× 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→

We Care About Women's Health

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 →


July is UV Safety Month

With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy the sunny weather. But are you protecting yourself from potential risks? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July as Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month. The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect everyone’s skin from the harmful effects of UV rays.

What is ultraviolet radiation?

Most individuals don’t realize that UV light is a form of radiation. By definition, radiation is the emission of energy from any source. Radiation has many different types, but UV radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The main source of UV radiation is the sun, although it can come from man-made sources such as tanning beds and welding torches. Radiation exists across a spectrum from very high energy, such as x-rays and gamma rays, to very low energy, such as radio waves. UV rays have more energy than visible light, but ...

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Food borne illness is a common, costly, sometimes life threatening — yet largely preventable — public health problem. In this podcast, Donna Krajicek, Dietary Coordinator for CCMH, talks about food borne illnesses - what they are, who is at risk, and how they can be prevented.

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News & Events


(Denison, IA) – A recent report from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response times shows Crawford County ambulance crews compare favorably to state and local benchmarks. All community and hospital-based EMS and Ambulance services in Iowa are required to submit reports on all emergency calls to IDPH.

Bruce Musgrave, Director of Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) Ambulance Services, said close tabs are kept on a variety of data.

“We are constantly evaluating how the Crawford County ambulance services are performing against state and national averages”, Musgrave said. “The most important benchmarks are those for the use of lights and siren when responding to calls, and the average response time to an emergency call.”

According to the IDPH report from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, Crawford County crews responded 30% of the time to 911 calls with the use of lig...

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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.