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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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Knudson joins FMCH surgery team

June 22, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The General Surgery Clinic at Fort Madison Community Hospital is pleased to welcome General Surgeon, Dr. Rachel Knudson. Dr. Knudson will join Dr. Riggs Bagan in the clinic. Dr. [Read More…]

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LCHD-Hospice welcomes new therapists

June 13, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Lee County Health Department-Hospice welcomes Massage Therapists Donna Via and Julie Schneider to the hospice team. Donna Via has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2012. Her decision to go [Read More…]

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FCC beefs up rural health care investment

June 7, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to raise the cap on the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program by $171 million. This [Read More…]

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Skelley joins FMCH psychiatry clinic

June 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – The Psychiatry Clinic at Fort Madison Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Mariah Skelley, to their team of health care providers. Skelley is a Board Certified, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse [Read More…]

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LCHD Hospice volunteers recognized

May 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – 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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LCHD sets Fort Madison children’s clinic

May 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Lee County Health Department will hold a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Lee County Health Department’s new facility located at 3 John Bennett Dr., Ft. Madison from 12 noon [Read More…]

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LCHD to hold Keokuk immunization clinic

May 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article KEOKUK – Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Trinity Methodist Church, 2330 Plank Road in Keokuk from 12 noon until 4:30pm. The clinic [Read More…]

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Hawes named FMCH Employee of the Month

May 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

SUBMITTED ARTICLE FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Joyce Hawes as their March Employee of the Month. Hawes is a nurse in the FMCH Birthplace. She has been with FMCH for two-and-a-half years. [Read More…]

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LCHD offers immunization clinic

April 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Lee County Health Department will hold a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Lee County Health Department’s new facility located at 3 John Bennett Dr., Ft. Madison [Read More…]

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Ambassador Club welcomes new FMCH practitioners

April 13, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON –  The Fort Madison Ambassador Club welcomed new providers at Fort Madison Community Hospital on Friday morning. Pictured are 5 of the 10 new providers: Gwen Scott, ARNP, Family Practice, Bobbi [Read More…]

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FM Mobile Nursing gets Gold Seal recognition

April 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Mobile Nursing Services announced in February it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The [Read More…]

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County dealing with new mental health laws

April 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A Lee County official overseeing regional mental health services said a new state law takes strides to help those needing assistance, but it’s still shrouded with funding [Read More…]

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FMCH holding hospice, health volunteer training

March 29, 2018 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 newly formed care team. Individuals who are interested in working with [Read More…]

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Kensington staff gets dementia certificates

March 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted photo FORT MADISON – The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners  (NCCDP) is a council that promote standards of excellence in dementia education to professionals and other caregivers who provide service to dementia clients. [Read More…]

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LCHD staff earns certification

March 20, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – On February 23, 2018, four Lee County Health Department’s HOPES/Healthy Families America program staff received a National Family Support Professional Certification award from the Institute for Advancement of Family [Read More…]

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LCHD holding children’s clinic Thursday

March 17, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Lee County Health Department will hold a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Lee County Health Department’s new facility located at 3 John Bennett Dr., Ft. Madison from 12 noon [Read More…]

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The Kensington receives national quality initiative recognition

March 17, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – On Friday, The Kensington in Fort Madison was recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living for its achievements through the Quality Initiative Recognition Program, which honors [Read More…]

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FMCH hosts Women’s Health Conference Saturday

March 13, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital will be hosting their annual Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, March 17th starting at 9:00 a.m. This year’s conference is titled “Good Health, Good Luck, Good [Read More…]

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SIRCLE’s Healthy Lifestyles gathering set for April 4

March 9, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Southeast Iowa Regional Coalition for Lifestyle Enhancement (SIRCLE) continues their tradition of bringing a conference focused on health and wellness issues to the area. The 12th Annual Healthy [Read More…]

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LCHD to hold children’s clinic in Keokuk

March 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

KEOKUK – Lee County Health Department will be holding a Children’s Immunization Clinic Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Trinity Methodist Church, 2330 Plank Road in Keokuk from 12 noon until 4:30pm. The clinic is open [Read More…]

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