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(Denison, IA) – Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) is conducting a community health needs assessment (CHNA) to identify current health needs and develop strategies to positively impact health and wellness changes. CCMH conducts a community health needs assessment every three years.

The overarching goal of the assessment is to create a long-term plan and systematic effort that improves community health and wellness.

“Listening gives us the insight we need to best serve the people in our region,” Bill Bruce, President and CEO of CCMH said. “Past assessments led to the recruitment of additional physicians, creation of the patient transportation service, the addition of the City Center clinic, and extended hours and a Saturday morning clinic at the Main Campus.”

CCMH is reviewing existing health care data and is seeking additional input from community and county residents. The CHNA process includes a review of benchmarked county health data along with an initiative that involves the community through surveys and focus groups. The process began in March and will continue through the end of May 2019.

Bruce went on to say, “We believe the health needs of our community can best be understood and addressed through a process that includes input from a variety of sources. We know we are stronger, and healthier, when we work together to identify, plan and serve the needs of residents in the communities we serve. ”

Bruce also explained residents can provide their input by taking an online survey. For English speakers, the survey can be found at Spanish speaking residents can find the same survey in their native language at The surveys will remain available to residents for their input through March 31, 2019.

Paper copies of the surveys, in both languages, are available at CCMH at 100 Medical Parkway in Denison, or at the Chamber and Development Council offices, located at 18 S. Main St. in Denison.

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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.