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1 02, 2016

National Wear Red Day® Friday, February 5, 2016

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

Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke [...]

National Wear Red Day® Friday, February 5, 20162017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00
5 01, 2016

Cathy Angle, RN, Retires

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

Ottumwa Regional Health Center recently celebrated the retirement of Cathy Angle, RN from the Women and Family unit. Cathy started her career as a teacher, but realized in her heart she wanted to be nurse [...]

Cathy Angle, RN, Retires2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00
5 01, 2016

Cindy Grant Retires

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

Ottumwa Regional Health Center recently held a retirement celebration for Cindy Grant, Clinical Coordinator and respiratory therapist. Cindy began her career in 1976 as an LPN and trained on the job for respiratory therapy, taking [...]

Cindy Grant Retires2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00
1 01, 2016

2016 Baby New Year

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Meet Tyler Matthew Meeker, the first baby born at Ottumwa Regional in 2016. Congratulations goes out to Jonathan and Amber Meeker. At 12:39 am on January 1, 2016, they welcomed Tyler, their second son, into [...]

2016 Baby New Year2017-09-27T14:47:36+00:00
23 12, 2015

The Magic of Christmas

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

The joy and wonder in the face of a child reveals the real magic of Christmas. Billy and Niki Mathis love to play Santa and Mrs. Claus during the holidays. This year Niki, who is [...]

The Magic of Christmas2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
22 12, 2015

Shelley Bechtel, ARNP

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

Please join us in welcoming Shelley Bechtel, ARNP to our provider staff as a full time Family Nurse Practitioner. Shelley has joined the staff at the Eddyville Clinic effective December 9, 2015. She is a [...]

Shelley Bechtel, ARNP2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
21 12, 2015

Lori Wells, ARNP

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

Please join us in welcoming Lori Wells, ARNP to our provider staff as a full time Family Nurse Practitioner. Lori had been helping out on a prn basis in our Walk In Clinic and we [...]

Lori Wells, ARNP2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
21 12, 2015

Chriss Allen’s Story

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

“I did not want to come here…” Chriss Allen will tell you she is a woman of strong opinions and it’s hard to change her mind. So when her neighbors and granddaughter Katie insisted she [...]

Chriss Allen’s Story2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
18 12, 2015

Home Health Care Adopts Patients for Christmas

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

It is not hard to see that Ottumwa Regional’s Home Health Care Team is full of the holiday spirit! “My team is out in the community and in people’s homes,” said Wendy Smith, Director of [...]

Home Health Care Adopts Patients for Christmas2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
14 12, 2015

Wound Center Celebrates the Spirit of Giving

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

Looking to make an impact this holiday season is what the Wound Care Center set out to do. “In year’s past we did a Secret Santa exchange among ourselves and this year we really wanted [...]

Wound Center Celebrates the Spirit of Giving2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
11 12, 2015

Thursby Barwick was raised with the expectation that you look for ways to help others.

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

A Girl Scout since first grade, Thursby (daughter of Julie and Charles Barwick) has worked on a number of community projects from cleaning up the trails to making baby hats for newborns. She recently presented [...]

Thursby Barwick was raised with the expectation that you look for ways to help others.2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
3 12, 2015

Making Kids Feel Comfy

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

Alex Reeves knows what kids like and she knows how to get it for them. A Girl Scout since second grade, Alex (daughter of Scott and Lori Reeves) has spent a lot of time on [...]

Making Kids Feel Comfy2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
24 11, 2015

“Five Babies, One Hospital.”

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

For Dan and Autumn Canny Ottumwa Regional Health Center is the only choice for a special delivery. All five of their children were born there—Cady, the latest, on September 11, along with Charlotte, Cooper, Callum [...]

“Five Babies, One Hospital.”2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
24 11, 2015

Make the most of your insurance deductibles.

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

Here’s a way to feel smart when it comes to medical insurance. If you’ve been putting off a minor surgery or an important test your doctor has recommended, the end of the year is a [...]

Make the most of your insurance deductibles.2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
17 11, 2015

We’re Number 1.0033!

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

Ottumwa Regional Health Center is proud to announce that it recently achieved national recognition based on improved performance in four key areas of clinical care process, patient health outcomes, efficiency and overall patient experience. As [...]

We’re Number 1.0033!2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
3 11, 2015

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

Ottumwa Regional’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center recognizes November as National Diabetes Awareness Month. Sadly, more than 23 million Americans and 246 million individuals world-wide suffer from diabetes. But did you know that this preventable [...]

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
26 10, 2015

Joint Camp: Exclusive New Program at Ottumwa Regional Health Center

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

Ottumwa Regional Health Center is pleased to announce the launch of a new program to Southeast Iowa. ORHC Joint Camp is a program exclusively designed for patients who are preparing for, undergoing and recovering from [...]

Joint Camp: Exclusive New Program at Ottumwa Regional Health Center2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
23 10, 2015

ORHC Announces Joint Camp

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

Joint Camp, a unique program in SE Iowa at Ottumwa Regional Health Center, is designed for patients who are preparing for, undergoing and recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery. This all-inclusive program educates patients [...]

ORHC Announces Joint Camp2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
22 10, 2015

BLOOD DRIVE, Friday, November 6

2017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00

We have moved our normal December blood drive into November to help with patient need for MVRBC. MVRBC supplies all blood and blood products to Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Please help us collect 15 units [...]

BLOOD DRIVE, Friday, November 62017-09-27T14:47:37+00:00
21 10, 2015

ORHC Welcomes New Employees

2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00

Please join us in welcoming our newest employees to the ORHC family. Amanda Finkelberg, CNA, Kim Wilson, RN, Heather Luscan, RN, Xander Gonzalez, RN, Tracy Hoffman, RN, Jeri Bowen, Accounting Analyst, Kelsey Nevins, RN, and [...]

ORHC Welcomes New Employees2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00
13 10, 2015

Tears Of Joy

2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00

October 8, 2015 is a special day for Linda Fisk. It was the day she received her final radiation treatment and was told she could resume a normal life. When Linda heard those words, the [...]

Tears Of Joy2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00
12 10, 2015

Cutsforth: Used her nursing knowledge to prepare herself

2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00

By Holly Henry Ottumwa Courier Correspondent OTTUMWA — Because her sister had been diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40, Keitha Cutsforth of Ottumwa started having mammograms at age 35. It was a decision that [...]

Cutsforth: Used her nursing knowledge to prepare herself2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00
7 10, 2015

A Caring Connection

2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00

Glen Sabolbora likes to get to know the patients he serves. When delivering meals to the patient care areas he gets to interact with patients and make them smile. “It makes me feel good when [...]

A Caring Connection2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00
5 10, 2015

I’m A Walking Miracle! -Angie Widger

2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00

Angie Widger almost died of a stroke this past January. “I was going to work at the North Hy-Vee on a Sunday night,” remembers Angie, who lives in Eldon. “I started gasping for breath walking [...]

I’m A Walking Miracle! -Angie Widger2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00
3 10, 2015

ORHC Takes FIRST PLACE In Oktoberfest Parade!

2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00

ORHC's float, "The Heart of Healthcare," took first place for best commerical float in the 2015 Oktobefest Parade!

ORHC Takes FIRST PLACE In Oktoberfest Parade!2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00
2 10, 2015

Think Pink Day in Ottumwa

2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00

McCreery Cancer Center, Imaging, and Marketing Department Team Members were out in full force this morning handing out donuts from Main Street Donuts and hot fresh coffee from McDonalds along with important information about breast [...]

Think Pink Day in Ottumwa2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00
1 10, 2015

Jefferson Street Bridge Has Pink Glow For Month of October

2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00

Ottumwa Regional Health Center and the City of Ottumwa sponsor the lighting the Jefferson Street Bridge in pink lights for the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness month. The beautiful pink bridge picture is [...]

Jefferson Street Bridge Has Pink Glow For Month of October2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00
26 09, 2015

It’s The Little Things…

2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00

Apparently, the old adage, “it’s the little things that matter most” is really true. Especially if you are hospitalized. Victoria Brownsworth, RN seems to know this very well and many other “little things” too. Notices [...]

It’s The Little Things…2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00
24 09, 2015

Finding a Way – Rehab Patients Re-Master Everyday Activities

2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00

Sometimes we experience situations where the simplest tasks can seem impossible. No more so than folks who have suffered debilitating strokes or similar injuries that can severely impair their ability to manage on their own. [...]

Finding a Way – Rehab Patients Re-Master Everyday Activities2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00
22 09, 2015

ORHC Welcomes New Employees

2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00

Please join us in welcoming our newest employees to the ORHC family: David Ford, Paramedic, ORMICS, Joli Johnson, CNA, SBCC, Nick Melvin, RN, Med Surg, Kelsey Fitch, RN, Med Surg, Sam Bowen, RN, Med Surg, [...]

ORHC Welcomes New Employees2017-09-27T14:47:38+00:00
17 09, 2015

Hello, Baby!

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

Taken from the Indoors Column, Ottumwa Post, Dan Canny, Publisher My wife is incredible. Sometimes I forget that. Then, she goes and does something thoughtful, like pushing a giant baby from her womb and I [...]

Hello, Baby!2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
17 08, 2015

Glue Sticks, Erasers, and Pencils, OH MY!

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

Today, The Ottumwa School District welcomed in 20 new teachers to the area. To help them get acquainted with the Ottumwa area, the school district had a "Teachers' Road Rally," a scavenger hunt of sorts [...]

Glue Sticks, Erasers, and Pencils, OH MY!2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
4 08, 2015

Holding My Boy Made This Delivery Extra Special

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

For the birth of Sawyer, her second son, Denise Bearden (right) chose to have a gentle caesarean (C-section), a new delivery option* now available at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. “My first son, Easton, was born [...]

Holding My Boy Made This Delivery Extra Special2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
20 07, 2015

I Earned An Honorary Degree In Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

It took 80 hours for Sue Randolph to “graduate” from her recent Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. And for Sue, it was worth every minute. “I’m a diabetic, which causes poor blood circulation, especially in the feet,” [...]

I Earned An Honorary Degree In Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
20 07, 2015

Dr. Nishant Tripathi Joins Hospitalist Medical Staff

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

We are pleased to announce Dr. Nishant Tripathi has joined our medical staff as a full time hospitalist at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Dr. Tripathi attended medical school and graduated from Rajshahi Medical College in [...]

Dr. Nishant Tripathi Joins Hospitalist Medical Staff2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
29 06, 2015

ORHC Welcomes Allison Crall, FNP

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

Please join us in welcoming Allison Crall, FNP to our provider staff as a full time family nurse practitioner. Allison has joined the staff at the Eddyville Clinic effective June 22, 2015. Allison is a [...]

ORHC Welcomes Allison Crall, FNP2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
3 06, 2015

I Hate To Excercise, But I Love Life More

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

You can find Bob Ehmke (center) exercising at least three times a week at Ottumwa Regional Health Center, where he participates in a Cardiac Rehab program. In fact, Bob is so diligent in following his [...]

I Hate To Excercise, But I Love Life More2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
16 05, 2015

Make Ottumwa Shine

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

ORHC Team Members volunteered their afternoon to clean up the city block by Wal-Mart as part of a city-wide effort to Make Ottumwa Shine.

Make Ottumwa Shine2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
8 05, 2015

ORHC Welcomes Dr. Delilah Stephens

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Delilah Stephens to our medical staff and as a full time hospitalist at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Dr. Stephens has been a hospitalist physician with Apogee for 10 years [...]

ORHC Welcomes Dr. Delilah Stephens2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
6 04, 2015

ORHC Welcomes Angie Blankenship, FNP

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

Please join us in welcoming Angie Blankenship, FNP to our provider staff as a full time family nurse practitioner. Angie is joining the staff at our Ottumwa Walk In Clinic. Angie is a graduate of [...]

ORHC Welcomes Angie Blankenship, FNP2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
6 04, 2015

ORHC Welcomes Dr. Shahul Valavoor

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Shahul Valavoor to our medical staff as a full time permanent hospitalist for Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Dr. Valavoor is a graduate of the Gulf Medical College in Ajman, [...]

ORHC Welcomes Dr. Shahul Valavoor2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
31 03, 2015

My Heart Is So Greatful to Ottumwa Regional for Their Life-Saving Care

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

This past January 23, on North Court Street, Randy Anderson (center) dropped dead—literally, suffering a massive heart attack. The 58-year-old avid runner was on a 3-mile run when a woman driving by saw him collapse. [...]

My Heart Is So Greatful to Ottumwa Regional for Their Life-Saving Care2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
13 03, 2015

ORHC ER and the Ottumwa Walk-In Clinic Receive Chamber Image Award

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

Ottumwa Regional Health Center’s Emergency Department and the Ottumwa Walk-In Clinic were recognized as two of this quarter’s Ottumwa Chamber IMAGE Award Recipients. Article taken from "Connections, Bridging the Community" A publication of Partners in [...]

ORHC ER and the Ottumwa Walk-In Clinic Receive Chamber Image Award2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00
12 03, 2015

Local Girl Scouts Make and Donate Gift Basket

2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00

March 8-14, 2015 marks National Girl Scout Week and includes March 12, the 103rd birthday of Girl Scouts. In recognition of Girl Scout week and the national birthday of Girl Scouts, Ottumwa Girl Scout Troop [...]

Local Girl Scouts Make and Donate Gift Basket2017-09-27T14:47:39+00:00