Health

Wed
14
Oct

Health Care Provider CPR offered at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will be offering the next recertification course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers (those working in health related fields such as physicians, nurses, EMS, etc.) Wednesday, October 21, 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.

There is a small fee to participate in this training and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask, if they have one. Upon successful completion of the class, the participant will receive an electronic card certifying them as a BLS Healthcare Provider for a two-year period.

Pre-registration plus a minimum of three participants is required for the class to be held. All participants will be required to physically distance during the class and wear a mask. They will also be screened at the hospital main entrance when they enter the building.

Wed
14
Oct

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be offered at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital will hold a Prepared Childbirth Education class (formerly called Lamaze) Saturday, October 24 from 8-11 a.m. in the Large Conference Room at the hospital.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Veterans Memorial Hospital are now offered in one half-day session. Tours of the OB Department are available with these sessions as well.  These Prepared Childbirth Education classes are available for a small fee per session and will be offered every three months at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Preregistration is necessary, as seats are limited. To register, email childbirth@vmhospital.com or contact Brianne Leikvold, RN, OB Supervisor. Veterans Memorial Hospital’s next Prepared Childbirth Education course is scheduled for January.
 

Wed
14
Oct

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Tom Baxter by Geralyn and Fred Smith, Les and Ada Marie Kerndt, Cyril and Shirley Larkin, Don and DiAnne Haler, Dr. Dave and Joan Schwartz, Dan and Traci Byrnes, Bob and Jeanine Mathis, Bernard and Eileen Berns, Don and Cathy Baxter, JC and Natalie Kelly, Craig and Barb Lensing, Dave and Sandy Lyons, Jim and Bev Larson-Needham, Wendy Bucheit, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Carl and Betty Christianson, Jim and Jill Kiesau, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer, Patsy Kerndt, Joyce Kuhse, Mary Ann Hager, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Earl and Bev Haas, Carl and Julie Johnson, Dave and Laurie Martin, Norb and Nola Palmer, Steve and Sheryl Evanson and family and friends of Tom Baxter.

Memorials were also received in memory of Dennis Whalen by Patsy Kerndt; in memory of Ann Klenske Ewing by Marv and Marge Strike; and in memory of George Ashbacher by Betty White, Ernie and Donnalee Osland and Belva Ashbacher.

Wed
07
Oct

New ultraviolet lights at VMH for sanitizing patient rooms


Ultraviolet lights sanitize patient rooms at VMH ... Veterans Memorial Hospital recently received two new ultraviolet lights for use in sanitizing patient rooms following the discharge of a patient. Pictured above, left to right, are Tara Reisinger, RN, Infection Control Specialist and Rose Ann Mark, Housekeeping Supervisor, both of Veterans Memorial Hospital, with these two new ultraviolet machines. Each of these lights is able to sanitize an entire room in just 30 minutes and is used after Housekeeping does its thorough job of cleaning each and every room. The Allamakee County Community Foundation facilitated this UV light project for the hospital. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital recently received two ultraviolet lights for use in sanitizing patient rooms following a patient discharge. These lights were ordered by the hospital last spring at the onset of COVID-19 and were just received two weeks ago. They have been put to use in all areas of the hospital, to provide additional germ-killing disinfection to the room whenever a patient goes home.

Wed
07
Oct

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be offered at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will hold a Prepared Childbirth Education class (formerly called Lamaze) Saturday, October 24 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Large Conference Room.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Veterans Memorial Hospital are now offered in one half-day session. Tours of the OB Department are available with these sessions as well.  These Prepared Childbirth Education classes are available for a small fee per session and will be offered every three months at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Preregistration is necessary, as seats are limited. To register, email childbirth@vmhospital.com or contact Brianne Leikvold, RN, OB Supervisor. Veterans Memorial Hospital’s next Prepared Childbirth Education course is scheduled for January.
 

Wed
07
Oct

New recommendations from IDPH; Use of masks helps to limit cases of quarantine from COVID-19 exposure

Iowa Department of Public Health has made the following changes to  recommendations for people who have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19.

Wed
07
Oct

Auxiliary of VMH will not hold Pillow Perk this year

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will not be holding a Pillow Perk this year, due to COVID-19.   The Auxiliary does plan to reschedule the event for October of 2021.

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

Wed
07
Oct

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Irene Steele by Patsy Kerndt, Jim and Jill Kiesau, Jane Dietrich, and Deb Ryan and Carsten Quam.

Memorials were also received in memory of Lloyd Schulte by Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Bev Shafer, Mary Ann Hager, Carl and Julie Johnson, Dave and Laurie Martin, Bill and Beth Shafer, Ron and Nancy Adam, Maury Mooney, Sheila Clair and Diane Regan.

In addition, memorials were received in memory of Sharon Conlan Furlong by Mavis Berns, Brad and Erin Berns, Brent and Anne Berns, Lisa and Craig Anderson and Bryan and Laura Arensdorf.

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 the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation, 40 First Street SE, Waukon, IA  52172.
 

Wed
30
Sep

Stay Safe! Take precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19


Masks are a must ... The local COVID-19 numbers are again on the rise. Masks are a must when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and should be worn by everyone, whenever they leave the home. Pictured above is the Housekeeping Department at Veterans Memorial Hospital taken during National Environmental Services Week. Hospital staff wear masks and face shields, like those pictured here, while working at the hospital, and continue to use precautions whenever away from home. Submitted photo.

The local COVID-19 numbers are again on the rise. Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care declares that “masks are a must” when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and should be worn by everyone whenever outside the home.

Sheryl Darling-Mooney, RN of Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care Public Health Department states, “We can still enjoy those outdoor, fall activities, but we must follow the safety guidelines outlined by the CDC. Masks really do work to stop the spread of COVID-19 so please wear them in public places, especially the grocery and convenience stores.”

Mooney adds, “Always physically distance from one another even when you are wearing a mask and wash your hands frequently. No one wants to be quarantined for two weeks, so please always take these precautions to keep yourself and others safe.”

Below are the recommendations on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 from the Iowa Department of Public Health:

Wed
30
Sep

The need for blood does not stop during COVID-19

The local blood drives continue to be held during COVID-19 since the need for blood is in more demand than ever. Life Serve team members only report to work if they are healthy and only healthy donors are eligible to give blood.

Blood drives are essential medical services and not considered mass gatherings. The number of donors is limited to ensure donor separation and staff has strict cleaning and disinfection schedules. Other measures are also in place to ensure the safety of the blood supply so these lifesaving donations can continue during COVID-19.

The next blood drive will be held Monday, October 5 from Noon to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon.

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