Community Wellness

CSB Donates to Central Ambulance Service

Pictured (L-R): Lori Fannon/Customer Service Representative, Suann Eaton/Senior Account Specialist, Joni Zapf and Jane Kuennen of the Central Ambulance Service, and Robert Hauber/President. Central State Bank Elkader employees recently chose to give donations collected during their “Jeans Day” program to the Central Ambulance Service. CSB matched the employee donations to create a total contribution of $1,610 to support the work of these professionals and volunteers who provide vital emergency services in our area. The Central Ambulance Service, Central Community Hospital and the residents of the area we serve, want to THANK YOU for your donation.
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Dr. Donna Lawlor, M.D. joins CCH staff as full-time physician

Dr. Donna Lawlor (left) and Alyssa Cram, NP Central Community Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Donna Lawlor has joined the CCH team full-time. She will be joining Alyssa Cram, Nurse Practitioner, who is currently on staff full-time at the hospital. Dr. Lawlor will be caring for patients in the Emergency Room and will also be responsible for managing the care of hospitalized patients. The hospital will continue to utilize Medical Associates staff and contracted physicians as well. Dr. Lawlor will no longer be seeing patients on an outpatient basis for family medicine.
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How Cancer affected me…

Written by Angie Gerndt Angie and her family April 2017 from my Facebook page - As I sit here waiting for results, I look around at all the people waiting on the same thing I am…..many are in different phases of this horrible journey. Some have difficulty with their balance, some have lost their hair, some are here for the first time. I wonder when and where I’ll be in my journey the next time I’m here, or the next, or the next. Cancer certainly doesn’t care if you’re young, old, rich, poor, what your color of skin is. I wonder about all the caring staff here that work to make you comfortable during these appointments. Many of them not knowing what stage you are
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Elkader Community Blood Drive – July 26

The need is constant...the gratification is instant...Give Blood!
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CCH Foundation Golf Tournament results

The annual CCH Foundation Golf Tournament was held June 23, 2017. Winners of the tournament were: Championship Flight First Place – Bergan, Zieman, Sass; 2nd Place – Igou, Pedretti, Bergan; 3rd Place – Pregler, Owings, Grant; 4th Place Glesne, Glesne, Donlon; 5th Place – Wilke, Wilke, Carlson. First Flight - 1st Place -Whelan, Whalen, Kelchen; 2nd Place - Burgin, Burgin, Burgin; 3rd Place Garms, Auguston, Chaneller; 4th Place Weigarnd, Millar, Converse. Second Flight - 1st place Zapf, Zapf, Zapf; 2nd Place – Lange, Baumgartner, Weber; 3rd Place – Burgin, Burgin, Burgin; 4th Place Walz, O’Brien, Heying. Third Flight - 1st place - Bennington, Dunlap, Dunlap; 2nd Place – Doerring, Doerring, Mohs; 3rd Place Keelling, Schatz, Kensinger; 4th Place – Hauber, Bodensteiner, Garms. Syndicated Flag winners
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CCH Foundation Golf Tournament set for June 23

Central Community Hospital Foundation Board will be hosting their annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser Friday, June 23, 2017 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. For more information on the ways you can help the Foundation reach it's goal of ensuring a successful event, click on
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Over 100 people attend EMS Open House

Over 100 people attended Central Ambulance Service's EMS Open House Saturday, May 27 at the ambulance garage. Attendees were treated to a lunch, a tour of the ambulance and also had the opportunity to visit with local EMS members. Students at Central contributed drawings to be displayed at the open house. Fun for the kids included getting their face painted. The open house ended a week long celebration of EMS week where members presented programs at the school, day care and the library story hour.
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Central Ambulance Service celebrates EMS Week with open house and activities all week

Members of the Central Ambulance Service presented a program May 24 to Central Community School students in grades 2-5. Crew members explained the Star of Life, volunteerism, teamwork and the importance of caring for our community by creating a safe and helpful environment. They also participated in the Preschool Story Hour Wednesday at the Elkader Public Library by reading stories and giving a tour of the ambulance. Crew members will be visiting the Elkader Child Care and Learning Center Thursday. An open house for the public will be held Saturday, May 27 from 11 am-2 pm at the Elkader Ambulance Garage hosted by the Central Ambulance Service. This is a great time to thank our volunteers for their dedicated service and also to learn more
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Foundation Gala raises thousands of dollars for the hospital

Over 100 people attended the Central Community Hospital Foundation Gala Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Johnson’s Reception Hall, Elkader. Hospital CEO Brooke Kensinger gave an update on the highlights of the hospital and future improvements. Her program was followed by music by the Memory Brothers. The Central Community Hospital Foundation would like to thank everyone who attended the event and donated dollars to make the night a success. A special thank you to all the sponsors of the event, without your support the Foundation would not be able to continue their mission of raising charitable contributions to promote and support the health of the community though Central Community Hospital and its associated services. Gala 2017 Sponsors Gold Sponsors • Alpine Communications • Bodensteiner Implement •
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Foundation Gala raises thousands of dollars for the hospital

Over 100 people attended the Central Community Hospital Foundation Gala Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Johnson’s Reception Hall, Elkader. Hospital CEO Brooke Kensinger gave an update on the highlights of the hospital and future improvements. Her program was followed by music by the Memory Brothers. The Central Community Hospital Foundation would like to thank everyone who attended the event and donated dollars to make the night a success. A special thank you to all the sponsors of the event, without your support the Foundation would not be able to continue their mission of raising charitable contributions to promote and support the health of the community though Central Community Hospital and its associated services. Gala 2017 Sponsors Gold Sponsors • Alpine Communications • Bodensteiner Implement •
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