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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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The Kensington partners for diabetes classes

July 26, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Telligen, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Iowa, is working to help reduce the complications associated with diabetes in the Ft. Madison area. According to the Center for Disease [Read More…]

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FMCH names April, May top employees

July 11, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized two outstanding employees for the months of April and May. The hospital recognized Katie Rung as their April Employee of the Month. Rung works [Read More…]

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LCHD holding TB tests at new facility

July 6, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Lee County Health Department will begin holding TB (Tuberculosis) Clinic at the John Bennet Center (#3 Bennett Drive, Fort Madison) on Monday, July 10th from 3:00-4:00pm. Clinics will be [Read More…]

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ISP, Kensington partner on dementia training

July 2, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – A local partnership is helping address dementia in offenders at the Iowa State Penitentiary. Dementia gets diagnosed every 68 seconds in America. An estimated 5.4 million Americans have one of [Read More…]

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LCHD sets July 3 TB testing

June 29, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Lee County Health Department has temporarily moved their TB (Tuberculosis) Clinic to Fort Madison Christian Church (1029 48th Street) for Monday, July 3rd from 3:00-4:00pm. TB tests are [Read More…]

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New provider joins FMCH Orthopedics Clinic

June 3, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic is pleased to welcome Physician Assistant, Kyle Gibson to their team of health care professionals. Gibson recently graduated from Eastern Michigan [Read More…]

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State now requires meningococcal vaccine

May 18, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Immunization, has completed the administrative rules process to require meningococcal (A,C,W,Y) vaccine for students enrolling in 7th and 12th grades.  The administrative [Read More…]

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LCHD temporary clinic times, locations set

May 10, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Lee County Health Department has announced temporary clinics and locations for residents needing TB tests and immunizations in Fort Madison. The LCHD has temporarily moved their TB (Tuberculosis) [Read More…]

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LCHD cancels next week clinics

April 21, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF The Lee County Health Department TB (Tuberculous) clinic for Monday, April 24, and immunization clinic scheduled for Thursday, April 27 at the LCHD office have been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled immunization [Read More…]

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Health Care University returns to FMCH

April 19, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF Fort Madison Community Hospital is excited to once again offer a program for high school students interested in the health care field, FMCH Health Care University. This program is designed to educate [Read More…]

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Veterans’ health fair planned for April 29th

April 17, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

The Lee County Communication/Education Taskforce has been planning an informational health fair for Veterans of all ages.  This health promotion event will be held on Saturday, April 29 at Montrose Riverfront Inc. at 201 N. [Read More…]

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Wellmark decision won’t have heavy impact on Lee County

April 6, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON –  A local health insurance broker says Iowa may be down to one insurance provider for marketplace insurance programs next year. Justin Pieper, co-founder of Group Benefits Partners [Read More…]

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FMCH pediatric clinic welcomes new provider

March 21, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Susan Holtkamp, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, to the FMP&S Pediatric Clinic. Holtkamp joins the medical team of Dr. Curt McClellan, Dr. Kolleen Burnett, [Read More…]

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FMCH welcomes new surgeon

March 13, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital is pleased to welcome General Surgeon, Dr. Miles Tommeraasen to our medical staff. Dr. Tommeraasen joins Dr. Riggs Bagan in the FMP&S General Surgery Clinic. [Read More…]

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FMCH names Vincent December employee of the month

January 24, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

          PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Serena Vincent as their December Employee of the Month. Vincent works in Outpatient Registration/Scheduling for the Fort Madison Physicians & [Read More…]

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