Community Wellness

“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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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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New Medicare cards to come in April

Iowa Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards starting in April. The new cards will have a new, unique Medicare Number instead of a Social Security Number. Make sure... your mailing address is up-to-date. If you need to update your address, visit https://ssa.gov/myaccount or 1-800-772-1213. TTY users can call 1-800-325-0778. If you are a Railroad retiree, contact the Railroad Retirement Board at 877-772-5772.
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Foundation Gala kicks off fundraising to bring 3D mammography to CCH

The photo includes three of the four CCH staff participants (Dan Janes, Matt Klingman and Kara Kittleson) taking the EMT course; the Foundation Board members (NiCole Dennler, Hila Garms, Mary Lammers, Keith Garms); and CCH CEO Brooke Kensinger. Over 140 people attended the Central Community Hospital Foundation Gala Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Johnson’s Reception Hall, Elkader. Hospital CEO Brooke Kensinger gave an update on the highlights of the hospital and future improvements. The focus of the evening was to raise funds to bring 3D mammography to Central Community Hospital. Danielle Tujetsch, CCH Radiology Manager, gave a presentation on the importance of 3D mammography. Keith Garms, Foundation President, presented a check of $6,400 to Brooke Kensinger, on behalf of the Foundation, to be used to
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CCH Foundation contributes dollars to local EMS training

Continued support of the EMS service in our community is of utmost importance. The CCH Foundation Board presented a check at their annual Gala March 3 in the amount of $6,400 to Central Community Hospital to help provide financial support for the continued education of four employees that are currently enrolled in the EMT class through Northeast Iowa Community College. Their class will conclude in May. The photo includes three of the participants (Dan Janes, Matt Klingman and Kara Kittleson); Foundation Board members (NiCole Dennler, Hila Garms, Mary Lammers, Keith Garms); and CCH CEO Brooke Kensinger.
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General surgeon to expand services at Clayton County hospitals

Dr. Tamara Holzer, DO Guttenberg Municipal Hospital (GMH) and Central Community Hospital (CCH) are pleased to welcome a new provider to Clayton County. Dr. Tamara Holzer, DO, will be joining the GMH and CCH general surgery teams to expand services at both hospitals. The two hospitals, under affiliation with Mercy Health Network, have worked out a partnership to share her services. Dr. Holzer received her Medical degree at Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her general surgery residency at Doctor’s Hospital, Columbus Ohio. She has performed surgeries at various hospitals in the area. Her field of surgery includes: robotic hernia and gall bladder surgeries, breast cancer, endoscopy, colonoscopy, colon resections, and laparoscopic surgeries for appendix, hernia, and colon. Dr. Holzer lives in Prairie
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