CCH News & Events

Medicare Open Enrollment: Choosing the Part D Plan Best For You

The Iowa Insurance Division’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is reminding Iowans of the Medicare Open Enrollment period which is currently underway and ends December 7. From more information CLICK HERE
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Hospital Auxiliary Light for Life fundraiser

The Holidays are always a special time to remember the loved ones we have lost. It is also a time to thank family and friends for all they do for you day in and day out. A perfect way to honor those loved ones is through the Central Community Hospital Auxiliary LIGHT FOR LIFE fundraiser. A Christmas tree light can be purchased in someone's name and will serve as a remembrance, thank you, or any other friendship gesture on the purchaser's behalf. Each light is a $5 donation. All donations will be posted on the display in the hospital lobby, website, and community newsletter. Funds raised will be used for needed equipment for the hospital. For more details refer to the poster.
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EMT course to be offered in Elkader

Northeast Iowa Community College will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course beginning January 2018. The majority of the course will be held at the Elkader Keystone AEA, through zoom video conferencing. Funding assistance is available for Central Ambulance Service members or future members of the team. If you are interested in giving back to the community in a much needed role by taking this course and becoming a member of the ambulance crew, please contact Central Community Hospital HR Director, Angie Gerndt, for more information by December 15, 2017.
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Important Information for AmeriHealth Caritas Patients

Click on link below... AmeriHealth Caritas Patients Information
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CPR training course completed

Eight people took advantage of the free CPR class offered recently by Central Community Hospital. They completed the American Heart Association course on CPR. Paramedic and certified CPR instructor Ken Hoeger (pictured far right) taught the class. RN and certified CPR instructor Jill Miller also assisted.
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Blood Drive -January 17, 2018

The Elkader Community Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 12:30-6 pm at Johnson's Banquet Hall, 916 1/2 High Street NE, Elkader. For an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Bring a photo ID or you blood donor card, or two other forms of ID. You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.
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CCH Foundation Annual Gala set for March 3, 2018

The CCH Foundation will hold their annual fundraiser gala Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Johnson’s Reception Hall. A social hour will be held at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner to follow. A program and music will fill out the evening’s entertainment. Tickets are $25 per person. Please join the CCH Foundation Board for this delightful evening by helping to raise funds to improve the health care in our community. For more information on the gala, contact Patti Wacker, Foundation Director, 563-245-7012 or by email, wackerp@cchelkader.org
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Lavern Bird accepts CNO position at Central Community Hospital

Pictured: CNO Lavern Bird with some of the CCH nursing staff Central Community Hospital CEO Brooke Kensinger is pleased to announce Lavern Bird has accepted the CCH Chief Nursing Officer position. Lavern brings over 25 years of experience in nursing, administration and management. He is extremely passionate about nursing and the patient/family experience. He is familiar with critical access hospital operations as he ran Mercy Medical Center Dyersville for many years. Lavern’s specific competencies include: nursing leadership, implementing strategic objectives, operational efficiencies and improvement in patient and staff satisfaction. He majored in Nursing at UW-Madison, has a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Cardinal Stritch University, and an MBA from the University of Dubuque. Lavern lives in Guttenberg with his wife, Karen. He has four daughters
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#PinkPose Challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness

Central Community Hospital is proud to show our support for breast cancer awareness with our #PinkPose. We accepted the challenge from our colleagues in rural healthcare to join the #PinkPose Challenge to create awareness for the importance of breast cancer screenings. Stop by Central Community Hospital and see the educational displays on breast cancer awareness in our lobbies.
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babysitting

Babysitting Class for students ages 10-13

Central Community Hospital will sponsor a Babysitting Class Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 am -noon for students ages 10-13. The class will be held at the Central Community School High School Media Room, Elkader. Instructor Andrea Knipper will cover primary responsibilities of a sitter, family life, how and when to call 911, health and safety. Registration is $10 per student and includes handouts, snacks, and certificate of completion. The class is limited to 24 students so you must register prior to the class date. To register call 563-245-7012 or email your registration information to wackerp@cchelkader.org. Registration deadline is Nov. 10. Payment is due at the class. Make checks payable to Central Community Hospital. A group photo will be taken at the completion of the class.
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