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FMCH hospice hosts grief seminar July 29

July 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) Home Health & Hospice Care will be offering a “The Edge of Grief: A Summer Reflection” the next session in the hospice bereavement series on Monday, July [Read More…]

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FMCH’s heath series continues with Opioid discussion

July 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) will host the next session in their monthly community health education series on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.This session entitled “Opioid Addiction: Get the Facts” [Read More…]

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FMCH Home & Hospice holds training

June 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital Home Health & Hospice will be holding training for Hospice Volunteers to join their care team. Individuals who are interested in working with hospice patients [Read More…]

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Hospice Mystery Ride hits the road July 20th

June 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – Plans are underway for the 15th annual Mystery Ride, a fundraiser for Great River Hospice in West Burlington and Lee County Health Department-Hospice in Fort Madison. This year’s event will be held [Read More…]

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LCHD holds children’s immunization clinic

June 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

LEE COUNTY – Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2330 Plank Road in Keokuk from 12 noon until 4:30pm. The clinic [Read More…]

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FMCH Hospice holds Celebration of Light ceremony

June 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted articleFORT MADISON – Beautiful, light reflecting prisms were sold in honor, memory, or support of a loved one as a fundraiser for the FMCH Hospice program representing, “every life is worth celebrating and every [Read More…]

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Hernias next topic of FMCH health series

May 30, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) will host the next session in their monthly community health education series on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. This session entitled “Hernias: More Common Than You [Read More…]

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Dr. Goronga joins FMCH family practice clinic

May 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Family Practice Clinic at Fort Madison Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Family Practitioner, Dr. Tatenda Goronga. Dr. Goronga is Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. Goronga was inspired [Read More…]

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Dustin named FMCH top employee for March

May 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

SUBMITTED ARTICLE FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Anji Dustin as their March Employee of the Month. Dustin is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) on the FMCH Medical/Surgical Unit. She has been with [Read More…]

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FMCH continues health series seminars

May 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) will host the next session in their monthly community health education series on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 This session entitled “Get the Facts on Shoulder [Read More…]

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Health officials say two measles cases are confined

April 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Lee County Health officials remind residents of symptoms, vaccination clinics BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR LEE COUNTY – With a second confirmed case of measles in Iowa, Lee County Health Department officials are reminding local residents [Read More…]

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FMCH postpones Community Health Education Series

April 8, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital Community Health Education Series, “Does CBD Oil Really Work?” scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at FMCH has been cancelled. Dr. Amy Huber is unavailable [Read More…]

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FMCH Women’s Health Conference set for May 4

March 28, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON Fort Madison Community Hospital will be hosting their annual Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, May 4, 2019 starting at 9 a.m. This year’s conference is titled “Appreciating the Beauty Around Us” [Read More…]

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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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