Read more about the article “Get Your Walk On in Waukon” Family Fun Walk with Optional 5K During Waukon Corn Days—A Free Event!
Veterans Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring their 29th annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk on Saturday, August 17th, in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. This year, the event again welcomes a shorter walking route with an optional 5K to offer distances that will please everyone of any age or ability that wishes to participate. Costumes are again encouraged to be worn at the event by adults and youth with the top costume in both categories earning a prize. Pictured is a scene from the 2019 event.

“Get Your Walk On in Waukon” Family Fun Walk with Optional 5K During Waukon Corn Days—A Free Event!

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be sponsoring their 29th annual 5K Cardiac Classic Run/Walk on Saturday, August 21st in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration.  This year, the event again welcomes a…

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Read more about the article Safety Day Camp Has Huge Attendance in Waukon
This life-like display of possible electric hazards was a huge point of interest with all the safety camp attendees. Electrical Hazards were explained in detail by Allamakee-Clayton R.E.C. staff.

Safety Day Camp Has Huge Attendance in Waukon

Veterans Memorial Hospital hosted their semi-annual Safety Day Camp on Thursday, June 10, at the Allamakee Fairgrounds in Waukon. This day camp drew a record crowd of 151 children ages…

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Read more about the article Diabetes and Brain Health
Pictured is Steven Mazzafield, Speecah-Language Pathologist at Veterans Memorial Hospital, who recently had the opportunity to present to the Diabetes Support Group at Veterans Memorial Hospital on the topic of diabetes and brain health. Diabetes is a disease that causes high levels of glucose or “sugar” in your blood, which over a long period of time, can be harmful to the brain in several ways. Anyone having trouble with cognition or memory issues may benefit from cognitive-rehabilitation. Talk to your doctor or call the Veterans Memorial Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department at 563-568-3411, to set up an evaluation.

Diabetes and Brain Health

By Steven Mazzafield, Speech-Language Pathologist Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes is a disease that causes high levels of glucose or “sugar” in your blood. When you have high levels of blood…

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Successful Julie Christensen Memorial Blood Drive with Remarkable Amount of First Time Donors-Now Taking Appointments for June Blood Drive

The LifeServe Blood Center reported a huge number of donors at the special memorial blood drive, held April 21, for Julie Christensen at the Waukon Wellness Center.  72 units of…

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Read more about the article Maternity Visiting Hours Extended Allowing for Two Visitors Plus Children
For the first time since the onset of COVID-19, Maternity Services patients at Veterans Memorial Hospital will now be allowed to have two visitors at one time visiting a post-partum mother. In addition, any other children in the family will now also be allowed to come in to visit their mom and meet their new brother or sister.

Maternity Visiting Hours Extended Allowing for Two Visitors Plus Children

Maternity Services patients at Veterans Memorial Hospital will now be allowed to have two visitors at one time visiting a post-partum mother.  In addition, any other children in the family…

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Read more about the article Accessible Healthcare In NE Iowa Once Again
The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic is now open, offering needed primary family health care to the entire northeast Iowa area. Now, with both the Gundersen Waukon Clinic and VMH Waukon Clinic, northeast Iowa has the access to primary health care they need and deserve.

Accessible Healthcare In NE Iowa Once Again

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic is now open, offering needed primary family health care to the entire northeast Iowa area.  Now, with both the Gundersen Waukon Clinic and VMH…

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Read more about the article National Nurse’s Week is May 6-12
May 6-12 is National Nurse’s Week. Pictured is a few of the nurses in different departments at Veterans Memorial Hospital. There are many levels of care offered by the Veterans Memorial Hospital’s nursing staff including inpatient acute, skilled, observation, monitored cardiac, respite/courtesy care, surgical, home health, hospice and outpatient infusion therapy. These various levels are observed throughout the many nursing departments such as Surgery, Maternity Services, Emergency, Inpatient, Outpatient and Cardiac/Pulmonary. For more information on the career of nursing or the levels of care available at Veterans Memorial Hospital, please call Karen Mathis, Chief Nursing Officer, at 568-3411.

National Nurse’s Week is May 6-12

May 6-12 is National Nurse’s Week.  The nursing staff at Veterans Memorial Hospital is all state licensed professionals with specialized training in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support,…

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Read more about the article New Providers at Veterans Memorial Hospital Waukon Clinic-Clinic Opens May 3
The new Veterans Memorial Hospital Waukon Clinic will open May 3 in the old Mayo Clinic building, joining the current Gundersen Waukon Clinic in offering accessible, family health care in northeast Iowa. Two new family health care providers will join the hospital team in providing this primary care, Sue McMillan, ARNP, and Halie Ruff, ARNP. They will join Dr. Dave Schwartz and Jon Hawes, P.A., as providers in this new clinic.

New Providers at Veterans Memorial Hospital Waukon Clinic-Clinic Opens May 3

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will be opening the new Waukon Clinic on Monday, May 3, 2021.  Those wishing to make an appointment are invited to call the new clinic…

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Read more about the article March is National Nutrition Month: 10 Reasons Why You Will Want to Drink a Green Smoothie Everyday
Many people are experiencing more worry and stress in their lives as they look for ways to cope with the pandemic and the “new normal”.  Unfortunately, many may be turning to eating to fill the time and escape from the anxiety.  Pictured is Jill Fleming, Registered Dietitian at Veterans Memorial Hospital, who offers seven helpful steps to prevent weight gain during COVID-19.

March is National Nutrition Month: 10 Reasons Why You Will Want to Drink a Green Smoothie Everyday

By Jill Fleming, MS, RD/LD Veterans Memorial Hospital You may have heard about Green Smoothies, but have you ever tasted one?  If not, you may want to reconsider.  Here is…

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Read more about the article The Ness Family and the Monroe Family Make A Sizable Contribution to Hospital’s New 3D Mammography Machine Thanks to 4th Annual Successful Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Ness Pumping and Porta Potty Rentals along with Monroe Auction, hosted their fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, October 24th in the Waukon City Park to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and detection. The two families recently awarded $3200 in proceeds raised from this fourth annual walk to the hospital to be used towards the 3D mammography machine. Pictured, from left to right in the back row of the Ness photo, is Kayla and Colin Ness, Pat Ryan, Chad and Diana Ness, Leslie Ness, Rachel Richards, Carter Ness, and Evan Ness with Clayton and Liam Ness in front.

The Ness Family and the Monroe Family Make A Sizable Contribution to Hospital’s New 3D Mammography Machine Thanks to 4th Annual Successful Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Ness Pumping and Porta Potty Rentals, along with Monroe Auction hosted their fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, October 24th in the Waukon City Park to raise funds…

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