× To protect the health of the patients and families we serve, Crawford County Memorial Hospital is implementing visitor restrictions at all our inpatient and outpatient centers, effective immediately.   Read More→

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Crawford County Memorial Hospital believes all women deserve high quality and comprehensive care. From annual exams and prenatal care to managing the symptoms of menopause, we are proud to offer personalized care for women in all stages of life. View Women's Health Services →


September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have – in your skin, lungs, urinary tract, or somewhere else – triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. It is life-threatening, and without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. While most sepsis is caused by bacterial infections, it can be a complication of other infections, including viral infections, such as COVID-19 or influenza. Even though sepsis is a complication of an infection that can be contagious, sepsis is not itself contagious.

A person’s immune system usually works to prevent infection by fighting “invaders” like bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. If an infection does occur, the immune system will try to fight it, often with the help of medication such as antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and antiparasitics. However, for rea...

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There are some positive developments in October for the CCMH Specialty Clinics. Erin Muck, President and CEO of CCMH, discusses the addition of orthopedic clinics offered through Tri-State Specialists and the wide array of services they will provide. The new orthopedic clinics will begin on Monday, October 5. For an appointment, call the CCMH Specialty Clinic at 712-265-2600.

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(Denison, IA) – Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) is pleased to announce a new orthopedics provider in the CCMH Specialty Clinics beginning in October. CCMH and Tri-State Specialists of Sioux City have entered into an agreement to offer an array of orthopedic services on a two-day per week schedule.

Erin Muck, President and CEO of CCMH, says the new orthopedic services will begin on October 5, 2020 with clinics held on Monday and Wednesday each week.

“We are very pleased to be able to partner with Tri-State Specialists and their excellent providers,” said Muck. “Both organizations and providers are looking forward to providing quality inpatient and outpatient surgery and services for orthopedics.”

Missy Morris, Chief Operating Officer of Tri-State Specialists added, “We are honored to partner with Crawford County Memorial Hospital to provide orthopedic services to the community. We look forward ...

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Our Medical Staff

Attached to the hospital is the CCMH Medical Clinic – Main Campus, which is a provider-based rural health clinic. The Main Campus clinic currently has two full-time family medical physicians: John Ingram, MD; and John Lothrop, MD. They are accompanied by Dr. Elizabeth Brandt, a board –certified pediatrician. In addition, two advanced practitioners, Julie Graeve, ARNP; and Jill Kierscht, ARNP, are available to ensure the best care for patients of all ages. Dr. Ingram also provides obstetrics services for patients.

The CCMH Medical Clinic – City Center is located at 115 North 14th Street in uptown Denison. The City Center clinic is staffed by two advanced practitioners, Erin Schechinger, DNP and MacKenzi Smith, PA-C. The City Center clinic also houses Jim Greenwood and Jill Wonder. Both are licensed mental health counselors who provide child, family and adult counseling services. The CCMH Emergency Department is headed up by Craig Simons, DO. Dr. Simons is the Medical Director of CCMH Emergency Services.

Our Specialty Staff

CCMH Medical Clinic – Main Campus provides 24-hour coverage for community-based services for orthopaedics, obstetrics/gynecology and general surgery. A recent 6,000 square foot addition provides ample space to accommodate the needs of patients requiring these specialty services. Bradley Lister, MD, orthopaedic surgeon; Lori Johannsen, PA-C, orthopaedics; Douglas Bolda, MD, orthopaedic surgeon; Karl Hasik, MD, OB-GYN; David Wright, DO, general surgeon; and Michael Thorstenson, MD, general surgeon, staff these services for CCMH.