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.
Jackie Kalkhoff Presented Daisy Award for Nursing Excellence
Manning Regional Healthcare Center’s Jackie Kalkhoff, LPN, was honored with the National Daisy Award Thursday, which recognizes extraordinary nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The Award at MRHC is co-sponsored by Mercy Central Iowa Network.
The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, Calif., and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.
Each year, a nurse is selected by MRHC administration to receive The DAISY Award. Thursday, during a surprise presentation given in front of Kalkhoff’s colleagues, family and friends, Kalhkoff received a certificate commending her for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” The certificate reads: “In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people.” She will also be given a beautiful and meaningful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.
One day while Patrick was in the hospital, he asked his family to bring him a Cinnabon® cinnamon roll plus enough for all the nurses in his unit. With the help of Cinnabon’s parent company, FOCUS Brands, The DAISY Foundation carries on this tradition by serving Cinnabons to all the nurses in the Award recipient’s unit in thanks for everything they do for their patients and families.
Said Bonnie Barnes, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, “When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do. The kind of work the nurses at MRHC are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”
“We’re very pleased to be able to present this award to Jackie for her hard work and dedication to MRHC patients and their families. Jackie and our nursing staff work tirelessly to ensure our patients are well taken care of and their needs are met with compassion and precision,” says Amy Dawson, MRHC’s chief clinical officer.
Kalkhoff works as an LPN in the MRHC – Clinic and has been with the organization since 2011.
MRHC Contributes $10.3 Million Annually to Local Economy
Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) generates 285 jobs that add more than $10.3 million to the local economy, according to a recent study released by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA).
The figures released show that MRHC directly employs 179 full-time employees, and another 106 employees are generated as a result of the business MRHC does locally. In addition, MRHC’s annual payroll is listed at $7.5 million (salaries and benefits), while an additional $2.8 million is generated through jobs that depend on MRHC.
The study also shows that MRHC employees, by themselves, spend an estimated $2.8 million in local retail sales, and contribute $171,881 in state sales tax revenue.
“It’s big business in our small town,” says John O’Brien, MRHC’s CEO. “We’re proud to be a major employer and economic contributor in the Manning area. The patients we see are friends and neighbors, and we’re happy to be able to support them, just as they support us.”
The IHA study examined the jobs, income, retail sales and sales tax produced by hospitals and the rest of the state’s health care sector. The study was compiled from hospital-submitted data on the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey of Hospitals and with software that other industries have used to determine their economic impact.
The study found that Iowa hospitals directly employ 71,324 people and create another 50,131 jobs outside the hospital sector. As an income source, hospitals provide $4.2 billion in salaries and benefits and generate another $1.8 billion through other jobs that depend on hospitals.
In all, the health care sector, which includes offices of physicians, dentists and other health practitioners, nursing home and residential care, other medical and health services and pharmacies, contributes $14.3 million to Iowa’s economy while directly and indirectly providing 293,758 jobs, or about one-fifth of the state’s total non-farm employment.
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.