Health

Wed
18
Jul

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care travels Allamakee County and beyond


VMH Community and Home Care ... Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care offers adults the assistance they need to remain living in their homes, as long as possible. Registered nurses and trained home care aides travel the Allamakee County and surrounding area offering nursing care and in-home assistance to people of all ages. They offer a variety of services including nursing visits, medication set-up and administration, dressing cares, IVs, catheter and colostomy cares, oversee rehabilitation in-home programs, personal cares, housework, laundry, meal preparation and errands. RN staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Home Care Aide services are available seven days a week as need determines. Pictured from left to right are Kelly Deeney, Home Care RN; home care client Ardis Ingvalson; and Hannah Cota, Homemaker. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care offers adults the assistance they need to remain living in their homes, as long as possible. Registered nurses and trained home care aides travel the Allamakee County and surrounding area offering nursing care and in-home assistance to people of all ages.  They offer a variety of services including nursing visits, medication set-up and administration, dressing cares, IVs, catheter and colostomy cares, oversee rehabilitation in-home programs, personal cares, housework, laundry, meal preparation and errands.  RN staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Home Care Aide services are available seven days a week as need determines.

Wed
18
Jul

VMH to offer free health tests plus “Cell Phone Sanitation” and “Effects of Smoking” at 2018 Allamakee County Fair


VMH offering free health tests and education at County Fair ... Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a variety of free health tests and education at the 2018 Allamakee County Fair. Testing and educational materials will change daily. The exhibit pictured above will be available for all ages to see the actual effects of smoking on a real pair of lungs opening night of the fair, Wednesday evening, July 18, from 6-10 p.m. This exhibit, pictured here at the hospital’s wellness fair in May, was very popular and will include smoking cessation information. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a variety of free health tests and education at the 2018 Allamakee County Fair. Testing and educational materials will change daily and will include the following schedule:

Wed
18
Jul

Diabetes Support Group will not meet

The VMH Diabetes Support Group will not hold a meeting in July.

The group will begin holding its regular monthly meetings again in August. For more information, call Angie Mettille, RN, Diabetes Educator at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
18
Jul

VMH Auxiliary membership drive now on

The members of the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital are actively recruiting new and returning members to join them during their annual membership drive.

Wed
18
Jul

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held July 19

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, July 19. 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 located on the west edge of Waukon.

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
18
Jul

Waukon Community Blood Drive set for August 10

The community is invited to donate blood Friday, August 10 from 12-5 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Society located at 21 East Main Street in Waukon. The drive will be held in the living room of the facility.

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Wed
11
Jul

VMH to offer a variety of free health tests plus “Cell Phone Sanitation” and “Radon Awareness” at 2018 County Fair


VMH to offer tests at County Fair ... Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a variety of free health tests and education at the 2018 Allamakee County Fair scheduled for July 18-22 in Waukon. Testing and educational materials will change daily. A special display will also be set up throughout the fair on Radon Education and Awareness. This display, pictured above, is in honor of Paul Kammarmeyer, former Veterans Memorial Hospital Wellness Fair and Allamakee County Fair Balloon Artist who lost his battle to lung cancer caused by Radon in his home at the end of 2017. Also in his honor, coupons for $5 radon testing kits will be handed out compliments of the Allamakee County Environmental Health Office. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a variety of free health tests and education at the 2018 Allamakee County Fair. Testing and educational materials will change daily and will include the following schedule:

Wed
11
Jul

Veterans Memorial Hospital Monona Clinic welcomes Lori Vlazny, ARNP as a full-time practitioner


Lori Vlazny, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, is now full-time at the VMH Monona Clinic. Submitted photo.

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Monona Clinic has announced that Lori Vlazny, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, is now full-time at the clinic. Vlazny has been working just one day a week at the new clinic since last winter, but will now be available full-time for appointments and walk-ins.

Vlazny received her RN degree from St. Luke’s and has 28 years of combined RN/OR manager experience. She joined her daughter, Krista Begalski, ARNP, the other nurse practitioner at the Monona Clinic, and went back to school to obtain her nurse practitioner degree a couple years ago, and they now work together at the Monona Clinic.

Wed
11
Jul

River Valley Panthers 4-H Club donates ...

River Valley Panthers 4-H Club members made and donated a number of hand-tied fleece blankets for the young patients at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The two that coordinated this project are pictured above, left to right, Natalie Byrnes and Memphis Miller.

Byrnes remembers receiving a fleece blanket herself when she was younger and had come into the hospital for care and decided years later that she wished to give back so other children could have that same help and comfort. They received a $100 donation for fabric from the Waukon Lions Club to help fund this project. Their 4-H Club, the River Valley Panthers, then helped them cut and tie the fringes for the blankets over the course of a couple meetings.

These numerous blankets were donated to Veterans Memorial Hospital as well as the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Department. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
11
Jul

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held July 19

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, July 19. 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. The cost is $3 per person with all proceeds going toward the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Prizes will be awarded.

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