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Wed
31
Aug

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be held at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, October 10, and that class will continue for two more consecutive Monday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at the hospital.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Veterans Memorial Hospital are offered in three sessions that allow the expectant parents to choose which topics they wish to learn more about. They may choose to attend one, two or all three sessions.  Session 1 covers labor, delivery and the postpartum period following delivery; Session 2 includes relaxation, breathing and pain management; and Session 3 covers infant care. Tours of the OB Department are available with each session as well.

Wed
24
Aug

Weekend clinics available Labor Day weekend

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will again be holding its regular Weekend Clinics over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Labor Day Weekend Clinics will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 3, 4 and 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. each day for all non-emergencies.

Weekend Clinics are held every Saturday and Sunday at Veterans Memorial Hospital, all year round, from 1-5 p.m. each day for non-emergencies. Non-emergencies are considered ailments that could be seen by a physician in a clinic and do not require an emergency room visit, such as minor injuries, sore throats and/or earaches that cannot wait until regular clinic business hours. These Weekend Clinics save families the cost of regular emergency room fees on the weekends when the other local clinics are closed.

Wed
24
Aug

Decorators needed for 25th Annual Christmas Fantasy: This year’s theme is “25 Years of Caring and Sharing”


Pictured above is a scene from the 2015 Christmas Fantasy from last November. The planning of the upcoming 2016 Christmas Fantasy is underway and decorators are needed. The theme “25 Years of Caring and Sharing” will commemorate the 25th anniversary of this community event, which will be held November 11-14 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon. Submitted photo.

Christmas Fantasy decorators are needed to decorate trees, miniature trees, doors, gift baskets, centerpieces and tables at the 2016 Christmas Fantasy in Waukon. This year’s theme is “25 Years of Caring and Sharing” in honor of the 25th anniversary of this community event, which will be held Friday-Monday, November 11-14 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon.

The event will be organized by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation members, including Kevin Hanson, President; Jackie Halverson, Vice President; Amy Cote’, Secretary; Nancy Schoh, Treasurer; Sue Blagsvedt, Dan Denk, Jane Dietrich, Ardie Kuhse, Craig Lensing, Dennis Lyons, Gail Prestemon, Ann Roed, Jeannette Ruegnitz, Nona Sawyer and Matt Teslow, with additional assistance from Pat Pettingill, Kim Sylvester, Julie Thompson and Karen Swenson.

Wed
24
Aug

Memorials received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Sheryl Kamm by Fred and Geralyn Smith.

Wed
17
Aug

Memorials received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Earl Iverson by Dave and Laurie Martin, Jane Dietrich, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Sigurd and Barb Ness, Jeff and Pam Christianson, Rodney and Mary Fink, Joyce Kuhse and Vivian Iverson.

Memorials were also received in memory of Don Pothast by Marv and Marg Strike, Dave and Laurie Martin, Dale and Ann Rademaker, Jim and Carol Moe, Dennis and Linda DeBuhr, Gary and Toni Kolsrud, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Ruth Nolting, Ed and Karen Stamper, Fred and Geralyn Smith, Les and Ada Marie Kerndt, and Bob and Linda Thompson.

Memorials and donations are greatly appreciated by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation.  The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations made to the Foundation are considered to be tax deductible. Memorials and donations can be mailed to the Foundation at 40 First Street SE, Waukon, IA  52172.
 

Wed
17
Aug

Discontinuation of Loan Closet at Community and Home Care

The Allamakee County Board of Health and Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care (Allamakee Public Health) have announced they will be dissolving the loan closet, effective September 1. The loan closet is housed in the Community and Home Care Department at Veterans Memorial Hospital and is comprised of a variety of pieces of durable medical equipment such as shower chairs, raised toilet seats, wheel chairs, and other pieces of home medical equipment that were available on loan for just a small $10 fee.

All those involved in this decision were very reluctant to dissolve the loan closet, but all agreed the decision did need to be made for a variety of reasons.

Wed
17
Aug

VMH free blood pressure checks and hand washing demonstrations to be at Corn Days First Aid Tent

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering free Blood Pressure Checks by the hospital’s Community and Home Care Department at the Waukon Corn Day celebration Friday, August 19. 

The tests will be performed in the Veterans Memorial Hospital first aid tent located in the Waukon State Bank parking lot, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. during the Corn Days meal.

Hand Washing demonstrations will also be offered at the hospital booth and a first aid station will be available if needed.

The hospital will be holding a 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. the next morning, as well.  Registration begins at 7 a.m.  For more information on these activities, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
10
Aug

Memorials received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Viola Moen by Marv and Marge Strike, Nyles and Ruby Herman, Gayle Larkin, Alice Schlacke, and family and friends of Viola Moen.

Memorials were also received in memory of Walter Wedo by Dale and Ann Rademaker, Dr. Bill and Libby Withers, Gary and Marlene Houg and Jerry and Linda Siegrist.

In addition, memorials were also received for Edgar Brainard by Dave and Laurie Martin, Ken and Jill Lampman, JoAnn Peake, Randy and Karen Loeb, Gayle Larkin, Cyril and Shirley Larkin, Hazel Rissman, Byron and Darlene Schultz, Mary Ann Hager, Dr. Bill and Libby Withers, Kay Carter, John and Sheryl Prestemon, Jim and Marlene Klocke, Ken and Gloria Krambeer, Mae Jean Bakke, Becky Gesing, Marlene Habhab and Dave and Gail Prestemon.

Wed
10
Aug

Diabetes Support Group Meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, August 18 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 in Waukon.

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
10
Aug

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, August 18.  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 $3.00 per person with all proceeds going towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital.  Prizes will be awarded.

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