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Meritus Medical Center Open House
Don't miss this opportunity to get a glimpse of Meritus Medical Center before it opens on December 11! On Sunday, November 28, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, everyone is invited to tour a variety of areas in the hospital, including the emergency department, the women's and children's unit, and the cafeteria. Also join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:00 pm. For more information on the open house, please call 301-790-8663.

A dedication ceremony for the Meritus Medical Center main lobby will directly follow the open house, after which the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary will host its 26th annual Tree of Lights tree-lighting ceremony at 5:00 pm. The tree will remain a permanent part of the landscape at the medical center. For information on how you can support the Tree of Lights by purchasing a light, dove or angel for the tree, please call the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary at 301-790-8143.

Living Well Workshops
Living with a Chronic Disease? Are you ready to take charge of your health? Learn how to lessen frustration, fight fatigue, manage pain, communicate with physicians and more at our FREE Living Well Workshops September 30 through November 11 at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Hagerstown. Call Washington County Hospital at 301-790-8907 to register.

Classes and Programs

Aquatic Classes
A variety of aquatic classes are offered, including prenatal and aerobic, as well as for individuals with arthritis, diabetes, or joint replacement. Call Total Rehab Care at 301-714-4025 for more information.

Blood Pressure Clinics
Screenings for local residents are offered by Home Health staff at the following locations:

Location Date Time  
Francis Murphy Apartments second Tuesday of each month
10:00 am
–11:00 am
Williamsport Senior Citizens Center second Thursday of each month
10:30 am
–11:30 am
Hancock Senior Citizens Center second Monday of each month
10:00 am
–11:00 am
Maugansville Senior Citizens Center fourth Tuesday of each month
11:00 am

For more information, call 301-766-7800.

Breast Cancer Clinics
These include free clinical exams, transportation to clinics, and education. Funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Click here for a complete schedule.

Childbirth Education and Related Classes
Prepared childbirth class #1 held the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and class #2 held the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Robinwood Medical Center, suite 122. Cost is $80 per couple, which covers both classes. Light snacks included.
Breastfeeding class held the first Saturday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Robinwood Medical Center, suite 122. This class is FREE. Light snacks included.
Newborn care class held the third Friday of the month from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Robinwood Medical Center, suite 122. This class includes baby care and infant CPR. Cost is $60 per couple with meal included.
Prepared childbirth class held the third Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at Robinwood Medical Center, suite 122. Cost is $125 per couple with breakfast and lunch included.
Sibling class held the third Monday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Washington County Hospital, Pangborn Hall. Cost is $25 for the first child and $10 for each additional child.

All classes except sibling class will be held at Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 122. For more information or to register call 301-790-8214.

CPR Classes
For information on CPR classes for healthcare professionals call 1-888-803-1518.

Family Birthing Center Tours
Join us for a free tour of the Family Birthing Center every Sunday of the month at 4:30 pm.

Vascular Screenings
These free screenings are for people age fifty-five and older with cardiovascular risk factors. Screenings are available for peripheral arterial disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm, and are by appointment only. Call 301-790-8946.


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Hagerstown, MD 21740

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