Health

Wed
14
Nov

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Donald Sherman by Marv and Marge Strike, Jim and Linda Ryan, Rick and Cathy Larson, Dave and Laurie Martin, Randy and Karen Loeb, Jane Dietrich, Carol Krumme, Don and DiAnne Haler, Virgil and Debbie Thorstenson, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Marian Smedsrud, Marilyn Bulman, Kay Carter, Mae Jean Bakke, Charlotte Reeder, Dan and Sue Schlitter, Marlys Leiran, Mary Ann Hager, Ruby Schoh, John and Sheryl Prestemon, Ernie and Donnalee Osland, Dennis and Sandy Deal, John and Lorna Kerndt, Dean and Juanita Thorstenson and family and friends of Donald “Don” Sherman.

Wed
14
Nov

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, November 15.  Men and women are welcome to attend, even if not an Auxiliary member. The Euchre marathons are held the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Room at the Waukon Wellness Center.

The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner if chosen. Call Northland Agency on Aging at 877-838-8077 if choosing to eat dinner. Card playing will follow at 12:30 p.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to stay and play cards following the Senior Citizens meal is more than welcome to do so. The cost is $3 per person with all proceeds going towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Prizes will be awarded.

Anyone interested in attending, but preferring to play Bridge is also welcome to join in. It is asked that they come with their own table of four players, however.

Wed
14
Nov

Diabetes Support Group to meet at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, November 15 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, which is located on the lower level of the hospital.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or anyone who may have a friend or a loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call  Angie Mettille, RN at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
14
Nov

Caregiver Support Group to meet

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The meetings take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, November 19 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the ICN Conference Room, located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.

This informal meeting is open to anyone who provides care and support for a family member or friend. Feel free to attend and bring a friend.  This new Caregiver Support Group meets the third Monday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.
 

Wed
14
Nov

Health Care Provider CPR offered November 20

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers (those working in health related fields such as physicians, nurses, EMTs, etc.) Tuesday, November 20, beginning at 5 p.m. This “Health Care Professional” CPR class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of the hospital.

The cost of the class, for certification or recertification, is the same. All registrants should bring along their own pocket mask. The online certificate received with the course certifies attendants for two years.

Pre-registration plus minimum of three participants is required. For more information and to register for the “Health Care Provider” CPR Course, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
14
Nov

Hunting and heart safety

It’s still dark outside; the weather is bitter and cold.  It’s the perfect day to get together with good friends, reflect on life, walk the countryside, and bring home that trophy buck or prize pheasant. You’re fully prepared this year; your scope is right on, you’ve scouted out the perfect spot for your stand and you’ve been punching paper targets for months. But is your body ready?

Like any sport, hunting requires the participants to train, focus, and be mentally and physically fit for the activity required. When hunters aren’t in shape, their trips can sometimes end in tragedy. Hunting may be the most demanding physical exertion some hunters experience all year.

“Dragging a heavy deer through the snow or brush can be exceptionally stressful on the heart,” said Steven Perkins, D.O., family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare in Waukon. Studies show that excitement of sighting a deer can send a hunter’s heart rate soaring,

Wed
07
Nov

Flu clinics continue at VMH Community and Home Care

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care will be continuing its community flu clinics this month during regular immunization clinic hours on the following dates: November 7 from 1-6 p.m. and November 14 from 1-4 p.m.

The Community and Home Care Immunization Clinic is located on the upper level of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Flu vaccine, pneumonia vaccine, and a combination of flu and pneumonia vaccine will all be available. Tetanus shots will be offered as well.

Medicare does cover the costs with billing for vaccinations to be completed by the Community and Home Care staff, but participants will need to bring their physician’s name and their new Medicare number or private insurance card with them. Those who do not have insurance that covers these vaccines can also pay for them.

Wed
07
Nov

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Wanda Anderson by Pat Pettingill, Carl and Betty Christianson, Jim and Jill Kiesau, Dan and Traci Byrnes, Don and DiAnne Haler, Kate Wooden, Meg Schaller, Jim and Patty Clarke, Brian and Karen Burke, Jane Dietrich, Nancy Schoh, Al and Jeanne Stein and Rick and Cathy Larson.

Memorials were also received in memory of Joe O’Neill by Pat Pettingill, Ardys Kuhse, Dr. Arlen and Karlene Wonderlich, Dan and Traci Byrnes, Jeff Moe and Don and DiAnne Haler.

In addition, donations were received in memory of Virgil Herman by Ernie and Donnalee Osland, Carol Moe, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Randy and Lori Hesse, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer and Lillian Larson.

A donation in honor of the Rossville Presbyterian Church was also received by Nickolas and Lori Rissman, Olivia and Carter.

Wed
07
Nov

Health Care Provider CPR offered in November; Date changed

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers (those working in health related fields such as physicians, nurses, EMTs, etc.) Tuesday, November 20, beginning at 5 p.m. This “Health Care Professional” CPR class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of the hospital. The cost of the class, for certification or recertification is the same and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask.

The online certificate received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years. Pre-registration plus a minimum of three participants is required. For more information and to register for the “Health Care Provider” CPR Course, call VMH at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
07
Nov

Caregiver Support Group to meet

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The meetings will take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, November 19 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the ICN Conference Room, located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital. This informal meeting is open to anyone who provides care and support for a family member or friend. Feel free to attend and bring a friend.  This new Caregiver Support Group meets the third Monday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.
 

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