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Named Among High Performing Hospitals

On August 14, 2018, Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion was named among U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 High Performing Hospitals for knee replacement services. Of the more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated by the health ranking team, barely one fourth earned even a single “High Performing” rating. Generally speaking,...
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How Reading Benefits Your Health

August 9th is National Book Lover’s Day. So let’s take a peek at 8 science –backed reasons to get lost in your favorite book. Reading increases intelligence. Diving into a good book opens up a whole world to knowledge especially starting at a very young age. It provides exposure to...
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National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Immunizations needs are broken down in groups – babies & young children, school-age children, preteens & teens, adults, and pregnant women. Vaccines for babies and young children protect infants from 14 diseases by the time they reach 2 years of age. They must receive...
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Are Flip-Flops a Health Flop?

Only a few years ago, flip-flops were seen at the beach or in the locker room, but now they seem to be everyday attire. While that’s the case, the now common footwear is not a best choice for your health. • Flip-flops can alter the way you walk, and a...
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Family Practice Co-Pays: What You Need to Know

Here's what you need to know about Family Practice co-pay/downpayment requirements: Co-pays/down payments are required at check-in prior to seeing your provider Your insurance company determines the amount you will owe This is the amount you will be asked to pay We will do everything we can to help determine...
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Fall Prevention Workshop Starts August 2nd

Iowa Specialty Hospital is proud to present, Stepping On, a fall prevention workshop. This 7 week workshop will be held every Thursday from August 2nd through September 13th from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the lower level conference room of the Belmond Campus. During the Stepping On workshops, participants...
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EMS Funding Special Election - What it Means for Wright County

Most residents of Wright County are aware of the proposed Wright County EMS System plan. Before the EMS Funding Special Election scheduled for August 7, 2018, it’s important to be informed about the goals of this partnership. Many wonder why funding for emergency medical services (EMS) is needed at all....
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Barkema Trust Funds Received for Coag Ananlyzer in Clarion

Iowa Specialty Hospital – Clarion was recently the proud recipient of funds from The Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust. Funds received went toward the purchase of a Coag Analyzer to be used in the Clarion Lab Department for venous blood INR, which monitors blood thinning medications such as Coumadin....
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Barkema Trust Funds Received for Biofire FilmArray in Belmond

Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond was recently the proud recipient of funds from The Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust. Funds received allowed the Belmond Lab Department to purchase a Biofire FilmArray. This equipment conducts PCR and DNA testing for infectious agents such as bacteria and virus. We are very...
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Avoiding Heat Stroke During the Summer

The first official day of summer is only days away, and temperatures will only continue to rise. So let’s take a look at heat stroke symptoms and prevention to keep you and your loved ones safe. Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures -- usually in combination with...
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