Health

Wed
11
Oct

Babysitting Seminar

VMH will sponsor a Babysitting Seminar Saturday, October 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Intended participants are individuals 10 years of age and older who are responsible for their own care after school until their parents come home from work, and individuals who care for other children in or outside of their own home. Girls are not the sole baby-sitters in this society. Boys are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wed
11
Oct

Health Care Provider CPR to be offered in November

Veterans Memorial Hospital will not be offering a CPR course in October. The next class available will be offered Monday, November 13.

The cost for all CPR classes, for certification or recertification, at Veterans Memorial Hospital is the same and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask. The card received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years.

Pre-registration plus a minimum of three participants is required for the class to occur. For more information and to register for the next CPR Course, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.

Wed
11
Oct

VMH Diabetes Support Group

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, October 19 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call Teresa Myers, RN, C.D.E., Diabetes Educator, or Angie Mettille, RN, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
11
Oct

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Joyce Knox by Rodney and Evonne Bloxham, Mae Jean Bakke, Robert J. and Irene Stock, Randy and Lori Hesse, Patsy Kerndt, Jeff Moe, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Meg Schaller, Kay Carter, Dave and Laurie Martin and family and friends of Joyce Knox.

Memorials were also received in memory of Roland “Butch” Folsom by Lois Evans, Patsy Kerndt, Harold and Shirley Marti and Burnell and Gloria Sander.

Memorials and donations are greatly 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
04
Oct

VMH Auxiliary and Elliott Jewelers host 13th Annual Women’s Health Day Luncheon


13th Annual Women’s Health Day pendant winner ... Pictured, left to right, during the jewelry presentation, Lorraine Gallagher, winner of the Ladies’ antique style pendant compliments of Elliott Jewelers of Waukon, Auxiliary President Nona Sawyer and Shelly Elliott of Elliott Jewelers. Submitted photo.

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers of Waukon hosted a huge crowd for the 13th Annual Women’s Health Day Luncheon Tuesday, September 26 at the Waukon Banquet Center. Over 200 ladies attended the delicious salad luncheon hosted by the Auxiliary members, plus many free health and wellness tests were available.

The theme for this year’s event was “Hats Off to Good Health.” Featured speakers included Antoinette “Toni” Thompson, N.P., Veterans Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Provider, who is also a former fire fighter and professional body builder, and who presented on “Aches, Pains and Movement.” Amy Robinson, P.T, Rehab Director at the hospital demonstrated “Exercises You Can Do Anywhere,” and Steven Breitenfield, the hospital’s Speech Therapist, presented “Improving Memory Through Diet and Exercise.” Amanda Leiran, R.T., Radiology Supervisor also presented the advantages of the hospital’s new 3D Mammography machine.

Wed
04
Oct

VMH Auxiliary to hold Pillow Perk and Masquerade sales Monday, October 23

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its annual Pillow Perk Monday, October 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lower Level of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Kraft Pillow Service will be on site to make old pillows look like new.

Everyone is encouraged to bring in their feather pillows to the Pillow Perk to be cleaned, sanitized and given new ticking. Foam and Dacron pillows may also be renovated by this process. People are also encouraged to bring in their feather beds and have them made into new pillows.

Wed
04
Oct

Babysitting Seminar

Veterans Memorial Hospital will sponsor a Babysitting Seminar Saturday, October 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Intended participants are individuals 10 years of age and older who are responsible for their own care after school until their parents come home from work, and individuals who care for other children in or outside of their own home. Girls are not the sole baby-sitters in this society. Boys are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

Topics to be covered include fire and personal safety, accident prevention and emergency actions, nutritious snacks and basic care of children.

Wed
04
Oct

Blood Donor Day held first Thursday of every other month

The next local LifeServe Blood Center blood drive will be held Monday, October 9 from 12-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon. Blood drives are held every month in Waukon, to allow for more donors to give. LifeServe Blood Center supplies Veterans Memorial Hospital with its blood and blood products.

Anyone who lives to the age of 72 will have a 95% probability of needing blood or blood products at sometime in their life, so blood donors are greatly needed.

Regular blood donors may donate blood as often as every 56 days. First-time donors will find that donating blood is a safe and easy way to save lives and make a difference in the community.  One single blood donation can save the lives of up to three sick or injured hospital patients. Nearly 90% of first-time donors give at blood drives in their community. This is a great opportunity for first-time donors to see how easy the blood donation process is.

The donation process is simple:

Wed
04
Oct

VMH Grief Support Group to meet

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Wednesday, October 11 at 2 p.m.

This informal meeting is open to anyone suffering from any type of loss, whether it be death, divorce, illness or some other grief.

Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This grief support group meets the second Wednesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.
 

Wed
04
Oct

VMH Diabetes Support Group

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, October 19 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call Teresa Myers, RN, C.D.E., Diabetes Educator, or Angie Mettille, RN, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

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