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Flu hitting Lee County hard toward end of season

March 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY ZACK CHURCH Lee County Health Department Intern LEE COUNTY – As Iowa is experiencing widespread flu activity, Lee County Health Department encourages taking preventive steps to protect you and your loved ones from the [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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Fake food inspectors reappear in Iowa

August 26, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fake food inspectors have reappeared in Southeast Iowa, according to report received by the Lee County Health Department. “The fake inspectors appear to be targeting ethnic restaurants in Lee [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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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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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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LCHD air quality report shows safe mold numbers

June 19, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 5

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – An air quality investigation conducted at the request of the Lee County Board of Supervisors and Lee County Health Department Director Julie Schilling was released Monday and [Read More…]

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Health dept. inks lease deal with DOC

June 14, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Details of a lease agreement between the Lee County Health Department and Iowa Dept. of Corrections were released this morning as the the department’s Board of Directors [Read More…]

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Progress made in Lee County’s Health Improvement Plan

May 25, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF In February 2016, Lee County Health Department, in conjunction with the Keokuk Area Hospital and Fort Madison Community Hospital, submitted a three-year Lee County Health Improvement Plan to the Iowa Department of [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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Boddicker takes over as County Attorney

May 9, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR MONTROSE – Clinton Boddicker took the oath of office as the new Lee County Attorney Tuesday at the Lee County Board of Supervisors’ meeting after supervisors approved election results from [Read More…]

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