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 →


Family Caregivers Month

Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.

Caregivers take on a variety of roles as providing care can come in all forms; from taking a parent to the doctor’s office, to managing medications, to the total care of a loved one. Juggling work and caregiving responsibilities can be challenging, and caregiving can take a significant emotional, physical, and financial toll. If you are a caregiver, it is important to remember to reach out for assistance and to take care of yourself. 

For caregivers in Crawford County and surrounding areas, a Caregiver Support Group has been developed to help strengthen relationships between caregivers, to provide an opportunity for networking and to empower caregivers to help one another. The Caregiver Sup...

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Radiology Month


Dustin Durbin, Community Outreach Coordinator, is the host for the podcast which features three of the technicians who staff the CCMH Radiology department.

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News & Events


(Denison, IA) – Randy Kilnoski, BSN, MSNA, CRNA, (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist), has been added to the medical staff at Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH). CRNAs are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America, enabling healthcare facilities like CCMH to offer obstetrical, surgical, pain management, and trauma stabilization services. In some states, CRNAs are the sole providers in nearly 100 percent of rural hospitals.

Erin Muck, CCMH CEO and President, said the hiring of Kilnoski is another step forward in assembling the CRNA team at the hospital.

“On behalf of the CCMH Board of Trustees, we are thrilled to have Randy on our staff. We have been working for the past couple of years to find the CRNAs that fit our needs, and Randy is a wonderful addition to help in the operating room,” Muck said.

Randy Kilnoski, BSN, MSNA, CRNA is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who provides all aspects of ane...

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Our Medical Staff

Attached to the hospital is the CCMH Medical Clinic which is a provider-based rural health clinic (RHC). The CCMH Medical Clinic currently has four full-time family practice physicians: John Ingram, MD; John Lothrop, III, MD; Michael Luft, DO; and Patrick Luft, MD. Drs. Lothrop, and P. Luft also provide obstetrics services for patients. In addition, six advanced practitioners are available to ensure the best care for patients of all ages: Julie Graeve, ARNP, MS; Jill Kierscht, ARNP, MSN; Erin Schechinger, DNP; Leah Eck, DNP; Sarah Luft, ARNP, MSN; and Lori Johannsen, PA-C. The CCMH Emergency Department is staffed by John Lothrop, MD; Michael Luft, DO; Kyle Brown, MD; Stephen Israel, MD; and Patrick Luft, MD.

Our Specialty Staff

CCMH Medical Clinic provides 24-hour coverage for community-based services for pediatrics, obstetrics, and general surgery. These services are staffed by Elizabeth Ranniger, MD, a Board–certified pediatrician; John Lothrop, MD, a Board-eligible family medicine physician; and David Wright, DO, a Board-certified general surgeon. Anesthesia services are led by Edward Cutler, CRNA, DNP, APRN.