Community Health Needs Assessment for MRHC Completed
Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) has completed the community health needs assessment for our service area as required by law.
The Affordable Care Act includes a requirement that all 501(c)(3) hospitals conduct a community health needs assessment in order to maintain their tax-exempt status. This requirement went into effect for the taxable year of each hospital beginning after March 23, 2012.
Click here to view the results of MRHC’s most recent assessment as a presentation, or if your browser doesn’t support mhtml format, click here to view it as a Windows Media video. You may also view the results as a PDF document here.
MRHC and Manning Pharmacy introduce tele-pharmacy services
Technological advancements and creating a standard of care that highlights patient safety have resulted in the introduction of a new tele-pharmacy service at Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC).
Bob Stessman, owner of the Manning Pharmacy partners with MRHC in providing services to area patients. He says that implementation of tele-pharmacy is a proactive approach to patient care. “This service is looking to the future in patient care,” he said. “We have always felt that we provide exceptional, personalized services, but in order to enhance what we have been offering and to be ahead of the changing requirements in health care, we are voluntarily looking for tools and systems to invest in our patients’ care.” (More)
Chemotherapy training for Manning Regional Healthcare staff
Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) staff have completed course work that will enable additional nurses to administer chemotherapy treatments at Manning General Hospital.
“This training greatly enhances the ability of cancer patients to remain at home while receiving the necessary treatments,” said Amy Dawson, chief clinical officer at MRHC. “With additional staff trained in administration and treatment, we can accommodate more patients and be more flexible with scheduling.” (More)
WCIHF opens scholarship applications: New scholarship honors Dr. Philip L. Myer
For over 25 years, the West Central Iowa Healthcare Foundation (WCIHF) has worked to fulfill a mission of raising, managing and granting funds in support of quality healthcare and the promotion of healthy lifestyles for the people of Manning and the surrounding communities. Their efforts have included initiatives that assist area health-care providers, their patients and even the population as a whole through healthy lifestyle alternatives. They have also been able to offer support to area students through several scholarship programs. This year, they will be expanding the scholarship options, while at the same time honoring Dr. Philip L. Myer for the service he has provided to patients over the 38 years he served as a practicing physician in Manning. (More)
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MRHC nurse, Miriam Chickering, co-authors book on mothering
When it comes to new babies, Miriam Chickering says that there are certain things that are consistent across each and every instance; no two babies will ever be exactly alike, no two parents will ever be exactly alike and no two parenting situations will ever be exactly alike. Her years of working and studying obstetrics and infant care and the many questions she has received from new parents are the reasons she partnered with Ronda Yoder, DSN ARNP, to publish their first book “The Gentle Art of Mothering: A Christian Guide to Infant Care.” (More)
Influenza cases appearing locally
It’s that time of year again and the influenza (flu) season is here. Several cases have already been confirmed in our area and this highly contagious illness of the respiratory tract is affecting families, friends, and co-workers
“The most common signs and symptoms of influenza include high fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, weakness, exhaustion, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat and cough,” said Manning Regional Healthcare Center infection control RN Jill Arp. “However, you don’t need to have ALL of the symptoms to have influenza. You should contact your healthcare provider if you have any of these signs and symptoms. They can quickly confirm whether or not you have influenza with a nasal swab and then advise you on best treatment for your illness.” (More)
From Small Beginnings…Come Great Things: Prenatal Classes Scheduled
Congratulations on becoming a parent. It is a very joyous and exciting journey, but at the same time, you may feel a little 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. Our classes are held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates.
June 1st, 2013
October 5th, 2013
January 11th, 2014
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 Zacharina Campbell at 712-655-8167 for more information.
Click here to sign up!