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Tue
15
Jan

Betty O’Connor

Betty J. O’Connor, 83, of Waukon died Friday, January 11, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Wexford Cemetery, rural Lansing. Friends may call one hour before the services at the church Friday. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Betty Jane O’Connor was born February 25, 1935 in Harpers Ferry, the daughter of Vincent and Dorothy (Corrigan) Callahan. She was baptized and Confirmed at St. Ann’s - St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, graduated from Harpers Ferry High School, and then went on to be a registered nurse.

Wed
09
Jan

Hospital staff donates over $16,000 to Foundation’s annual campaign


VMH staff donates over $16,000 for equipment ... The Veterans Memorial Hospital Staff donated over $16,000 in personal donations last year to the hospital Foundation in order to purchase equipment identified by the staff that is needed to better serve the community. Pictured above, left to right, in the ambulance garage displaying the new electronic ambulance reporting system that was purchased to help complete the run and ambulance transfer reports more quickly and efficiently is Renee Stokman, X-ray Technician; Chuck Votsmier, Maintenance and EMT; Bailey Meyer-Benson, RN; Becky Estebo, Housekeeper; and Marlene Dahlstrom, Ward Clerk. Submitted photo.

VMH staff donates new treadmill ... A new treadmill was purchased by staff at Veterans Memorial Hospital during their fundraising campaign last fall for use by patients utilizing the Rehabilitation Department at the hospital. Pictured above, left to right, are staff members Shannen Mezera, Massage Therapist; Becki Estebo, Housekeeper; and Renee Stokman, X-ray Technician with this new machine. This fund drive is held each fall for all staff at Veterans Memorial Hospital and consistently raises thousands of dollars for upgrades in equipment and furnishings recommended by the staff each year. Submitted photo.

The staff of Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) in Waukon pledged over $16,000 this last year to the VMH Health Care Foundation’s annual appeal campaign. The total raised in personal staff contributions was used to purchase equipment and furnishings identified by the staff that is needed in the hospital to better serve the community.

“I am overwhelmed by our staff’s generosity this past year, going over and above previous year’s donations,” stated Mike Myers, hospital administrator. “Our staff members on the Culture Committee took a leadership role in identifying hospital-wide needs, setting a financial goal, and organizing this employee campaign which was extremely successful. This process is an indication of the great dedication the hospital staff has to the service of our patients.”

Wed
09
Jan

Flu shots at VMH Community and Home Care

The flu has hit Iowa, but there is still time for immunization. Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care continues to offer flu shots every Wednesday afternoon during its regular immunization clinics.

The next flu shot clinics will be held Wednesday, January 9 from 1-4 p.m. and then Wednesday, January 16 from 1-6 p.m. and each Wednesday afternoon thereafter. The Community and Home Care Immunization Clinic is located on the upper level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Immunization clinics are held from 1-6 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month, and from 1-4 p.m. all other Wednesdays. Flu vaccine, pneumonia vaccine, and a combination of flu and pneumonia vaccine will all be available. Tetanus shots are always offered as well.

Wed
09
Jan

Diabetes Support Group meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, January 17 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 class is open to everyone who has diabetes or who 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
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
09
Jan

Birth announcement: Mitchell

Autumn and Todd Mitchell of Lansing announce the birth of their son, River Allen-Patrick Mitchell, born December 26, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 ozs. and measured 19 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins siblings, Brooke (5), Juniper (4) and Luna (1).

Grandparents are Jim and Mary Mitchell of Waukon, Dan and Syl Manning of Prairie du Chien, WI and Andrea Lee of Lansing. Great-grandparents are George and Laure Manning of Lansing, Patty and Gene Burroughs of Dorchester, Carmen Lee of Lansing and Ginette Teter of Prairie du Chien, WI. Great-great-grandparents are Margaret Blake of Dorchester and Florence Ames of La Crosse, WI.

Wed
09
Jan

Birth announcement: Sommer

Justin and Breanna Sommer of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Jerrison Jeffrey Sommer, born December 28, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs. 4 ozs. and measured 22 inches in length at the time of his birth.

Grandparents are Jeff and Amy Sommer, Jackie Halverson and Randy Nesbit, and Kevin and Sue Bublitz, all of Waukon. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Judy Sommer of Waukon and Jim and Julie Halverson of Monona.

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