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Patient Safety Awareness

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event that is intended to encourage everyone to learn more about patient safety and recognize the work being done to keep our patients safe in and out of the healthcare setting. At Iowa Specialty Hospitals, patient safety is our #1 priority. A...
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Belmond Ranked #1 in HCAHPS

Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond recently learned that it is number one for HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems). HCAHPS is a patient satisfaction survey required by CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) for all hospitals in the United States. Surveys are for adult inpatients,...
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Fall Prevention Workshop Starts in April

Iowa Specialty Hospital is proud to once again present, Stepping On, a fall prevention workshop. This 7-week workshop will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm each Tuesday from April 9 through May 21, 2019 in Boardroom B at the Clarion Campus. During the Stepping On workshops, participants receive support...
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Protect Yourself from Colon Cancer

Today is National Dress in Blue Day to promote the end of colorectal cancer. In this article we’ve compiled tips for prevention and knowing the symptoms and complications of colorectal cancer. Prevention If you're 50 or older, schedule a colon cancer screening. More than 90% of people diagnosed with this...
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Tips from Cardiac Rehab

Medication Monday by Christopher Medvec PharmD, MBA 1) Beta Blockers such as metoprolol, carvedilol, and other heart medications ending in ‘lol’ should be taken with food. Food increases the absorption of these medications making them work better. 2) Cholesterol Medications such as simvastatin, atorvastatin, and other medications ending in ‘statin’...
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5 Star Rating by CMS 2019

Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond has once again received a 5 star rating according to data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Compare. To calculate the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) star ratings, HCAHPS survey information from one hospital is compared to that...
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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is called "the sneak thief of sight" since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing....
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National Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week

January 22nd - 27th is National Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week which brings specific attention to these items and their effects on teens. Finding ways to satisfy needs and desires is part of life. It’s one of the many skills being fine-tuned during the teen years. When a teen takes...
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Common Sicknesses to Look Out for This Winter

The cooler seasons are notorious for a dramatic increase in the prevalence of coughs, sniffles, and fevers. The idea that getting chilled causes illness has been debunked; it’s not chilly temperatures that cause us to contract an illness, but rather viruses. So why, then, do we experience a high number...
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