× To protect the health of the patients and families we serve, Crawford County Memorial Hospital is implementing visitor restrictions at all our inpatient and outpatient centers, effective immediately.   Read More→

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 →


What To Think About If You Are Traveling For a Winter Vacation

Even with COVID-19 still infecting thousands of people every day around the world, folks are still traveling from places like Iowa to warmer climates for a winter vacation -- places like Florida, Texas, Arizona, Mexico, the Bahamas, and more. As attractive as it is to try and break up the long cold months with a vacation, there are a number of things to consider when traveling during COVID-19.

When You Are Considering Traveling

If you are considering traveling, here are some important questions to ask yourself and your loved ones beforehand. These questions can help you decide what is best for you and your family.

  • Are you, someone in your household, or someone you will be visiting at increased risk for getting very sick from COVID-19? If you get infected you can spread the virus to loved ones during travel and when you return, even if you don’t have symptoms. If your household includes one or more individuals at inc...

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January is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month. Dr. David Wright, general surgeon and medical director of trauma services at CCMH, discussed traumatic brain injuries, their causes, symptoms and treatment.

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News & Events


(Denison, IA) – Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) began administering the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine today (December 30, 2020) beginning with its medical providers and nursing staff. Doctors, advanced practitioners, clinic and hospital nursing staff, Emergency and Ambulance department personnel will be at the head of the line to receive the vaccine.

Erin Muck, President and CEO, said CCMH received a new shipment of the vaccine from Moderna earlier this week and has wasted no time in getting it to staff members.

“It is so important to provide this protection for our staff who are consistently in contact with COVID-19 positive patients,” Muck noted. “This has been a long-time coming, but it is a very welcome development in our battle against this deadly virus.”

John A. Lothrop, III, MD, Chief of Medical Staff at CCMH, one of the first to receive the vaccine, expressed his desire to see as many people as ...

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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 two full-time family practice physicians: John Ingram, MD; and John A. Lothrop, III, MD. Dr. Lothrop also provides obstetrics services for patients. In addition, five 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 Trautman, DNP; and Lori Johannsen, PA-C. The CCMH Emergency Department is headed up by Craig Simons, DO. He is joined in the Emergency Department by Joshua Storey, DO, and Michael Luft, DO.

Our Specialty Staff

CCMH Medical Clinic provides 24-hour coverage for community-based services for pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and general surgery. Elizabeth Brandt, MD, a Board–certified pediatrician; Karl Hasik, MD, OB-GYN; David Wright, DO, general surgeon; and Michael Thorstenson, MD, general surgeon, staff these services for CCMH. Anesthesia services are provided by Richard Hill, PhD, CRNA and Edward Cutler, CRNA.