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April is Rosacea Awareness Month

April is designated as Rosacea Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public on the impact of this chronic and widespread facial disorder, now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. It’s important for individuals who may have rosacea to seek medical help before it gets worse, and...
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County-Wide Drug Take Back April 27th

On Saturday, April 27th, area Pharmacies in Wright County and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to...
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Maternity Department Receives CuddleCot™ Donation

Our Maternity Department recently received the donation of a CuddleCot™ and Shnuggle™ Moses Basket. While many of the donations received for the maternity department go for improved care or comfort of mom or baby, this donation fulfills a different need. The CuddleCot and Shnuggle Moses Basket provide parents and other...
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100th Baby of 2019 Arrives

Iowa Specialty Hospital’s 100th baby of 2019, Matthew Ryan Sarmiento Noyola, was born on March 19, 2019 at 3:05 in the morning to parents, Nancy Noyola and Santos Sarmiento of Eagle Grove. Baby Matthew weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches in length. He will be welcomed home...
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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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