Health

Wed
03
Jul

Community CPR offered at VMH July 17

Veterans Memorial Hospital, in cooperation with the American Heart Association, is offering a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for lay people (those not working in healthcare), which includes child care providers, Wednesday, July 17 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. Upon successful completion of the class, the participant will receive an electronic card certifying them in Heartsaver CPR AED for a two-year time period. This class does not include a first aid certification.

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
03
Jul

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be held at VMH July 8

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, July 8, and those classes will continue for two more consecutive Monday evenings, beginning at 6 p.m. for each session, in the Large Conference Room.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at VMH are offered in three sessions that allow the expectant parents to choose which topics they wish to learn more about. 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
03
Jul

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held July 18

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, July 18. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if 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.

Wed
03
Jul

Caregiver Support Group to meet

The next Caregiver Support Group meeting will be held Monday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Meditation Room in the front entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital.  When a person is diagnosed with a chronic illness, a lot of focus and attention is put on how to keep that person as independent and as healthy as possible.

When a person loses some of their abilities to care for themselves the burden of care is often assumed by the spouse, a child (or children), or sometimes friends and neighbors. While everyone who becomes a caregiver handles the added responsibility with different skill sets, attitudes and understanding levels, there is no question that there is a very real strain associated with care giving.

Recent studies have estimated that the stress caused just by becoming the caregiver of an adult with a chronic illness or disability will take seven years off of a person’s life. With more and more Iowans aging, this is a real concern within the local community.

Wed
03
Jul

Grief Support Group to meet

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, July 9 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.
 

Wed
03
Jul

Diabetes Support Group will not meet in July

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will not hold a regular meeting in July. The group will begin holding its regular monthly meetings again in August.

For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call Angie Mettille, RN, Diabetes Educator, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
03
Jul

No CPR offered this month

Veterans Memorial Hospital will not be offering a CPR course in July. The next class available will be offered Wednesday, August 21, and will be offered for health care professionals.

The cost for all CPR classes, for certification or recertification, at Veterans Memorial Hospital is the same and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask. The card received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years.

Pre-registration plus a minimum of four participants is required. For more information and to register for next the CPR Course, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
26
Jun

Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s Golf Tournament results


“Team Three Strikes” wins Foundation Golf Tournament ... The winner of the Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation’s 26th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament held June 17 was team “Three Strikes” with a score of 60. Pictured above, left to right, are team members Jim Strike, Aaron Strike and Rich Strike. The Foundation Golf Tournament is an annual event, held each year in June at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Submitted photo.

The 26th annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament was held Monday, June 17 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Twenty-five 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.

Wed
26
Jun

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be held at VMH July 8

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, July 8, and those classes will continue for two more consecutive Monday evenings, beginning at 6 p.m. for each session, in the Large Conference Room.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at VMH are offered in three sessions that allow the expectant parents to choose which topics they wish to learn more about. 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
26
Jun

Schedule massage therapy appointments online at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital massage therapists have added an online scheduling option for the convenience of clients. Appointments can now be scheduled online by following these instructions:

1) Go to www.veteransmemorialhospital.com.
2) Under the “I Want To…” section, click on “Schedule a massage.”
3) Choose massage type.
4) Choose therapist.
5) Choose date and time.
6) After clicking on preferred time, click the ‘continue’ button below.
7) Enter personal information and click on “complete appointment.”

Veterans Memorial Hospital also recently expanded its massage services with the addition of a third therapist, Crystal Corwin, who joins Shannen Mezera and Vicki Klepper, all licensed massage therapists. In addition, a second massage room was also added for more availability, which allows for couples to schedule their massages at the same time.

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