Offering Quality Personalized Healthcare Right Here @ Home

Offering Quality Personalized Healthcare Right Here @ Home

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Healthy Lifestyles Weight Loss Class Offered at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The key to permanent weight loss is to adopt new daily choices that, with consistent repetition, become habits.  The Veterans Memorial Hospital dietitians will be offering a new eight-week weight loss class beginning the end of April that will teach the healthy lifestyle choices needed to lose the weight for good.  

Technology Today can be a Pain in the Neck or the Hand

People of all ages who are using smart phones to text, check Facebook, and play “Candy Crush” and other games, are finding that muscles and joints are painful and stiff, and some are experiencing swelling and numbness.   The pain experienced from technology use is not limited to our hands, we have pains in our eyes, back, neck wrists, elbows and shoulders.  Occupational Therapists can help make modifications to your working environment to reduce specific pains.  Pictured is Occupational Therapist Tami Gebel with patient Marsha Gerleman of Monona.

2014OT-Marsha Gerleman

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon Receives Press Ganey Top Performer Award for Fourth Year in a Row

Award Guardian

Veterans Memorial Hospital is proud to announce it has been named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently achieved the 95th percentile of performance in Emergency Services.  This is the fourth year in a row the hospital has been recognized for its high emergency services satisfaction scores. This year the hospital was recognized with a Guardian of Excellence Award for their Inpatient Services as well.

Health Insurance Marketplace - What is it?

As part of Veterans Memorial Hospital's ongoing effort to provide hospitals with information and resources to assist you, your staff and patients with health care reform, here is a video that explains the purpose and function of the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the health insurance exchange).  

Avoiding the Flu--Good Hand Washing Really Does Make a Difference

Washing your hands and washing them well is a great way to help stop the spread of disease, especially the flu.   In addition to a flu shot, it is recommended good hand washing, along with eating a well-balanced diet and getting enough rest, will help stop the spread of the flu.  Flu shots are still available locally and it’s not too late for anyone that hasn’t had one this winter, to get one.


Veterans Memorial Hospital


40 First St SE, Waukon, IA  52172

Veterans Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital located in Waukon, Iowa, a rural community in the very northeast corner of the state.  VMH is a city-owned independent not-for-profit hospital funded solely on operations and receives no city tax support.

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