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2014 Veterans Memorial Hospital Survey

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What You Need to Know about Ebola

Click here for Information about Ebola from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ebola can be scary and it is understandable that Allamakee County residents may be concerned a case of Ebola could occur here as it has in other states; however, there is a world of difference between the U.S. and the parts of Africa where Ebola is spreading. The U.S., Iowa and Allamakee County have a strong health care system and public health professionals who handle very contagious illnesses every day, even diseases like Ebola, and are prepared to respond should it become necessary.

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Winner of the NuVal Coloring Contest Announced!

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Pictured is Breanna Bakke, winner of the NuVal coloring contest sponsored by Veterans Memorial Hospital and Quillins.  NuVal is the new system in place at Quillins to help customers make healthier choices at a quick glance, rating items from 1 to 100 based on their nutritious value.  Breanna’s name was drawn as the winner of the coloring contest awarding her a Quillins gift card and an assorted fruit basket.  All of the entrant’s drawings are on display in the Quillins Food Ranch entrance.

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Four Key Steps For Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Is Mammography Reliable?

What are the benefits from mammography screening?

 Will Medicare Pay for Screening Mammograms?

What Are Some Tips To Make A Mammogram Easier?

What is Digital Mammography?

 
October is National Physical Therapy Month

New McKenzie Method helpful with Low Back Pain

Pictured is Veterans Memorial Hospital Physical Therapist Dana Wells, with patient Lori Sylling of Postville, seated.  The staff is now offering a new type of treatment for low back pain called the McKenzie Method.  The McKenzie Method has proven effective in treating several back pain sources and types including back pain with radiating symptoms. This method takes into account several attributing factors including posture and lifestyle and uses repeated movement in a specified direction to decrease symptoms and promote normal range of motion, resulting in an improved quality of life for those with low back pain.

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Medicare Part D Check-Up event

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will be hosting Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors on November 3 and 4 for a Medicare Part D Check-Up event.   These SHIIP volunteers will be available to meet individually with anyone in the community who wishes to compare the Medicare Part D plans available for 2015.   Appointments are required.  Please call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 568-3411 to schedule your appointment. You will need to bring your Medicare card, current Part D plan card and a list of your medications from your pharmacy.  SHIIP is a free, confidential service of the State of Iowa.

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Veterans Memorial Hospital and Quillin’s Food Ranch in Waukon Bring Easy Nutrition Choices to Customers
NuVal Veterans Memorial Hospital and Quillins are teaming up to make healthier choices easier while grocery shopping. It is a new and simple tool right on the shelf price tag; nothing to calculate. The system is called NuVal. It rates each food on a 1 to 100 scale, with 1 being the least nutritious and 100 being the most nutritious food. It takes the guesswork out of eating healthy.
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2014 Veterans Memorial Hospital Survey

We were recently awarded the Press Ganey GUARDIAN OF EXCELLENCE Award for our high emergency services patient satisfaction scores for the 4th year in a row and for our high inpatient satisfaction scores this year as well. Now we are asking for your help to make us better! 

We are busy developing our strategic plan and need to hear back from our community what we are doing well and where we need to improve.  

Please take a few minutes and complete this survey.

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Veterans Memorial Hospital

563-568-3411

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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