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 →


Thyroid Cancer Awareness

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the front of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone, which controls your metabolism, temperature regulation, and keeps your muscles and organs working properly.

Thyroid cancer is very common, particularly in women. It is now one of the most common cancers found in women. Most forms of thyroid cancer are slow growing and well-treated with surgery and sometimes other therapies.

Thyroid cancers are often found within nodules that are either felt by the patient or their doctor. These nodules are also frequently found incidentally, for example, when the patient has an imaging test not related to the thyroid.

What causes thyroid cancer?

In most patients, it is unknown why thyroid cancer forms. It is more common in people who have a history of radiation exposure to the thyroid gland during childhood or a family history o...

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Clean hands means a healthy body. Without clean hands, sickness can be spread quickly throughout an entire population. Dana Neeman, Nurse Director of Education for CCMH, discusses the importance of hand washing, how hand washing can stop disease from spreading, and the benefits of clean hands for the health of children.

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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 five full-time family practice physicians: John Ingram, MD; John Lothrop, III, MD; Michael Luft, DO; Alisha Mor, MD; and Patrick Luft, MD. Drs. Lothrop, Mor, 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; Alisha Mor, MD, a Board-certified family medicine physician; and David Wright, DO, a Board-certified general surgeon. Anesthesia services are led by Edward Cutler, CRNA, DNP, APRN.