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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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Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 10-16, 2020! What Is a Food Allergy? • A food allergy is a medical condition in which exposure to a food triggers a harmful immune response. The immune response, called an allergic reaction, occurs because the immune system attacks proteins in the food that...
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ISH Resumes Elective Procedures

When Governor Kim Reynolds announced on April 24th that hospitals would be allowed to resume elective surgeries, Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics was prepared with a plan to move forward. The hospital system began working on an elective surgery re-establishment plan early on in order to resume care quickly. This...
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Named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital List

Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond, Iowa was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for patient satisfaction in the country. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond, scored best among critical access hospitals as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for...
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Boost Your Immune System During COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to take its toll, one of the best things you can do at this time is to boost your immune health. The following are tips to boost your immune system now and in the future. Be Active Researchers have shown that exercise improves the immune and metabolic...
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Raising Mental Health Awareness Amid COVID-19

The following article is provided by Alexis Morgan who is a licensed independent social worker and one of our counseling and therapy providers. Over the past couple months we have all been reading the headlines, “These are unprecedented times; we must flatten the curve; everyone’s health is at risk”. As...
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Community Garden Plots Available

We will once again have free garden plots available for anyone interested. The community garden is located just north of the cement parking lot by The Meadows Assisted Living (1302 South Main Street) in Clarion. The land will be plowed and tilled by the hospital in advance. It’s up to...
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COVID-19 Instrucciones Para Pacientes Hispanohablantes

Para la seguridad de nuestros pacientes y personal, hemos implementado lo siguiente: Llame Antes de Venir Por favor llame a 515-602-9820 si tiene preguntas o para ser evaluado antes de venir a cualquier de nuestras locaciones. Le darán instrucciones si necesita ser atendido por un médico. Restricciones de Citas Clínicas...
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100th Baby of 2020

Iowa Specialty Hospital’s 100th baby of 2020, Teagan Rae Meyer, was born on March 16, 2020 at 2:59 in the afternoon to parents, Justin and Kelly Meyer of Belmond. Baby Teagan weighed 7 pounds 0.9 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. She will be welcomed home by sibling Theo,...
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Outdoor Clinic Available for Respiratory Illnesses

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation closely, we continue to implement new procedures and protocols. We are now offering an outdoor clinic under the main entrance canopy at the Belmond location for individuals presenting with symptoms of respiratory illness. Having all testing done in one location protects...
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