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 →


Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become thin, brittle, and weak. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the loss of old bone. These changes can increase the risk of fractures which can lead to disability and a poorer quality of life. Fractures caused by osteoporosis have also been linked to an increased risk of death.

What are the causes of osteopororsis?

The following factors cause or contribute to osteoporosis and fractures:

  • Osteoporosis occurs five times more often in women than in men
  • Thyroid problems
  • Certain medications
  • Diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and lupus
  • Low calcium intake
  • Vitamin D insufficiency
  • Excess vitamin A
  • High caffeine intake
  • ...

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May is a month full of healthcare observances. Erin Muck, President and CEO of CCMH, provides an update on Nurses Week, Hosptial Week, and EMS Week, as well as COVID masking changes, and upcoming additions to the medical staff at CCMH.

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Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues?

“Welcome to Medicare” is for you! This two-hour seminar offered by the Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) SHIIP counselors, will be held Tuesday, May 24 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The seminar will be held at CCMH in Conference Rooms C and D. Please register by Friday, May 20 by calling 712-265-2509 and leaving a message.

“We’re excited to offer this free seminar to the community,” said Dustin Durbin, Volunteer Services and Community Outreach Coordinator at CCMH. “Medicare is such an important program and understanding what it offers helps assure that anyone eligible gets the health benefits they deserve.”

“Welcome to Medicare” will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug...

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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 Alisha Mor, MD. Drs. Lothrop and Mor 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; 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, DNP, CRNA.