Health

Wed
15
May

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Virginia Anderson by Laura Duvel, in memory of Lorraine Schulte by Mary Ann Hager and in memory of Shirley Collins by Marlene Habhab and Neal and Lisa Brainard.

Memorials were also received in memory of Norman Miller by DiAnna Higgens, Curt and Betty Gilbertson, Shirley Duvel, George and Lorna Miller, Neal and Lisa Brainard and Marlene Habhab.

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.
 

Wed
15
May

Diabetes Support Group

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, May 16 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 Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
08
May

VMH’s “Family Wellness Fair” to be held May 8 in honor of National Hospital Week

VMH to host Family Wellness Fair ...
VMH to host Family Wellness Fair ... The 2019 Veterans Memorial Hospital Family Wellness Fair will be held this Wednesday, May 8 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the hospital. This is the 22nd annual event which will feature some new attractions. Everyone in the area communities is welcome to attend this free event, sponsored by Veterans Memorial Hospital in honor of National Hospital Week. Submitted photo.

The annual “Family Wellness Fair” will be held this Wednesday, May 8 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The “Family Wellness Fair” is a community-wide event offering families of all ages a night of entertainment and education about the local resources available to them, plus many free health testing opportunities. This fun-filled family event is free and open to all members of the community of any age.

This is the 22nd annual event sponsored by Veterans Memorial Hospital. At the Fair, health testing, exhibits and refreshments will all be providing a complete evening of entertainment and education for all families of any ages.

Wed
08
May

More than 30 complete VMH babysitting seminar


VMH babysitting seminar offers CPR training ... A scene from the recent babysitting class at Veterans Memorial Hospital where over 30 participants completed the training on CPR, Heimlach Maneuver, personal safety, accident prevention, emergency actions and nutritious snacks, in addition to basic care of children. Due to the overwhelming interest in this April class, another class will be offered at the hospital Saturday, June 1. Interested participants should call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411 to register. Submitted photo.

Congratulations to the numerous students who completed the recent Veterans Memorial Hospital Babysitting class. The class, which was held Saturday, April 13, was instructed by Corinne Cook, RN, and consisted of teaching the qualities of being a good babysitter including basic child care, accident prevention and first aid. These new babysitters learned CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and the Heimlach Maneuver, to be used in the case of a choking infant or child, and also learned about fire safety.

Wed
08
May

Community CPR for child care providers and lay people

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, May 15 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
08
May

Grief Support Group to meet

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, May 14 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 group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

Wed
08
May

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, May 16 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 Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
08
May

26th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament June 17

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation annual Three Person Best-Shot Golf Tournament is set for June 17 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club.

Teams of three will begin the day with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. and play 18 holes of golf. Breakfast rolls, lunch and dinner and prizes for everyone will all be provided for the donation of $75.

New this year, a putting contest will be offered prior to the start of the tournament.

All those interested in joining the event are asked to pre-register their team by calling the Waukon Golf and Country Club at 563-568-9939.  For more information about the golf tournament, call Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
08
May

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Jacqueline “Jac” Regan by Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Dick and Jeanne Roggensack, Dave and Laurie Martin, Joe and Mary Cunningham, Rick and Cathy Larson, Dr. Bill and Libby Withers, Shirley Schneeberger, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Ann Fossum, Brian and Denise Wullner, Mary Ann Hager, Jim and Ele Klenske and Steve and Mike Regan and families.

Memorials were also received in memory of Gary Soper, Joe O’Neill, Curt Brandsmeier and Dr. Jim Rixen by Bill and Sue Blagsvedt.

Memorials and donations are greatly 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 the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation, 40 First Street SE, Waukon, IA  52172.
 

Wed
08
May

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, May 16. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if they 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 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.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Health