Community Wellness

Open Houses to welcome Dr. Stahura

Alex Stahura, D.O. Open houses will held in Elkader and Monona to give the public an opportunity to meet Dr. Stahura. He will be joining the staff at Medical Associates Clinics in Elkader and Monona. Dr. Stahura is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He will provide a complete range of medical care including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses for patients of all ages. Medical Associates will host an open house in Elkader Wednesday, October 18 from 4:30-7 pm at J-N-J Pizza, 127 S Main, Elkader. A second open house will be held in Monona, Wednesday, November 1 from 4:30-7 pm at the Monona Clinic, 107 S Page St, Monona. Please join Medical Associates in welcoming Dr. Stahura.
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CCH to offer FREE CPR class for the public

According to the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 people in the United States suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year and just 12 percent survive. If performed immediately, CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Statistics show that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Central Community Hospital, Elkader wants to help increase the chance of survival in our communities by sponsoring a free CPR certification class for the public Thursday, Oct. 26. The class will be held from 6-9 pm at the Central State Bank Community Room, 200 N Main, Elkader. Paramedic and certified CPR instructor Ken Hoeger, will be the trainer for the course. CPR, or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, is the act of giving chest compressions and
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Colonoscopies available at CCH

Dr. Joseph Snyder left) and Dick Beinborn, nurse anesthetist Once a month on Thursday, Dr. Joseph J. Snyder performs colonoscopies at CCH. He started performing the procedures in the month of March. Dr. Snyder is a highly qualified board certified physician with years of experience in colonoscopy procedures. He joined the Dyersville Family Practice Clinic in 2001 and is associated with the Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque and Dyersville. Dr. Snyder along with the CCH surgical nursing team are committed to providing CCH patients with professional and compassionate care, conveniently close to home. Other surgeries include: cataract surgery by Dr. Timothy Daley; and various podiatry surgical procedures by Dr. Jeffrey Klein.
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CCH Foundation 2018 Golf Tournament

Please save the date for the Central Community Hospital Foundation 2018 golf tournament set for Friday, June 22 at the Elkader Golf and Country Club.
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Get Help to Pay Your Medicare Costs

Many Iowans, especially those living on a fixed income, may be in need of help paying for their Medicare premiums, deductibles, coinsurance and drug costs. The Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help programs can offer assistance to Iowans in need. Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is available to help Iowans participate in these programs which could offer a lot of savings for Iowans. The Medicare Savings Program is a state program that helps pay for Medicare premiums, deductible and coinsurances. There are three Medicare Savings Programs available to those that qualify. Individuals income and assets will determine what assistance they may receive. At a minimum, those who qualify will get their Part B premium paid, which could save them as much as $134 a
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Walk More – Connect More! Northeast Iowa Walking Program

DID YOU KNOW... Fewer than 50% of Americans meet the minimum guidelines for moderate physical activity – walking is the easiest and most affordable way to correct this problem. Walking is our best strategy for improving health….The epidemic of chronic diseases is becoming the number-one cost issue in almost every country in the world. Walking can be done anywhere, all you need is shoes…. It can be done easily and has huge benefits. Let's get Northeast Iowa walking more...Walk More. Connect More is a made possible by partnership between Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative and over 30 regional partners including Central Community Hospital. Elkader Walking Map of Routes
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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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