Health

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Dec

First Baby of the Year Contest at Veterans Memorial Hospital

Veterans Memorial Hospital physicians and staff will be awaiting the arrival of the first baby born at the hospital in the New Year. This fortunate child and his or her family will receive a large number of beautiful gifts compliments of area merchants.

The first baby of the year will receive the following in cash and prizes:

Wed
27
Dec

Old East Paint Creek Sunday School donates to VMH ...

Some of the Sunday School children at Old East Paint Creek Church recently assembled nine layette gift bags all to be given to new babies born at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The mission this year for these students is, “How We Can Serve Others.”  The items in the layettes were purchased with a Thrivent Action Team card. Pictured in the top photo, left to right, are Abigail Moore, Vincent Gibbs, Ivy Streeper, Madi Frye and Ava Medberry. Pictured below, left to right, in the front row are Brant Gibbs, Drake Reisinger, Issac Johanningmeier, Hannah Jeglum, Mariesa Gibbs, Jack Papp, Cole Kelly, Ali Melcher and Kara Helgerson. In the middle row, left to right, are Ethan Gibbs, Isaac Reisinger, Ian Mettille, Lauren Kelly, Kaden Sullivan, Allison Dehli, Natalie Sullivan and Kendra Gibbs. Pictured in the back row, left to right, are Braylen Bowden, Amy Bowden, Isaiah Mettille, Haylee Jeglum, Caleb Helgerson, Isabella Rounds, Desiree Johnson and Natalie Kelly. Submitted photo.

Wed
27
Dec

VMH Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be held

Veterans Memorial Hospital will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, January 8. The classes will continue for two more consecutive Monday evenings, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room.

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
27
Dec

Weekend clinics available over holiday weekend at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will again be holding its extended Weekend Clinic over the New Year holiday weekend. The Weekend Clinic will be available Saturday, December 30, Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1, from 1-5 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 ear aches 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
27
Dec

EMT Class starts January 4: More EMTs needed in area

Veterans Memorial Hospital, in cooperation with Northeast Iowa Community College Business and Community Solutions, will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course in Waukon through video conferencing being broadcast from Calmar. This 138-hour course will begin Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the NICC Waukon Center, 1220 Third Avenue NW.

Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting, and providing patient transportation.

Wed
27
Dec

Make a New Year’s Resolution to give blood

The next LifeServe Blood Center blood drive will be held Thursday, January 4, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon. Blood drives are held every month in Waukon. The LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa supplies Veterans Memorial Hospital with its blood and blood products.

The LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa is seeking donors to ensure a safe and plentiful blood supply in Iowa. Because there is no substitute for human blood, the need for donors is continuous. Many Iowans are encouraged to make donating blood on a regular basis their New Year’s resolution this year.

Wed
27
Dec

Healthy Lifestyles Weight Loss Class offered at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital dietitians will be offering a new eight-week weight loss class beginning in January that will teach the healthy lifestyle choices needed to lose the weight for good.  The key to permanent weight loss is to adopt new daily choices that, with consistent repetition, become habits. That is why the hospital offers the Healthy Lifestyles Weight Loss Class, which is open to anyone in the area communities of any age. The class will be offered Mondays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. starting January 15 and running through March 5.

A free, introductory class will be held Monday, January 8 starting at 5:30 p.m. Anyone can hear more about the program and see if they wish to sign up for the eight-week program, beginning the following Monday.

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27
Dec

Health Care Provider CPR

Veterans Memorial Hospital will not be offering a CPR course in January. The next class available will be offered February 12.

The cost of 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 more information and to register for the next CPR Course, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.

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27
Dec

Memorials received by Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Anaruth Bechtel by Dave and Laurie Martin, Jim and Bev Larson-Needham, Carol Moe, Lois Evans, Jane Dietrich, Lillian Larson and Dennis and Sandy Deal.

Memorials were also received in memory of Cletus Althoff by Marv and Marge Strike, Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Dave and Laurie Martin and family and friends of Clet Althoff.

In addition, memorials were received in memory of Bradford Krambeer by Ken and Jill Lampman, Betty Hogan, George Pickett, Robert and Kristi Campbell, Dave and Laurie Martin, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, John and Lorna Kerndt, Mae Jean Bakke, Bob and Marilyn Bulman, Pat and Kathy McMillan, Ed and Karen Stamper, Gladwin and Darlene Anderson, Ardys Kuhse, Dean “Beanzy” Schellhammer, Carol Krumme, Dan and Sue Schlitter, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer, Tony and Terry Link, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Dave and Sandy Lyons and Dave and Rhonda Bahr.

Wed
20
Dec

VMH receives donation of children’s books ...

Veterans Memorial Hospital recently received a very generous donation of children’s books from Maxwell Moore, son of Andy and Emily Moore of Waukon. For his birthday, in lieu of presents for himself, he requested that his friends bring a book to be donated to the hospital for children of any age to enjoy. Maxwell is pictured here with many of the books his friends so generously gave him in honor of his seventh birthday. These books have been scattered around into every department of the hospital, including the Monona Clinic, by the Housekeeping staff to ensure each waiting room has a few new books for the young patients to enjoy while visiting the hospital. Submitted photo.
 

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