Education & Support Groups

The Douglas County Hospital Education Services department offers a variety of educational opportunities for the DCH staff and other health care providers in our community.  The Education Services Department collaborates with other health care facilities and educational institutions to meet the various educational needs in the changing health care industry.  The overall goal of educational opportunities is to improve the delivery and safety of patient care.

Education Resources

 Group  Location  Contact
Autism Society of MN

www.ausm.org

info@ausm.org

Baby & Me - New Baby Class

Alexandria Clinic Sunrise Conference Room

Every Thursday from 1:30-3:30 

Lindsey Buttweiler

(320)763‐5123 ext. 1321

Bariatric Support Group

DCH Lobby Meeting Room           111 17th Ave East Alexandria

4th Tuesday and 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm - participants can attend one or both meetings 

Betty Haskins 

320.763.7133

Birthright - Pregnancy Resource Center

11141 Broadway, Suite 5 Alexandria

320.762.1224 www.birthright.org

Blind Support Group (VIP)

Alexandria Senior Center Meeting Room 414 Hawthrone Street Alexandria

3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm

Bev Nelson

320.763.3828 

Breastfeeding Class

DCH Lobby Meeting Room           111 17th Ave East Alexandria

More information here

Horizon Public Heath

320.763.6018

Cancer Services 

American Cancer Society 

www.cancer.org

320.255.0220

 

Compassionate Friends Support Group 

Glenwood State Bank                 South Broadway Alexandria 

3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm 

Support group for parents who have lost a child of any age, grandparents who’ve lost a grandchild or siblings dealing with the loss of a sibling

Janet Getz

320-219-0687

Cardiac Support Group

DCH Lobby Meeting Room          111 17th Ave East

3rd Wed. Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct at 4:00 pm

Jennifer Rentz

320.762.6005

Caregivers Support Group

First Lutheran Church Family Room 822 Douglas Street, Alexandria 

2nd Tuesday each month                 at 2:00 pm 

Mary Krueger

320.762.3047 

Childbirth Classes

Douglas County Hospital 

More information here

Horizon Public Health

320.763.6018 

Diabetes Self-Management Alexandria Clinic  320.763.5123
Gamblers Anonymous Support Group

Tischer Building

Thursdays at 7:00 pm 

320.759.1729
Grieving Parents Support Group

Alexandria Clinic                       Medical Conference Room             610 30th Ave West

4th Monday of each month at 6:30 pm 

Kathy Fischer, RN

320.763.5781 

Look Good Feel Better

Alexandria Clinic Medical Conference Room 610 30th Ave West

Registration Required

800.227.2345

Lyme Disease Support Group    

DCH Lobby Meeting Room            111 17th Ave East Alexandria

Last Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.  May be adjusted to avoid holidays.  Please call or email for changes. 

Amy Goodwin

320.859.5438

goodwinfamily@midwestinfo.net

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Douglas County Public Works Meeting Room 526 Willow Drive

4th Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm 

Mary Krueger, DCH 

maryk@co.douglas.mn.us

320.762.3047

Parkinson's Support Group

Nelson Gables - Governor's Room

4th Wednesday of each month at 3 pm

Val Trumm

320.762.2196 

Young On-set Parkinson’s Group 

Nelson Gables - Meeting Room

4th Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm

Kayla Roske

Kayla.Roske@knutenelson.org 

Special Needs Children        

Windmill Project

ATCC 

Mary Peterson

320.760.3301

www.windmillproject.org