CCH News & Events

CCH adds new podiatrist

Dr. Chelsie Snyder Central Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Chelsie Snyder, Podiatrist. Dr. Snyder will begin seeing patients at CCH Monday, June 11. She is scheduled to be in Elkader the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 1-5 p.m.To make an appointment with Dr. Chelsie Snyder at Central Community Hospital, please call 563-245-7090.
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CCH hosts Clayton County Emergency Preparedness Coalition Tabletop Exercise

Central Community Hospital hosted a Clayton County Emergency Preparedness Coalition Tabletop Exercise Monday, May 21. The exercise provided participants an opportunity to evaluate current response concepts, capabilities, and plans for a mass casualty incident and corresponding response. The scenario for the exercise started with a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Elkader where a regional swim meet was being held at the city swimming pool. A large number of swimmers and spect...ators were on hand for the event. Unexpectedly, a storm pops up in the area with high winds at the leading edge. A sudden burst of high wind snaps a nearby power line sending the loose end whipping in all directions. The power line end hits the wet concrete near the pool edge sending a surge
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Congratulations RN Lael Aspenson!

CCH RN, Lael Aspenson, was named the first honoree of “The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses” at Central Community Hospital. She was nominated by a CCH employee of a sibling who was a patient at Central Community Hospital. The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program through the DAISY Foundation that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. A member of the CCH nursing staff will receive this award annually. Lavern Bird, CCH Chief Nursing Officer, noted a portion of the written nomination: “Lael was the nurse that helped us. It was Lael showing sincere compassion and concern while being totally professional and competent. She was efficient and concise in her actions, she controlled the situation,
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“Welcome to Medicare” Free Seminar

A free "Welcome to Medicare" seminar will be held Tuesday, May 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the community center at FreedomBank, Elkader. The seminar is offered by the State of Iowa's Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Central Community Hospital. The seminar will cover: Medicare Parts A & B Benefits, Prescription Drug Benefits (Part D), Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplement insurance. Lizz Johnstone, SHIIP counselor, will present the program. Registration is required to attend. Please call SHIIP Coordinator Lorry Kohls (563-245-7023) by May 21 to register.
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Central Community Hospital & Clayton County Public Health need your feedback!

Central Community Hospital & Clayton County Public Health need your feedback!

In 2010 “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” was passed and stated that all 501(c)(3) hospitals (not-for-profit or non-profit hospitals) must conduct a community health needs assessment process every three years to meet the U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules. It is now time for Central Community Hospital (CCH) to refresh their Community Health Needs Assessment and three-year health improvement plans. At the same time, Clayton County Public Health (CCPH) must also complete this same process every five years for Clayton County. So, CCH and CCPH have partnered together to develop a survey that we are asking Clayton County residents to fill out so that we can obtain data to help develop our health improvement action plans for the next
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Nominate an Extraordinary CCH Nurse for The DAISY Award

"The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses" will be awarded annually to one of Central Community Hospital nurses who exemplifies the delivery of extraordinary care at Central Community Hospital. To nominate a Central Community Hospital nurse, fill out the nomination entry form (link below) and share your story of how a CCH nurse made a difference in your experience while you or a loved one was a patient at Central Community Hospital. The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply
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Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser – June 22, 2018

Central Community Hospital Foundation Board will be hosting their annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Elkader Country Club. The 18 hole tournament features a three person best shot division, cash prizes for all flight winners and a great raffle. Join in the fun by registering your team of three and support the Foundation's mission of raising funds to support the services and advancements of the Central Community Hospital and the communities it serves. Not a golfer?...You can still help support the Foundation's mission by sponsoring a hole, giving a cash donation, donating a raffle prize or just purchasing raffle tickets. Proceeds from the tournament will go towards the purchase of a 3D mammography unit for CCH. For more information on the
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babysitting

Babysitting Class for students ages 10-13

Central Community Hospital will sponsor a Babysitting Class Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9 am -noon for students ages 10-13. The class will be held in a classroom at the Central Community School, Elkader. Students are to meet in the front foyer of the school. 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 May 25. Payment is due at the class. Make checks payable to Central Community Hospital. A
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Blood Drive – May 7, 2018

The Elkader Community Blood Drive will be held Monday, May 7, 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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Central Community Hospital Foundation receives $20,000 from Carroll Larson estate

The Central Community Hospital Foundation received a donation of $20,000 from the Carroll Larson estate. The family of Carroll Larson presented the check to CCH Foundation members – Keith Garms, Hila Garms and Mary Lammers as well as Brooke Kensinger, CEO of Central Community Hospital at a reception Thursday, April 5, 2018 in the hospital lobby. Carroll Larson passed away August 26, 2016 at his home in Culver City, California. He was born in rural Elkader and graduated from Central Community High School. Family members commented at the reception that Carroll always had fond memories of Elkader and came back often throughout his life to visit family in the area.
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