Read more about the article “The Doctor” Print donated to Veterans Memorial Hospital by Schaller Family from Former Waukon Artist, Les PurDue
The Schaller family of Waukon recently donated this painting to Veterans Memorial Hospital, according to the wishes of the artist, Les PurDue, formerly of Waukon. PurDue’s replica is of the famous, original 1891 painting of “The Doctor” in Great Britain, by artist, Luke Fildes. The painting has been used to portray the values of the ideal physician and the importance of the relationship between physician and patient, showing the physicians professional and personal commitment. Pictured is Meg Schaller with her son, Dave Schaller who had the painting reframed. Purdue’s replica of “the Doctor” is currently on display in the Meditation and Healing Center inside the main entrance to Veterans Memorial Hospital, for anyone who would like to view it in person.

“The Doctor” Print donated to Veterans Memorial Hospital by Schaller Family from Former Waukon Artist, Les PurDue

The Schaller family of Waukon recently donated this painting entitled, ‘The Doctor,’ to Veterans Memorial Hospital, according to the wishes of the late artist, Les PurDue, formerly of Waukon. PurDue…

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Read more about the article New Community Resource Guide Available from Allamakee County Public Health
Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care/Allamakee County Public Health directory for all services in Allamakee County is now easily accessible with this new QR code. This guide contains information on many resources serving Allamakee County residents.

New Community Resource Guide Available from Allamakee County Public Health

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care/Allamakee County Public Health announces they have a QR code that will link anyone in the county with their new 50 page resource directory…

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Read more about the article Nurse Practitioner, Minji Na, Now 6 Months Into Practice in Postville & Waukon Clinics
Veterans Memorial Hospital’s newest clinic family practitioner, Minji Na, has already completed six months of caring for all ages in the Waukon and Postville Medical Clinics.

Nurse Practitioner, Minji Na, Now 6 Months Into Practice in Postville & Waukon Clinics

Veterans Memorial Hospital Waukon and Postville Clinics welcomed Nurse Practitioner, Minji Na, as a family medical provider on January 8, 2024.  Since she began, Minji has cared for many patients…

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Read more about the article Free Sports Physicals at Veterans Memorial Hospital Waukon Clinic Right Around the Corner!
Free Sport Physicals will be offered at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Clinic-Waukon, pictured here, on Wednesday, July 10th and Wednesday, July 24th, from 530 to 830 both nights. Students in all area schools can sign-up for this event through the 2024 Athletic Physicals google doc they all received in their school emails. For more information, students should contact their high school or middle school secretaries.

Free Sports Physicals at Veterans Memorial Hospital Waukon Clinic Right Around the Corner!

Free Sport Physicals will be offered at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Clinic-Waukon very soon for all junior high and high school students who need the physical for participating in school…

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Read more about the article Foundation’s 31st Annual Golf Tournament Results
The winners of this 31st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament are pictured, left to right, including Dan Denk, Pat McMillan and Justin Sweeney, representing Waukon State Bank team #1. The Foundation Golf Tournament is an annual event, held each year in June at the Waukon Golf and Country Club.

Foundation’s 31st Annual Golf Tournament Results

The 31st annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament was held on Monday, June 17, at the Waukon Golf and Country Club.  A full tournament of 33 teams of…

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Read more about the article National Certified Nursing Assistant Week-      A Dedicated and Rewarding Career
Veterans Memorial Hospital utilizes C.N.A.’s in patient care on both the inpatient floor of the hospital and as Home Care Aides in the Community and Home Care Department. Pictured are two of the hospital C.N.A.’s including Melanie Krambeer, at left, and Rossy Rodriguez, at right.

National Certified Nursing Assistant Week- A Dedicated and Rewarding Career

June 13-19 is National C.N.A. (Certified Nursing Assistant) Week.  Certified nursing assistants began working under the Red Cross program during World War I where they were trained to care for…

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Read more about the article Infusion Activity Bags Donated by St. John’s Lutheran Church Sunday School Youth
Pictured in front is Benjamin and Isabella Gordon presenting the Infusion Bags from the St. John’s Church Sunday School program, to members of the hospital nursing staff, including with Deb Zuercher, RN; Penny Wheeler, C.N.A.; Hannah Hennessy; and Natalie Kelly, RN.

Infusion Activity Bags Donated by St. John’s Lutheran Church Sunday School Youth

The St. John’s Lutheran Church Sunday School youth recently compiled and donated a number of Infusion Bags to the Infusion and Treatment Center at Veterans Memorial Hospital. The bags are…

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Read more about the article Free Sports Physicals at Waukon Clinic-Right Around the Corner!
Free Sport Physicals will be offered at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Clinic-Waukon Wednesday, July 10th and Wednesday, July 24th, from 530 to 830 both nights. Pictured is a photo of the clinic crew who volunteered to perform nearly 200 free physicals at this event last year. Students in all area schools can sign-up for this event through the 2024 Athletic Physicals google doc they all received in their school emails. For more information, please contact your high school or middle school secretaries.

Free Sports Physicals at Waukon Clinic-Right Around the Corner!

Free Sport Physicals will be offered at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Clinic-Waukon very soon for all junior high and high school students who need the physical for participating in school…

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Read more about the article 31st Annual Foundation Golf Tournament—Hole In One Prizes
Thanks to Farm Bureau Financial Services agents, pictured left to right, Caitlin Mahoney, Andy Moore and Wade Bucknell, the first person hitting a hole in one on the first round of golf at the 31st annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament will be awarded a new Harley Davidson motorcycle (pictured above.) A new John Deere riding lawn mower (pictured below) will be the hole in one prize for the second round of golf at the tournament, thanks to Waukon Implement. The tournament will be held Monday, June 17th at the Waukon Golf and Country Club.

31st Annual Foundation Golf Tournament—Hole In One Prizes

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s 31st annual Three Person Best-Shot Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 17. The tournament will be held at the Waukon Golf and…

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Read more about the article Mental Health Awareness Month-It’s Ok to Not Be Ok
Tara Fink, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, offers local behavioral health care. Tara is achieving her goal of improving the community she grew up through all the lives she has already helped just in the nearly two years she has been serving the community. She provides consultations at both the Waukon and Postville clinic locations with no referral needed and all ages are accepted. To make an appointment to see Tara in Postville call 563-864-7221 or in Waukon call 563-568-5530.

Mental Health Awareness Month-It’s Ok to Not Be Ok

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  It’s ok to have a mental illness and it’s important those with a mental illness know it’s ok to not be ok to help…

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Read more about the article The Role of Home Health Care in Helping Older Americans
Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care has a mission of aiding older Americans to remain in their homes, living independently for as long as possible. Pictured is the Community and Home Care-Allamakee Public Health staff located near their offices on the upper level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

The Role of Home Health Care in Helping Older Americans

May is Older Americans Month.  Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care-Allamakee Public Health has a mission of aiding older Americans to remain in their homes, living independently for as…

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Read more about the article American Stroke Month – April Showers Bring May Flowers
If you, or someone you know, have experienced a stroke and wish to find others with similar experiences, consider stopping into the Stroke Support Group at Veterans Memorial Hospital the first Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm. Pictured are a few members of the group, planting seeds to represent the good things that come from the showers in life; hence, April showers bring May flowers.

American Stroke Month – April Showers Bring May Flowers

By Steven Mazzafield, Speech-Language Pathologist May is American Stroke Month.  There’s an old saying: April showers bring May flowers. “The showers are the bad things that happen to us in…

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Read more about the article Bandmates, Brothers & Friends & Toe Tappers Reunion Huge Success!
On Friday evening, May 10, for the second year in a row, eleven original members of four local bands, reunited as Bandmates, Brothers and Friends, performed in Waukon to benefit the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation. The crowd at the Allamakee Fairgrounds Pavilion was estimated well over 500 who attended the event to witness this second reunion.

Bandmates, Brothers & Friends & Toe Tappers Reunion Huge Success!

On Friday evening, May 10, for the second year in a row, eleven original members of four local bands, reunited as Bandmates, Brothers and Friends, performed once again in Waukon…

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Read more about the article National EMS Week is May— A Time to Thank Those Dedicated Volunteers for Making a Difference!
This is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, honoring the lifesaving care EMS providers offer nationwide, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. More EMT’s are greatly needed in EVERY community. For more information about local EMT service opportunities and classes, contact Jacob Dougherty, Paramedic, EMS Supervisor, or Cheryl Livingston, Paramedic, EMS Instructor, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at (563) 568-3411.

National EMS Week is May— A Time to Thank Those Dedicated Volunteers for Making a Difference!

This is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week.  National EMS Week honors the lifesaving care EMS providers offer nationwide, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The national theme for…

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Read more about the article Living Up to Our Motto of ‘Our Family Caring for Your Family’
Waukon Bodensteiner Implement employees drove two tractors into Waukon on Friday, April 19, to help lift the spirits of Lawrence Lotza, who had a deep love of John Deere tractors. Carrie Welch, Pharmacy Tech, made a call to the local implement to see if they would do a drive-by, but they did so much more. Pictured, left to right with Lawrence, is his wife, Jan Lotza; Kyle Halverson, Store Manager; Penny Wheeler, C.N.A., Tim Green, Service Manager; and Carrie Welch, Pharmacy Tech.

Living Up to Our Motto of ‘Our Family Caring for Your Family’

Veterans Memorial Hospital has been serving northeast Iowa since 1950.  The hospital staff is known for caring for their patients, treating them just like family, as witnessed many times by…

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Read more about the article Three-Year Anniversary for Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Waukon Serving Thousands While Continuing to Expand
The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Waukon opened just three years ago. The team of providers have had a total of 33,500 patient visits serving 6,692 patients, more than doubling since last year. Pictured, from left to right, is Katy Maker, Nurse Midwife and Nurse Practitioner; Tara Fink, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Dr. Dave Schwartz family practice physician; Halie Ruff, Nurse Practitioner; Minji Na, Nurse Practitioner; Sue McMillan, Nurse Practitioner; Alex Berns, Nurse Practitioner; Michelle Crary, Nurse Practitioner and Dr. Thomas McMullan, family practice physician.

Three-Year Anniversary for Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Waukon Serving Thousands While Continuing to Expand

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Waukon opened just three years ago, on May 3rd, joining the Gundersen Waukon Clinic in providing accessible family health care to the area communities.  Not…

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Bandmates, Brothers and Friends & The Toe Tappers Perform May 10- Food Sales Available with Proceeds to New Pyxis Machine for ER

For the second year, Bandmates, Brothers and Friends (BBF) will reunite in Waukon for another night of musical entertainment to benefit the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation.  This year will…

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Read more about the article New Community Resource Guide Available from Allamakee County Public Health
Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care/Allamakee County Public Health just recently released a 50 page resource directory for all services in Allamakee County. This guide contains information on many resources serving Allamakee County residents. Pictured is the front cover of the guide that can be found at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com.

New Community Resource Guide Available from Allamakee County Public Health

As April, Public Heath Month comes to a close, Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care/Allamakee County Public Health announces they just released a 50 page resource directory for all…

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Read more about the article Coordination of Care at VMH
Pictured is Lollie Hirth of Waukon with Occupational Therapist Tami Gebel. The therapists at Veterans Memorial Hospital are very accommodating to schedule all therapies back-to-back to reduce travel and time for the patients. Lolly has been able to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services all at Veterans Memorial Hospital back-to-back in order to reduce the frequency for someone to drive her to the appointments.

Coordination of Care at VMH

Humans are amazing creatures! We can walk, talk and carry items (like our cell phones) in our hands, all at the same time. Some of us may have an easier…

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Read more about the article Bandmates, Brothers and Friends Return May 10-Withers Family Music History Dates Back to 1900
The Withers brothers, taken during the first annual BBF concert in 2023, with John in front on lead vocals, Jim at right on bass guitar, and Bill on the drums—the instrument that started this ongoing family tradition.

Bandmates, Brothers and Friends Return May 10-Withers Family Music History Dates Back to 1900

For the second year, Bandmates, Brothers and Friends (BBF) will reunite in Waukon for another night of musical entertainment to benefit the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation.   This year will…

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