Submitted by Summit Pacific

Many community members and employees have come to know and love the monthly Community Education Dinners sponsored by Summit Pacific Medical Center.

Summit Pacific Education Dinners Mary Ellen Biggerstaff
Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, DNP of Summit Pacific Healthcare Clinic who will be presenting April 10. Photo courtesy: Summit Pacific

This year, Summit Pacific is trying to widen its audience by expanding the range of topics. Some core topics from past years will return along with new topics including stress management, sustainable gardening, sports injuries and access to care.

Summit Pacific’s vision for the events is to provide important education around various health and wellness issues and share information on community resources so that community members can turn their focus to prevention.

The second Tuesday of each month, SPMC gives a warm welcome to the community as they arrive to learn about the month’s health topic, watch a cooking demonstration and enjoy a healthy dinner. Events are free, with no RSVP required, feature a guest speaker and of course, dinner! Some classes even include a healthy cooking demonstration by executive chef, Brandon Smith.

Summit Pacific Education Dinners Executive Chef Brandon Smith
Executive Chef Brandon Smith provides a free, catered meal to attendees. Photo courtesy: Summit Pacific

The next community education dinner will be held April 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Summit Pacific’s Kelsey Conference Room and will focus on “stress management.” One of SPMC’s longtime primary care providers, Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, DNP, will be presenting.

Tuesday, April 10—5:30 p.m.

Stress Management with Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, ARNP

Saturday, May 12—TBD Morning Event

Sustainable Gardening with Kevin & Bethy Bennett of CityFarm

Tuesday, June 12—5:30 p.m. – TBD

Tuesday, July 10—5:30 p.m.

Summit Pacific Education Dinners
Community Education Dinners take place monthly at Summit Pacific Medical Center. Photo courtesy: Summit Pacific

Advanced Directives with Kristi Eilers, RN

Tuesday, Aug. 14—5:30 p.m.

Sports Injuries with Dr. Brittany Petrie & Darrin Downs, PTA

Tuesday, Sept. 11—5:30 p.m.

Access to Care with Chief Experience Officer, Lauri Bolton

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