Valerie Lindsay

Measles

April 12, 2024 in Family Practice, News, Public Health, Regional Medical Center

Measles Can Be Very Serious

Measles is NOT just a little rash. Measles can be very dangerous, especially for babies and young children. According to the Centers for Disease Control: As of April 4, according to the Iowa Health and Human Services, a total of 133 measles cases have been reported in 18 states. These...

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RMC Implements Pediatric Visitor Restrictions

February 20, 2024 in Medical/Surgical/Intensive Care, News, OB, Regional Medical Center

RMC Implements Pediatric Visitor Restrictions

Due to increased respiratory illness and respiratory hospitalizations in our community, Regional Medical Center in Manchester is implementing visitor restrictions. At this time, children under the age of 14 will not be allowed to visit patients in the hospital. The only exception is in the OB Department. Immediate siblings will...

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BCBS IN-NETWORK

January 5, 2024 in News, Regional Medical Center

RMC is In-Network with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plans

Regional Medical Center (RMC) in Manchester continues to be in-network with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (BC/BS) health plans. Recently, RMC was made aware that Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (BC/BS) mistakenly sent letters to some of their covered members indicating that RMC is no longer in-network with their health...

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December 1, 2023 in Auxiliary, News

Apply for the RMC Auxiliary Healthcare Career Scholarship

Every year the Regional Medical Center (RMC) Auxiliary awards three $750 scholarships to area students pursuing an education in the human medical field. These scholarships are made possible by donations to the Tree of Lights. Anyone pursuing or continuing their education in the healthcare field at an Iowa college should...

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November 20, 2023 in News, Specialty Clinic

RMC Welcomes New Urology Providers

Regional Medical Center (RMC) in Manchester welcomes two new Urology providers with Mercy Urology Clinic in Cedar Rapids to the Specialty Clinic team. Matthew Ferroni, MD, specializes in treatment of prostate disorders such as enlarged prostates, tumors and cancers. Dr. Ferroni will also be performing minimally invasive surgeries at RMC...

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November 9, 2023 in News, Public Health

Flu Season is Here

Influenza or the “flu” season is here. When you get the flu, you experience primarily respiratory symptoms which can range from mild to severe. Symptoms usually come on suddenly and may include some or all of these symptoms: The flu is contagious. Reduce your risk from seasonal flu by getting...

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November 7, 2023 in News, Regional Medical Center

Heather Ries Demonstrates her Dedication to the Nursing Profession

Heather Ries, Regional Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer, has been a nurse for 21 years and is very dedicated to the nursing profession. This was recently exhibited as Heather applied to be an exam volunteer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Based upon her clinical specialty...

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October 26, 2023 in Family Practice, News

Family Practice Online Scheduling & Patient Messaging Available

Patients of Regional Family Health can now schedule appointments and message their primary care provider. In order to use this new feature, patients must have a Patient Portal account (online medical records). Patients that do not have an account can request an invitation to sign-up at regmedctr.org/patient-portal-sign-up. Appointment types available...

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October 25, 2023 in Emergency, News, Public Health

Not All Medical Alert Systems Are Alike

With aging family members and those with health challenges, medical alert systems are helpful to assure your loved one is safe in their home. However, it is important to realize not all medical alert systems are alike as they operate differently with different pricing structures and features. “On occasion our...

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October 19, 2023 in News, Specialty Clinic

High-Risk Cancer Genetic Services Now Offered at RMC

Regional Medical Center (RMC) in Manchester is pleased to share that we are now offering high-risk cancer genetic services at RMC’s Specialty Clinic. Amie Hass, ARNP, FNP-BC with Hall-Perrine Cancer Center in Cedar Rapids specializes in oncology and high-risk cancer genetic services. Genetic testing can help evaluate an individual’s cancer...

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October 9, 2023 in Family Practice, News, Public Health

Get Your Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine ahead of the fall/winter virus season. Like seasonal influenza or the flu, the virus that causes COVID-19 is always changing and protection from previous vaccine declines over time. This is why...

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September 22, 2023 in Family Practice, News

RMC Announces New Family Practice Clinic Building Coming in Hopkinton

Regional Medical Center is excited to announce a new Regional Family Health clinic will be built in Hopkinton. Construction is expected to begin in October with a projected opening in the summer of 2024. “We are very excited to take this step forward and further solidify our commitment to the...

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