Health

Wed
03
Jun

Caregiver Support Group to hold conference calls during COVID-19

The regular Caregiver Support Group meetings held monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital have been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. However, this support group is now being held through conference calls. Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging is offering weekly Caregiver Support Group conference calls every Monday from 10-11 a.m. To join a call, just dial 1-800-264-8432. Then enter the participant code 961847#. You will then be connected to the support group conference call, joining other caregivers.

Wed
03
Jun

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Shirley Schulte by Kate Wooden; in memory of Dorothy Welper by Don and Cathy Baxter; in memory of Jean Szabo by Laura Duvel; in memory of Robert Schultz by Erma Swenson; in memory of Galerd Ehde by Oliver Roderick; and in memory of Jean Gallagher by Alex and Teresa Schaefers.

Memorials were also received in memory of Elaine Mooney by Maury and Kay Mooney and Brad and Erin Berns; and in memory of Margaret Halverson by Norb and Nola Palmer, Alex and Teresa Schaefers and Dennis and  Sandy Deal. In addition, a donation to the Foundation was received by Mary Beth Mellick.

Memorials and donations are appreciated by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation. The Foundation is a 501C3 organization. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. Memorials and donations can be sent to 40 First Street SE, Waukon, IA  52172.
 

Wed
27
May

Veterans Memorial Hospital requests more masks needed in hospital and community


The need for face mask donations increases with elective procedures ... Veterans Memorial Hospital continues to be appreciative of the outpouring of community support in making and donating masks for patients and staff during this pandemic. With the reopening of some elective procedures, the hospital is requesting more donations of masks, if possible. Pictured above is some hospital staff members wearing handmade masks that have been sewn and donated to the hospital by many talented individuals in the community. These masks are very effective in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. Mask donations are also being accepted at these city locations of Waukon Economic Development, Lansing City Clerk Office, Postville City Clerk Office and Monona Chamber of Commerce and will be given to the elderly and immune-compromised to use every time they must leave home. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital continues to be appreciative of the outpouring of community support and interest in making and donating face masks for patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital is encouraging those that have been sewing for the hospital to continue to do so.  In fact, with the reopening of some elective procedures, the hospital is requesting more donations of masks, if possible.

The hospital staff remains concerned and committed to the community and encourages face mask use by everyone, especially the elderly and immune-compromised, to help them stay safe when they have to leave their homes.

Wed
27
May

VMH Laboratory takes measures when reopening waiting room to ensure safety of those needing regular testing

The Veterans Memorial Hospital strives to provide the safest health care experience with compassion for all patients.  During COVID-19, the hospital has gone to even greater measures to ensure a safe environment for all patients, with the following requirements:

· Daily health screenings of employees, patients and visitors.
· Face masks required for all employees, patients and visitors.
· Physical distancing required in waiting rooms.
· Visitation limited to only essential visitors.
· Pre-procedure COVID –19 testing required prior to having a procedure at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
· More time scheduled between patients for proper, effective and thorough sanitizing.

Wed
27
May

Limited visitors again allowed in VMH; Some elective procedures now available

Veterans Memorial Hospital is carefully beginning to loosen some hospital visitor and elective procedure restrictions.

Effective immediately, hospital visitor guidelines have been changed to the following:

Wed
27
May

The need for blood does not stop during COVID-19

The local blood drives continue to be held during COVID-19 since the need for blood is in more demand than ever. Life Serve team members only report to work if they are healthy and only healthy donors are eligible to give blood. Blood drives are essential medical services and not considered mass gatherings. The number of donors is limited to ensure donor separation and staff has strict cleaning and disinfection schedules. Other measures are also in place to ensure the safety of the blood supply so these lifesaving donations can continue during COVID-19. The next blood drive will be held Monday, June 1, from Noon to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon.

Wed
27
May

Caregiver Support Group to continue with conference calls during COVID-19 pandemic

The regular Caregiver Support Group meetings held monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital have been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. However, this support group is now being held through conference calls. Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) is offering weekly Caregiver Support Group conference calls every Monday from 10-11 a.m.

To join a call, just dial 1-800-264-8432. Then enter the participant code 961847# to then be connected to the support group conference call, joining other caregivers.

Wed
27
May

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Harriet Hanson by David and Cindy Peters, Esther Peters, Sue Peters-Wishard, Elsa Hager, John and Lorna Kerndt, Dave and Suzanne Hahn, Bill and Beth Shafer, Marian Smedsrud, Lois Evans and Dave and Laurie Martin.

Memorials were also received in memory of Florence Schlake by Elsa Hager, in memory of Alaine Meier by Jim and Jill Kiesau, JoAnn Peake and Dave and Laurie Martin; and in memory of Signe Buege by Jim and Jill Kiesau, J.C. and Natalie Kelly, Gayle Larkin, Patsy Kerndt, Cyril and Shirley Larkin, Dave and Laurie Martin, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer, Alex and Teresa Schaefers and Frank and Patty Goltz.

Wed
20
May

Update on rules and regulations at Veterans Memorial Hospital as elective procedures resume

Veterans Memorial Hospital is beginning to offer some outpatient services once again, but with restrictions.
· VMH is now beginning to offer a few elective surgical procedures, such as colonoscopies and mammograms. Individuals who are interested in inquiring about having one of these preventative procedures should call their provider. The provider will place the order for the procedure with Veterans Memorial Hospital. The Veterans Memorial

Wed
20
May

Veterans Memorial Hospital requests more masks needed in hospital and community


The need for face mask donations continues ... Veterans Memorial Hospital continues to be appreciative of the outpouring of community support in making and donating masks for patients and staff during this pandemic. With the reopening of some elective procedures, the hospital is requesting more donations of masks, if possible. Pictured above are some of the handmade masks that have been sewn and donated to the hospital by many talented individuals in the community. These masks are very effective in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. Mask donations are also being accepted at city locations including Waukon Economic Development Office, Lansing City Clerk Office, Postville City Clerk Office and Monona Chamber of Commerce Office and will be given to the elderly and immune-compromised to use every time they must leave home. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon continues to be appreciative of the outpouring of community support and interest in making and donating face masks for patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The hospital is encouraging those that have been sewing masks for the hospital to please continue to do so. In fact, with the reopening of some elective procedures, the hospital is requesting more donations of masks, if possible.

The hospital staff remains concerned and committed to the community and encourages face mask use by everyone, especially the elderly and immune-compromised, to help them stay safe when they have to leave their homes.

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