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ISH Recognized for Reduction in Readmissions

Iowa Specialty Hospitals has been recognized as two of ten top performing Iowa hospitals in reducing readmissions by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative’s Compass Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. “We are honored to be named among the top 10 hospitals in Iowa for reduction in readmission”, said Paula Abbas, Iowa Specialty Hospitals...
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Fall Prevention Workshop Concludes

Iowa Specialty Hospital recently concluded, Stepping On, a fall prevention workshop. This seven-week workshop was held Wednesday mornings at the Belmond Campus. During the Stepping On workshops, seven participants received support from trained leaders and other workshop participants, learned strength and balance exercises, and how medications, vision, safe footwear, and...
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Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Good health habits can stop the spread of germs and help prevent respiratory and GI illnesses. Follow the tips below to stay healthy this flu season. 1. Get your flu vaccination. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal influenza and...
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Welcoming New Plastic Surgeon

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is pleased to announce the addition of Suzanne Kuhnen, DO, to its Clarion and Belmond locations. She provides cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Kuhnen received her degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her general surgery residency at Geisinger Wyoming...
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National Recognition for Performance Leadership

November 16th is National Rural Health Day. In honor of this day, Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clincis is proud to announce that it has been recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in...
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What You Need to Know: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a cause of pain and functional problems in the hand and wrist. It results from the compression and pressure of the median nerve at the wrist and occurs anytime the carpal tunnel space at the wrist is compromised. This often recurs as a result of activities that repeatedly involve flexing of the hand at the wrist, resulting in swelling of the transverse carpal ligament.  

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Put on Your Cape & Take a Stand Against Diabetes

In recognition of November as American Diabetes Month®, the American Diabetes Association® reminds us that there’s a hero inside everyone affected by diabetes. Nearly half of all American adults have diabetes or prediabetes, yet most don’t understand the life-long burden of this chronic illness or the 24/7 work it takes...
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300th Baby of 2017

Iowa Specialty Hospital’s 300th baby of 2017, Franklin Dean Mohr, was born on November 6 at 9:25 in the evening to parents Maggie Breitenkamp and Brandon Mohr. Baby Franklin weighed 7 pounds 7.7 ounces and was 21 inches in length. “My sister and I were pregnant at the same time,”...
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ISH Receives Alliant Energy Foundation Hometown Safety Grant

The Alliant Energy Foundation recently contributed $1000 for the purchase of Stryker Cot Extensions for the ambulance department at Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond. These extensions attach to the existing ambulance cots and create an expanded surface area for larger patients while also ensuring solid handles and tie down points for the...
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