Classes & Events

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

Monthly support program for women living with breast cancer.

Date: Second Tuesday of each month

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

No Registration is required for this event

Date: Every Monday
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 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

Date: Saturday, every 5 weeks

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:

(308) 865-7137

Description:

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 cesareans.
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.

Cost $65. Lunch is on your own.

 

Stork Smart Childbirth Courses

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:

Good Samaritan, 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

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer killer in the US, but it doesn’t have to be. If everyone age 45 or older had regular screening tests, at least 60 percent of these deaths could be avoided. 

To request your FREE at-home fecal occult blood test kit, call us from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays, March 16-27 at: 1 (800) 658-5169

Click here for more information or to print a mail-in request.

Since 1996, Community Olympics has been a summertime staple in Kearney, uniting friends and co-workers for a weekend full of activity, competition and fun. The fourth Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June is filled with teams participating in more than 20 events like table tennis, archery, lip sync, tug-of-war and volleyball. Teams, first 40 to enter consisting of 10-30 participants ages 18 and older, compete for the gold concluding with a family-style barbecue to announce medal and trophy winners. Cost is $25 per person which includes a team t-shirt.

Entry packets will be available at the Kearney Park and Recreation office, 2005 1st Ave, staring in April.

For more information, visit the Kearney Community Olympics Facebook page.

The Healthy Community Awards program is a unique opportunity to celebrate the good health of Kearney and Buffalo County citizens and those individuals, organizations and businesses who, through their leadership, education and assistance, help make the community a healthier place to live.

Learn more and submit a nomination.

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 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 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. 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

Since 1993, Kearney has been the site for one of central Nebraska’s largest 5K events. Competing on paved residential streets, participants complete a 3.1-mile loop with the race’s start and finish on Avenue A east of Good Samaritan’s emergency room. Walk slowly or run a fast race—there’s a division for everyone. And medals will be awarded to first through third place runners in each age group.

Fourth Saturday of June
Race start: 7:30 a.m.

Learn more and register.

Stork Smart Childbirth Courses

Start Date: (Recurring)

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Location:

Good Samaritan, 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 - 7 p.m.

Location: Good Samaritan, Conference Center

Contact:

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

Description:

Held once per month on the first Thursday with some exceptions. Please call (308) 865-7134 to register and choose the available date that works best for your family.

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)

  • There will be no class on June 28

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