Health

Wed
17
Aug

Healthcare Faces of the Future for 6th-8th grades September 14

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) have teamed up to provide a day for 6th-8th graders to explore the many health care careers that are available to them.  The event will be held Wednesday, September 14, which is a teacher in-service day with no school. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

All attending will be visiting numerous health care departments around the hospital and hearing from staff in those roles. They will share their education, job duties and what a typical day in their work life is, all in an effort to introduce more youth to the career opportunities in health care.

Corinne Cook, RN, will be the class instructor. This class is held free of charge and a lunch will be served. All those attending should enter the hospital through the ICN entrance located at the southeast side of the hospital along the golf course.

Wed
17
Aug

“It’s ok to not be ok!” Behavioral Tele-health Services available locally

On average, 21% of United States adults experienced mental illness in 2020, which computes to 52.9 million people, or one in five adults.  Likewise, 17% of youth, ages 6-17, experience mental illness, and farmers had the highest rate of suicide of all occupations.

New behavioral tele-health services are available at the Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) Medical Clinic in Waukon. The contracted tele-health company provides the clinic with its own medical provider who specializes in psychiatry and can help with medication management.

Wed
17
Aug

Diabetes Support Group meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to hold its next meeting this Thursday, August 18 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, which is located on the lower level of the hospital in Waukon. Masks will be required to be worn by those attending the support group.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or who may have a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call  group facilitator Angie Mettille, RN, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
10
Aug

Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville Open House August 11

Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic - Postville ...
Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic - Postville ... The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville will host an open house for all area communities to attend Thursday, August 11 from 5-7 p.m. Tours of the remodeled facility as well as a mini-wellness fair will all be offered at this event, which coincides with the Postville Farmer’s Market located across the street from the clinic. Pictured above and below are a few photos of the remodeled facility at 124 West Greene Street, Postville. The clinic is open Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by calling 563-864-7221.
Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic - Postville ...
Submitted photos.

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville will host an open house for all area communities to attend Thursday, August 11 from 5-7 p.m.  The Postville Clinic is located at 124 West Greene Street in the same location of the former Postville Medical Clinic in downtown Postville.

Full-time clinic family nurse practitioner Michelle Crary will be on-site explaining her new family health care medical practice and schedule availability, as will Dr. Thomas McMullan, who remains on part-time with the clinic. Nurse Midwife Katy Maker, NP will also be on-site to explain her maternity and women’s health care practice she will be starting in just a few weeks at both the Postville and Waukon VMH medical clinics. Laura Baxter, Clinic Director; Casey Fisk, Clinic Medical Assistant; Shaina Kruger, Clinic RN; and Teresa Berg, Clinic Receptionist will all be on-site offering tours of the remodeled facility.

Wed
10
Aug

Behavioral Tele-health Services continue at Veterans Memorial Hospital Clinic-Waukon

Behavioral Tele-health Services ...
Behavioral Tele-health Services ... The new, convenient behavioral tele-health services are available at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic in Waukon. The contracted tele-health company provides the clinic with its own medical provider who specializes in psychiatry and can help with medication management. Patients meet privately with the behavioral tele-health provider in this room, pictured above. The clinic will also have a full-time nurse practitioner this fall who specializes in behavioral health. Submitted photo.

New behavioral tele-health services are available at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic in Waukon. The contracted tele-health company provides the clinic with its own medical provider who specializes in psychiatry and can help with medication management.

Patients do need to be referred to this new service by their Veterans Memorial Hospital medical clinic provider or the hospital’s emergency room (ER). Anyone who has not yet established care at the clinic will need to do so in order to take advantage of this new service.  All providers in the medical clinic are currently accepting new patients.

Once that care is established, the referral will be made and patients will be able to visit with this tele-health provider in the tele-health room. Clinic staff will assist with the tele-health connection with the health specialist, and then patients will meet privately with them over the system, pictured here, in that room.

Wed
10
Aug

Healthcare Faces of the Future for 6th-8th grades at VMH September 14

Healthcare Faces of the Future for 6th-8th grades ...
Healthcare Faces of the Future for 6th-8th grades ... Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and Veterans Memorial Hospital have teamed up to provide a day for 6th-8th graders to explore the many health care careers that are available to them. The event will be held Wednesday, September 14, which is a teacher in-service day with no school. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Pictured above are some “faces of the future” in healthcare who visited the hospital’s health care career photo booth recently at the Allamakee County Fair. Submitted photo.

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and Veterans Memorial Hospital have teamed up to provide a day for 6th-8th graders to explore the many health care careers that are available to them. The event will be held Wednesday, September 14, which is a teacher in-service day with no school. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.

All attending will be visiting numerous health care departments around the hospital and hearing from staff in those roles. They will share their education, job duties and what they do during a typical day in their work life, all in an effort to introduce more youth to the vast career opportunities in health care.

Corinne Cook, RN, will be the class instructor. This class is held free of charge and a lunch will be served. All those attending should enter the hospital through the ICN entrance located at the southeast side of the hospital along the golf course.

Wed
10
Aug

Make appointments for August Vaccination Clinics; Free test kits and masks available

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care/Allamakee County Public Health will continue to offer all doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at their weekly immunization clinics each Wednesday throughout the month of August. These vaccinations are by appointment only.  To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, in August and beyond, call Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care at 563-568-5660.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Be sure to wear a mask and bring an insurance card and vaccination card if coming for a second or booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Since Veterans Memorial Hospital is a health care facility, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does require that masks are still to be worn by every patient and visitor to the hospital.

Wed
10
Aug

Diabetes Support Group meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, August 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. Masks will be required to be worn.

This diabetes 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
03
Aug

Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville Open House August 11


Submitted photo.

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville will host an open house for all area communities to attend Thursday, August 11 from 5-7 p.m.  The Postville Clinic is located at 124 West Green Street in the same location of the former Postville Medical Clinic in downtown Postville.

Full-time clinic family nurse practitioner Michelle Crary will be onsite explaining her new family health care medical practice and schedule availability, as will Dr. Thomas McMullan, who remains on part-time with the clinic. Nurse Midwife Katy Maker, NP will also be onsite to explain her maternity and women’s health care practice she will be starting in just a few weeks at both the Postville and Waukon VMH medical clinics. Laura Baxter, Clinic Director; Casey Fisk, Clinic Medical Assistant; Shaina Kruger, Clinic RN; and Teresa Berg, Clinic Receptionist, will all be onsite offering tours of the remodeled facility.

Wed
03
Aug

Hospital to offer free blood sugar tests and massages at Waukon Corn Days August 4

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering free Blood Sugar Testing with immediate results at the Waukon Corn Days celebration Thursday, August 4. The tests will be performed by Angie Mettille, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Free chair massages will also be offered by Shannon Bernatz, Licensed Massage Therapist, who is a full-time massage therapist at the hospital.

Veterans Memorial Hospital staff will also have goodies bags with educational material available. First Aid supplies will also be available for anyone in need.

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