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Hospital & School Partner to Keep Kids in Class - Implements Telemedicine

In the spring of 2019, Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics started the process of implementing telemedicine in the Belmond-Klemme Elementary School. Throughout the summer hospital staff worked to tweak the system, and on August 29th, had their first telemedicine session with a Belmond-Klemme student. During a telemedicine visit, a patient...
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New INR Clinic Announced-Clarion

Iowa Specialty Hospital is pleased to announce a new service taking place at the Clarion campus for anyone needing assistance in monitoring their INR numbers. The INR Clinic will take place every Wednesday morning from 8:00-11:30 a.m. next to the Lab. You must call your provider to make an appointment...
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Funds Received from Wright County Charitable Foundation

The Wright County Charitable Foundation recently contributed funds towards the purchase of a new procedure chair for the Outreach Clinic at Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion. The new procedure chair is specifically for wound care patients seen in the outreach clinic. One of the main features is a raising and...
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Severe Respiratory Illness & Death Associated with Vaping

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 46 states have reported 805 severe respiratory illnesses among individuals with a history of vaping. Unfortunately, 12 vaping-related deaths have also been reported to date according to the CDC. Vaping is the practice of inhaling vapor from an e-cigarette device which works...
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Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond Receives New Quality-Based Accreditation From DNV GL

Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond announces the successful completion of its new accreditation process from DNV GL – Healthcare. By earning accreditation, Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL’s...
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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Walking Program Available

If you answer yes to any of the risk factors below, you may be at risk for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). 50 years of age or older Smoker Diabetes Kidney Disease High Cholesterol High Blood Pressure Family History of PAD PAD is life-threatening condition that causes the narrowing or blockage...
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Special Mammography Screening Clinics in October

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're targeting breast cancer with two special clinics: * October 12th, 9 am - Noon, Clarion Campus * October 19th, 9 am - Noon, Belmond Campus We encourage you to do your part by taking aim at breast cancer with a mammography screening during these...
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Meadows Reveals New Name at Open House

On Wednesday, September 25th, the independent living at The Meadows held its annual open house. Staff welcomed the public with refreshments and tours of the facility. In addition, they revealed a new name change, Woodlands Edge at The Meadows. “We’ve been undergoing several changes recently,” explained Holly Martin, Meadows Senior...
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ISH Receives Funds from Barkema Trust

Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond was recently the proud recipient of funds from The Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust. Funds received allowed the Information Technology Department to purchase a Cisco Network Switch. This equipment is part of a larger project to upgrade existing computer systems throughout the hospital network....
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Renee Diamond Earns Business Leadership Certificate

Renee Diamond, MD, a physician at Iowa Specialty Hospital – Garner Clinic, was among 17 physicians from across the state honored for completing the Physician Business Leadership Certification Program. Graduates were recognized September 10 at the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) Conference Center in Des Moines. This first-of-its-kind program was designed...
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