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Wed
06
Jul

Memorials received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Oliver “Ollie” Emerson by Scott and Karen Ness, Alice Schlacke, Marlys Leiran, Joan Bieber, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer, Larry and Carolyn Homewood, Gladwin and Darlene Anderson, Chuck and Ranae Gipp, Lesa Moose, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Brad and Erin Berns and friends and family of Oliver Emerson.

Donations were also received in memory of Roland “Rollie” Grotegut by Mae Jean Bakke, Alice Schlacker and Nyles and Ruby Herman.

In addition, memorials were received in memory of Marlys Jacobs by Dave and Laurie Martin, Al and Deb Tweedy, Norb and Nola Palmer, Kay Carter, Merrill Jacobs, Patsy Kerndt and Sigurd and Bard Ness.

Wed
29
Jun

Memorials received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Troy Thompson by Dave and Laurie Martin, Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Bill and Libby Withers, Larry and Nancy Klocke, John and Sheryl Prestemon, Dean “Beanzy” Schellhammer, Barry and Lisa Fruechte, Curtis and Betty Gilbertson, Ken and Gloria Krambeer, Lois Evans, George and Jean Huffey, Bob and Jeanine Mathis, Gladwin and Darlene Anderson, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Jane Dietrich, JC and Natalie Kelly, Rudolph and Marian Hesla, Norb and Nola Palmer and family and friends of Troy Thompson.

Wed
29
Jun

Safe and healthy grilling

Most in the Midwest enjoy taking advantage of the warm summer temperatures to grill a meal or two a week outside. From traditional favorites such as hotdogs to side dishes and even desserts, grilling is a great way to add flavor to all types of foods.

But, according to Brigitte Weymiller, RD, Gundersen Health System registered dietitian, before the big cookout, it is important to use the same safety measures taken when cooking outside as indoors. “Clean your grill by scrubbing it with hot, soapy water. When you’re ready to cook, allow the grill to heat up sufficiently to eliminate potential bacteria problems,” Weymiller explains. “Make sure you have the right tools. Relying on color alone does not ensure the doneness of meat, poultry and fish. A food thermometer can ensure food has been cooked to a safe internal temperature.”

Wed
29
Jun

Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s 2016 Golf Tournament fields 27 teams

The 23rd annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament was held on Monday, June 20 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Twenty-seven teams of three participated in this tournament. Each team enjoyed 18 holes of golf plus lunch and dinner prepared by Rich Schulte, Marge and Bud Strike, and the Foundation Directors.

The Foundation gives credit for the success of this tournament to the many local businesses that provide great prizes so everyone participating wins. Plus many businesses serving this area contribute as hole sponsors to the tournament making it an enjoyable, community-wide event.

Wed
22
Jun

Be aware of ticks when enjoying the outdoors

by Sheryl Darling Mooney, RN, Veterans Memorial
Hospital Community and Home Care

It’s great to get out and enjoy the outdoors here in Allamakee County and Clayton counties, but remember to be vigilant about checking yourself and others with you for ticks. Examine your skin as best you can and use a handheld mirror, if available. Fine-toothed combs can also be used in helping to check your scalp. “ I’d Like to Check You for Ticks” isn’t just the catchy title to a country song, but a good idea to have someone else check the areas you can’t easily see.

Wed
22
Jun

Weekend Clinic available over Fourth of July holiday for non-emergencies

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will again be holding its regular Weekend Clinic over the Fourth of July holiday. A special Weekend Clinic will be held Monday, July 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. 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
22
Jun

Memorials received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Beth Otting by Tom and Sandy Fink, Marv and Marge Strike, and Dan and Mary Ann Otting; in memory of Rose Irlbeck by Dave and Laurie Martin; and in memory of Helen Plein by Fred and Geralyn Smith, Craig and Barb Lensing and Lois Evans.

Memorials were also received in memory of Troy Thompson by Dave and Laurie Martin, Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Bill and Libby Withers, Larry and Nancy Klocke, John and Sheryl Prestemon, Dean “Beanzy” Shellhammer, Barry and Lisa Fruechte, Curtis and Betty Gilbertson, Ken and Gloria Krambeer, Lois Evans, George and Jean Huffey, Bob and Jeanine Mathis, Gladwin and Darlene Anderson, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Jane Dietrich, JC and Natalie Kelly, Rudolph and Marian Hesla, Norb and Nola Palmer, and family and friends of Troy Thompson.

Wed
15
Jun

Medicare supplement changes do not mean that people have to change plans

Let’s face it. Medicare is confusing. It’s even more confusing when changes in the law occur. Sometimes those changes are easy to understand. Other times laws are so hard to interpret that everyday Iowans throw their hands up in disgust without getting the answers they need.

Luckily, the Iowa Insurance Division’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program, better known as SHIIP, is available to provide free, unbiased information about how changes may affect people on Medicare.  Recently, SHIIP counselors have been getting many calls regarding a change in Medicare law that will take place in 2020 regarding Medicare Supplement plans C and F.

Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private insurance companies to fill the gaps in traditional Medicare plans (Parts A and B).  Medicare plans help pay for things like coinsurance, co-payments or deductibles on Medicare-covered services.

Wed
15
Jun

Memorials received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Verdine Berns by Dave and Rita Newton, Marie Loven, Charlene Loven, Dave and Sandy Lyons, Evelyn Burke, Angie Schulte, Arden and Lois Shindoll, Bart and Marilyn Hamm, Bernard Welsh, Bob Nargang, Brian and Denise Wullner, Carol Miene, Dan and Linda Ryan, Darlene Kaeser, Dave and Brenda Dougherty, Dennis and Sandy Deal, Derrick and Kari Gibbs, Kyle and Erin Iverson, Fred and Geralyn Smith, Gene and Betty May,  Jerry and Machelle Bulman, Jeff and Amy Sommer, John and Lorna Kerndt, Judy Ferguson, Mae Jean Bakke, Meg Schaller, Nicholas and Shannen Mezera, Oliver Roderick, Pat and Karran Ryan, Patti Wild, Randy and Lori Hesse, Ray and Lorraine Mitchell, Robert and Peggy Woodbeck, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer, Sheryl Bieber, Steve and Paula Enyart, Teresa Schaefers, Tom and Lynn Thomson, Gladwin and Darlene Anderson, Kent and Donna Schultz, Ernie and Donnalee Osland, Ray and Mary Ann Burke, Dave and Karla Hammel

Wed
15
Jun

More than 30 complete VMH Baby-sitting Seminar

Congratulations to the numerous students who completed the Veterans Memorial Hospital baby-sitting class. The class, which was held Saturday, June 4, consisted of teaching the qualities of being a good baby-sitter including basic child care, accident prevention and first aid. These new baby-sitters learned CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and the Heimlach Maneuver, to be used in the case of a choking child, and also learned about personal safety thanks to assistance from the Waukon Police Department.

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