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Founder's Event - Jan. 17, 2015 Deuces Wild Dueling Piano's

May 16, 2014 - 4:13 PM

HCMH Foundation Founder's Event

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Deuce's Wild, Dueling Piano's Return

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 for your Support! Warm Your Heart Food Drive

February 10, 2014 - 2:32 PM

2nd Annual "Warm your Heart”

Drop off Community Food Drive

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. 

 

HCMH Auxiliary Scholarship Available

February 10, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Could you use $1000 for study cost?

Are you enrolled in a medical program?

Are you a Humboldt County graduate?

Are you employed in a Humboldt County medical facility?

           The Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary 2014 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 June 15, 2014. For more information concerning the HCMH Auxiliary Scholarship Program, call 515-604-4700.

HCMH Auxiliary Scholarship 2014 Application 

Humboldt County Extension Workshop Information

September 17, 2013 - 3:16 PM

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

Going the Distance 5K Run/Walk

August 21, 2013 - 2:06 PM

 

HCMH Foundation 3rd Annual "Going the Distance 5K Run/Walk"

 We thank you for your support.

Save the date for next year

 Saturday, October 11, 2014

Please click on link below for results:

October 2013 Race Results

 For questions, please call Gary Moritz or Stacy Clarken at 515-332-4200 or email garym@humboldthospital.org or stacyc@humboldthospital.org

       Thank you for your support!

See you next year!

 

 

Public now to use Main Entrance

February 6, 2012 - 10:35 AM

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

Thank you

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital

Arterial Life Saving Offered

August 31, 2011 - 4:34 PM

ARTERIAL LIFE SAVING OFFERED AT HCMH 

American Heart Association research shows that one in three Americans have one or more type of cardiovascular disease.

 Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) offers Arterial Life Saving Screens to help people identify their risk for cardiovascular disease early, before an event such as a heart attack or stroke occur.

Those interested in more information or in making an appointment are encouraged to call the Radiology Department - 515-332-4200

The screening package includes four screens, costs $99 and takes less than an hour to complete.

The first screen is an ultrasound exam that shows plaque build-up in the carotid arteries, which are the main blood suppliers to the brain, and assesses the risk for stroke. The second screen is also an ultrasound exam that shows if the aorta (the largest artery in the body) is weakened and enlarged, leading to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. A ruptured aorta can cause blood loss, shock, and death. The third screen takes blood pressures on the upper arms and ankles to check for blockages in the legs and detect Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), also known as hardening of the arteries. People with PAD have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. The fourth screen is a total cholesterol test. Optimal levels of cholesterol are necessary for proper body cell function. However, cholesterol can build up, eventually narrowing or blocking the arteries and causing atherosclerosis, which is a condition responsible for 97% of heart attacks.

 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

Nurse's Station

May 23, 2011 - 10:32 AM

Nurse's Station Complete

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.  

Journey to High Performance

March 29, 2011 - 1:10 PM

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital on the Journey to High Performance.


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".

16 Slice CT Scanner

March 21, 2011 - 11:40 AM

HCMH Radiology Department completes installation of a new 16 slice CT scanner. 

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".

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 2, 2011 - 3:55 PM

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

Laboratory Gets Highest Marks

January 26, 2011 - 2:45 PM

Laboratory Gets Highest Marks

                                                                        On January 25, 2011, the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Laboratory was subject to a bi-annual inspection under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment "CLIA". CLIA is a Federal law that sets standards for all laboratories that do testing on human specimens. HCMH laboratory is categorized as a "High Complexity Lab", the highest category of laboratory with the highest standards. The survey was very comprehensive; some of the area's looked at where: personnel qualification, continuing education, verification of testing personnel competence, instrument maintenance, calibration of instruments, quality control, proficiency testing, quality of tests results and test turnaround time.

HCMH laboratory passed the inspection with no deficiencies and no recommendations.   Laboratory Director Phil Rose stated, "I'm very lucky to have employees that are so committed to maintaining high standards . The inspection result is truly a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the laboratory staff"  

  

 Laboratory staff is: Phil Rose, Ann Almond, Sherry Kunert, Helen Collins, Jamie Shiflett, Angie Nekvinda, Hannah Grant and Brad Albertz

 

 

 

Berryhill Center for Mental Health

January 13, 2011 - 3:31 PM

Berryhill Center

for Mental Health

The Berryhill Center for Mental Health now has outreach clinics offering a wide range of outpatient services. The Center serves people emotional and mental health problems, from short term personal and family problems to the most disabling illness.

Whether you know someone who needs mental health or substance abuse help or wondering if you may need some assistance, the Berryhill Center for Mental Health is here for you.

We offer a complete range of mental health services with treatment specifically designed for each client and their needs.

The Berryhill Center for Mental Health now offers outreach clinics at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital.

For information or to make an appointment, please call:

800-482-8305 or 515-955-7171

trmc.org/berryhill

FIGHT THE FLU!!

October 27, 2009 - 10:09 AM

When it comes to protecting the health of yourself and your family, friends and others, you play an important role.  Containing germs by staying home when you're ill is important because it helps stop the spread of viruses and germs to other people.  Right now, to protect our patients in the hospital and the residents of Long Term Care, we are restricting school age visitors.  No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit but exceptions will be made in cases involving people who want to visit patients who are critcially ill. 

Working together, we can FIGHT THE FLU