CCH News & Events

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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Falls Prevention presentation Sept. 21

The first day of Fall, (September 22, 2018) marks the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. Awareness is key to helping older adults and their ...families and caregivers, learn ways to reduce fall risk. Central Community Hospital Physical Therapist, Jackie Bormann, will give a short presentation on “Falls Prevention” Friday, Sept. 21 at the Elkader Senior Center, 133 S. Main, Elkader. The presentation will follow the meal at approximately 11:45 am. Anyone interested in learning more on how to reduce the risk of falls
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Free “Welcome to Medicare” Seminar

Central Community Hospital will sponsor a free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar Tuesday, Sept. 27. The two-hour seminar will begin at 5:30 pm and will be held in the community room at FreedomBank, 210 S. Main St., Elkader. The “Welcome to Medicare” seminar will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. Registration is required by September 19. To register call Clayton County SHIIP Coordinator, Lorry Kohls, at 563-245-7023. SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies, or agents. Central Community Hospital has been designated by the Iowa Insurance
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2018 CCH Foundation Golf Tournament raises money for 3D Mammography

The annual CCH Foundation Golf Tournament was held June 22, 2018. Winners of the tournament were: Championship Flight First Place - Guyer, Peterson, Butikofer; 2nd Place - Huinker, Huinker, Freiden; 3rd Place - Heyer, Schnier, Digmann, 4th Place Becker, Peyer, Neuhaus; 5th Place - Pregler, Grant, Owings. First Flight - 1st Place - Kane, Martin, Kane ; 2nd Place - Beeh, Donlon, Glesne; 3rd Place Lange; Baumgartner, Weber; 4th Place Schilling, Schilling, Cottrell. Second Flight - 1st place Buckner, Buckner, Buckner; 2nd Place Lammers, Bucholz, Reinig; 3rd Place - Neuhaus, Neuhaus, Jaynes ; 4th Place -Glawe, Glawe, Swigart. Third Flight - 1st place - Burgin, Burgin, Burgin; 2nd Place - Neuhaus, Neuhaus, Jaynes; 3rd Place Kensinger, Kensinger, Pope; 4th Place - Possehl, Possehl, Doepkee. GOLF
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Foundation donates $60,000 to CCH 3D Mammography unit

The Central Community Hospital Foundation Board presented a $60,000 check to Central Community Hospital to be used towards the purchase of the 3D mammography unit. This new technology was installed last week at the hospital. All proceeds from the CCH Foundation’s 2018 Gala and Golf Tournament were used towards making this financial commitment to the hospital. The 3D mammography technology offers patients greater accuracy, less unnecessary callbacks, earlier breast cancer de...tection, faster scans and a safe radiation exposure. The technology benefits women of all ages and breast densities. Donations for the 3D mammography technology will still be accepted. If you would like to support Central Community Hospital with this project please make checks payable to the CCH Foundation. For more information contact the CCH Foundation,
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Hospice Grief Support Groups

The Hospice Grief Support Groups are for those who are going through the grieving process following the loss of a loved one. The meetings have a planned program, but are flexible according to the needs of those in the group. The support groups allow for the opportunity to share feelings and experiences. If you do not wish to share anything, this is respected as well. Group meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Elkader in the Central Community Hospital Family Room. For more information on these group meetings, contact Lavern Bird at Central Community Hospital at 1-563-245-7047, Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm.
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CCH adds new podiatrist

Dr. Chelsie Snyder Central Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Chelsie Snyder, Podiatrist. Dr. Snyder began seeing patients at CCH in June of 2018. She will also be performing foot surgery at CCH. 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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