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What’s Going on at VMH – Veterans Memorial Hospital
40 First St SE, Waukon, Iowa 52172

What’s Going on at VMH

Why Diabetes Education?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  Diabetes is a disease full of challenges. Every day presents decisions that need to be made and sometimes problems that need to be solved. What should I eat for breakfast? How many carbohydrates are in that bowl of soup? How will that banana affect my blood sugar? Did I…
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Learn more about Pain Control Procedures at VMH

Two new injection options are now available at Veterans Memorial Hospital to help with chronic pain or soft tissue musculoskeletal pain – Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). These new procedures provide patients with another option for pain control instead of only traditional means, such as surgery or pain pills. Both procedures…
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Patients need to ASK for Skilled Care

Veterans Memorial Hospital has many patients that utilize the skilled care or swing bed option of care following a surgery, illness or accident.  This level of care, following a three day or more acute stay in the hospital, allows the patient to have medications given, pain controlled and most importantly, the patient qualifies for more…
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Closing of Mayo Waukon Clinic

As many of you are aware, Mayo Health Systems informed their Waukon Clinic employees and Veterans Memorial Hospital administration of their intent to close the Waukon Clinic effective December 14th of this year. We wish to thank the Mayo staff for their partnership that has been a part of the health care team that has…
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Flu Shots Available at VMH Community & Home Care

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care is offering flu shots every Wednesday afternoon during their regular immunization clinics.  The next flu shot clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 9, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, October 16, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.  The Community and Home Care Immunization Clinic is…
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October is Physical Therapy Month: Try the Dry Needling – A Drug Free Approach to Pain

October is National Physical Therapy Month.  Patients who would prefer to try just about anything before taking prescription opioids to treat their physical pain are not alone.  According to a new report, most Americans would rather use a drug-free approach.  Earlier this year, data was collected from nearly 63,000 American adults.  78% prefer to find…
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – MAMMOGRAPHY Offered at Veterans Memorial Hospital

Veterans Memorial Hospital continues to offer state-of the art 3D mammography.  The advanced breast tomosynthesis technology installed less than two years ago, provides exams that are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing. At times, some patients do need…
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Veterans Memorial Hospital’s “Get Your Walk On in Waukon” Route Remains Available to Public for Walking or Running Anytime

The Healthiest State Initiative strongly encourages everyone to walk at least 30 minutes per day.  The hospital would like to invite the public to still follow the Corn Days  family fun 1.5  mile and the 5K (3.1 mile) route anytime over the next few weeks.  Just stop by the front entrance of the hospital to…
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Inside the new MRI at VMH!

Veterans Memorial Hospital introduced their new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to the local communities on April 1, upgrading from an older system, and are now offering 16-channel technology for superior image quality, shorter exam times and increased diagnostic confidence. The experienced Radiology staff at Veterans Memorial Hospital has been using this new machine for three…
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Auxiliary Makes Large Donations to Renovate Outpatient Treatment Room

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital has funded the recent renovations of the outpatient treatment room which is located across from the nurse’s station.  This room is widely used for a variety of outpatient treatments and thanks to all of these renovations, the room is much more comfortable for the patients, their families and the…
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