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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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FMCH maternity care earns distinction

February 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Wellmark Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® has recognized Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty [Read More…]

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LCHD chaplains bring peace in times of need

February 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – At points in our lives the unknown can be daunting. The unexpected can cause anxiety and fears. When it comes to Hospice, end-of-life care can be uncharted territory for patients [Read More…]

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LCHD starts hospice volunteer training

February 16, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

SUBMITTED ARTICLE Volunteering can be defined in many ways. A volunteer assists an organization with projects. A volunteer cares enough for the organization to help without pay. Lee County Health Department Hospice volunteers are an [Read More…]

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YMCA branching out with localized classes

February 8, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison YMCA is bringing health to a facility near you. According to Ryan Wilson, executive director the Fort Madison YMCA, classes are now being offered [Read More…]

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FMCH launches heart campaign at Birthplace

February 2, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Today Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH), in conjunction with the American Heart Association, The Children’s Heart Foundation, and hospitals across the state, launched the 3rd year of Iowa’s Little Hats, [Read More…]

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GRHS offers February diabetes classes

January 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – Great River Health System-Diabetes Education offers four-week group diabetes classes every month. The next morning series will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning Feb. 1. Afternoon classes are from 2:30 [Read More…]

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FMCH Names December Employee of the Month

January 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Jeri Whitaker as their December Employee of the Month. Whitaker works as a Registered Nurse on the Medical/Surgical Unit at FMCH. She has been with [Read More…]

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Hall named FMCH employee of the month

January 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Karen Hall as their November Employee of the Month. Hall works as a radiology technician in the Radiology Department at FMCH. She has been with FMCH for twelve years. Hall [Read More…]

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Great River Medical Center to start charging ER copays

January 11, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WEST BURLINGTON –  Patients will make copayments for Emergency Department treatment at Great River Medical Center beginning Thursday, Feb. 1. The practice has been standard at other hospitals throughout the U.S. for [Read More…]

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FMCH announces scholarship opportunities

January 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community Hospital Auxiliary and the FMCH Foundation have announced two scholarship opportunities The FMCH Auxiliary is now accepting applications for the Health Career scholarship sponsored by [Read More…]

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Flu outbreak prompts birthplace restrictions

January 6, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Officials at Fort Madison Community Hospital announced Friday that visitation restrictions are now in place at the FMCH Birthplace and postpartum suites. According to a release from community relations [Read More…]

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FMCH names Koechle October EOM

November 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Neva Koechle as it’s October Employee of the Month. Koechle works as a registered nurse and Certified Lactation Consultant in the Birthplace at FMCH. She has been [Read More…]

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Loebsack bill aimed at diabetes signed into law

November 8, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after President Trump signed into law S. 920, the National Clinical Care Commission Act. Loebsack and Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) were the bipartisan cosponsors [Read More…]

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Kindig joins FMCH’s Women’s Center

November 5, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The Women’s Center at Fort Madison Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Alisa Kindig to their team of health care providers. Kindig has four years of experience providing [Read More…]

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Dohman named FMCH Employee of the Month

November 4, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Steve Dohman as their September Employee of the Month. Dohman works as a Supervisor the Dietary department at FMCH. He has been with FMCH for [Read More…]

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FMCH diabetes education program merits ADA recognition

October 31, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) diabetes self-management education program has been awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The program was originally recognized in January of [Read More…]

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Nafziger takes Oelwein health administrator position

October 23, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – As construction on the new Oelwein Community Healthcare Foundation (OCHF) facility begins, the OCHF Board of Directors announced Monday the hiring of Lisa Nafziger as clinic administrator. “Lisa is [Read More…]

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State withdraws insurance stopgap measure

October 23, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC STAFF DES MOINES – The Iowa Insurance Division has withdrawn its effort to create a stopgap insurance program for Iowans, according to a release today from Governor Kim Reynolds office. State [Read More…]

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