Recent Articles - 2013

Influenza is in our Community

Posted: 12/20/2013 in Public Health

Influenza season is here with the flu circulating, just in time for the holidays! It is important to remember the 3Cs, Cover your coughs and sneezes; Clean your hands frequently; and Contain germs by staying home when ill.
RMC Auxiliary Tree of Lights

Posted: 12/16/2013 in Auxiliary

Donations Fund Healthcare ScholarshipsSince 1976, the Regional Medical Center (RMC) Auxiliary has awarded scholarships to students pursuing an education in healthcare. The Tree of Lights memorial fund was designated to establish and sustain the annual scholarships; supporting those with the desire to dedicate themselves to a lifetime of caring for others.
Adults Need Vaccines Too

Posted: 12/13/2013 in Public Health

When people think of vaccines, they typically think of children. We are kept informed about childrens needs for vaccines, but often the need for adult vaccines is overlooked.
RMC Newborns Receive First Christmas Stockings

Posted: 12/10/2013 in Auxiliary

Newborns at Regional Medical Center receive red, warm, fuzzy, My First Christmas stockings thanks to the RMC Auxiliary during the month of December.
Project Linus Blankets to Bring Comfort to Young RMC Patients

Posted: 12/4/2013 in Auxiliary

34 fleece blankets were made at the Project Linus Workshop organized by the Regional Medical Center (RMC) Auxiliary and held in Veterans Education Center on Friday, November 22nd.
RMC Part of National Effort to Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

Posted: 11/25/2013 in OB

Each year, more than 1,400 babies are shaken and abused as a result of a parent or caregiver becoming frustrated with an infants crying. Research shows that frustration with a crying infant is the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse of infants.
Paying for End-of-Life Care

Posted: 11/20/2013 in Hospice

How to pay for the rising costs of healthcare? Concerns over these costs are shared not only by elected officials but by almost every family across the country. Many baby boomers are providing care for their aging parents just as they are facing their own healthcare issues.
Regional Medical Home Care Named to 2013 HomeCare Elite

Posted: 11/14/2013 in Home Care

Regional Medical Home Care today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.
It's Not Too Late for that Flu Shot!

Posted: 11/14/2013 in Public Health

Three strains of flu are circulating in Iowa. While influenza activity is low, having three strains means that without a flu vaccination, people could become ill with the flu three different times. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for all people 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.
Don't Wait to Talk About Hospice

Posted: 11/13/2013 in Hospice

November is National Hospice Month. It's an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted.
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