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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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LCHD shows off new digs

October 19, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Lee County Health Department opened its doors for visitors to see the group’s new offices at the former John Bennett Administration building in Fort Madison. The [Read More…]

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Lawson named FMCH August employee of the month

October 12, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Amber Lawson as their August Employee of the Month. Lawson is a Physical Therapy Assistant in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Services department at FMCH. She has been with [Read More…]

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GRHS begins new Medical Explorers program

September 19, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WEST BURLINGTON – A kickoff meeting for a new Medical Explorers program is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Burlington Area Family Practice Center, 1201 W. Agency Road, West Burlington. [Read More…]

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Marshall joins FMCH Walk-in Clinic

September 6, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Physicians & Surgeons My Care Walk-in Clinic is proud to welcome Family Nurse Practitioner, Bobbi Marshall to their health care team. Bobbi Marshall started her nursing career [Read More…]

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Great River Hospice hosting series on advance directives

August 28, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WEST BURLINGTON  – Life Is Your Art: Create Peace in Your Masterpiece, an informational series hosted by Great River Hospice, continues Thursday, Sept. 14. Great River Hospice staff will help participants complete [Read More…]

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ABATE Mystery Ride raises $22K for local hospices

August 25, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF WEST BURLINGTON – The fundraising total for this year’s ABATE District #18 Mystery Ride for Hospice fundraiser held Saturday, July 15 has been announced. The 13th annual event raised $22,010, nearly double the [Read More…]

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YMCA’s Kindermusik fall session begins Sept. 11

August 23, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison YMCA’s seasonal popular Kindermusik program will kick off it’s fall session beginning on Sept. 11 Classes focus on engagement through music and bonding with parents and [Read More…]

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FMCH recognized patients’ Guardian Angels

August 20, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the recognition of these FMCH Guardian Angels. Jessica Teeter (Cardiopulmonary), Arsenia Smith (Medical-Surgical Unit) and Janice Brown (Medical-Surgical Unit): [Read More…]

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FMCH Foundation Dedicates Courtyard

August 20, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation held a dedication celebration for the newly renovated courtyard at Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH). The courtyard renovation was funded by the generous donations of the [Read More…]

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Health Dept. issues copper warning

August 3, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division is advising businesses with alcoholic beverage licenses to know the rules and regulations of using copper mugs with food and beverages. The popular drink, [Read More…]

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