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LCHD holds children’s clinic in Keokuk Thursday

March 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF KEOKUK – Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2330 Plank Road in Keokuk from 12 noon until 4:30pm. The [Read More…]

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LCHD hospice sets April volunteer training

March 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – Since 1989 Lee County Health Department-Hospice has been providing hospice services to the surrounding area. Also since that time the Hospice program requires that a percentage of the direct care to clients [Read More…]

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FMCH’s Breder hosts next health series session

March 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) will host the next session in their new monthly community health education series in March. This session entitled “Understanding Your Complex Knee” will take place on Tuesday, [Read More…]

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LCHD holds immunization clinic on Thursday in FM

February 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Lee County Health Department will hold a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Lee County Health Department, located at #3 John Bennett Dr., Ft. Madison from 12 noon until 5:30pm. [Read More…]

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LCHD sets Keokuk immunization clinics

January 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF KEOKUK – Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Trinity Methodist Church, 2330 Plank Road in Keokuk from 12 noon until 4:30pm. The clinic [Read More…]

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Balbort to host FMCH health education seminar

January 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) will host the second session in their new monthly health education series in January. The second session entitled “Stop the Scratching” will take place on [Read More…]

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FMCH to start monthly health series

December 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) will be introducing a new monthly health education series in December. The first session entitled “The Who, What and Why of Endometriosis” will take place [Read More…]

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FMCH names Guardian Angels

December 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Dr. Newton -A gift was received in Dr. Chase Newton’s honor through the Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation Guardian Angel Program.  The gift was given by Benita Aguirre.  “Dr. Newton helped me get better.  I [Read More…]

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Ornaments still available for Trees of Love

November 29, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

SUBMITTED ARTICLE FORT MADISON – The first Hospice Tree of Love Unveiling ceremony took place at the Lee County Health Department lobby. The UnityPoint Health-Keokuk tree will be unveiled on Tuesday, December 4 at 11 [Read More…]

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LCHD offers holiday coping sessions

November 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Lee County Health Department Hospice Tree of Love Gatherings will focus on relaxing, connecting, and listening during the holiday season. The gatherings will take place the Wednesdays in December [Read More…]

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LCHD-Hospice selling remembrance ornaments

November 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

submitted article LEE COUNTY – LCHD-Hospice has been helping families honor and remember their loved ones with their Tree of Love since 1992. The 2018 ornament is “Bridging to new beginnings”, designed by Mystic Images [Read More…]

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FMCH welcomes new internal medicine physician

November 8, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Internal Medicine Clinic at Fort Madison Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Internist, Dr. Pauline Agornyo. Dr. Agornyo is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician. Dr. Agornyo completed a [Read More…]

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QMG oncologist to hold FMCH Annex hours

November 7, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – FMCH is partnering with Quincy Medical Group to expand their hematology and oncology services. Dr. Pastorini is an Oncologist/Hematologist who will start seeing patients in the FMCH Annex Wednesday, November [Read More…]

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Worster tapped to lead LCHD home health and hospice program

November 1, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Lee County Health Department has announced Becky Worster, BSN, as the new Community Health and Nursing Program Director. Worster will manage and provide leadership in the day-to-day operations of [Read More…]

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Overton names FMCH Employee of the Month

October 31, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Mary Overton as their September Employee of the Month. Overton is part of the Courtesy Services team. She has been with FMCH for twenty-nine years. [Read More…]

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FMCH Hospice to host end-of-life planning seminar

October 21, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) Home Health & Hospice Care along with the FMCH Foundation will be offering a free seminar on end of life planning entitled, “Looking Beyond the [Read More…]

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FMCH to sponsor CPR/AED course

October 16, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) Education Department is offering the American Heartsaver CPR/AED Course on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The class will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 [Read More…]

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FMCH Auxiliary to hold nutty fundraiser

October 7, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community Hospital Auxiliary will hosting a fundraiser featuring The Nutman Company. The Nutman Company will be onsite Thursday October 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and [Read More…]

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Dependencies and obesity cited as county’s top health concerns

October 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – About 33 county health administrators, officials, and advocates met in Montrose Thursday afternoon to discuss the county’s health priorities through 2021. The Lee County Health Department, in conjunction [Read More…]

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FMCH creates partnership with The Madison

September 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital Clinics is collaborating with The Madison, a Long-term Care Facility in Fort Madison to place an onsite Primary Care Provider to help manage their residents’ health care. Family [Read More…]

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Children’s mental health forum set in Fairfield

September 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FAIRFIELD – Area residents are invited to share personal experiences on children’s mental health services at a listening post set for Monday, October 8 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 North Main, [Read More…]

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FMCH Foundation welcomes new board members

September 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation announces the following changes to their Board of Directors. Completing their terms on September 30, 2018: Sharon Scholl – Naublsi – a member of [Read More…]

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Iowa health officials issue alert on sorghum

September 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Johnson County Public Health Department, and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) today issued a consumer advisory for sorghum made [Read More…]

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Montrose Health Center earns quality care distinction

August 24, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article MONTROSE – Montrose Health Center has been named to the Iowa National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll to recognize its performance on the Nursing Home Compare long-stay quality measures. Nursing homes [Read More…]

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FMCH adds two physicians to pediatrics clinic

August 15, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Pediatric Clinic at Fort Madison Community Hospital has added three new pediatricians in August. Dr. Gary Palicka is a Board Eligible Pediatrician. He completed his Pediatric Residency training [Read More…]

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Kensington’s Garcia gets national nursing award

August 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A Fort Madison assisted living facility continues to get national recognition for care programs and staff achievements. On July 31, Amanda Garcia, a registered nurse and the [Read More…]

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Huber, Sirucek join FMCH family practice

August 1, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Family Practice Clinic at Fort Madison Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Amy Huber and Dr. Josh Sirucek Dr. Huber is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. She recently [Read More…]

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GRHS’ Klein Center gets national quality award

July 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – Great River Klein Center has been named a 2018 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is [Read More…]

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FMCH seeing new recruitment success

July 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON -With competition for medical professionals feverish among health care facilities across the country, Fort Madison Community Hospital is seeing unprecedented success in recruiting in the past year. Parallel [Read More…]

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FMCH welcomes Rafuls to Women’s Center

July 18, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Women’s Center at Fort Madison Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Dr. Yadira Rafuls Dr. Rafuls is a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and has been practicing at Kaldas Center [Read More…]

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Hospice centers rev up for Mystery Ride

July 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article BURLINGTON – Plans are underway for the 14th annual Mystery Ride, a fundraiser for Great River Health System-Hospice in West Burlington and Lee County Health Department-Hospice in Fort Madison. This year’s event will [Read More…]

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FMCH wraps up $2M information upgrade

June 29, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A $2 million technology upgrade at Fort Madison Community Hospital will result in a more streamlined user experience and will include some new bells and whistles. According [Read More…]

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Dodd appointed to FMCH board

June 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community Hospital Board of Directors consists of seven community members who volunteer their time to guide FMCH in fulfilling their mission and vision. Neal Dodd was approved [Read More…]

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FMCH names May Employee of the Month

June 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Mary Jo Koller as their May Employee of the Month. Koller works in the Business Office at FMCH. She has been with FMCH for twenty-eight [Read More…]

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