× 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 →


June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising, eating healthy, and visiting their healthcare providers for routine checkups.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average, men in the United States die 5 years earlier than women, and they die at higher rates from heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries. Men also account for the majority of workplace injuries, are less likely to be insured than women, and are far less likely to see a doctor for preventative care than their female counterparts.

During Men’s Health Month, we encourage men to take control of their health, and for families to teach young boys healthy habits throughout childhood. And Father’s Day is right around the corn...

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month


On today's podcast, we discuss the signs of stroke and prehospital treatment with Bruce Musgrave, Ambulance Manager at CCMH. 

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News & Events


(Denison, IA) – Crawford County Memorial Hospital recently announced its pharmacy department passed the Iowa Board of Pharmacy survey with no deficiencies. The CCMH pharmacy department was also surveyed for compliance of USP (United States Pharmacopeia) 797 and 800, which refers to sterile compounding and handling of hazardous drugs. The department scored 91.55% on the survey on a scale of 1 – 100%.

Erin Muck, CCMH President and CEO, said the routine survey was taken following a renovation of the CCMH pharmacy department. The renovation project was undertaken to comply with new pharmacy standards and guidelines which are designed to provide a greater level of safety for patients and staff.

“We take very seriously the quality control of pharmaceuticals at CCMH. The renovation project in the Pharmacy department took several weeks late in 2019 and was handled internally by our maintenance staff,” Muck said. “Rules and regulations i...

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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 two full-time family medical physicians: John Ingram, MD; and John Lothrop, MD. They are accompanied by 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. Dr. Ingram also provides obstetrics services for 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; David Wright, DO, general surgeon; and Michael Thorstenson, MD, general surgeon, staff these services for CCMH.