Health

Wed
13
Feb

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Marsha Bieber by Dave and Laurie Martin, Randy and Karen Loeb, Joan Bieber, Gayle Larkin, Jim and Jill Kiesau, Sigurd and Barb Ness, George Pickett, Carol Krumme, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Les and Ada Marie Kerndt and family and friends of Marsha Bieber.

Memorials were also received in memory of Wayne Jahnke by Gayle Larkin, in memory of Murvel Barness by Cindy Barness and Kris Barness and in memory of Dick Schilling by Dave and Laurie Martin, Jerry and Linda Siegrist and Brad and Erin Berns.

In addition, the Foundation also received donations from Jeff and Martha Byrnes and Leslie Ness for the Ness Pumping Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment fund for breast cancer prevention and detection.

Wed
06
Feb

February is Heart Month; Learn Hands Only CPR to save lives

February is Heart Month.  Veterans Memorial Hospital is encouraging the public to learn the American Heart Association’s “Hands Only CPR.” This simple way of performing CPR is very easy to do and effective for the victim.

According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death with nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring annually in the United States.  89% of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene.

The American Heart Association has found Hands Only CPR to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work, or in the public - doubling or even tripling a victim’s chance of survival.

Since 80% of cardiac arrests happen in private or residential settings, learn these simple steps for performing Hands Only CPR to help save the life of someone you love:

Wed
06
Feb

Beat the Blues Winter Marathon taking place locally now through March 1 for all ages and abilities

The Challenge
Complete a full marathon worth of activities (or more!) between January 1 and March 1, 2019.

Run, walk, ski, snowshoe, or bike 26 miles outdoors at your own pace, when it works for you and your family. Or you can play outside (create forts, build a snowman, sled, etc.) for 30 minutes to equal one mile. Record your mileage on the Mileage Log which can be submitted via email, mail or online. Both online and downloadable Mileage Logs can be found at WalkingNEIowa.org.

Wed
06
Feb

Health Care Provider CPR offered

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering the next course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers (those working in health related fields such as physicians, nurses, EMTs, etc.) Wednesday, February 20, beginning at 5 p.m. This “Health Care Professional” CPR class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of the hospital.

The cost of the class, for certification or recertification, is the same and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask. The online certificate received with the course does certify attendants for two years.

Pre-registration plus a minimum of three participants is required. For more information and to register for the “Health Care Provider” CPR Course, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.

Wed
06
Feb

VMH Auxiliary Euchre Marathon

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, February 21. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if not an Auxiliary member. The Euchre marathons are held the third Thursday of each month in the Senior Citizens Room at the Waukon Wellness Center.

The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner, if chosen.  Call Northland Agency on Aging at 877-838-8077 if choosing to eat dinner. Card playing will follow at 12:30 p.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to stay and play cards following the Senior Citizens meal is more than welcome to do so. All proceeds go towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Prizes will be awarded.

Anyone interested in attending, but preferring to play Bridge is also welcome to join in.  It is asked that they come with their own table of four players, however.

Wed
06
Feb

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, February 21 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call Angie Mettille, RN at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
06
Feb

Caregiver Support Group to meet

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital.  The meetings take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, February 18 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the ICN Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

This informal meeting is open to anyone who provides care and support for a family member or friend. Feel free to attend and bring a friend.  This new Caregiver Support Group meets the third Monday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Wed
06
Feb

Grief Support Group to meet

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, February 12 at 5 p.m. in the Education Conference Room.

This informal meeting is open to anyone suffering from any type of loss, whether it be death, divorce, illness or some other grief. Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This grief support meets the second Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Tue
29
Jan

Over 50 attend January seminars on alternative joint and muscular pain control procedures now available at Veterans Memorial Hospital


January Pain Control Seminars at VMH ... Pictured in the photos above, Dr. Dave Schwartz speaks with seminar participants during the January 23 and 24 Pain Control Seminars held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Over 50 interested community members attended these pain control presentations. Dr. Schwartz explained the two new options which are now available locally at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon to help with chronic joint and muscular skeletal pain, explaining these new procedures are providing options for people who have reached a point where there are really no other options, except for joint replacement, if that even is an option for them. Submitted photos.

Over 50 interested community members attended the two pain control presentations hosted by Dr. Dave Schwartz at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon January 23 and 24. Dr. Schwartz explained the two new options which are now available locally at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon to help with chronic joint and muscular skeletal pain, explaining these new procedures are providing options for people who have reached a point where there are really no other options, except for joint replacement, if that even is an option for them. He also spent time carefully answering the numerous questions about these procedures asked by those attending.

These new P.R.P. and stem cell procedures both involve injections and have been very successful in delaying total joint replacement. Dr. Dave Schwartz is the physician on the Veterans Memorial Hospital staff who performs both of these procedures.

Tue
29
Jan

Health Care Provider CPR offered

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering the next course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers (those working in health related fields such as physicians, nurses, EMTs, etc.) Wednesday, February 20, beginning at 5 p.m. This “Health Care Professional” CPR class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of the hospital.

The cost of the class, for certification or recertification, is the same and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask. The online certificate received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years.

Pre-registration plus minimum of three participants is required. For more information and to register for the “Health Care Provider” CPR Course, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.

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