Health

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09
Jun

Diabetes Support Group to meet at VMH June 17

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, June 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. 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
09
Jun

Caregiver Support Group continues to hold conference calls during COVID-19

The Caregiver Support Group meetings that were held monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital continue to be held through conference calls during COVID-19. Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) is offering weekly Caregiver Support Group conference calls every Monday from 10-11 a.m.

To join a call, just dial 1-800-264-8432 and then enter the participant code 961847# to be connected to the support group conference call, joining other caregivers.

Wed
09
Jun

Prepared Childbirth Education Classes to be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital

Veterans Memorial Hospital will hold a Prepared Childbirth Education class (formerly called Lamaze) Saturday, June 26 from 8-11 a.m. in the Large Conference Room at the hospital.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Veterans Memorial Hospital are now offered in one half-day session. Tours of the OB Department are available with these sessions as well. These Prepared Childbirth Education classes are available for a small fee per session and will be offered every three months at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Following the June 26 class, the next class is scheduled for September 25.

Pre-registration is necessary, as seats are limited. To register, email childbirth@vmhospital.com or contact Jayne McCormick, RN, Nursing and OB Manager at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
02
Jun

Foundation to host its 28th Annual Golf Tournament June 21; Will offer hole-in-one prizes


28th Annual VMH Foundation Golf Tournament ... Thanks to Farm Bureau Financial Services agents pictured above, left to right, Andy Moore and Wade Bucknell, the first person hitting a hole-in-one on the first round of golf at the 28th annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament will be awarded a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. A new John Deere riding lawn mower, pictured below, will be the hole-in-one prize for the second round of golf at the tournament, thanks to Waukon Implement. The tournament will be held Monday, June 21 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Call the Waukon Golf and Country Club at 563-568-9939 to register. Submitted photos.

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s 28th annual Three Person Best-Shot Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 21. The tournament will be held at the Waukon Golf and Country Club beginning with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.

Thanks to Wade Bucknell and Andy Moore, agents of Farm Bureau Financial Services, Waukon, the first person hitting a hole-in-one during the first round at the tournament will be awarded a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Also, thanks to Waukon Implement, anyone hitting a hole-in-one during the second round at the tournament will be awarded a new John Deere riding lawn mower.  As always, many other gifts and prizes will be awarded to all the golfers participating.

Teams of three will play 18 holes of golf. Breakfast rolls, lunch and dinner and prizes for everyone are all provided for the donation of just $75. All those interested are asked to pre-register their team by calling the Waukon Golf and Country Club at 563-568-9939.

Wed
02
Jun

Face masks continue to be required at Veterans Memorial Hospital; Vaccine clinics continue each Friday


VMH continues face mask requirement for patients and visitors ... Since Veterans Memorial Hospital is a health care facility, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does still require that masks be worn by every patient and visitor to the hospital. Pictured above is a number of hospital staff who can still be found wearing masks around the facilities. Masks are extremely effective against the COVID-19 virus and should be worn by everyone not vaccinated at all non-health care related locations. Call 563-568-5660 to schedule. Submitted photo.

Since Veterans Memorial Hospital is a health care facility, masks are still required to be worn by every patient and visitor to the hospital. Masks  are effective against the COVID-19 virus and should be worn by everyone not vaccinated at all other locations that are non-health care related. At this time, the Centers for Disease Control does mandate that even those vaccinated must wear masks at all health care facilities.

According to the CDC, once an individual is fully vaccinated for COVID-19, they can resume activities they did prior to the pandemic. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by law or regulations, such as a health care setting.

Those who haven’t been vaccinated yet are urged to find a vaccine. Being fully vaccinated begins two weeks following a second or final COVID-19 vaccination. Keep using all personal protective tools until that two-week wait time has expired.

Wed
02
Jun

A few spots still available for children at Veterans Memorial Hospital’s Safety Day Camp slated for June 10


VMH Safety Day Camp to be held Thursday, June 10 ... Veterans Memorial Hospital’s bi-annual Safety Day Camp will be held in Waukon Thursday, June 10 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. This event teaches all types of safety for children ages six to 14. Many large group demonstrations as well as 10 other small group sessions, such as the one pictured here, are taught throughout the day. To register, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411 or log on to the hospital’s website at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com for a registration form. Submitted photo.

There are a few spots still available for any six- to 14-year-old children who would like to attend the Veterans Memorial Hospital Safety Day Camp. This camp will be held Thursday, June 10, at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The day camp is designed to increase children’s awareness of a wide variety of safety hazards, as well as provide them with hands-on, first aid training to help themselves or someone else survive an accident should one occur.
Individual topics covered at this year’s safety camp will include the following:

• ATV & Motorcycle Safety
• Farm Equipment Safety
• Electrical Safety
• Lawnmower/Weed Eater/Chainsaws
• Pinch Point Safety
• Bicycle Rodeo
• Grain Bin Safety
• Internet Safety
• Firearm Safety
• First Aid
• Water Safety
• Drone Safety
• Snake Awareness

Wed
02
Jun

Brad and Judy Herman make donation to VMH Clinic ...

Another generous donation of $5,000 to the Veterans Memorial Hospital Waukon Clinic was recently received from Brad and Judy Herman of Waukon. Pictured above, left to right, are Veterans Memorial Hospital CEO Michael Coyle, along with Judy and Brad. Judy is also a member of the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation. “We believe it is extremely important to support our local health care for the overall growth and stability of our community,” states Brad and Judy. “We are very fortunate to have the outstanding facilities that we currently have. We encourage everyone to consider a donation to the new clinic to meet current and future demand and to maintain continued access to quality health care in our area.”

Wed
02
Jun

Veterans Memorial Hospital’s new Weight Loss Support Group to meet

Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) in Waukon will be hosting a free weight loss support group the first Tuesday of each month at VMH. The focus of this support group will be learning how to stop emotional eating and over-eating, creating new habits that support each one’s journey to weight loss and discovering the importance of mindfulness in eating and lifestyle.

Those interested in attending may register online by going to the hospital’s website at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com. This support group will be offered two different times the first Tuesday of each month, at Noon and again at 5 p.m., so those attending can choose the time that is most convenient for them.  Face masks will be required to attend.

For more information or assistance in registering, call Jill Fleming, Registered Dietitian, at 563-568-3411 ext. 567.
 

Wed
02
Jun

Diabetes Support Group to meet at VMH June 17

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, June 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. 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
02
Jun

Grief Support Group to meet at VMH June 8

The local Grief Support Group will be holding its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, June 8 at 5 p.m. in the Meditation Chapel Room, located just inside the main entrance of the hospital. Masks will be required.

This informal meeting is open to anyone suffering from any type of loss, whether it be death, divorce, illness or some other grief.

Those attending should feel free to attend and bring a friend, and be sure to wear a mask. All attendees will be able to physically distance during the meeting. This grief support meets the second Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

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