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(Denison, IA) – At a recent ceremony in Omaha, the Crawford County Memorial Hospital Department of Physical Therapy was honored with a 2017 Clinical Site of Excellence Award. The award, presented by the Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy, recognizes CCMH’s outstanding contributions to the educational development of future physical therapists. The award notes the excellent clinical teaching and practice by the physical therapists at CCMH. The CCMH Physical Therapy department was one of only two facilities, out of 400 clinical sites, to receive the award for 2017.

The CCMH Physical Therapy department was nominated for the award by Creighton University students who perform clinical rotations at the hospital. Students range from their first clinical rotation to the last clinical rotation and assist in treating patients with supervision from CCMH clinical instructors.

The Creighton University students also have the opportunity to experience practice in patient populations for orthopedic, pediatric, geriatric, wound care and neurologic physical therapy. Providing therapy in a variety of settings including acute, skilled, outpatient, aquatic and home health care are explored.

Jamie Gross, DPT, CLT represented the CCMH Physical Therapy department at the awards ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of her CCMH colleagues and herself.

Bill Bruce, CCMH President and CEO, said, “Our physical therapy, speech pathology and occupational therapy team do an outstanding job and truly demonstrate the pride we take in serving all of the patients and students who come to our hospital.”

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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 three family medical physicians, John Ingram, MD; Todd Woollen, MD, FAAFP; and John Lothrop, MD; and Dr. Elizabeth Brandt, a board –certified pediatrician. In addition, three advanced practitioners, Kathy Berens-Brownmiller, PA-C; Julie Graeve, ARNP; and Jill Kierscht, ARNP, are available to ensure the best care for patients of all ages. Drs. Ingram and Woollen also provide obstetrics services for their 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; Sarah Lundin, DO, OB-GYN; David Wright, DO, general surgeon; and Michael Thorstenson, MD, general surgeon, staff these services for CCMH.