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10 07, 2017

Employee Celebrates 50 years of service at Ottumwa Regional Health Center

2017-10-13T13:32:54+00:00

In 1967 Lyndon B. Johnson was president, the Beatles released their hit “All You Need is Love” and Toni Frymoyer took a job at St. Joseph hospital in Ottumwa as a messenger. At that time [...]

Employee Celebrates 50 years of service at Ottumwa Regional Health Center 2017-10-13T13:32:54+00:00
27 03, 2017

ORHC Sponsors Health Walk at the 1st Annual Family Fest Event at Bridgeview Center

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

Ottumwa Regional Health Center sponsored the Health Walk at the recent Family Fest held at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, IA. This was a family-centered  event and contained many educational and entertainment components.  Free [...]

ORHC Sponsors Health Walk at the 1st Annual Family Fest Event at Bridgeview Center 2017-09-27T14:47:30+00:00
1 02, 2017

Employees Recognized for Community Engagment

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

            Employees Recognized for Community Engagement The Employee Engagement Program at Ottumwa Regional Health Center celebrates employee involvement in the communities they serve. In 2016, ORHC employees logged over 8,500 [...]

Employees Recognized for Community Engagment 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
30 01, 2017

Teen Center Receives $60,000 from Auxiliary

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

Community Care Auxiliary Donates $60,000 to local Teen Health Center (Ottumwa, IA) – On behalf of the Community Care Auxiliary, secretary Jackie Baker presented a $60,000 check to Diana Price, for the Ottumwa High School [...]

Teen Center Receives $60,000 from Auxiliary 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
24 01, 2017

Something to Celebrate!

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

Celebrations can happen anywhere and a 68th wedding anniversary should certainly be cause for celebration, even in a hospital!  Robert and Shirley Singley didn’t plan on Robert being a patient on ARU on this special [...]

Something to Celebrate! 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
28 12, 2016

ORHC Goes Above and Beyond

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

  Ottumwa Regional Goes Above and Beyond –Donald Covert Donald Covert is a lucky man and he’ll tell you it’s all due to some special people he met along the way. In August of last [...]

ORHC Goes Above and Beyond 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
28 12, 2016

Liberty School Students Get The Facts on Tobacco

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

Liberty School Students Get The Facts on Tobacco Surprisingly, when it comes to prevention of tobacco use, the biggest reaction from Mrs. Gravett’s 3rd grade class at Liberty School wasn’t what smoking can do to [...]

Liberty School Students Get The Facts on Tobacco 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
27 12, 2016

Pekin Students Brighten Patients Day at ORHC

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

Pekin Students Brighten Patients Day at ORHC A group of students from Pekin High School paid a visit to the patients in the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Ottumwa Regional Health Center last week. The students, [...]

Pekin Students Brighten Patients Day at ORHC 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
27 12, 2016

Local class makes Christmas fun packages

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

Lisa Canny, Co-Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry at St. Mary of the Visitation, and her Confirmation class made Christmas fun packages as part of their service project at their annual October retreat to [...]

Local class makes Christmas fun packages 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
22 12, 2016

Heart Power!

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

  The looks on the faces of Mrs. Burton’s 3rd grade students ranged from fascination to disgust, but there is no doubt Carla Thompson, RN from Ottumwa Regional Health Center has their full attention during [...]

Heart Power! 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
22 12, 2016

Santa and Mrs. Claus visits ORHC Admitting Lobby

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

“On Monday evening, the Admitting staff at Ottumwa Regional Health Center hosted “Santa in the Lobby” and invited area children and their families to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Santa as well as a reindeer [...]

Santa and Mrs. Claus visits ORHC Admitting Lobby 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
19 12, 2016

Nusaybah M. Ismail, PA-C Joins Ottumwa Orthopedics

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

Ottumwa Health Group, LLC is pleased to welcome Nusaybah M. Ismail, PA-C to the Ottumwa Orthopedics practice located at 1011 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite B, in the Haas Medical Plaza. Nusaybah graduated from Alderson Broaddus University [...]

Nusaybah M. Ismail, PA-C Joins Ottumwa Orthopedics 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
14 12, 2016

NEW 3D Mammo at ORHC!

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

  NEW 3D Mammography at Ottumwa Regional Health Center! Ottumwa Regional Health Center selected GE Healthcare’s SenoClaire technology to deliver 3D mammograms on our patients because it provides excellent image quality while the radiation dose [...]

NEW 3D Mammo at ORHC! 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
12 12, 2016

3rd Annual Treat Wars a HUGE Success!

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

Thank you to all who participated in the treat wars this year! The competition was fierce. We had 16 entries and raised $207 to donate to the Southern Iowa Food Bank! For every $5 donated [...]

3rd Annual Treat Wars a HUGE Success! 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
28 11, 2016

Joyce Chouinard, FNP

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

Please join us in welcoming Joyce Chouinard as our newest provider. Joyce will be part of the clinical staff at the EasyCare Walk-In Clinic in the North Hy-Vee Grocery Store at 2453 North Court Street [...]

Joyce Chouinard, FNP 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
15 11, 2016

“We have no desire to go anywhere else for our care.”

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

“We have no desire to go anywhere else for our care.”-Molly Mick When Molly Mick and her husband, Neal decided to start a family, Ottumwa OB/GYN was the obvious choice. The women in Molly’s family [...]

“We have no desire to go anywhere else for our care.” 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
5 10, 2016

Think Pink Day, Friday, October 7

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

CELEBRATE THINK PINK DAY! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 HAS BEEN DECLARED THINK PINK DAY IN OTTUMWA. A big thanks to Ottumwa Hy-Vee Bakeries and McDonald’s. You will be greeted with important information and a sweet treat. [...]

Think Pink Day, Friday, October 7 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
5 10, 2016

Getting Back to Normal

2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00

“Ottumwa Regional Physical Rehabilitation Services has me back doing the things I love to do.” — Kathy Lasser Sometimes your life can change in an instant and you find yourself on an entirely new path. Kathy [...]

Getting Back to Normal 2017-09-27T14:47:31+00:00
5 10, 2016

Therapy Restores Confidence

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

“My son’s speech is now clear and perfectly understandable.” — Cody Heckart Henry Heckart is your typical 4 year old boy – boisterous, curious and confident. It’s hard to believe he ever struggled with speaking, [...]

Therapy Restores Confidence 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
15 09, 2016

EasyCare Clinic Grand Opening

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

Today, the EasyCare Walk-In Clinic had it's official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. Ottumwa Regional Health Center first opened its first in-store medical clinic on August 15 at the North Hy-Vee grocery store, located [...]

EasyCare Clinic Grand Opening 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
14 09, 2016

ORHC Attends U of I Nursing Career Fair

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

Ottumwa Regional Health Center attended the University of Iowa College of Nursing Career Fair on September 13th. This event was sponsored by the Association of Nursing Students (UIANS) and the theme was “A Prescription for [...]

ORHC Attends U of I Nursing Career Fair 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
14 09, 2016

Dr. Ruth Mome Joins ORHC

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ruth Mome to our medical staff as a full time hospitalist at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Dr. Mome attended the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She recently [...]

Dr. Ruth Mome Joins ORHC 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
12 09, 2016

Cassie Belger, RN Retires

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

Ottumwa Regional Health Center recently held a retirement celebration for Cassie Belger, RN. Cassie dedicated her nursing career to ORHC and for 39 years has provided great patient care. She honed her skills on the [...]

Cassie Belger, RN Retires 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
15 08, 2016

Area athletes receive free sports physicals

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

Ottumwa Regional Health Center again recently held their annual free sports physical clinics for area student athletes at three locations in our service area. Over 150 students from grades 7-12 lined up to receive their [...]

Area athletes receive free sports physicals 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
20 07, 2016

“Pokémon Go” craze unintentionally challenging

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

One of the highest priorities for staff at Ottumwa Regional Health Center is to ensure patient safety and confidentiality within the hospital environment. With the advent of the recent “Pokémon Go” craze, there have been [...]

“Pokémon Go” craze unintentionally challenging 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
17 05, 2016

Four Boys, Four C-Sections Equals One Hospital

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

“Four boys, four C-sections equals one hospital.” — Tiffany Danley Tiffany Danley will tell you she was very nervous with her first pregnancy. After experiencing pain, she decided she needed an expert and made an [...]

Four Boys, Four C-Sections Equals One Hospital 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
14 05, 2016

ORHC is Hiring!

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

ORHC is Hiring! 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
12 05, 2016

Ice Cream and Chair Massages for Hospital Week!

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

Today for Hospital Week we enjoyed ice cream and chair massages! Total relaxation AND a sweet treat! What could be better than that?

Ice Cream and Chair Massages for Hospital Week! 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
11 05, 2016

ORHC Cooks Out for Hospital Week

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

For Hospital Week today, David Howard, Manager of ORMICS was our grill master for the afternoon. He grilled up delicious hamburgers, chicken, and bratwurst. We invited local EMS crews to enjoy lunch with us. Ottumwa [...]

ORHC Cooks Out for Hospital Week 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
10 05, 2016

ORHC Hosts Volunteer Reception

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

Today, Ottumwa Regional celebrated the "heart of the hospital", our volunteers, during National Hospital Week with a reception and many many thanks. Phil Noel, our CEO, presented Roy Roberts, President of the Community Care Auxiliary, [...]

ORHC Hosts Volunteer Reception 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
9 05, 2016

ORHC Kicks Off National Hospital Week

2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00

National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. This week ORHC would like to take the [...]

ORHC Kicks Off National Hospital Week 2017-09-27T14:47:32+00:00
19 04, 2016

Ottumwa Orthopedics Moves to New Location

2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00

Growing Practice Moves to New Location Ottumwa Orthopedics has quickly outgrown their current space and has relocate to more spacious offices in the Haas Medical Plaza effective today. The new address is 1011 Pennsylvania Avenue, [...]

Ottumwa Orthopedics Moves to New Location 2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00
7 04, 2016

“I feel so grateful to this team that changed my life.”

2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00

“I couldn’t breathe.” Almost 40 years of smoking had finally caught up with Kreg Tate (center). “I was just sitting and suddenly, there was no air,” Kreg remembers. Eventually Kreg quit smoking but was later diagnosed [...]

“I feel so grateful to this team that changed my life.” 2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00
24 03, 2016

RegionalCare Hospital Partners and Capella Healthcare Announce Plans to Merge

2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00

Rash to serve as Executive Chairman; Wiechart to serve as President & CEO RegionalCare Hospital Partners Inc. (“RegionalCare”) and Capella Healthcare, Inc. (“Capella”), both privately-owned premier providers of health care services, today announced plans to [...]

RegionalCare Hospital Partners and Capella Healthcare Announce Plans to Merge 2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00
21 03, 2016

Ottumwa Regional Health Center Announces  Opening of Retail Convenient Care Clinic in Hy-Vee Grocery Store

2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00

Ottumwa and surrounding area residents will soon have another convenient option for treatment when they are feeling under the weather and don’t have quick access to their primary care provider. Ottumwa Regional Health Center through [...]

Ottumwa Regional Health Center Announces  Opening of Retail Convenient Care Clinic in Hy-Vee Grocery Store 2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00
7 03, 2016

Dr. Jeffrey Brannen talks cancer prevention

2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00

Gastroenterologist Dr. Jeffrey Brannen with Ottumwa Health Clinics, participated in several interviews and radio talk shows designed to educate the public and raise awareness on detection and prevention of colon cancer. March is Colon Cancer [...]

Dr. Jeffrey Brannen talks cancer prevention 2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00
7 03, 2016

Teresa Brisendine Retires

2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00

Teresa Brisendine, Director of Materials Management with Ottumwa Regional Health Center retired February 29, 2016 after 38 years of dedicated service. She joined ORHC in 1978 as a nurse’s aide on the Medical/Surgical Nursing floor, [...]

Teresa Brisendine Retires 2017-09-27T14:47:33+00:00
2 03, 2016

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00

Colorectal Cancer Can be Prevented! Did you know that the second leading cancer killer of men and women can be prevented with regular screenings? It's colorectal cancer and unfortunately the embarrassment of getting screened keeps [...]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. 2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00
29 02, 2016

Leap Day Baby Born at ORHC

2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00

The chances of being born on a Leap Day are about 1 in 1,461. “Leaplings’ as they are called, are rare because February 29th only rolls around once every 4 years. Southeast Iowa’s newest 'Leapling’ [...]

Leap Day Baby Born at ORHC 2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00
16 02, 2016

ORHC Recognizes Cardiac Patient of the Year

2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00

For 15 years Ottumwa Regional Health Center’s Cardio/Pulmonary Rehab Department has nominated and celebrated the Cardiac Patient of the Year. This year the honor was given to Bob Beisch of Ottumwa. Bob was recognized for [...]

ORHC Recognizes Cardiac Patient of the Year 2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00
15 02, 2016

Patient Love

2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00

The staff at Ottumwa Regional Health Center showed their love by presenting personalized Valentine cards to each of their patients on Sunday. “The patients really got a kick out of getting a card from their [...]

Patient Love 2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00
10 02, 2016

What do I need to know about the Zika virus?

2016-02-15T13:52:22+00:00

What do I need to know about the Zika virus? By: Ari Frenkel, M.D. The Zika virus is spread through the bite of a mosquito. Sexual transmission has now been reported as well. Common symptoms [...]

What do I need to know about the Zika virus? 2016-02-15T13:52:22+00:00
8 02, 2016

When It Comes to Your Heart, Know Your Numbers

2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00

Jeff Blegen, Exercise Physiologist with Ottumwa Regional Health Center works to inspire and educate patients and our community every day. February is American Heart Month, so we asked Mr. Blegen for some tips on living [...]

When It Comes to Your Heart, Know Your Numbers 2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00