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HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER - KELBY ECK, DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

06/23/22

Summer in Iowa can be hot and oppressive...and sometime downright dangerous. Kelby Eck, CCMH Director of Emergency Services, gives some tips on how to stay healthy if you have to be outdoors in hot weather. He also talk about safety in the sun for kids, pets, and workers.

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CCMH Patient Transportation Program - Volunteers Ron Songer & Wes Furne

06/16/22

Ron Songer and Wes Furne, both volunteers for the CCMH Transportation Service, discuss the program, their motivation for volunteering, and how others can get involved.

In the first six years of the program, the Patient Transportation Service has given free rides to over 7,200 patients to see their care provider, or for lab draws, physical therapy sessions, specialty clinic appointments and more. Our volunteers have provided more than 13,400 rides and driven more than 196,000 miles!

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Dustin Durbin at ddurbin@ccmhia.com or call (712) 265-2520.

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PATIENT INFORMATION COLLECTION AND CONFIDENTIALITY - ANGELA ALBERTSEN, CLINIC NURSE MANAGER

06/09/22

The collection of patient information, including the appropriate phone number and email address, is important to the overall heatlh care process. Angela Albertsen, Clinic Nurse Manager at CCMH, discusses the need for correct patient information to report test results to patients and to encourage feedback to help improve the quality of care and customer service.

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MEN'S HEALTH MONTH - MICHAEL LUFT, DO

06/02/22

June is Men's Health Month. Dr. Michael Luft, a primary care provider in the CCMH Medical Clinic, discusses the importance of men getting regular check-ups and making themselves available for tests such as colonoscopy when needed. For men interested in meeting with a primary care provider, contact the CCMH Medical Clinic at 712-265-2700.

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS -- BETHANY KOHOUTEK, NAMI IOWA

05/26/22

May is Mental Heatlh Awareness Month. Recent mass shooting events in the news expose the need for more mental health assistance not only for youth but also for the entire general population of the United States. An important part of gaining additional mental health resources is advocacy for their availability and implementation. Bethany Kohoutek, Director of Marketing and Communications with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), talks about how NAMI advocates for more mental health resources, how COVID-19 affected mental health, and how to get involved as an advocate for more mental heatlh resources for Iowans. Call 515-254-0417 for more information.

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CCMH UPDATE - ERIN MUCK, PRESIDENT AND CEO

05/19/22

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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