Health

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VMH Grief Support Group May 11

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Thursday, May 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 usually meets the second Wednesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital, but has been moved to Thursday, May 11 due to the hospital’s wellness fair scheduled for May 10.
 

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VMH’s Safety Day planned in Waukon June 8 for all children

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be hosting the Safety Day Camp for children ages six to 14 Thursday, June 8 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is open to all children in the area. It is a true safety camp that instructs many areas of safety that address every child’s life.

During the camp, children participate in interactive activities that reinforce the importance of taking responsibility for their own safety, respecting parents’ safety rules and sharing safety tips with their family and friends. Hands-on demonstrations teach lifesaving first aid techniques and reveal the hidden hazards of children’s surroundings. Camp demonstrations also focus on farm hazards associated with many various safety topics.

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10
May

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, May 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. 

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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May

Safety Day Camp planned for all children June 8

Safety Day Camp in Waukon June 8 ...
This year’s Safety Day Camp will encompass a wide range of safety topics that are educational for all children. The camp will be held Thursday, June 8 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. The cost includes lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp t-shirt. Registration forms are available at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital, at Allamakee County Extension or online at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be hosting the Safety Day Camp for children ages six to 14 Thursday, June 8 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is open to all children in the area. It is a true safety camp that instructs many areas of safety that address every child’s life.

According to Jeff Mitchell, EMS Coordinator and organizer of this event, children often see the outdoors as an exciting playground - providing endless hours of fun and adventure. But the great outdoors can set the stage for tragedy.

Wed
03
May

New notice explains Medicare Outpatient Observation Coverage

The Iowa Insurance Division’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is letting Iowans know about a new Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) which informs patients before they leave the hospital if they are outpatient or inpatient.
“Over the past several years Iowans on Medicare were often surprised to receive information that their overnight stay at a hospital was considered to be outpatient, not inpatient,” Kris Gross, director of SHIIP said. “The MOON must be provided to individuals receiving observation services as an outpatient no later than 36 hours after services begin, or upon release if sooner. It explains how observation status affects your coverage and costs.”

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03
May

Health Care Provider CPR Offered in May

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.) Monday, May 8, beginning at 5:30 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 card 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 Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

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03
May

Simple blood donation steps that saves lives

People can make a difference by making a life-saving blood donation at the next Waukon Community Blood Drive. The next blood drive will take place Thursday, May 4 from Noon to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon.

Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. Blood donors have a unique opportunity to contribute to their community by making a life-saving blood donation. Everyone who registers to donate blood goes through four simple steps during the donation process: registration, donor history and mini-physical, blood donation and snacks.

New blood donors who are not familiar with the blood donation process are encouraged to ask questions before, during and after their blood donation. Following are a few tips for ensuring a successful donation:

Wed
03
May

VMH Grief Support Group May 11

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Thursday, May 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 usually meets the second Wednesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital, but has been moved to Thursday, May 11 due to the hospital’s wellness fair scheduled for May 10.
 

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03
May

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held May 18

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, May 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 located at the Waukon Wellness Center.

The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner, if desired. 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 from card playing going towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Prizes will be awarded.

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May

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Ruth Nolting by Les and Ada Marie Kerndt, Robert and Irene Stock, Marian Smedsrud, Bob and Marilyn Bulman, Alice Schlake, Mae Jean Bakke, Patsy Kerndt,  Ken and Gloria Krambeer, and family and friends of Ruth Nolting.

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

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