Health

Wed
21
Oct

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be offered at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will hold a Prepared Childbirth Education class (formerly called Lamaze) Saturday, October 24 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.

Pre-registration is necessary, as seats are limited. To register, email childbirth@vmhospital.com or contact Brianne Leikvold, RN, OB Supervisor. Veterans Memorial Hospital’s next Prepared Childbirth Education course is scheduled for January.
 

Wed
14
Oct

October is Physical Therapy Month; Services at VMH in full swing during COVID-19 while keeping a safe environment


National Physical Therapy Month ... October is National Physical Therapy Month. The entire Rehabilitation Department is very busy once again since the onset of COVID-19, helping to physically catch patients up from the down time they had last spring. Pictured above is Shelly Valley, Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Athletic Trainer, assisting a patient with arm pull exercises. The Rehab Department is pleased with the safe system they have established to treat so many in the community that need and benefit greatly from physical, occupational, cardiac and speech therapy. Submitted photo.

New Doctor of Physical Therapy at VMH ... The Physical Therapy department at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon recently grew by one physical therapist. Pictured above is Austin Troendle, DPT/ATC, new Doctor of Physical Therapy in the Veterans Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Department. Austin recently graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and chose to return to Waukon where he grew up to practice his profession. He states, “I really enjoyed working in the Rehab Department with the other staff members during a school internship. I also enjoy giving back to the community that gave me great opportunities growing up here.” Submitted photo.

October is National Physical Therapy Month. The entire Rehabilitation Department at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon is very busy once again since the onset of COVID-19. The physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and cardiac rehabilitation staff all take the highest precautions with each and every patient, including leaving appropriate time between procedures and using all personal protective equipment and protocols.

The Rehabilitation staff at Veterans Memorial Hospital works with people of all ages, helping them to reduce pain and regain strength, independence and health. The Healthy Lifestyles Rehabilitation Center at Veterans Memorial Hospital is fully equipped for all rehabilitation patients with 17 weight machine stations, tread mills, exercise bikes, NuStep and elliptical machines. The five private treatment rooms allow one-on-one evaluation and treatment with the therapist.

Wed
14
Oct

The advantages of 3D mammograms at VMH


3D mammography at VMH ... Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon is beginning its fourth year of offering 3D mammography. Pictured above is Renee Stokman, Mammographer, with a patient at the 3D mammography machine at the hospital. Submitted photo.

by Renee Stokman, Mammographer, Veterans Memorial Hospital

I’ve heard about 3D Mammograms. Why are they better?
Veterans Memorial Hospital is proud to be offering, starting our fourth year, this wonderful new equipment to the members of our community. When you come in for your 3D mammogram, you really won’t notice much of a difference compared to the 2D (regular) mammogram. We still start with two images of each breast, and we still use compression to get adequate visualization of the breast.

When we take your images, we get an additional set of thin slices of your breast. The images we get are similar to a CT scan, where the doctor is able to scroll through your breast slice by slice. When we view the breast this way, we can detect smaller cancers earlier. There is also a lower chance that you will get called in for additional images due to overlapping dense breast tissue.

Wed
14
Oct

Auxiliary of VMH to hold online Masquerade sales October 26-30

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital is still holding its seventh annual Masquerade jewelry and accessories sale, but the sale will be offered online this year due to COVID-19.   Masquerade is a company that hosts these sales only for hospital Auxiliaries as a fundraiser. All items are offered for just $5 each. They do prefer to hold the sales at the hospitals themselves, but this year they have expanded to offer online sales due to the pandemic.

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital online sale will be offered Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30. Items can be found at https://store.masqueradefundraising.com/. Items are displayed just like any on-line sales site. In order to benefit the Veterans Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, all shoppers are asked to enter 5836 at checkout. The proceeds the Auxiliary receives from the sales will be used to purchase new equipment for the hospital.

Wed
14
Oct

Auxiliary of VMH will not hold its annual Pillow Perk this year

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will not be holding a Pillow Perk this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Auxiliary does plan to reschedule the event for October of 2021.

For more information, call Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 563-568-3411.

Wed
14
Oct

Health Care Provider CPR offered at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will be offering the next recertification course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers (those working in health related fields such as physicians, nurses, EMS, etc.) Wednesday, October 21, beginning at 5 p.m. This “Health Care Professional” CPR class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of the hospital.

There is a small fee to participate in this training and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask, if they have one. Upon successful completion of the class, the participant will receive an electronic card certifying them as a BLS Healthcare Provider for a two-year period.

Pre-registration plus a minimum of three participants is required for the class to be held. All participants will be required to physically distance during the class and wear a mask. They will also be screened at the hospital main entrance when they enter the building.

Wed
14
Oct

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be offered at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital will hold a Prepared Childbirth Education class (formerly called Lamaze) Saturday, October 24 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.

Preregistration is necessary, as seats are limited. To register, email childbirth@vmhospital.com or contact Brianne Leikvold, RN, OB Supervisor. Veterans Memorial Hospital’s next Prepared Childbirth Education course is scheduled for January.
 

Wed
14
Oct

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Tom Baxter by Geralyn and Fred Smith, Les and Ada Marie Kerndt, Cyril and Shirley Larkin, Don and DiAnne Haler, Dr. Dave and Joan Schwartz, Dan and Traci Byrnes, Bob and Jeanine Mathis, Bernard and Eileen Berns, Don and Cathy Baxter, JC and Natalie Kelly, Craig and Barb Lensing, Dave and Sandy Lyons, Jim and Bev Larson-Needham, Wendy Bucheit, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Carl and Betty Christianson, Jim and Jill Kiesau, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer, Patsy Kerndt, Joyce Kuhse, Mary Ann Hager, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Earl and Bev Haas, Carl and Julie Johnson, Dave and Laurie Martin, Norb and Nola Palmer, Steve and Sheryl Evanson and family and friends of Tom Baxter.

Memorials were also received in memory of Dennis Whalen by Patsy Kerndt; in memory of Ann Klenske Ewing by Marv and Marge Strike; and in memory of George Ashbacher by Betty White, Ernie and Donnalee Osland and Belva Ashbacher.

Wed
07
Oct

New ultraviolet lights at VMH for sanitizing patient rooms


Ultraviolet lights sanitize patient rooms at VMH ... Veterans Memorial Hospital recently received two new ultraviolet lights for use in sanitizing patient rooms following the discharge of a patient. Pictured above, left to right, are Tara Reisinger, RN, Infection Control Specialist and Rose Ann Mark, Housekeeping Supervisor, both of Veterans Memorial Hospital, with these two new ultraviolet machines. Each of these lights is able to sanitize an entire room in just 30 minutes and is used after Housekeeping does its thorough job of cleaning each and every room. The Allamakee County Community Foundation facilitated this UV light project for the hospital. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital recently received two ultraviolet lights for use in sanitizing patient rooms following a patient discharge. These lights were ordered by the hospital last spring at the onset of COVID-19 and were just received two weeks ago. They have been put to use in all areas of the hospital, to provide additional germ-killing disinfection to the room whenever a patient goes home.

Wed
07
Oct

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be offered at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will hold a Prepared Childbirth Education class (formerly called Lamaze) Saturday, October 24 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Large Conference Room.

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.

Preregistration is necessary, as seats are limited. To register, email childbirth@vmhospital.com or contact Brianne Leikvold, RN, OB Supervisor. Veterans Memorial Hospital’s next Prepared Childbirth Education course is scheduled for January.
 

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