Health

Wed
20
Sep

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, September 21 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
20
Sep

VMH Auxiliary Euchre Marathon

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, September 21. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if they are not members of the Auxiliary. The Auxiliary’s 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.

Wed
20
Sep

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of LaVon Kaeser by Gordon and Darlene Kaeser, Jr.; in memory of Bernice Schafer by Claude Schafer; in memory of Nicklas Denny (Dr. Wiley’s grandson) by Mary Axmear; in memory of Robert Halverson by Craig and Barb Lensing; and in memory of Idella Bresnahan by Lyle and Marilyn Larson and Jim and Jill Kiesau.

Memorials were also received in memory of Jean Pufahl by Dave and Suzanne Hahn, Joan Bieber, Bob and Linda Thompson, Kay Carter, Gayle Larkin, Ray and Lorraine Mitchell and Ron and Nancy Adams.
In addition, memorials were received in memory of Earl Waters by Robert and Judy Iseli, Patsy Kerndt and Iris Waters.

Wed
13
Sep

Veterans Memorial Hospital Monona Clinic opens this week


The Veterans Memorial Hospital Monona Clinic opens September 12. The clinic is pictured above with the recently installed VMH signage. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will be opening its new Monona Clinic this week, Tuesday, September 12. Dr. Andrea Venteicher will be the sole provider at the clinic until the nurse practitioner arrives in November. Then both providers will work providing family medical care at the clinic, which will be open five days per week.

“I am so excited to have this opportunity to serve the Monona area, in addition to my long-term patients from the Waukon area,” states Dr. Andrea Venteicher. “The positive energy and welcoming spirit I have already experienced from this community reinforced my belief that this clinic is needed and wanted by the area, and will be a huge success!”

The Monona Clinic will host four full exam rooms, allowing each provider to room patients in two rooms each. Tentatively, mornings will be reserved for acute patients with afternoons reserved for regular check-ups.  

Wed
13
Sep

Ladies 14kt white and rose gold antique style diamond necklace to be given away at VMH Auxiliary and Elliott Jeweler’s 13th Annual Women’s Health Day September 26

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital, together with Elliott Jewelers of Waukon, will be hosting the 13th annual Women’s Health Day wellness event and salad luncheon Tuesday, September 26 at the Waukon Reception and Banquet Center. All ages are invited to attend this educational event, beginning at 11 a.m. with a wellness fair offering a variety of free health tests and information, and a salad luncheon and program held from Noon to 1 p.m.

Wed
13
Sep

VMH Auxiliary Euchre Marathon

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, September 21. 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.

Anyone interested in attending, but preferring to play Bridge is also welcome to join in. It is asked that they come with their own table of four players, however.

Wed
13
Sep

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Betty DeBuhr by JoAnn Peake, Marv and Marge Strike, Roger and Jeanette Ruegnitz, Jim and Margo Sweeney, Jim and Linda Ryan, Dave and Laurie Martin, Carl and Betty Christianson, Richard and Joan Leiran, Timothy and Camille Helgeson, Jane Butler, Marlys Leiran, Gayle and Carol Decker, Dale and Ann Rademaker, Dave and Gail Prestemon, Bill and Beth Shafer, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Kay Zimmerman, Bill and Shirley Schneeberger, Tom and Karen Regan, JoAnne Larson, Marian Smedsrud, Lois Evans, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer, Dean and Lynn Sorenson, Bob and Julia Rotach, Mary Anne Otting, Bernice Thies, Dr. Bill and Libby Withers, Jane Dietrich, Lucille Hanson, Jan Helgeson, RC Trucking-Bob and Carol Christianson, Dennis and Nancy Sweeney, Rick and Joni Voshart, Ed and Chris Laurerman, Jr., Roger and Lynn Ellefson, Dr.

Wed
13
Sep

Local snacks for early chidcare in local area

An exciting new pilot project is bringing more fresh, local veggies and fruit to northeast Iowa preschoolers while supporting local farmers in the region. Three preschool sites participating in the Fresh Local Snack pilot project are NICC Child Development Center in Calmar, Rainbowland Preschool and Daycare in Fayette, and Waukon West Preschool and Waukon Headstart.

From August 21 to December 4, the Iowa Food Hub will deliver a fresh, local snack once a week to the sites (such as cucumbers, pictured at right). Teachers will serve the snacks and report on what fresh fruit and veggie items work best in the classroom. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will evaluate the results and see if the program can be continued and expanded in the future.

Wed
06
Sep

VMH Auxiliary and Elliott Jewelers to host 13th Annual Women’s Health Day September 26


The VMH Auxiliary and Elliott Jewelers of Waukon will be holding their 13th annual Women’s Health Day Tuesday, September 26, at the Waukon Banquet and Reception Center. This year, everyone purchasing a ticket will be entered into a drawing for a Ladies’ 14kt white and rose gold antique style pendant containing thirty round brilliant cut diamonds and five baguette cut diamonds, on a 14kt 18” Franco style neck chain. The total weight is .36ct. (Retail price $1000) compliments of Elliott Jewelers of Waukon. Tickets for this year’s event will go on sale Monday, September 11, at Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers. Submitted photo.

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital, together with Elliott Jewelers of Waukon, will be hosting the 13th annual Women’s Health Day wellness event and luncheon Tuesday, September 26 at the Waukon Banquet Center.  All ages are invited to attend any part of this educational event, beginning at 11 a.m. with a wellness fair offering a variety of free health tests and information, and a salad luncheon and program held from Noon to 1 p.m.

Wed
06
Sep

VMH’s “Get Your Walk On in Waukon” Route remains available to public for walking or running anytime


VMH would like to invite the public to still follow these family fun 1/5 mile and/or 5K routes anytime over the next few weeks. Stop by the front entrance of the hospital to pick up a route map and follow the orange painted arrows on the streets marking these routes around town.

Over 110 people participated in the “Get Your Walk On In Waukon” annual family fun walk and 5K Saturday, August 19, in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. The event was sponsored in part by the Healthiest State Initiative which strongly encourages everyone to walk at least 30 minutes per day. That is the reason the hospital offered a 1.5 mile walk and the optional 5K this year as well.

The hospital would like to invite the public to continue to enjoy the event routes anytime. Maps of the 1.5 mile and 5K (3.1 mile) routes are available to be picked up at the main entrance of the hospital. In addition, orange painted arrows on the streets outline the 1.5 mile course that ends at the east side of the hospital or they can choose to continue on to complete the 3.1 mile course that ends at the south side of the hospital.

For questions, call Erin Berns, Public Relations Director, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 563-568-3411.
 

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