Recent Articles - 2020

Social Isolation and Loneliness: The Silent Pandemic

Posted: 9/16/2020 in Regional Medical Center

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been asked to shelter in place. For many of us, sheltering in place was a way of life before COVID-19. The Health Resources & Services Administration states that two in five Americans report they sometimes or always feel their social relationships are not meaningful and one in five say they feel lonely or socially isolated. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than a quarter of the U.S. population (28%) of older adults live alone.
Delaware County Public Health: COVID-19 Weekly Active Case Count Update (as of 09/14/20)

Posted: 9/14/2020 in Public Health

As of Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10AM, Delaware County has 32 active positive cases of COVID-19.Delaware County Public Health will push out a weekly update on Mondays showing the current active positive cases for the county. Active positive cases will include those recovering at home and any hospitalizations. Any additional information can be found at the state site at coronavirus.iowa.gov. You can find additional links/resources on our COVID-19 page at regmedctr.org/covid-19.
RMC Auxiliary Continues to Give Back

Posted: 9/10/2020 in Auxiliary

The focal point for the Auxiliarys donation this year was ensuring any equipment used for RMC patients/visitors with sudden cardiac arrest was up-to-date. The purchase of a Lifepak 1000 AED for Ambulatory Surgery Center and a Lifepak 20e Defibrillator for the Specialty Clinic totaled $14,651.61.
New Medical Record System (Cerner) at RMC

Posted: 9/10/2020 in Regional Medical Center

Regional Medical Center (RMC) is in the process of converting to a new electronic health record system (Cerner) across the hospital and clinics.
Warning Signs & Risk Factors of Suicide

Posted: 9/8/2020 in Regional Medical Center

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Regional Medical Centers Senior Life Solutions is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, are thinking of suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Delaware County Public Health: COVID-19 Weekly Active Case Count Update (as of 09/07/20)

Posted: 9/7/2020 in Public Health

As of Monday, September 7, 2020, Delaware County has 41 active positive cases of COVID-19.Delaware County Public Health will push out a weekly update on Mondays showing the current active positive cases for the county. Active positive cases will include those recovering at home and any hospitalizations. Any additional information can be found at the state site at coronavirus.iowa.gov. You can find additional links/resources on our COVID-19 page at regmedctr.org/covid-19.
Schedule your Annual Flu Shot

Posted: 9/2/2020 in Public Health

Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against the flu. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important to do everything possible to reduce illness. Getting a flu shot is one more step in the direction of protecting our community and those you love.
RMC Auxiliary Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Posted: 9/2/2020 in Auxiliary

The Regional Medical Center (RMC) Auxiliary is pleased to announce three area graduates as recipients of $750 scholarships each.
COVID-19 Positivity Rates

Posted: 9/2/2020 in Public Health

COVID-19 positivity rates are being discussed frequently and are factors that can contribute to changes in our schools, extracurricular activities, and in our workforce. The percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive is generally taken as a sign that more infections are going unreported, and that the virus in general is spreading more aggressively.
Delaware County Public Health: COVID-19 Weekly Active Case Count Update (as of 08/31/20)

Posted: 8/31/2020 in Public Health

As of Monday, August 31, 2020, Delaware County has 51 active positive cases of COVID-19.Delaware County Public Health will push out a weekly update on Mondays showing the current active positive cases for the county. Active positive cases will include those recovering at home and any hospitalizations. Any additional information can be found at the state site at coronavirus.iowa.gov. You can find additional links/resources on our COVID-19 page at regmedctr.org/covid-19.
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