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21 05, 2020

Ottumwa Health Group Launches Telehealth Services

2020-05-21T10:22:31-06:00

Ottumwa Health Group Launches Telehealth Services Virtual visits connect patients and providers beyond the clinic setting Ottumwa Health Group announced today that it has added telehealth to its offerings. Specialties available include Primary Care, Urology, [...]

Ottumwa Health Group Launches Telehealth Services2020-05-21T10:22:31-06:00
11 05, 2020

Ottumwa Regional Health Center Marks National Hospital Week, Honors Healthcare Heroes

2020-05-11T08:25:02-06:00

Ottumwa Regional Health Center Marks National Hospital Week, Honors Healthcare Heroes Ottumwa Iowa, 5/11/2020 - Ottumwa Regional Health Center (ORHC) is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in [...]

Ottumwa Regional Health Center Marks National Hospital Week, Honors Healthcare Heroes2020-05-11T08:25:02-06:00
6 05, 2020

Ottumwa Regional Health Center Marks National Nurses Month, Celebrates the Year of the Nurse

2020-05-06T06:33:24-06:00

Ottumwa Regional Health Center (ORHC) is proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health [...]

Ottumwa Regional Health Center Marks National Nurses Month, Celebrates the Year of the Nurse2020-05-06T06:33:24-06:00
29 02, 2020

Thank You!

2020-01-15T14:09:28-07:00

Thank you for joining us on this 29-day journey of heart health. We hope you’ve found it helpful and that you’ve learned something about your heart that you may not have known before. Remember, heart [...]

Thank You!2020-01-15T14:09:28-07:00
27 02, 2020

Heart Disease: An Unwanted Heirloom

2020-01-15T14:07:27-07:00

You’ve got your father’s eyes, your grandmother’s laugh, but what about your uncle’s heart disease? While many inherited traits are good, others – like heart disease – aren’t. It’s important to know how your family’s [...]

Heart Disease: An Unwanted Heirloom2020-01-15T14:07:27-07:00
26 02, 2020

Five Surprising Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

2020-01-15T14:06:27-07:00

You probably know that healthy eating and regular physical activity are critically important to maintaining good heart health. But there are a number of other things you can do to give your heart an extra [...]

Five Surprising Ways to Boost Your Heart Health2020-01-15T14:06:27-07:00
25 02, 2020

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs Can Save a Life

2020-01-15T14:05:30-07:00

When a heart attack strikes, minutes matter. Those first few minutes following a heart attack are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. According to the National Institutes of Health, about [...]

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs Can Save a Life2020-01-15T14:05:30-07:00
24 02, 2020

Heart Health at Any Age

2020-01-15T14:04:27-07:00

Things change as we get older. How you took care of yourself in your 20s might be very different from how you take care of yourself today. That said, it’s important to understand what you [...]

Heart Health at Any Age2020-01-15T14:04:27-07:00
23 02, 2020

Got Kids? Give ‘Em Heart!

2020-01-15T14:03:30-07:00

As a parent, there are a number of great reasons to get your kids to think of their health as a priority. And there are a number of great ways to help them do that, [...]

Got Kids? Give ‘Em Heart!2020-01-15T14:03:30-07:00
22 02, 2020

We Heart Dessert

2020-01-15T14:02:32-07:00

How many of us want to beat a hasty path to the freezer for a few scoops of ice cream after dinner? While it’s nice to treat yourself from time to time, it’s important to [...]

We Heart Dessert2020-01-15T14:02:32-07:00
21 02, 2020

Sleeping Beauty

2020-01-15T14:01:32-07:00

Consistently getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can do for the health of your mind and body. And it’s particularly important for your heart. Even though it keeps [...]

Sleeping Beauty2020-01-15T14:01:32-07:00
19 02, 2020

It Does That? Fun Facts About Your Hard-Working Heart

2020-01-15T13:59:29-07:00

Your heart is one hard-working muscle – a fascinating, giant pump that’s working every second of every minute of every day. It’s working hard for you, so let these fun facts about your heart inspire [...]

It Does That? Fun Facts About Your Hard-Working Heart2020-01-15T13:59:29-07:00
18 02, 2020

How to Have a Heart-to-Heart about Health

2020-01-15T13:58:22-07:00

Understanding the risk factors, signs and symptoms of heart disease can have a big impact on the likelihood of a positive outcome and a strong recovery when issues arise. Besides recognizing these in yourself, it’s [...]

How to Have a Heart-to-Heart about Health2020-01-15T13:58:22-07:00
17 02, 2020

How Weight Weighs on Your Heart

2020-01-15T13:57:19-07:00

Many of us have made New Years resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier and exercise. When we don’t always follow through, it’s not because we don’t want to be healthier. More often, life just gets [...]

How Weight Weighs on Your Heart2020-01-15T13:57:19-07:00
16 02, 2020

Heart Health Starts at Home

2020-01-15T13:56:14-07:00

After a long day, it’s easy to go home, put your feet up and grab the remote. This may help you unwind, but it won’t do your heart any favors. In fact, if you’re like [...]

Heart Health Starts at Home2020-01-15T13:56:14-07:00
15 02, 2020

Give Your Brown Bag a Boost

2020-01-15T13:55:05-07:00

You’re at work. It’s lunchtime. Your brown bag lunch is waiting for you in the office fridge. Maybe it’s two-day-old meatloaf. Maybe it’s a turkey sandwich. Either way, you’re not too thrilled about it. We’ve [...]

Give Your Brown Bag a Boost2020-01-15T13:55:05-07:00
14 02, 2020

Time Out: Does Your Heart Need a Break?

2020-01-15T13:53:57-07:00

You wake up early, start making breakfast and lunches so you can get the kids fed, dressed and out the door in time for school. Follow that with eight or more hours at the office, [...]

Time Out: Does Your Heart Need a Break?2020-01-15T13:53:57-07:00
13 02, 2020

Take as Directed: Talking to Your Doctor About Medications

2020-01-15T13:52:36-07:00

An important step in taking charge of your health is speaking with your healthcare provider about medications you are taking, including its favorable results and any potential side effects. As you age and experience life [...]

Take as Directed: Talking to Your Doctor About Medications2020-01-15T13:52:36-07:00
12 02, 2020

A Happy Heart is a Healthy Heart

2020-01-15T13:50:59-07:00

You’ve heard the phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine,” right? There might be more truth to it than you think. Not only is laughter free, but research shows that laughing can strengthen your immune system, [...]

A Happy Heart is a Healthy Heart2020-01-15T13:50:59-07:00
11 02, 2020

Is it a sign?

2020-01-15T13:49:48-07:00

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), equating to approximately one in four male deaths and one [...]

Is it a sign?2020-01-15T13:49:48-07:00
10 02, 2020

More Numbers and a Major Risk Factor to Know

2020-01-15T13:48:28-07:00

When it comes to heart health, you might hear your provider talk about your “numbers” – specifics about your health that play an important role in your heart health and determining your risk for heart [...]

More Numbers and a Major Risk Factor to Know2020-01-15T13:48:28-07:00
8 02, 2020

An Egg White a Day…

2020-01-15T13:45:06-07:00

If you’re an egg lover, you may scoff at eating just the whites. Not so fast. If you’re open to a change, utilizing just the whites of the egg every now and then can benefit [...]

An Egg White a Day…2020-01-15T13:45:06-07:00
7 02, 2020

Namaste Healthy: The Heart Benefits of Yoga

2020-01-15T13:43:38-07:00

Manage blood pressure. Control cholesterol. Reduce blood sugar. Get active. Eat better. Lose weight. Stop smoking. There’s a reason the most talked about ways to improve your heart health also make up the American Heart [...]

Namaste Healthy: The Heart Benefits of Yoga2020-01-15T13:43:38-07:00
6 02, 2020

Know Your Numbers

2020-01-15T13:42:31-07:00

Know Your Numbers One step in taking an active role in your health to help ensure a healthy life is by knowing specific numbers that play an important role for your heart: Blood pressure Is [...]

Know Your Numbers2020-01-15T13:42:31-07:00
5 02, 2020

Give Your Kitchen Pantry Some Love

2020-01-15T13:41:15-07:00

Eating smart for your heart starts at home. But how do you know what to stock up on to keep your meals heart-healthy? We’ve compiled a guide to help you plan your next grocery trip [...]

Give Your Kitchen Pantry Some Love2020-01-15T13:41:15-07:00
4 02, 2020

Heart Disease 101: Warning Signs for Women

2020-01-15T13:39:51-07:00

As the number one killer of men and women in the U.S., you might think that gender doesn’t matter when it comes to heart disease. But it does. In fact, according to the Centers for [...]

Heart Disease 101: Warning Signs for Women2020-01-15T13:39:51-07:00
3 02, 2020

Not All Symptoms Are Obvious: Overlooked Symptoms to Watch

2020-01-15T13:38:19-07:00

We’ve all seen when heart attacks happen in the movies. A character is walking along when, suddenly, they grab their chest – wincing with pain – and immediately tell someone, “Call 911! I’m having a [...]

Not All Symptoms Are Obvious: Overlooked Symptoms to Watch2020-01-15T13:38:19-07:00
2 02, 2020

30 Minutes a Day Can Help Keep Heart Disease Away

2020-01-15T13:36:24-07:00

Did you know that exercising as little as 30 minutes each day can improve your heart health and quality of life? It can even be simple activities that are easier to incorporate into your schedule, [...]

30 Minutes a Day Can Help Keep Heart Disease Away2020-01-15T13:36:24-07:00
1 02, 2020

Welcome to 29 Days of Heart Health

2020-01-15T13:33:12-07:00

This February marks not only American Heart Month, but another leap year. That means an extra day to enjoy quality time with family and friends. An extra day to chase after your 2020 goals. And [...]

Welcome to 29 Days of Heart Health2020-01-15T13:33:12-07:00
21 11, 2019

End Your Year on a Healthy Note

2019-11-21T14:24:25-07:00

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s as important as ever to ensure that you’re keeping your health at the top of your priority list and finishing out the year strong. Preventive care is a [...]

End Your Year on a Healthy Note2019-11-21T14:24:25-07:00
30 10, 2019

DIABETES: What You Should Know

2019-10-30T12:37:25-06:00

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 Know2019-10-30T12:37:25-06:00
30 10, 2019

Health Insurance Marketplace

2019-10-30T11:31:36-06:00

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 Marketplace2019-10-30T11:31:36-06:00
8 10, 2019

Ottumwa Regional Health Center to Host Community Blood Drive

2019-10-08T13:46:04-06:00

  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 Drive2019-10-08T13:46:04-06:00
5 08, 2019

Ottumwa Regional Health Center awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

2019-08-05T13:05:56-06:00

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 Commission2019-08-05T13:05:56-06:00
14 03, 2019

Wheelchair Fitting Clinic

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

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

Community Care Auxiliary Donates Pictures to Behavioral Health Unit

2018-05-23T14:01:35-06:00

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 Unit2018-05-23T14:01:35-06:00
7 05, 2018

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

2018-05-04T08:58:23-06:00

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 Cutting2018-05-04T08:58:23-06:00
3 04, 2018

Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center Honored with Multiple Awards

2018-04-03T11:54:41-06:00

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 Awards2018-04-03T11:54:41-06:00
28 02, 2018

Community Care Auxiliary Gives Grant to Teen Health Center

2018-02-28T10:05:11-07:00

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 Center2018-02-28T10:05:11-07:00
26 02, 2018

ORHC Receives Renewal of CARF Accreditation

2018-02-26T10:05:38-07:00

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 Accreditation2018-02-26T10:05:38-07:00
12 02, 2018

Ottumwa Regional Health Center Offers Supervised Exercise Training Program

2018-02-12T08:38:29-07:00

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 Program2018-02-12T08:38:29-07:00