Health

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Jul

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Milton Turner by Jim and Bev Larson-Needham, Delora and Monte Dundee, Darren and Rebecca West and Roger and Janet Kuhse.

Memorials were also received in memory John Herman by Steve and Maureen Thode, and in memory of Gene Knox by Robert J. and Irene Stock, Marilyn Bulman and family and friends of Gene Knox.

In addition, a memorial was given to the Foundation in memory of Dorthea Horsfall by Rodney and Evonne Bloxham.

Memorials and donations are appreciated by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation.  The Foundation is a 501C3 organization. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. Memorials and donations can be sent to 40 First Street SE, Waukon, IA  52172.
 

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05
Jul

VMH’s weekend walk-in medical services available July 4, changes regarding some insurances are now effective as of July 1

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will again be holding its regular Weekend Walk-In Medical Services (formerly called Weekend Clinic) over the Fourth of July holiday. The special medical services will be held Wednesday, July 4 from 1-5 p.m. for all non-emergencies.

Weekend Walk-Ins are held every Saturday and Sunday at Veterans Memorial Hospital, all year-round, from 1-5 p.m. each day for non-emergencies. Anyone needing to utilize these weekend services is asked to enter the hospital through the main entrance and register with the receptionist.

Due to new regulatory standards, the hospital is no longer able to accept an insurance co-payment for these weekend walk-in services.  Any charges for these weekend services will now be applied to the patient’s insurance deductible or co-insurance. This change took place as of July 1 of this current year.

For more information, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Thu
05
Jul

NAMI Northeast Iowa offering Family Support Group the second Monday of each month in Decorah

Mental illness can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character, or poor upbringing. When someone is struggling with a mental health condition, it affects the whole family, not just the person with the diagnosis. Family members and caregivers can often feel overwhelmed or powerless as they try to learn more about the illness, treatment options, and how to help.

If these feelings sound familiar to anyone looking for some extra support, NAMI Northeast Iowa’s Family Support Group might be the place to find it. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families.

Thu
05
Jul

Prepared Childbirth Education Class held at Veterans Memorial Hospital

Veterans Memorial Hospital will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, July 9, and the class will continue for two more Monday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Veterans Memorial Hospital are offered in three sessions that allow the expectant parents to choose which topics they wish to learn more on. They may choose to attend one, two or all three sessions.  Session 1 covers labor, delivery and the postpartum period following delivery; Session 2 includes relaxation, breathing and pain management; and Session 3 covers infant care. Tours of the OB Department are available with each session as well.

Wed
27
Jun

Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s Golf Tournament results


Team “School Boys” wins VMH Golf Tournament ... The winner of the Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation’s 25th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament held June 18 was team “School Boys” with a score of 60. Pictured, left to right, are team members Bob Wasson, Brian Hilsabeck and Bill Wasson. The Foundation Golf Tournament is an annual event, held each year in June at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Submitted photo.

The 25th annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament was held Monday, June 18 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Thirty-one teams of three participated in this tournament. Each team enjoyed 18 holes of golf plus lunch and dinner prepared by Rich Schulte, Marge and Bud Strike and the Foundation Directors.

The Foundation gives credit for the success of this tournament to the many local businesses that provide great prizes so everyone participating wins. Plus many businesses serving this area contribute as hole sponsors to the tournament, making it an enjoyable, community-wide event.

Foundation President Kevin Hanson recognized Dave Martin, Marge Strike and Dennis Lyons, who were all in attendance, for beginning this annual fundraising event for the Foundation 25 years ago, stating it has been a great success ever since.

Wed
27
Jun

VMH’s weekend walk-in medical services available July 4, changes regarding some insurances will become effective July 1

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will again be holding its regular Weekend Walk-In Medical Services (formerly called Weekend Clinic) over the 4th of July holiday. The special medical services will be held Wednesday, July 4, 2018, from 1 to 5 p.m. for all non-emergencies.

Weekend Walk-ln's are held every Saturday and Sunday at Veterans Memorial Hospital, all year round, from 1-5 p.m. each day for non-emergencies. Anyone needing to utilize these weekend services is asked to enter the hospital through the main entrance and register with the receptionist.

Due to new regulatory standards, any charges for these weekend services will now be applied to the patient's insurance deductable or co-insurance. This change will take place July 1, 2018.

For more information, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.

Wed
27
Jun

Blood Donor Day set for July 5 at First Baptist

The next LifeServe Blood Center Blood Drive will be held Thursday, July 5 from 12-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon. Blood drives are held once per month in Waukon. The LifeServe Blood Center supplies Veterans Memorial Hospital with its blood and blood products.

The LifeServe Blood Center is seeking donors to ensure a safe and plentiful blood supply in Iowa. Because there is no substitute for human blood, the need for donors is continuous.

Over half of the United States population is eligible to donate blood, yet less than four percent donate on a regular basis. A single donation of blood can be used to save up to three lives and help in treatment of cancer patients, accident victims, hemophiliacs and surgery patients.  The LifeServe Blood Center is committed to serving the needs of Iowans by saving lives through volunteer blood donation.

Wed
27
Jun

Summer food safety

Simple precautions can reduce risk of food-borne illness

Warm weather means more outdoor activities, including picnics and cookouts. Every year, Iowa sees an increase in food-borne diseases during the summer. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans that a few simple precautions can reduce the risk of food-borne illness.

Wed
27
Jun

Prepared Childbirth Education Class held at Veterans Memorial Hospital

Veterans Memorial Hospital will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, July 9, and the class will continue for two more consecutive Monday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Veterans Memorial Hospital are offered in three sessions that allow the expectant parents to choose which topics they wish to learn more on. They may choose to attend one, two or all three sessions.  Session 1 covers labor, delivery and the postpartum period following delivery; Session 2 includes relaxation, breathing and pain management; and Session 3 covers infant care. Tours of the OB Department are available with each session as well.

Wed
27
Jun

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Maloy Johanningmeier by Lesa Moose, Joyce Kuhse, Rita Kern, Kay Carter, Ray and Lorraine Mitchell, Gayle Larkin and Dave and Laurie Martin.

Memorials were also received in memory of Mary Jo Oden by Carl and Betty Christianson, Carole Krumme, Dave and Sandy Lyons, George Pickett and Chuck and Lois Votsmier.

In addition, memorials were also received in memory of Randy Sweeney by Rick and Cathy Larson, Bob and Marilyn Bulman, Gordy’s Auto Body & Salvage, Fred and Lisa Mathews, Randy and Lori Hesse, Dan and Traci Byrnes, Ardie Kuhse, Dave and Gail Prestemon, Dave and Sandy Lyons, Don and Diane Haler, Mary Ann Hager, Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Jane Dietrich, Jim and Jill Kiesau, Brad and Erin Berns, and family and friends of Randy Sweeney.

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