Health

Wed
09
Jan

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, January 17. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if not an Auxiliary member. 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. 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 four players.

For more information, call Auxiliary President Nona Sawyer at 563-568-3105.
 

Wed
09
Jan

Community CPR for child care providers and lay people offered

Veterans Memorial Hospital in cooperation with the American Heart Association is offering a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for lay people (those not working in healthcare), which includes child care providers, Wednesday, January 16 from 5-8 p.m.

The CPR class, which will cover adult, child and infant CPR, 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. The card received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years.

CPR is administered when someone’s breathing, pulse, or both, stop. When both of them stop, the victim has suffered sudden death, which can be caused by poisoning, drowning, choking, suffocation, electrocution, smoke inhalation, or the most common cause, heart attack.

Wed
09
Jan

Caregiver Support Group

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, January 21, 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
09
Jan

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Virgil Herman by Les and Ada Marie Kerndt, in memory of Willard Halverson and Philip Sandbeck by Eda Halverson and family and friends, and in memory of Jamie Scholtes by Robert and Judy Iseli.

Memorials were also received in memory of Bob Heffern by Gary and Joan David, Dr. Bill and Libby Withers, Darren and Rebecca West, Jim and Jill Kiesau, Dan and Traci Byrnes, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer, Dave and Sandy Lyons, Jim and Patty Clarke, Mary Ann Hager, Joel and Teresa Sommer, Marlys Leiran, Cyril and Shirley Larkin, Dennis and Sandy Deal, and family and friends of Bob Heffern.

In addition, the Foundation also received a donation from The Standard newspaper from its Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention fundraiser.

Wed
02
Jan

Toy donation at VMH ...

A large donation of a variety of toys was recently donated by Bob and Karen Fossum of rural Waterville through Thrivent. These toys have been made available in a variety of departments around the hospital for children visiting or being cared for in those departments. The donation was made by the Fossums to help ease anxiety and provide comfort for all children at the hospital. Bob and Karen are pictured above surrounded by toys they recently donated. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
02
Jan

First Baby of the Year Contest being hosted by Veterans Memorial Hospital

Veterans Memorial Hospital physicians and staff will be awaiting the arrival of the first baby born at the hospital in the New Year 2019. This fortunate child and his or her family will receive a large number of beautiful gifts compliments of area merchants.

The first baby of the year will receive the following in cash and prizes:

Wed
02
Jan

Make a New Year’s resolution to give blood in 2019; Next blood drive held Thursday, January 3

The next LifeServe Blood Center blood drive will be held Thursday, January 3, from 12-5 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon. Blood drives are held every month in Waukon. The LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa supplies Veterans Memorial Hospital with their blood and blood products.

The LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa 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.  Many Iowans are encouraged to make donating blood on a regular basis their New Year’s resolution this year.

Wed
02
Jan

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding their monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, January 17. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if you are not an Auxiliary member. The Euchre marathons are held the third Thursday of each month at 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 you wish 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. The cost is $3 per person with all proceeds going 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 you come with your table of four players.

Wed
02
Jan

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, January 21, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the ICN Conference Room, located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial 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
02
Jan

Grief Support Group to meet at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, January 8 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 support group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

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