Health

Wed
21
Sep

Community CPR for Child Care Providers and Lay People offered at VMH

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, Monday, October 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 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 $45. 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
21
Sep

Prepared Childbirth Education Class at VMH scheduled for October 10

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, October 10, and 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
14
Sep

Ladies’ Infinity Style Diamond Necklace to be given away at VMH Auxiliary and Elliott Jeweler’s 12th Annual Women’s Health Day September 27


The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers Women’s Health Day will be held Tuesday, September 27, at the Waukon Reception and Banquet Center. Mary Benson of New Albin was the lucky winner last year of the Ladies’ 14kt two-tone gold “S” style fashion pendant compliments of Elliott Jewelers of Waukon. Pictured above, left to right, is Nona Sawyer, Auxiliary President, and Shelly Elliott of Elliott Jewelers, with Mary Benson, winner of the diamond necklace. This year, every person attending the event will be entered into a drawing for a Ladies’14kt white gold infinity style pendant containing one .15 round brilliant diamond and .10 total weight round brilliant accent diamonds, equaling 1/4 carat total weight; on an 18” box chain, weighing 2.3 grams (retail value $1,050) compliments of Elliott Jewelers of Waukon. Tickets are on sale now at Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers. The proceeds from this event will be used to purchase a new noninvasive transcutaneous bilirubinometer for assessing the risk of jaundice in newborn babies in the Maternity Services Department at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Submitted photo.

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital, together with Elliott Jewelers of Waukon, will be hosting the 12th annual Women’s Health Day wellness event and salad luncheon Tuesday, September 27 at the Waukon Reception and Banquet Center.  All ages are invited to attend this educational event, beginning at 11 a.m. with a wellness fair offering a variety of free health tests and information, and a salad luncheon and program held from Noon to 1 p.m.

Wed
14
Sep

Diabetes Support Group Meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, September 15 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 Teresa Myers, RN, C.D.E., Diabetes Educator, or Angie Mettille, RN, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
07
Sep

VMH Auxiliary and Elliott Jewelers to host 12th annual Women’s Health Day September 27


The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers of Waukon will be hosting the 12th annual Women’s Health Day Tuesday, September 27 at the Waukon Banquet and Reception Center. This year, every person attending the event will be entered into a drawing for a Ladies’ 14kt white gold infinity style pendant containing one .15 round brilliant diamond and .10 total weight round brilliant accent diamonds, equaling 1/4 carat total weight, on a 18” box chain, weighing 2.3 grams (retail value $1,050) compliments of Elliott Jewelers of Waukon. Tickets for this year’s event will go on sale Monday, September 12 at Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers. Submitted Photo.

Everyone has chance to win ladies’ white gold infinity diamond necklace

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital, together with Elliott Jewelers of Waukon, will be hosting its 12th annual Women’s Health Day wellness event and luncheon  Tuesday, September 27 at the Waukon Banquet Center. All ages are invited to attend any part of this educational event, beginning at 11 a.m. with a wellness fair offering a variety of free health tests and information, and a salad luncheon and program held from Noon to 1 p.m.

Wed
07
Sep

Veterans Memorial Hospital still offering FREE Fun Run/Walk route and prizes


Due to the inclement weather for the recent Veterans Memorial Hospital Free 5k Run/Walk, the hospital would like to invite the public to still complete the 5K anytime over the next few weeks. Participants are asked to stop by the front entrance of the hospital to pick up a 5K map and goodie bag, as well as a pair of complimentary reflective wristbands. They can then follow the orange painted arrows on the streets marking this 5K, 3.1-mile, course. The start and finish lines are located at the southeast corner of the hospital campus. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon sponsored its 23rd annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk Saturday, August 20 in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. Despite the rainy weather, the event was considered a success with over 70 runners and walkers participating.

Due to the inclement weather that day, the hospital would like to invite the public to still complete the 5K run/walk anytime during the next few weeks. Just stop by the reception desk at the front entrance of the hospital any day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to pick up a 5K map and goodie bag, as well as a pair of complimentary reflective wristbands. Then follow the orange painted arrows on the streets marking this 5K, or 3.1 mile, course. The start and finish lines are located at the southeast corner of the hospital campus.

For more information, call Erin Berns, Public Relations Director at Veterans Memorial Hospital, at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
07
Sep

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon September 15

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, September 15.  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. Those who choose to eat dinner should call Northland Agency on Aging at 877-838-8077. 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 $3.00 per person with all proceeds going towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital.  Prizes will be awarded.

Wed
31
Aug

VMH’s 5K Cardiac Classic Free Fun Run/Walk during Waukon Corn Days deemed a success; Public welcome to run 5K route


Pictured in the photo above, Tyler O’Neill, left, and Jeremy Peake, right, both of Waukon, were the first two runners to cross the finish line at the hospital’s free 5K run/walk Saturday August 20, and did so simultaneously. Pictured in the photo at right, Katie Brennan of Lansing was the first female to cross the finish line in the race.

More than 70 runners and walkers attended the Veterans Memorial Hospital annual 5K Run/Walk Saturday, August 20 during Waukon’s Corn Days. The race began and ended at the southeast end of the hospital campus. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital sponsored its 23rd annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk Saturday, August 20 in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. Despite the rainy weather, over 70 runners and walkers participated.

Tyler O’Neill and Jeremy Peake, both of Waukon, were the first to cross the finish line, doing so simultaneously. Katie Brennan of Lansing was the first female to cross the line. All those participating in Saturday’s event received complimentary reflective wrist bands for safely walking and running early mornings and later evenings.  Free diabetes/blood sugar tests, hemoglobin tests and massages were also offered to all participants.

Wed
31
Aug

Blood Donor Day set for Thursday, September 1

The next LifeServe Blood Center Blood Drive will be held Thursday, September 1, from 12:30-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon. Blood drives are held the first Thursday of every month in Waukon, falling on the odd months, to allow for more donors to give.  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
31
Aug

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be held at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, October 10, and that class will continue for two more consecutive Monday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at the hospital.

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 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.

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