SAVE THE DATE
Glowing the Distance 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Updates coming soon!
Updates coming soon!
The Hospice Path of Life Garden is located on the grounds of Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH). The Path of Life Garden offers a unique opportunity to memorialize a beloved family member or a friend in a permanent way.
The Path of Life brick pavers are available for purchase. A 4 x 8 single paver brick is available with a $100 donation includes up to 3 lines of engraving. An 8 x 8 double paver brick is $200 with up to 6 lines of engraving.
Hospice of Humboldt County will be installing new engraved paver bricks in May with viewing after Memorial Day.
For additional information or an order form, please click here.
Forms need to be received by April 22, 2015 for installation in May.
Form may also be picked up Humboldt County Public Health, located on the north-side of UnityPoint Clinic - Humboldt or at the front reception desk at HCMH.
Questions? please call 515-332-2492.
The Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary 2015 Scholarship Program will be awarding $1000 scholarships to area students enrolled in accredited health care education programs. To qualify, the student must be within two years of completing a health care education program (within one year of a two-year health care education program) and a Humboldt County High School graduate OR employed in a Humboldt County medical facility such as HCMH, medical clinic, dental office or care center.
Award recipients will be selected based upon academic achievement, leadership potential and desire to pursue a health care career. Scholarship applications may be obtained at the HCMH Reception Desk or by clicking on the link below.
Applications must be submitted by May 30, 2015. For more information concerning the HCMH Auxiliary Scholarship Program, call Jean at 515-604-4700.
Free blood pressure screenings
For complete details click on this link or call Cardiac Rehab at 332-7627
Because of a high level of concern for the health of our patients and staff, Humboldt County Memorial Hospital is
limiting visitor access to Long Term Care and Inpatient unit during the flu season.
* No visitors to Long Term Care are allowed at this time.
* Inpatient visitors are restricted to immediate family only and no children under the age of 18 are allowed unless they are a patient or parent of a patient (exceptions need to be cleared with the charge nurse).
* Any visitors with fever, cough, or diarrhea should stay home.
* Anyone coming into the hospitals with flu or cold symptoms will be required to wear a mask.
* Visitors and patients should cover their cough (cough or sneeze into your sleeve).
* Visitors may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as gown, gloves, and a mask if visiting a patient.
• Visitors and patients should wash their hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
• Hand sanitizer is the preferred method.
• Hand hygiene should be done before and after patient contact.
The talented performers from Minneapolis last entertained us in 2012. After many favorable comments from all attendees, we decided an encore performance was necessary.
The Founder's Event is our biggest fundraising event. This year proceeds will benefit & support patient services at your hospital.
Tickets are now available with your $100 donation, receive two single admission tickets.
The 12th Annual Founder's Event will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015.
7:00 pm Social Hour with heavy appetizers and a cash bar.
8:00 pm Deuces Wild, Dueling Pianos
Questions?, please call Gary 515-332-7626
Thank you to all who supported the 2nd Annual "Warm your Heart" Food Drive.
Because of the great support from our many local industries, businesses and county residents, we more doubled the amount donated to the Humboldt County Food Pantry from last year.
Thank you to KHBT 97.7 for the live updates through out the day.
We look forward to making a difference again in 2015.
Are you wondering what the changes in health insurance will mean for you? Smart Choice: Health Insurance is a free workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, designed to help you understand your options and make the best decisions for your situation.
Humboldt County Extension is sponsoring this workshop:
Thursday October 31, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Humboldt County Memorial Hospital
The workshop will be led by Barb Wollan, Extension Family Finance specialist, and will be non-commercial and non-political. It will introduce the new Health Insurance Marketplace – what it is and how to use it - and will describe the cost reductions available to many Iowans through the Marketplace. Participants will also build information and skills for choosing a health insurance policy that fits their needs.
No pre-registration is required. If you have questions, contact Webster County Extension, 515-332-2201.
For information about programs in other counties, go to: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/health-insurance
For the Safety and Security of our patients, residents and employees, the North entrance located by the cafeteria is now an Employee Entrance Only closed to the public with the exception of 11 am – 1:30 pm for Congregate Meal serving.
All visitors are to use the Main Entrance
Humboldt County Memorial Hospital
All screens are done by ultrasound or a blood draw and have absolutely no radiation exposure. Additionally, a board certified radiologist reviews all the results to determine if they are within normal or abnormal ranges. These results are then sent to the patient within 10 days. This is a great screening package that gives you and your physician a lot of information for only $99. It’s a proactive way to know the specific steps you should take to improve or take charge of your overall cardiovascular health.”
Anyone that has two or more of these conditions may benefit from the Arterial Life Saving Screening package:
• Over 40-years old • Cigarette smoking
• More than 20 pounds overweight • Diabetes
• Family history of stroke • High blood pressure
• Family history of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm • Inactive lifestyle
• High cholesterol • Heart disease
Those interested in more information or in making an appointment are encouraged to call the Radiology Department at HCMH 515-332-4200
HCMH Maintenance Department has complete the expansion and renovation of the nurse's station. A very welcoming design features a reception desk for the ward clerk. Behind the front counter are two work stations for the nurse's on duty along with work stations for the Physicians.
Patient Care coordinator Kelly Smith-Larson also has her own work area. The expansion also has a conference room attached. Julie Carlson, Director of Nursing would like to thank the Maintenance Department for all the hard work and time in completing a beautiful new area.
Michelle Gloss, Improvement Manager from Press Ganey Associates Congratulates Humboldt County Memorial Hospital on our efforts, which have resulted in statistically significant improvement for HCMH. "Your hard work and dedication to quality improvement are evident in the increase of your Emergency Department scores for Overall Satisfaction. The mean score has increased by 5.3, which is statistically significant. Press Ganey recognizes that change was not random, but due to some change within your facility. Your patients have recognized this change!"
HCMH CEO Rob Colerick "We are very proud of the hard work the staff is doing to meeting to expectations of our patients".
The BrightSpeed Series by General Electric benefits both practitioners and patients. BrightSpeed maintains the optimal speed, power and resolution needed to aid in non-invasive diagnoses from colon cancer to cardiovascular disease.
Radiology Director Stacy Clarken commented on the new CT scanner. "The new BrightSpeed Elite Enhanced CT Scanner offers a balanced design enabling it to deliver four very important things all at once that being enhanced clinical performance, excellent image quality, broadened coverage, and maximum exam speed".
Did you know that colon cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in the United States?
Did you know that this year 13,000 young men and women were diagnosed with colon cancer?
These are all questions we should be aware of. March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The surgery department here at HCMH has put together a public campaign to encourage everyone to have a screening colonoscopy. You will notice posters, pins, shirts, radio and newspaper ads encouraging everyone to be aware of the simplicity of screening for colon cancer. Don't be a statistic...call for yours today! 515-332-4200 ext. 169