23rd Annual West Central Iowa Healthcare Foundation Charity Golf Classic Raises Funds for Family Garden
On Friday, July 15, in nearly perfect weather, a total of 14 golf teams gathered at the Manning-Manilla Golf and Country Club to tee off to support the West Central Iowa Healthcare Foundation. The event was WCIHF’s 23rd Annual Charity Golf Classic, and 100% of the proceeds from this year’s event are going toward the construction of a Family Garden area at the MRHC – Plaza.
The event was supported by Corporate and Event Sponsors. Corporate sponsors included, Axis Pain Management, First National Bank, Holmes Murphy, Ohde Funeral Home and Soll’s Service. Event Sponsors included Manning Regional Healthcare Center and Stone Printing. Adams Motors of Manning generously sponsored a hole-in-one contest with the chance of winning a $20,000 voucher toward the purchase of a Chevy Volt, and Ohde Funeral Home offered their traditional chipping contest, with golfers trying to chip wiffle balls into a casket for an opportunity to win one of four, crisp $50 bills.
There were also several flight and door prize sponsors, including Arcadia Meats, Auen Distributing, Carroll Broadcasting, Consumer Contact Company of Iowa, Echo Electric, Home Mutual Insurance, the Manning Chamber of Commerce, Mike’s Meat Locker and Templeton Savings Bank.
For those that don’t golf, the WCIHF raffle held in conjunction with the golf outing was a great way to support the cause. Raffle tickets were on sale throughout the community prior the event. Five sizeable prizes were available to winners, thanks to many generous donors. Prizes included a one-year, single membership to the Manning-Manilla Golf and Country Club, courtesy of the M&M Golf and Country Club. JoAnn Karsten was the winner of the golf membership. A $500 gift certificate to Bridges Bay Resort in Okoboji was raffled off, courtesy of Soll’s Service. Amber Vonnahme was the winner of this prize. Manning Regional Healthcare Center donated an Omaha Family Package, including four passes to the Henry Doorly Zoo, four passes to CoCo Key Resort and an overnight stay at the CoCo Key Ramada. Robin Mandery won the Omaha Family Package. Dan Kerkhoff and Jerry Palmer generously donated four tickets to this fall’s Iowa versus Iowa State Football game, and Mike Foley was lucky enough to have his ticket drawn for that prize. And finally, Dr. Douglas McLaws donated a beautiful trio of standing petrified wood show pieces, which you nearly had to see in person to truly appreciate. Congratulations to Ruth Ohde for winning the petrified wood décor pieces.
Final monetary totals for the event are being calculated and will be available soon.
MRHC Suspends Birthing and Delivery Services
Manning Regional Healthcare Center’s management team announced this morning that they will be suspending all birthing and delivery services through the end of the year.
“There is no greater joy than welcoming a new life into the world, and Manning Regional Healthcare Center has had so many of these opportunities over the last 80 years. Unfortunately, today, we are in a situation where we will be indefinitely suspending those birthing and delivery services,” explains John O’Brien, MRHC CEO.
In recent years the number of women birthing at MRHC has decreased considerably, with only 17 births last year (2015-2016). One impact of the lower number of births is the reduced professional opportunity for staff to work in a best-practice model of care, and maintain their skills.
“Our number one priority always has been and always will be providing high quality care. At this point, we sincerely feel it is in the best interests of our patients to suspend these onsite services,” adds O’Brien.
How will this affect current expecting mothers receiving services at MRHC?
Expecting mothers and patients currently receiving prenatal care at MRHC may continue to receive their prenatal care in Manning with their current provider. MRHC has entered into an agreement with St. Anthony Hospital of Carroll to perform any delivery and birthing services at the St. Anthony Birthplace. MRHC providers Dr. Douglas McLaws and Dr. Isabella Ahanogbe will be performing birthing services at St. Anthony’s, so MRHC patients can continue their care with their familiar health care providers.
“We do understand the importance of a patient’s relationship with their provider, particularly when it comes to the birth of a child, and we want to make this transition as seamless as possible for everyone involved,” continues O’Brien.
MRHC will be working with all expecting mothers to arrange a tour of the St. Anthony Birthplace and to answer any questions they may have.
Questions regarding these changes in services may be directed to Linn Block, chief nursing officer, (712) 655-2072.
From Small Beginnings…Come Great Things: Prenatal Classes Scheduled
Yes, MRHC is CONTINUING TO OFFER prenatal care for expecting moms and prenatal classes, as well as after-care for moms and newborns.
Congratulations on becoming a parent. It is a very joyous and exciting journey, but at the same time, you may feel nervous about what to expect. At Manning Regional Healthcare Center, we want to help you through the labor and delivery process by offering prenatal classes to help you prepare for your new arrival.
To schedule a prenatal class, please call Jackie Blackwell, RN and OB Coordinator, at (712) 655-8167 to schedule a class.
During the class, we spend time discussing a wide variety of topics: from what to pack for the hospital, when to come to the hospital, what to expect during labor and how to take care of yourself and your new baby after delivery.
Snacks and beverages are provided, along with samples and handouts with helpful information for you to take home. The cost for the class is $25 per couple. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you have additional questions, please contact Jackie Blackwell at (712) 655-8167 for more information.