Full Scale Disaster Drill Scheduled in Manning for August 19
On Wednesday, August 19, a full scale disaster drill will be held in the Manning Community. Sponsored by the Carroll County Preparedness Coalition, the drill will simulate a school shooting at the IKM – Manning High School. IKM – Manning Schools have had ALICE training and will be exercising their knowledge of ALICE during the simulation. Other entities to be involved include the Manning Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Manning EMS, Templeton EMS, Coon Rapids EMS, Manning Fire Department, Carroll County Public Health, Carroll County Emergency Management, Manning Regional Healthcare Center and other emergency preparedness partners.
Community volunteers are currently being sought to help simulate this event. If you would like to know more about volunteering or how you can become a part of the event, contact Jill Arp at (712) 655-8170 or email@example.com. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parental consent and all volunteers will be required to sign a release of liability. The simulation will be as real life as can be reenacted.
17 Teams Golf to Support West Central Iowa Healthcare Foundation 22nd Annual Charity Golf Classic
On Friday, July 17, a total of 17 golf teams gathered at the Manning-Manilla Golf and Country Club to tee off to support the West Central Iowa Healthcare Foundation. The event was WCIHF’s 22nd Annual Charity Golf Classic, and 100% of the proceeds from this year’s event are going toward the purchase of new furniture for the MRHC – lobby and front porch.
The event was supported by Corporate and Event Sponsors. Corporate sponsors included AGP, Axis Pain Management, First National Bank, Holmes Murphy, JE Dunn, Ohde Funeral Home and Soll’s Service. Event Sponsors included ACI Boland Architects, Echo Electric, State Farm Insurance – Kirk Huehn, Stone Printing and Manning Regional Healthcare Center. Adams Motors of Manning generously sponsored a hole-in-one contest with the chance of winning a 2015 Chevy Cruze and Ohde Funeral Home offered their traditional chipping contest, with golfers trying to chip wiffle balls into a casket for an opportunity to win one of three, crisp $100 bills.
There were also several flight and door prize sponsors, including AGP, Auen Distributing, Casey’s General Stores, Carroll Broadcasting, Consumer Contact Company of Iowa, Echo Electric, Holmes Murphy, the Manning Chamber of Commerce, Mike’s Meat Locker and Templeton Savings Bank.
For those that don’t golf, the WCIHF raffle that was held in conjunction with the golf outing was a great way to support the cause. Raffle tickets were on sale throughout the community for several weeks prior the event. Seven sizeable prizes were available to winners, thanks to many generous donors. A new twist on this year’s raffle, ticket purchasers had the opportunity to put their ticket purchase toward the specific prize they were interested. Prizes included a one-year, single membership to the Manning-Manilla Golf and Country Club, courtesy of the M&M Golf and Country Club. Steve Jorgensen was the winner of the golf membership. Two $500 gift certificates to Bridges Bay Resort in Okoboji were raffled off, courtesy of Soll’s Service. Jeanne Stadtlander and Dave Schilling were the winners of these prizes. Templeton Rye Distillery donated a private tour for 20 with some free TR swag apparel items. Renee Stangl won the free private tour. Horizon Equipment generously donated four tickets to this fall’s Iowa versus Iowa State Football game, and Linda Croghan was lucky enough to have her ticket drawn for that prize. Also donated were four tickets to the Iowa versus Pittsburgh football game in Iowa City this fall. Kenzie Kerkhoff was the recipient of that prize. And finally, Manning Regional Healthcare Center and Karen Nelson donated a “Taste of Iowa” package which included a one night stay in the Amana Colonies, a $50 gift card to the Ox Yoke Inn, two bottles of Santa Maria wine and a handcrafted quilt. Congratulations to DeEtte Grabill for winning the Taste of Iowa package.
Kids Camp to Kick off June 25
Manning Regional Healthcare Center is planning a three-part kids summer camp program to kick of Thursday, June 25.
“As an off-shoot of our Medical Mini-Series monthly educational program for adults, we’d like to do a summer mini-session for kids, a sort of ‘kids camp.’ We’ll keep things fun and entertaining, but also educational,” explains Sarah Foley, MRHC’s marketing coordinator.
The Kids Camp will be held every other Thursday, beginning Thursday, June 25. Each session will be approximately 30-45 minutes long and the topics will be designed for children ages 5 – 12 years of age.
The first session offered will be Bike Safety, led by the Manning Police Department. Children will learn about basic bicycle safety and hand signals, and they’ll have an opportunity to participate in a bike rodeo or riding obstacle course. In addition, the ISEC Bike Shop, of Carroll, will be on hand to check bicycles for proper tire inflation, chains, seat height or adjustments and more. The Bike Safety camp will be held June 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the MRHC parking lot. If necessary, a rain date is scheduled for Friday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m.
The second Kids Camp topic is Healthy Smiles, and will be led by Amy Hunziker, I-Smile Oral Health Coordinator with New Opportunities, Carroll. Hunziker will talk to kids about tooth decay, proper brushing habits and healthy foods for healthy teeth. The Healthy Smiles camp will be held on Thursday, July 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Timmerman Shelterhouse.
The third Kids Camp will be held on Thursday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Timmerman Shelterhouse and will feature Nate Fuller, PA-C, of MRHC. Fuller’s camp, Jump Jive and Jiggle, will talk about healthy eating habits, the importance of drinking water and staying hydrating and healthy portions. Fuller will also talk about the importance of staying active and getting regular exercise.
There is no charge for children to attend any of these camps and all camps are open to the public. For more information, contact Sarah Foley at (712) 655-2072.
2013 Community Health Needs Assessment Report Released
The 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment Report is now available by clicking on the link below. Printed versions will also be available at the Manning Regional Healthcare Center hospital lobby and the Manning Regional Healthcare Center – Clinic. These reports summarize the findings of a comprehensive community health care needs survey.
COMPLETE 2013 CHNA REPORT
From Small Beginnings…Come Great Things: Prenatal Classes Scheduled
Congratulations on becoming a parent. It is a very joyous and exciting journey, but at the same time, you may feel nervous about what to expect. At Manning Regional Healthcare Center, we want to help you through the labor and delivery process by offering prenatal classes to help you prepare for your new arrival.
To schedule a prenatal class, please call Jackie Olson, RN and OB Coordinator, at (712) 655-8167 to schedule a class
During the class, we spend time discussing a wide variety of topics: from what to pack for the hospital, when to come to the hospital, what to expect during labor and how to take care of yourself and your new baby after delivery.
Snacks and beverages are provided, along with samples and handouts with helpful information for you to take home. The cost for the class is $25 per couple. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you have additional questions, please contact Jackie Olson at (712) 655-8167 for more information.