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Funds Received from Wright County Charitable Foundation

The Wright County Charitable Foundation recently contributed funds towards the purchase of a hover mattress for the OB department at Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion. A hover mattress is used before and after every caesarian section. This type of bed is a vital part of the surgical process as it...
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Update from Dr. Michael McLoughlin

There are several significant events regarding COVID-19 occurring currently that are important for us to all be mindful of. Across the country, the number of COVID-19 cases is decreasing at a rate of roughly 15% every two weeks. Unfortunately, this is not occurring in Iowa. Without much doubt this is...
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Local COVID-19 Update from Dr. Michael McLoughlin

Over the last couple of days, we’ve seen what looks like the start of an increase in cases in Wright County, which have largely been in the Belmond area. More on this to come, but we haven’t been able to get the number of local cases down from what we...
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Cleaning and Disinfecting for COVID-19

First you must clean…..Then you may disinfect! • You can help to reduce the spread of the coronavirus by cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, sinks, faucets, and tables frequently. • Please put gloves on before cleaning and disinfecting & Dispose of...
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Iowa Specialty Hospital Now Test Iowa Clinic Site

The following is a press release from the Office of the Governor. A new Test Iowa clinic site is scheduled to open in Wright County on Monday, August 10, 2020. The new site will be located at Iowa Specialty Hospital, 403 1st Street SE in Belmond. Regular testing hours will...
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300th Baby of 2020

We're proud to announce the birth of 300th baby of 2020, Zaiden Vernan Bustos. Baby Zaiden was born on August 2nd at 3:23 in the afternoon to parents Shyanna Carpenter and Wesley Bustos. He weighed 6 pounds 12.9 ounces, was 18.5 inches in length, and he has black hair and...
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Open Letter from Dr. Michael McLoughlin

The following is an open letter from Dr. Michael McLoughlin regarding COVID-19. We are sharing this letter in both English and Español. Please share with your friends and family. The number of cases of COVID-19 reported daily across the country continues to increase. On Friday, July 17th a new single-day...
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Safe for Children to Return to School

The following is a response from Dr. Michael McLoughlin regarding whether it’s safe for children to return to school this fall: Decisions about school are very difficult and we can only base our decisions on the information about COVID that we have. For one the American Academy of Pediatrics is...
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Clarion man describes COVID journey - Calls plasma treatment a “miracle”

Article by Bridget Shileny, courtesy of The Wright County Monitor In the last several weeks, the Monitor and other news outlets have brought readers, listeners, and viewers an abundance of coronavirus and COVID-19 coverage. Most of the coverage takes the form of cautionary notes from doctors and healthcare officials. This...
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Wear a Mask

The following article is courtesy of the Eagle Grove Eagle and editor, Kim Demory. COVID-19 precautions still a necessity in Wright County As the State of Iowa, along with the entire nation, tries to get back to a “new normal” way of life, Iowa Specialty Hospital is reminding people that...
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