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Community Classes & Support


At Jackson County Hospital, we treat you well. And, we want you healthy!

View our Calendar to see the full list of dates for all classes.

Basics of Diabetes Management Classes

Come learn the basics of diabetes management at our classes held the second Thursday of each month in the Jackson County Hospital Conference Room from noon to 1 p.m.

This free educational class is led by Dr. Diana Mercado, a board certified family physician who specializes in diabetes management.



Visit with our team of healthcare specialists, including: pharmacists, social workers, nurses and dietitians.

Registration is required to attend. Call 361-782-7800 to register. Lunch is provided, but RSVP is required.



First Aid/CPR Course

We want you prepared for emergencies, so take our first aid and CPR course available each month at 6:30 p.m. at Jackson County Hospital Conference Room. Classes are designed for general public, day care workers and babysitters. Healthcare provider courses are also offered. Register by calling 361-782-7800. Registration fee: $35 (registration must be paid in advance and is non-refundable).

The Better Breathers Club

This group meets the last Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Jackson County Hospital. Those with lung disease and their loved ones are invited to attend. Lunch is provided at no charge, so please RSVP to help with lunch count by calling 361-782-7813 and ask for Rosemary or Sherri. RSVP is not required to attend the meeting but is required for lunch arrangements.

American Cancer Society

Cancer support meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from 8:30-11:30 am in the large conference room located near the main lobby. For community members seeking assistance or more information on cancer support.


For more information on any classes and support groups offered by Jackson County Hospital, contact Donna Coleman, Director of Professional Services at 361-782-7847

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