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(Denison, IA) – The CCMH Ambulance department is holding a public open house to honor Crawford County (CCMH) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and volunteers during National EMS Week.

The open house is being held on Tuesday, May 23 from 4 pm to 6 pm in the ambulance garage at CCMH. Refreshments will be served. The CCMH ambulances and crews, and the ambulances and volunteer crews from Manilla and Dow City, will be featured.

Along with the ground EMS services, Midwest Medical Transport Company have a medical helicopter available for tours. Midwest Medical Transport houses its helicopters at the Audubon airport. Attendees of the open house will also have the opportunity to view a display of EMS equipment from the past and present.

Midwest Medical Transport is a 29-year-old company, founded in Nebraska. Midwest Medical Transport also operates more than 60 ground ambulances throughout Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas.

CCMH is a full-service community hospital, founded in 1951, and it provides and coordinates Emergency Medical Services for Denison and Crawford County.

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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.