Read more about the article Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital Membership Drive Now On!
The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital is now holding their annual membership drive. The Auxiliary is devoted to providing the hospital and its patients and visitors with many services and needed equipment. Pictured are the current Auxiliary officers with the blanket warmer they recently purchased for the hospital’s Maternity Services Birthing Center. Pictured left to right is Jayne McCormick, RN, Supervisor, with Bev-Larson-Needham, President; Donnalee Osland, Treasurer; and Ann Roed, Secretary. The Auxiliary holds annual fundraisers, such as the Women’s Health Day Salad Luncheon, the Pillow-Perk, and the Masquerade sales each fall, plus their annual membership drive each summer. All the money the Auxiliary receives goes back to the hospital for equipment. Membership enrollment forms are available at the main entrance of the hospital.

Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital Membership Drive Now On!

The members of the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital are actively recruiting new and returning members to join them during their annual membership drive. The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital…

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Read more about the article Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville Now Open!
The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville opened Tuesday, July 5, with provider, Michelle Crary, NP, providing care full-time and Dr. Thomas McMullan seeing patients two days per week. Pictured is some of the Postville Clinic staff on opening day July 5. Pictured left to right is, Michelle Crary, NP; full-time provider; Laura Baxter, RN, Postville and Waukon Clinic Manager; Casey Fisk, Certified Medical Assistant; and Tatum Wagner, Receptionist and Billing Specialist. The clinic is open Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by calling 563-864-7221.

Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville Now Open!

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville opened on Tuesday, July 5, at 124 West Green Street in the same location of the former Postville Medical Clinic in downtown Postville.  The…

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Read more about the article VMH to Offer “Hands Only CPR” Training at 2022 Allamakee County Fair
Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering free health tests and training each day of the Allamakee County Fair in their booth located in the Pavilion. On Sunday, July 24, “Hands Only” CPR training will be offered. “Hands Only” CPR is a simple technique for performing CPR that is intended for non-trained bystanders to use easily and effectively on any adult or teen needing CPR. A mannequin will be available that day for children and adults alike to practice this simple form of CPR. Pictured is a scene from a previous Veterans Memorial Hospital Family Wellness Fair where “Hands Only” CPR instruction was also offered.

VMH to Offer “Hands Only CPR” Training at 2022 Allamakee County Fair

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering “Hands Only” CPR training on Sunday, July 24, at their booth in the Pavilion at the Allamakee County Fair.  “Hands Only” CPR is a…

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Read more about the article Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville Now Open!
The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville opened Tuesday, July 5, with provider, Michelle Crary, NP, providing care full-time and Dr. Thomas McMullan remaining on with the clinic part-time, seeing patients two days per week. Pictured is the new signage on the front of the clinic building located at 124 Green Street, Postville. The clinic is open Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by calling 563-864-7221.

Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville Now Open!

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville opened on Tuesday, July 5, at 124 West Green Street in the same location of the former Postville Medical Clinic in downtown Postville.  The…

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Read more about the article Taryn Smith is new Behavioral Tele-Health Provider at VMH Clinic-Waukon
The new behavioral tele-health services are available at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic in Waukon. Taryn Smith, MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, is the new provider who is available, via tele-health, Monday and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The contracted tele-health company, Array, provided the clinic with this provider who specializes in psychiatry and can help with medication management.

Taryn Smith is new Behavioral Tele-Health Provider at VMH Clinic-Waukon

The new behavioral tele-health services are available at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic in Waukon.  Taryn Smith, MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, is the new provider who is available,…

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Read more about the article Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville Opens Next Week
The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville opens Tuesday, July 5. This clinic is in the former Postville Medical Clinic location at 124 West Green Street. Minor renovations to the clinic are now being completed. Pictured is Michelle Crary, Nurse Practitioner, who will be the full-time medical provider in the Postville Clinic working four days a week. Dr. Thomas McMullan will continue to see patients at the Postville Clinic two days per week. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and will remain open over the lunch hour, then close from 1-2p.m. each afternoon. Appointments can be made by calling 563-864-7221.

Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville Opens Next Week

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville will open next Tuesday, July 5.  This clinic is in the former Postville Medical Clinic location at 124 West Green Street, in downtown Postville. …

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Read more about the article Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s Golf Tournament Results
The winners of the Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation’s 29th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament held on June 20 are pictured, left to right, including Dylan Hogan, Kevin Hanson and Jeremy Hogan. The Foundation Golf Tournament is an annual event, held each year in June at the Waukon Golf and Country Club.

Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s Golf Tournament Results

The 29th annual Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament was held on Monday, June 20, at the Waukon Golf and Country Club.  Twenty-seven teams of three participated in this…

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Read more about the article New Pharmacy Meds-to-Beds Program Eases Patient Discharge Process
Veterans Memorial Hospital now offers a Meds-to-Beds program to all patients admitted to the facility. This program was developed in coordination with Hartig Drug and Nightingale Drug to help ease the discharge process, which can be very stressful for patients and family members. Pictured beside a hospital patient bed, from left to right, is hospital Pharmacist Brittney Snitker, Pharm.D.; Mara Knutson, RN; Kelly Bollman, RN; and Penny Wheeler, C.N.A.

New Pharmacy Meds-to-Beds Program Eases Patient Discharge Process

By Brittney Snitker, Pharm.D., BCPS Veterans Memorial Hospital now offers a Meds-to-Beds program to all patients admitted to our facility.  This program was developed in coordination with Hartig Drug and…

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Read more about the article 29th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament—Hole In One Prizes
Thanks to Farm Bureau Financial Services agents, pictured left to right, Caitlin Johnson, Andy Moore and Wade Bucknell, the first person hitting a hole in one on the first round of golf at the 29th 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 20th at the Waukon Golf and Country Club. Please call the Waukon Golf and Country Club at 568-9939 to register.

29th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament—Hole In One Prizes

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s 29th annual Three Person Best-Shot Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 20. The tournament will be held at the Waukon Golf and…

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Read more about the article  “Welcome to Medicare” Seminar Offered at Veterans Memorial Hospital
Local Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteers, Russ Hagen and Nancy Schoh will be hosting a “Welcome to Medicare” seminar for all those soon enrolling in Medicare, on Tuesday, June 21, from 5-7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital. These two volunteers also hold regular meeting times at the hospital to meet with anyone regarding their Medicare coverage. To register for this seminar, please call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 568-3411.

 “Welcome to Medicare” Seminar Offered at Veterans Memorial Hospital

“Welcome to Medicare” is a free, two hour seminar offered by the Veterans Memorial Hospital Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors for those nearing Medicare age.  This program will…

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Read more about the article Behavioral Tele-health Services Begin This Week at Veterans Memorial Hospital Clinic-Waukon
Beginning this week, the new behavioral tele-health services are available at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic in Waukon. The contracted tele-health company provides the clinic with their own medical provider who specializes in psychiatry and can help with medication management. Patients meet privately with the behavioral tele-health provider in this room. This room was funded with donations from Dr. Richard Hermeier and the Alice Hermeier Foundation.

Behavioral Tele-health Services Begin This Week at Veterans Memorial Hospital Clinic-Waukon

Beginning this week, the new behavioral tele-health services are available at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic in Waukon.  The contracted tele-health company provides the clinic with their own medical…

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Read more about the article Return of the VMH “Family Wellness Fair” Enjoyed by Many during National Hospital Week
The ‘annual’ Veterans Memorial Hospital “Family Wellness Fair” returned this year following a three year hold due to COVID-19 regulations. This annual event was finally held again on May 11 in both the hospital and new Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Waukon location which is pictured here. Information and activities was provided by nearly 40 agencies and businesses that serve Allamakee and northern Clayton counties.

Return of the VMH “Family Wellness Fair” Enjoyed by Many during National Hospital Week

The ‘annual’ Veterans Memorial Hospital “Family Wellness Fair” returned this year following a three year hold due to COVID-19 regulations.  This annual event was finally held again on May 11…

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Read more about the article VMH Medical Clinic One-Year Anniversary
This team of providers has served over 7,000 patient appointments during the first year of the new VMH Medical Clinic. From left to right: Dr. Dave Schwartz, the medical physician provider in the clinic, has been serving area patients out of this location since 1995. Sue McMillan, and Halie Ruff, both Nurse Practitioners, are also full-time providers in the clinic who accept patients of all ages. Jon Hawes, who is a Physician Assistant, sees patients in the clinic two to three days a week. Michelle Crary, Nurse Practitioner, just recently joined this medical team and Marti Hall, Nurse Practitioner; fills in at the clinic when she is available for any providers who are taking time off. Katy Grangaard, Nurse Practitioner, and Alicia Strong, Nurse Practitioner, will soon both be available to fill-in where needed as well.

VMH Medical Clinic One-Year Anniversary

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Veterans Memorial Hospital Waukon Clinic.  The new clinic opened May 3, 2021, joining the Gundersen Waukon Clinic, in providing accessible family health…

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Read more about the article Family Wellness Fair Set for May 11 at Veterans Memorial Hospital
The annual Veterans Memorial Hospital Family Wellness Fair will finally return after three years, held on Wednesday, May 11, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Free health tests, family activities, entertainment and much more will all be included in the evening plus many door prizes will be given away. Pictured is a scene from the last family wellness fair. This year, with the addition of the new Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, all visitors are asked to enter the fair through the main entrance of the Medical Clinic, next to the ambulance and fire truck. The route will proceed through the clinic and hospital facility, exiting out the main entrance of the hospital.

Family Wellness Fair Set for May 11 at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The annual “Family Wellness Fair” will return after three years and will be held Wednesday, May 11 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.  Health  and…

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Read more about the article “Family Wellness Fair” Returns After Three Years at Veterans Memorial Hospital
The ‘annual’ “Family Wellness Fair” will finally return after three years and be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital and Clinics on Wednesday, May 11, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Everyone attending the fair is asked to enter through the Medical Clinic main entrance then proceed through the event, exiting at the hospital main entrance. Parking will be available at both the clinic and hospital main entrance parking lots. Free health testing, information and exhibits will be offered for families of all ages.

“Family Wellness Fair” Returns After Three Years at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The Veterans Memorial Hospital’s “Family Wellness Fair” will finally return after three years and be held Wednesday, May 11, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.  Free health testing, exhibits and interactive…

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Read more about the article April is National Occupational Therapy Month-Gardening Tips 
April is National Occupational Therapy Month. Tami Gebel, Occupational Therapist at Veterans Memorial Hospital, is pictured with outpatient Kari Kelly of Waukon. One of the roles of an occupational therapist is to develop strategies, compensations, or modifications so that people are not hindered by their aches, pains, or physical limitations in order to participate in their favorite activities, such as gardening. With spring in the air, here are some tips from Tami to help make gardening less of a chore.

April is National Occupational Therapy Month-Gardening Tips 

By Tami Gebel, OTR/L Springtime has finally arrived, and many people will be anxious to be out in the yard planting their gardens.  Gardening can be a very rewarding hobby…

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Read more about the article April 24-30 is National Medical Laboratory Week: The Medical Laboratory and the Science of Exceptional Care
April 24-30 is National Medical Laboratory Week. Pictured, front to back, by the Chemistry Analyzer are the following members of the hospital’s laboratory department: Caty Bruening, Supervisor; Mary Jo Meyer, Erica Mannette, Jenna Collins and Marie Loven. This analyzer runs over 40 different chemistry tests, from A1c to Vitamin D. The role of the Lab Tech is to perform periodic maintenance the instrument, add the proper reagents for each test, calibrate each test and load samples onto the analyzer. When results are printed, the lab tech reviews them and compares them with the patient’s clinical picture to ensure accuracy.

April 24-30 is National Medical Laboratory Week: The Medical Laboratory and the Science of Exceptional Care

By Caty Bruening, MT, Laboratory Supervisor In most people’s opinion, having blood drawn is not the highlight of a doctor’s appointment, ER visit, or hospitalization; yet lab results from these…

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Read more about the article April is National Occupational Therapy Month: The Role of the Occupational Therapist
April is National Occupational Therapy Month. The role of the occupational therapist is to help people regain function following injuries and illnesses. Pictured is occupational therapists Melissa Clarke, OT, and Tami Gebel, OT, who provide this wide range of occupational therapy services to patients at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

April is National Occupational Therapy Month: The Role of the Occupational Therapist

By Tami Gebel, Occupational Therapist Veterans Memorial Hospital At Veterans Memorial Hospital, the Occupational Therapy Department is celebrating national awareness of its profession throughout the month of April.  As occupational…

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Read more about the article Chronic Stress and Heart Disease
Stress management is an important aspect of preventing and managing heart disease. Pictured are Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurses Amy Rolfs, RN, at left, and Dietsy Weymiller, RN, at right in the Veterans Memorial Hospital Cardio Pulmonary Department. Helping patients identify how they deal with stress and discussing healthy ways to control their stress is a key part of Cardiac Rehabilitation. Veterans Memorial Hospital offers Cardiac Rehabilitation for patients recovering from cardiac events such as heart attack, stent placement, bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, and congestive heart failure treatment. Regardless of stress levels, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping a watchful eye on heart health is important for everyone.

Chronic Stress and Heart Disease

By Amy Rolfs, RN, Cardiac Rehabilitation Veterans Memorial Hospital Stress is a natural part of life. Short-term stress is useful for accomplishing difficult tasks, meeting deadlines, dealing with major life…

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Read more about the article February Heart Month: The Seriousness of Chest Pain
February is Heart Month. Pictured above is the Emergency Entrance at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Pictured below is one of the Emergency Entrance at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Anyone experiencing any signs or symptoms of a heart attack should immediately go to the Emergency Entrance or call 911 for medical transport.

February Heart Month: The Seriousness of Chest Pain

Chest pain is a common presenting complaint in any emergency room, including the emergency room at Veterans Memorial Hospital. There is always the possibility of heart disease in every complaint…

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Read more about the article February is Heart Month—Learn Hands Only CPR to Save the Life of a Loved One
February is National Heart Month. The American Heart Association estimates that 89% of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. Veterans Memorial Hospital continues to encourage the public to learn “Hands Only CPR.” This simple way of performing CPR is very easy to do and effective for the victim and is outlined here.

February is Heart Month—Learn Hands Only CPR to Save the Life of a Loved One

February is Heart Month.  Veterans Memorial Hospital continues to encourage the public to learn the American Heart Association’s “Hands Only CPR.”  This simple way of performing CPR is very easy…

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