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River Falls Area Hospital hosts free advance care planning class

RIVER FALLS, Wis. 3/30/2016 — There may come a time in everyone’s life when a person or a loved one is not able to communicate their health care wishes and it's a tough topic to talk - or even think - about.

National Health Care Decisions Day falls on April 16 and every year, it gets people thinking about a subject that’s sometimes considered taboo.

Kathy Hogberg, social worker at River Falls Area Hospital, aims to address that with her free advance care planning class on Friday, April 15, which will help participants to complete a health care directive to let family and medical providers know a person’s goals and values for their future health care needs.

Call 715-307-6145 to reserve a spot in the noon-1 p.m. class at the River Falls Area Hospital on April 15.

About River Falls Area Hospital

River Falls Area Hospital, part of Allina Health, is a not-for-profit regional medical center committed to providing quality, comprehensive care to patients in western Wisconsin - from disease prevention to innovative diagnostic and treatment services for simple to complex medical conditions. The hospital provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, cancer care and emergency care services.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.

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