Community Wellness

CCH Foundation Annual Gala set for March 2, 2019

The CCH Foundation will hold their annual fundraiser gala Saturday, March 2, 2019 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 $30 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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Hospital Auxiliary Light for Life fundraiser

The Holidays are 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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CCH to be included in MHN’s expansion of rural telemedicine through USDA grant

Mercy Foundation announced yesterday it has been awarded nearly $93,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a project that will enable Mercy Health Network to expand telemedicine services at nine of its affiliate rural hospitals in Iowa. This project directly addresses the need for increased access to high-need specialties, including cardiology. The project scope includes opioid treatment and opioid training for medical providers, which are priority areas of this USDA funding opportunity. The hospitals that are part of the project include: •Adair County Memorial Hospital, Greenfield. •Central Community Hospital, Elkader. •Davis County Hospital, Bloomfield. •Decatur County Hospital, Leon. •Manning Regional Hospital, Manning. •Mercy-Centerville, Centerville. •Monroe County Hospital, Albia. •Ringgold County Hospital, Mount Ayr. •Wayne County Hospital, Corydon. To read more follow the link below:
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Celebration of Welcome for CCH

Mercy Health Network and Central Community Hospital leaders gathered November 6, for a blessing and official welcoming of the hospital as a wholly owned member of Mercy Health Network. The official ownership change took place on October 1, 2018. The Celebration of Welcome program was held in the hospital lobby with members of the community and hospital staff in attendance. Mercy Health Network and Central Community Hospital representatives pictured are: (from left) Bob Ritz, Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Health Network (MHN); Kay Takes, President, Eastern Iowa Region, MHN; Jay Moser, Board member, Central Community Hospital (CCH); Brooke Kensinger, Chief Executive Officer, CCH; Robert Bodensteiner, Board President, CCH; Jennifer Cowsert, Board Vice-president, CCH; Tom Neuhaus, Board Treasurer, CCH; and Mike Trachta, Vice President, Network Affiliates, MHN.
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Central Community Hospital Officially Joins Mercy Health Network

In January 2018, Central Community Hospital (CCH) Board of Directors and Mercy Health Network (MHN) signed a letter of intent for MHN to acquire CCH and fully integrate the hospital into Mercy Health Network. The official ownership change took place on October 1, 2018. Mercy Health Network and Central Community Hospital leaders will gather for a blessing and official welcoming of the hospital at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6 in the front lobby of the hospital. The event is open to the public. "We are excited to celebrate the transition of CCH to a fully-aligned affiliate of Mercy Health Network," said Brooke Kensinger, CEO of Central Community Hospital. "This transition will allow the hospital to remain financially strong and serve the community far into
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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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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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