Health

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17
May

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held May 18

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, May 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 located at the Waukon Wellness Center.

The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner, if desired. 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 from card playing 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
17
May

24th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament June 19

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation annual Three Person Best-Shot Golf Tournament is set for June 19 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club.

Teams of three will begin the day with a shot gun start at 9:30 a.m. and play 18 holes of golf. Breakfast rolls, lunch and dinner and prizes for everyone will all be provided for the donation of $75.

All those interested are asked to pre-register their team by calling the Waukon Golf and Country Club at 563-568-9939. For more information about the golf tournament, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
10
May

“Family Wellness Fair” held this Wednesday in honor of National Hospital Week; Chuck Long is special guest at 20th annual event


The 2017 Veterans Memorial Hospital Family Wellness Fair will be held this Wednesday, May 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the hospital. This is the 20th annual event, which will feature some new attractions including a photo booth, a dunk tank. Chuck Long, former Iowa Hawkeye quarterback and pro football player who is now the Director of the Iowa Sports Foundation, will be at the fair to visit and sign autographs. Pictured above is a scene from the 2016 Family Wellness Fair. Everyone in the area communities is welcome to attend this free event, sponsored by Veterans Memorial Hospital in honor of National Hospital Week. Submitted photo.

The annual “Family Wellness Fair” will be held this Wednesday, May 10 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The “Family Wellness Fair” is a community wide event offering families of all ages a night of entertainment and education about the local resources available to them, plus many free health testing opportunities. This fun-filled family event is free and open to all members of the community of any age.

This is the 20th annual event sponsored by Veterans Memorial Hospital and will include some special added attractions to celebrate this milestone. New this year, a photo booth will be available, plus a “Dunk Your Doctor” dunk tank will be on the grounds for a fun opportunity to raise funds for the Allamakee Relief Office and the local Veterans Quilts of Valor project.

Wed
10
May

Five tips for healthy skin

We all want to put our best face forward, right? A healthy complexion thanks to good skin care is one way to look your best. “Basic skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems,” says Benjamin Nesseim, M.D., family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare in Waukon.

Wed
10
May

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held May 18

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, May 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 located at the Waukon Wellness Center.

The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner, if desired. 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 from card playing going 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
10
May

VMH Grief Support Group May 11

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Thursday, May 11 at 2 p.m. 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 group usually meets the second Wednesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital, but has been moved to Thursday, May 11 due to the hospital’s wellness fair scheduled for May 10.
 

Wed
10
May

VMH’s Safety Day planned in Waukon June 8 for all children

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be hosting the Safety Day Camp for children ages six to 14 Thursday, June 8 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is open to all children in the area. It is a true safety camp that instructs many areas of safety that address every child’s life.

During the camp, children participate in interactive activities that reinforce the importance of taking responsibility for their own safety, respecting parents’ safety rules and sharing safety tips with their family and friends. Hands-on demonstrations teach lifesaving first aid techniques and reveal the hidden hazards of children’s surroundings. Camp demonstrations also focus on farm hazards associated with many various safety topics.

Wed
10
May

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, May 18 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
03
May

Safety Day Camp planned for all children June 8

Safety Day Camp in Waukon June 8 ...
This year’s Safety Day Camp will encompass a wide range of safety topics that are educational for all children. The camp will be held Thursday, June 8 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. The cost includes lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp t-shirt. Registration forms are available at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital, at Allamakee County Extension or online at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be hosting the Safety Day Camp for children ages six to 14 Thursday, June 8 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is open to all children in the area. It is a true safety camp that instructs many areas of safety that address every child’s life.

According to Jeff Mitchell, EMS Coordinator and organizer of this event, children often see the outdoors as an exciting playground - providing endless hours of fun and adventure. But the great outdoors can set the stage for tragedy.

Wed
03
May

New notice explains Medicare Outpatient Observation Coverage

The Iowa Insurance Division’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is letting Iowans know about a new Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) which informs patients before they leave the hospital if they are outpatient or inpatient.
“Over the past several years Iowans on Medicare were often surprised to receive information that their overnight stay at a hospital was considered to be outpatient, not inpatient,” Kris Gross, director of SHIIP said. “The MOON must be provided to individuals receiving observation services as an outpatient no later than 36 hours after services begin, or upon release if sooner. It explains how observation status affects your coverage and costs.”

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