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 Commission 2019-08-05T13:05:56+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 Clinic 2019-03-14T10:01:06+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 Unit 2018-05-23T14:01:35+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 Cutting 2018-05-04T08:58:23+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 Awards 2018-04-03T11:54:41+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 Center 2018-02-28T10:05:11+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 Accreditation 2018-02-26T10:05:38+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 Program 2018-02-12T08:38:29+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 Update 2018-01-24T14:39:50+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 Restrictions 2018-01-24T14:39:03+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 Clinic 2018-01-09T14:02:23+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 Clinic 2018-01-09T14:03:11+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 System 2018-01-11T12:49:56+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 ICU 2017-10-18T14:50:20+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 workers 2017-10-18T14:47:39+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 Patients 2017-10-18T14:45:13+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 Clinic 2017-10-18T14:37:42+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, MD 2017-10-18T13:58:07+00:00
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
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 Caring 2017-10-18T14:49:39+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 Savvy 2017-09-27T14:47:30+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