December is full of events at the Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital

Bring your little blessings to a celebration with Santa! On Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m., gather the kids for an evening of free holiday fun at Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital. Have your camera ready as Santa arrives with a little help from our EMS team, then snap some shots as your child shares this year’s wish list with the big guy in our lobby. Enjoy refreshments, sing some carols and “paws” for a visit with our hospital therapy dogs. Special appearances by Christmas elves and Mrs. Claus also. We’re blessed to share this special season with your family.

Free Friends & Family Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Class – Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m. in the hospital conference room. This class is geared toward babysitters, parents, caregivers or those who have family members with medical problems so that they will be aware of what actions to take in case of an emergency. This class includes infant CPR, but does not provide certification. Reservation required - call 359-1350 or 359-1351.

Grief Support Group will meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 11, 18 in the hospital’s Felix E. Wright Family Chapel. Discussion will be led by Galen Snodgrass, hospital chaplain. For more information call 359-AMEN (2636).

The Spradling Family Birthing Center Prenatal Class will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8 in the hospital training room. Topics include nutrition in pregnancy, stages of labor, breathing and relaxation exercise and post partum care. Participants need to bring a sack lunch or cash to purchase lunch in the cafeteria. A tour of the birthing center is provided. For information and to register, call 359-2600.

Golden Reflections Christmas Dinner will be held Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the community room at Carthage Water & Electric, 627 W. Centennial. A traditional Christmas dinner, door prizes and entertainment. Golden Reflections members must RSVP by Nov. 29 to 417-359-1351.

Memorial Service for those persons who have lost family members at Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 in the hospital chapel. For more information, call 359-2636.