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Proper Handwashing

by Christina Petersen Infection Control Nurse The first step to preventing transmission of pathogens from person to person is thorough handwashing. According to the CDC, on average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should; however, proper handwashing should be done after all of the...
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Change Your Passwords for Passphrases

by Ash Hanson Privacy/Security Officer Passwords are something you use almost every day, from accessing your email or banking online to purchasing goods or accessing your smartphone. However, passwords are also one of your weakest points; if someone learns or guesses your password they can access your accounts as you,...
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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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