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30 10, 2019

DIABETES: What You Should Know

2019-10-30T12:37:25+00:00

If you aren’t living with diabetes, there’s a good chance that at least one of the friends or loved ones who you’ll see this upcoming holiday season is affected by the disease. In fact, according [...]

DIABETES: What You Should Know2019-10-30T12:37:25+00:00
30 10, 2019

Health Insurance Marketplace

2019-10-30T11:31:36+00:00

Are You Covered? Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open Through December 15 November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2020 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since debuting in 2013, the Health [...]

Health Insurance Marketplace2019-10-30T11:31:36+00:00
8 10, 2019

Ottumwa Regional Health Center to Host Community Blood Drive

2019-10-08T13:46:04+00:00

  Ottumwa Regional Health Center to Host Community Blood Drive (Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa Regional Health Center is teaming up with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center to host a Blood Drive on Wednesday, October [...]

Ottumwa Regional Health Center to Host Community Blood Drive2019-10-08T13:46:04+00:00
5 08, 2019

Ottumwa Regional Health Center awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

2019-08-05T13:05:56+00:00

Ottumwa Regional Health Center awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission Ottumwa, Iowa – 8-5-2019 – Ottumwa Regional health Center (ORHC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Evidence of Standards Compliance (ESC) [...]

Ottumwa Regional Health Center awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission2019-08-05T13:05:56+00:00
14 03, 2019

Wheelchair Fitting Clinic

2019-03-14T10:01:06+00:00

Ottumwa Regional Health Center To Host Wheelchair Fitting Clinic The Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at Ottumwa Regional Health Center is hosting a Wheelchair Fitting Clinic on Thursday, March 21 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The [...]

Wheelchair Fitting Clinic2019-03-14T10:01:06+00:00
23 05, 2018

Community Care Auxiliary Donates Pictures to Behavioral Health Unit

2018-05-23T14:01:35+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     5-23-18                                    CONTACT: Lisa Van Klavern 641-684-2350 Community Care Auxiliary Donates Pictures to Behavioral Health Unit   Community Care Auxiliary is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization who recently donated pictures for the use in [...]

Community Care Auxiliary Donates Pictures to Behavioral Health Unit2018-05-23T14:01:35+00:00
7 05, 2018

Ottumwa Women’s Health Clinic to Host Chamber Mixer Open House and Ribbon Cutting

2018-05-04T08:58:23+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     5-7-18                          CONTACT: Whitney Flach 641.684.2498 Ottumwa Women’s Health Clinic to Host Chamber Mixer Open House and Ribbon Cutting   (Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa Women’s Health Clinic is hosting an open house to [...]

Ottumwa Women’s Health Clinic to Host Chamber Mixer Open House and Ribbon Cutting2018-05-04T08:58:23+00:00
3 04, 2018

Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center Honored with Multiple Awards

2018-04-03T11:54:41+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     4-3-18                                                                                                            Ottumwa Regional Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center Honored with Multiple Awards (Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa Regional Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center has received the distinguished Center of the Year [...]

Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center Honored with Multiple Awards2018-04-03T11:54:41+00:00
28 02, 2018

Community Care Auxiliary Gives Grant to Teen Health Center

2018-02-28T10:05:11+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        2-28-18                                  CONTACT: Lisa Van Klavern LVanKlavern@orhc.com or 641.684.2350   Community Care Auxiliary Gives Grant to Teen Health Center The Community Care Auxiliary gave a $60,000 grant to American Home Finding Association for [...]

Community Care Auxiliary Gives Grant to Teen Health Center2018-02-28T10:05:11+00:00
26 02, 2018

ORHC Receives Renewal of CARF Accreditation

2018-02-26T10:05:38+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            2-26-18 CONTACT: Whitney Flach, Marketing wflach@orhc.com or 641.684.2498   ORHC Receives Renewal of CARF Accreditation In 2017 the ORHC Acute Rehabilitation Unit was surveyed by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities [...]

ORHC Receives Renewal of CARF Accreditation2018-02-26T10:05:38+00:00
12 02, 2018

Ottumwa Regional Health Center Offers Supervised Exercise Training Program

2018-02-12T08:38:29+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     2-12-18                        MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Flach 641.684.2498   Ottumwa Regional Health Center Offers Supervised Exercise Training Program (SET)   (Ottumwa, IA) – Cardiopulmonary Rehab at ORHC is pleased to announce an additional exercise [...]

Ottumwa Regional Health Center Offers Supervised Exercise Training Program2018-02-12T08:38:29+00:00
24 01, 2018

Influenza Update

2018-01-24T14:39:50+00:00

January 24, 2018 MEMORANDUM: Influenza Update As of 1:00pm today the front entrance is open with limited hours. The front entrance will be open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. An employee will be stationed [...]

Influenza Update2018-01-24T14:39:50+00:00
19 01, 2018

Influenza Visitor Restrictions

2018-01-24T14:39:03+00:00

January 19, 2018 Influenza Visitor Restrictions  The last few days have shown an increase in influenza activity in the community. Effective at 3pm today, January 19th, the front hospital entrance at the circle drive will [...]

Influenza Visitor Restrictions2018-01-24T14:39:03+00:00
11 01, 2018

Dr. JeanSimon joins Women’s Health Clinic

2018-01-09T14:02:23+00:00

For Immediate Release 1-11-18 ORHC Welcomes Dr. Brandy JeanSimon Dr. Brandy JeanSimon has joined the Women’s Health Clinic team as an OB/GYN with Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Dr. JeanSimon attended Louisiana State University College of [...]

Dr. JeanSimon joins Women’s Health Clinic2018-01-09T14:02:23+00:00
8 01, 2018

Malerie Plank, DNP, FNP-C joins Ottumwa Walk In Clinic

2018-01-09T14:03:11+00:00

For Immediate Release 1-8-18 ORHC Welcomes Malerie Plank, DNP, FNP-C Effective January 8, 2018 Malerie Plank, DNP, FNP-C has joined the healthcare team at the Ottumwa Walk In Clinic as a full time provider. Malerie [...]

Malerie Plank, DNP, FNP-C joins Ottumwa Walk In Clinic2018-01-09T14:03:11+00:00
30 11, 2017

ORMICS Receives Lifesaving Automatic CPR Chest Compression System

2018-01-11T12:49:56+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   ORMICS Receives Lifesaving Automatic CPR Chest Compression System 11-30-17 (Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa Regional Mobile Intensive Care Services (ORMICS) recently received lifesaving technology called the LUCASTM Chest Compression System. This device [...]

ORMICS Receives Lifesaving Automatic CPR Chest Compression System2018-01-11T12:49:56+00:00
16 10, 2017

New Level of Care Provided for Patients in the ICU

2017-10-18T14:50:20+00:00

  Ottumwa Regional Health Center Launches e-ICU to Provide Advanced Intensive Care Service for Patients 10-16-17 (Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa Regional Health Center is providing a new level of care for patients in the ICU. [...]

New Level of Care Provided for Patients in the ICU2017-10-18T14:50:20+00:00
13 10, 2017

Developing a new generation of healthcare workers

2017-10-18T14:47:39+00:00

Developing a new generation of healthcare workers Workforce development planning is a necessity in today’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape. According to an estimate from the world health organization* there is a need-based shortage of healthcare [...]

Developing a new generation of healthcare workers2017-10-18T14:47:39+00:00
8 09, 2017

A Fulfilling Career Caring for Surgical Patients

2017-10-18T14:45:13+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     9-8-17                           A Fulfilling Career Caring for Surgical Patients  (Ottumwa, IA) – Since the early 1980’s Beth Hendred has been helping patients prepare for and recover from surgeries at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. [...]

A Fulfilling Career Caring for Surgical Patients2017-10-18T14:45:13+00:00
15 08, 2017

ORHC Welcomes OB/GYN Dr. Johnson, D.O.

2017-10-19T14:58:57+00:00

For Immediate Release   8-15-17   ORHC Welcomes OB/GYN Dr. Johnson, D.O.   (Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa Regional Health Center is pleased to welcome Steven Johnson, D.O. Dr. Johnson who will be joining the staff [...]

ORHC Welcomes OB/GYN Dr. Johnson, D.O.2017-10-19T14:58:57+00:00
31 07, 2017

Sports Physicals Clinic

2017-10-18T14:37:42+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     7-31-17            Sports Physicals Clinic Free for students entering grades 7-12 at any area school or enrolled at IHCC   (Ottumwa, IA) – Taking part in physical activities like school sports is important [...]

Sports Physicals Clinic2017-10-18T14:37:42+00:00
17 07, 2017

ORHC Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Nathan Nicholson, MD

2017-10-18T13:58:07+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     7-17-17                                       ORHC Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Nathan Nicholson, MD Ottumwa native returns home to practice orthopedic and sports medicine   (Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa Regional Health Center is pleased to welcome Nathan [...]

ORHC Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Nathan Nicholson, MD2017-10-18T13:58:07+00:00
29 06, 2017

A Career of Caring

2017-10-18T14:49:39+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     6-29-17                                     A Career of Caring  Ottumwa Regional Health Center Physical Therapist Retires after 38 years of service   (Ottumwa, IA) – Paul Riggs has seen many changes during his 38 year career [...]

A Career of Caring2017-10-18T14:49:39+00:00
12 06, 2017

Time to Get Stroke Savvy

2017-09-27T14:47:30+00:00

With more than 795,000 strokes occurring every year in the United States, it is critical that all Americans adopt preventive lifestyle habits, know the warning signs, and understand the treatment options available should a stroke [...]

Time to Get Stroke Savvy2017-09-27T14:47:30+00:00