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Iowa Specialty Hospital Now Test Iowa Clinic Site

The following is a press release from the Office of the Governor. A new Test Iowa clinic site is scheduled to open in Wright County on Monday, August 10, 2020. The new site will be located at Iowa Specialty Hospital, 403 1st Street SE in Belmond. Regular testing hours will...
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300th Baby of 2020

We're proud to announce the birth of 300th baby of 2020, Zaiden Vernan Bustos. Baby Zaiden was born on August 2nd at 3:23 in the afternoon to parents Shyanna Carpenter and Wesley Bustos. He weighed 6 pounds 12.9 ounces, was 18.5 inches in length, and he has black hair and...
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Open Letter from Dr. Michael McLoughlin

The following is an open letter from Dr. Michael McLoughlin regarding COVID-19. We are sharing this letter in both English and Español. Please share with your friends and family. The number of cases of COVID-19 reported daily across the country continues to increase. On Friday, July 17th a new single-day...
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Safe for Children to Return to School

The following is a response from Dr. Michael McLoughlin regarding whether it’s safe for children to return to school this fall: Decisions about school are very difficult and we can only base our decisions on the information about COVID that we have. For one the American Academy of Pediatrics is...
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Clarion man describes COVID journey - Calls plasma treatment a “miracle”

Article by Bridget Shileny, courtesy of The Wright County Monitor In the last several weeks, the Monitor and other news outlets have brought readers, listeners, and viewers an abundance of coronavirus and COVID-19 coverage. Most of the coverage takes the form of cautionary notes from doctors and healthcare officials. This...
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Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond is the recent recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. According to Healthgrades, Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond scored top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge...
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Wear a Mask

The following article is courtesy of the Eagle Grove Eagle and editor, Kim Demory. COVID-19 precautions still a necessity in Wright County As the State of Iowa, along with the entire nation, tries to get back to a “new normal” way of life, Iowa Specialty Hospital is reminding people that...
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Named Among 14 Hospitals Where Patients Felt Respected

Becker’s Healthcare recently released a list of 14 hospitals with the highest percent of patients who strongly agreed staff respected their preferences most. Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics in Belmond was named among the national listing. According to updated HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores, at...
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200th Baby of 2020 Arrives

Iowa Specialty Hospital’s 200th baby of 2020, Adriel Jossiah Martinez Lopez, was born on May 26th at 5:37 in the morning to parents Yamilex Martinez and Elisco Martinez Lopez. Baby Adriel weighed 6 pounds 3.4 ounces, was 19.5 inches in length, and has black hair and brown eyes. He will...
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Wear Face Protection to Reduce COVID Spread

Over the last several months, the world has watched as COVID-19 spread from such areas as China and Italy to the shores of the United States. Initially coastline states took a hard hit from the virus while the mid-west remained fairly untouched. Unfortunately around mid-March that was no longer the...
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