865-7458
gshs-webmaster@catholichealth.net

Cost/Fee: $1232.00

Description(GSH employee, WFC member, Well Workplace employee, Senior discounts apply). Need-based scholarships available. 
The Healthy Weigh is a comprehensive year-long weight management program that addresses the total person. Participants work with our team of specialists to learn how to utilize balanced nutrition, exercise, stress management and group support to promote lasting, safe weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. Financial assistance is available

No Registration is required for this event