Offering Quality Personalized Healthcare Right Here @ Home

Offering Quality Personalized Healthcare Right Here @ Home

Welcome to VMH!
Veterans Memorial Hospital’s 5K Cardiac Classic Route for August 15 - New Day, New Time

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring the 22nd annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk in conjunction with Waukon’s Corn Day Celebration again this year. The event will be held in Waukon on Saturday, August 15, at 8:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the south east entrance to Veterans Memorial Hospital.  Walkers and runners of all ages are both highly encouraged to attend.  “Walk In’s” are welcome to attend the event that day, even if they have not pre-registered.  Click Here to Download Registration Form



Skilled Care Following Surgery-The Choice is Yours!

Patients who have a surgery or hospitalization at Veterans Memorial Hospital or any other health care facility may qualify to return to Veterans Memorial Hospital for the advantages of skilled care.  With a call from the social worker at that facility, VMH can help make the arrangements for patients to be transferred back here, closer to home for their skilled care.

When Sharon Costello had her first knee replacement at Gundersen Health in LaCrosse, she knew that she would need to go to a skilled care facility following.  Because of the stairs in her home, she would not have been able to go straight there.   So before she even had her surgery, she spoke with the social worker during her pre-operative meeting and requested she be transferred to Veterans Memorial Hospital when it was time for her to be released from Gundersen.  2014SkilledCare

Pictured is a few of the Rehab staff at Veterans Memorial Hospital who worked with Sharon during her hospital stays.  Left to right is Amy Ghelf, Physical Therapy Assistant; Brad Krambeer, Certified Athletic Trainer; Sharon; Melissa Clarke, Occupational Therapist; Amy Robinson, Physical Therapist and Alana Gavin, Physical Therapist.

Emergency Treatment of Minors

Whenever an emergency occurs involving a minor, health care providers need the permission of a parent to treat the child.  If a parent can not be reached, written consent is required before the child can receive emergency medical treatment.  However, if a physician feels immediate treatment is necessary to prevent death or serious injury, treatment will be given. Click Here to download the Emergency Medical Treatment Form for Minors

Preventative Colonoscopies Are Available Locally at VMH

Colonoscopies, a very thorough colon cancer test, are performed routinely in the Veterans Memorial Hospital surgical suite.  Typically for a colonoscopy procedure, the patient is in the hospital for approximately just four hours from start to finish. 


Be Aware of Ticks

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 hand held 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. 

Simple Steps to Keep the Summer Picnic Healthy

The summer cookout season is officially underway in Iowa. Along with it comes the danger of under-cooked meat or meat that has been improperly prepared and the illnesses it can bring. Last year, over 1,000 Iowans got sick either directly of indirectly from food items that hadn’t been properly prepared.

Repelling Mosquitoes and Ticks this Summer

from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)

The arrival of warm weather also marks the arrival of mosquitoes and ticks. Insect repellants prevent mosquito bites and repellants with DEET also prevent tick bites.Follow these guidelines when using repellent with DEET:

Our Vision

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be a premier health facility and a leader in fostering a healthy community through innovation, excellence, stewardship, and commitment to the people we serve throughout their lifetime.

Our Mission

Veterans Memorial Hospital enhances the lives of those we serve by providing an exceptional healthcare experience with compassion.



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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