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Local Mom of Four Receives Woundcare Close to Home

“I never imagined that you could find skin cancer in the form of a lump without having any visual signs on your skin,” said Manning resident, Jeanne Kerkhoff. “I am hopeful that by sharing my story everyone will realize the importance of self-exams and early detection.” Jean ...

MRHC Recognizes Mental Health Struggles in Youth

Did you know that 17% of youth ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder? In recognition of Mental Health month, Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) aims to raise awareness of mental health struggles among youth. “Over the last year, mental health issues have been on the rise in a ...

Construction Begins for MRHC Renovation

MRHC’s Project Forward campaign and construction to expand the Senior Life Solutions program space, upgrade the hospital pharmacy to meet regulations, and add a negative-pressure isolation room is underway. “We are excited about the progress happening with the renovation project at MR ...

MRHC Shares Tips to Keep Kids Healthy This Summer

Summer’s long, lazy days are quickly approaching, abundant with new opportunities for play and recreation. With the change of pace also comes the need to be extra mindful of the health and safety of our children. Here are some helpful tips to prepare your family for an injury- and illness-free ...

MRHC Honors Outstanding Employee Sarah Lorenzen

MRHC’s first ever Outstanding Employee Award honoree is Sarah Lorenzen, Patient Access Manager. This award recognizes employees who consistently perform a high-level of work and extra duties beyond those normally assigned, has a positive attitude, displays exceptional dependability, and create ...

MRHC Announces DAISY Award Roxi Doyel, LPN

Throughout Roxi Doyel’s career at MRHC, she has been known to deliver superb nursing care. And Roxi’s great care hasn’t gone unnoticed - patients will frequently return specific comments calling her out on all the great care she provides. That’s why she is a perfect recipient ...

Local Farmer is Grateful for Healthcare in Manning

The 2020 spring planting season had an unexpected start for one area farmer and continued to be a year of many unexpected twists and turns. “When I cut my leg in a farming accident, I never imagined the ups and downs I would face in the next eight months,” said Bary Kienast, resident of ...

April 2021 Clinical Connections

Did you miss the April 2021 issue of the Clinical Connection?  Here's what's inside: • MRHC Capital Campaign • COVID-19 Updates • What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet? • Mental Health is Real • Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health • Welcome New ...

Erasing the Mark of Mental Illness

Awareness is a great thing. We should all strive for way more of it. So often it seems as if we are caught up in the day to day grind of everyday life and it’s easy to find ourselves closed off to things that don’t affect us daily. This is unscientific of course, but I’m going to g ...

Jill Arp Honored as one of Iowa’s Best Nurses

Adapted from original article in the Manning News Journal Manning Regional Healthcare Center’s (MRHC) Jill Arp, RN, BSN, was honored as one of Iowa’s Top 100 Nurses after being nominated by several MRHC coworkers and fellow community members. “Jill is the type of coworker tha ...

MRHC Welcomes New Family Practice Clinic Provider

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Samantha Quelland, ARNP to the Family Practice Clinic on April 19, 2021. “I am really looking forward to taking care of patients and their families and building relationships with people,” said Quelland, ARNP. After receiving ...

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a notable increase in alcohol use and abuse in Iowa. According to the governor, there has been an 18% increase in alcohol related deaths in the past year throughout the state. “We are seeing this impact here in Manning with an increased wait l ...

MRHC has Significant Economic and Community Impact

As a non-profit critical access hospital, the mission and purpose of Manning Regional Healthcare Center is to serve those in the local community and provide a public benefit. Quality healthcare has a large community and economic impact and it is essential for attracting other industries. Hospitals a ...

MRHC to Host COVID Vaccine Clinic

On Wednesday, March 31st, Manning Regional Healthcare Center will host a mass COVID-19, Moderna vaccination clinic (250 doses). Distribution will be for those who are over 18 years of age with health comorbidities and anyone who is eligible in Phase 1B-all tiers, as well as those in Phase 1A. Appoin ...

June Babysitting Clinic Announced

Manning Regional Healthcare Center will be co-hosting a Babysitting Course with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Carroll County on Thursday, June 3rd at Manning Regional Healthcare Center.  The class will be in session from 8:30am - 3:30pm and will be limited to 15 individuals on a ...

Manning Regional Healthcare Center Announces $1.7 Million Capital Campaign

The Board and Senior Leadership Team at Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) are excited to launch a capital campaign to expand the Senior Life Solutions program space, upgrade the hospital pharmacy to meet regulations, and add a negative-pressure isolation room. “Although the hospital ...

Farm Safety & Health Tips for Planting Season

More than half of workplace fatalities around the globe occur in agriculture, making farming one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. As planting season approaches, Manning Regional Healthcare Center wants to make sure area residents are physically and mentally prepared. This not only goes for f ...

Tips to Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

The amount of sleep you get every night affects your well-being, but the quality of your sleep makes a difference too. According to the Centers for Disease Control, inadequate sleep doesn’t just make you tired, it can increase the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, obesity and d ...

Vaccines Are More Than a Shot in the Arm at MRHC

Manning Regional Healthcare Center started providing COVID-19 vaccinations to the public on Monday, February 8th. To date MRHC has administered over 200 vaccines and has plans in place to administer additional vaccines as soon as they become available. “We are administering the Moderna COVI ...

Senior Life Solutions Program Receives 2020 National Program of the Year Finalist Award

Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) is pleased to announce that the Senior Life Solution program and staff, Janet Brus, program director, Amy Hull, program therapist and Cathy Dammann, office and patient coordinator have received an award for being a 2020 National Program of the Year Finalist ...

March/April 2021 Clinical Connection

Did you miss the March/April 2021 issue of the Clinical Connection?  Here's what's inside: • MRHC Strategic Goals Update • COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ • American Heart Month • Occupational Therapy • Skilled Nursing for Recovery Close to Home • Steps ...

American Heart Month: Calming Our Hearts and Minds

February marks American Heart Month. After the challenging circumstances that first presented themselves in 2020, it’s more important than ever for us to acknowledge the connection of the mind and body; specifically, the connection of the mind and the heart.  In a world where many of u ...

Manning Regional Healthcare Center Celebrates American Heart Month

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women. In recognition of American Heart Month and to promote heart health, Manning Regional Healthcare Center’s Specialty Clinic Cardiologist, Dr. Kyle Ulveling, shares heart attack and stro ...

Show Seniors Love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be tough for many seniors. After the excitement of the winter holidays have subsided, it can bring feelings of loneliness and grief. “For anyone mourning a loss, Valentine’s Day can feel particularly cruel because it emphasizes togetherness, love, and romance ...

MRHC Welcomes Two New Directors

Manning Regional Healthcare Center recently welcomed two new directors to our facility. Taya Vonnahme transitioned from her nursing role at MRHC to become the new director of the Recovery Center at Manning Regional and B.J. Schreck has been hired as the new Information Technology (IT) director. V ...

West Central Iowa Healthcare Foundation Donates to Local Food Pantries

The West Central Iowa Healthcare Foundation (WCIHF) is excited to announce that they will be making a $1,500 donation to the IKM-Manning Wolf Pack Pantry as well as a $1,500 donation to the Manning Food Pantry thanks to the generosity of community members. These donations were made possible from ...

Feel Less Lonely This Holiday Season

Much of what makes life worth living was stolen from us this year. Okay, maybe that’s a bit melodramatic, but we should have been going to baseball games, concerts and taking vacations to Mt. Rushmore with a van load of grumpy, ungrateful kids. Instead, many of us stayed home, hoarding Lyso ...

Stay Healty and Active During the Winter Months

Winter is here, and it is important to keep our ourselves flexible and healthy while it is cold outside. People tend to spend more time indoors during the winter, so there is a tendency to lose flexibility for some. Adults still need at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. A combination of s ...

MRHC to Offer Cold Turkey Challenge for Smokers

Starting January 1st, Manning Regional Healthcare Center will take part in a statewide program for those who want to quit smoking, chewing or vaping, the ‘Cold Turkey Challenge.’ “We are recruiting serious and dedicated individuals in our service area who genuinely want to kick ...

MRHC Now Offering the Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Manning Regional Healthcare Center has been selected as a hospital to receive a limited allocation of Bamlanivimab, referenced by Governor Kim Reynolds in her recent public address on November 17th. “The therapeutic is targeted for adults aged 65 and over or with certain medical conditions ...

Plan Ahead For the Medical Care you Want at the End of Life

Do your loved ones and medical providers know what type of medical treatment you prefer? By planning ahead, you can get the medical care you want, avoid unnecessary suffering, and relieve caregivers of decision-making burdens during moments of crisis or grief. You can also help reduce confusion or d ...

Taking Care of the Caregiver

As life expectancies increase, medical treatments advance, and an increasing number of people live with chronic illness and disabilities, more of us find ourselves caring for a loved one at home. Providing care for a family member in need is an act of kindness, love, and loyalty. Day after day, you ...

Don’t Delay Routine Care During COVID-19

Manning Regional Healthcare Center wants to remind everyone that it is important to continue to seek routine medical care, even in the face of COVID-19. “We know that a pandemic presents unease when seeking healthcare in any setting,” said Michelle Anderson, RN, BSN, MRHC Chief Nursin ...

MRHC Hosting Special Medicare Part D Enrollment Event

Manning Regional Healthcare Center will host a special Medicare Part D enrollment event on Friday, November 13, 2020 to help area residents compare and answer questions regarding Medicare Part D plans offered for 2021. Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug p ...

Community Partners to Recognize Red Ribbon Week

The Recovery Center at Manning Regional Healthcare Center, IKM-Manning Schools, the City of Manning Police Department and many other community partners are taking part in Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31, the largest drug-abuse prevention campaign in the world. IKM-Manning students in preschool throug ...

Knights of Columbus Youth Coat Drive at MRHC

The Manning-Manilla Knights of Columbus are hosting a coat drive for all area youth at Manning Regional Healthcare Center beginning October 7th and while supplies last. “We know the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on many families, so we want to be sure that every child who may be in need ...

Sept./Oct. MRHC Clincial Connection

At MRHC, we have introduced a new resource for our patients and the communities we serve. What used to be an internal form of communication between clinical staff is now being shared direct with the public to keep you updated about the services and topics of interest from the various departments wit ...

Women Supporting Women in October

WOMEN. They are our mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, grandmas, and friends. We all know women who take care of their family, relatives, and friends but have a hard time truly caring for themselves. It’s an inherent instinct for women to care for others. But how often do those same women ...

Physical Therapy Month Daily Stretches on Facebook

In recognition of physical therapy month, Manning Regional Healthcare Center reminds everyone of the importance of stretching daily. “We’re celebrating physical therapy month at MRHC by introducing at least one stretch per day that people can do before work, at their workstations, or ...

Choosing the Right Medicare Insurance Coverage

It can be confusing and difficult to understand which Medicare insurance coverage is right for you. Manning Regional Healthcare Center encourages community members ages 65+ to consider these factors before making a decision. “Since Medicare was created in 1965, most Iowans have received the ...

Recovery Center at MRHC Recognizes National Recovery Month

Throughout the month of September, the Recovery Center at Manning Regional Healthcare Center aims to increase awareness of substance abuse as well as support individuals in their recovery from previous alcohol and substance abuse addictions. “The pandemic has increased the demand for treatm ...

Designated Respiratory Clinic Now Open at MRHC

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area, Manning Regional Healthcare Center wants to remind everyone of the current protocols for quarantine, isolation and testing. “If you receive a positive COVID test, you should quarantine at least ten days from symptom onset until symptoms have i ...

Wounds Healed at MRHC

“After a car accident left me with extensive injuries, the Wound Care team at Manning Regional Health Care Center has my sincere thanks for all they have done to heal my wounds,” shares Christina Brown, a resident of Manilla. When Christina was referred to receive wound care treatment ...

Children’s Health is Top Priority as School Starts

  Manning Regional Healthcare Center wants to remind parents and caregivers to keep an eye on their children’s physical, mental, social and nutritional health as they prepare to return to school. “We’re not just talking about their physical health,” shared Shelby D ...

Mental Health Tips from MRHC

Manning Regional Healthcare Center recognizes that COVID-19 is not only affecting individuals physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Institute on ...

Student Athletes Should Schedule Their Annual Physical

Manning Regional Healthcare Center wants to remind parents or caregivers to schedule their middle school and high school students’ yearly sports physicals as well as younger children’s well-child exams at MRHC soon. Appointments are filling up quickly. MRHC is taking extra precaution ...

MRHC Welcomes Dr. Atteberry, Orthopedic Surgeon

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is excited to announce that orthopedic services will be offered at MRHC beginning July 17. Thomas Atteberry, M.D. is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine. Dr. Atteberry will treat patients of all ages with knee, shoulder, l ...

Welcome Back, Anissa Irlmeier, PA-C

Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) has announced the addition of a familiar face to its medical team. Anissa Irlmeier, PA-C, has rejoined the Family Practice Clinic. Irlmeier began seeing patients at MRHC’s Family Practice Clinic in June. “We are excited to have Anissa back on ...

BINGO!! Family Health, Safety and Fitness Challenge Begins

Manning, Iowa ­- Manning Regional Healthcare Center is excited to announce a fun challenge for families in Manning and surrounding communities. MRHC is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our community members, so in recognition of that as well as safety month, MRHC has created an interacti ...

Jackie Blackwell Earns Professional Certification

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is proud to announce that Jackie Blackwell, BSN, RN, Director of Quality, Patient Safety, Risk Manager, and Patient Advocacy at MRHC, was recently certified by the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) as a Certified Professional of Healthcare Quality. ...

Taya Vonnahme Receives $3,500 IHERF Scholarship

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is excited to announce that Taya Vonnahme, RN, BSN House Supervisor, who is studying for a Masters of Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at Walden University, has been awarded a $3,500 scholarship from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation ...

Senior Life Solutions Program Receives 4 Laptop Computers for Group Therapy Thanks to Generous Donors

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Senior Life Solutions team at Manning Regional Healthcare Center immediately started identifying ways that they could continue to meet with the community’s most vulnerable audience, seniors ages 65+ who were living alone and could no longer meet face-to-f ...

MRHC Resumes Services After COVID Pandemic

The past two months have been quite the whirlwind for everyone, however that rollercoaster of planning, preparing, protecting, and proceeding for the staff, administration and providers at Manning Regional Healthcare Center has been one for this history books. MRHC CEO, Linn Block, RN, BSN, MHA s ...

Ear, Nose, and Throat Services Offered in Manning

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is excited to announce that ENT (ear, nose and throat) services are now being offered in Manning. David Denman, M.D., F.A.C.S., is board certified in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Denman will be in Manning on the first and third Wednesday ...

Meeting the Many Needs of Patients

By: Pam Kusel, Manning News Journal Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) strives to meet the healthcare needs of people in Manning and the surrounding area. Healthcare professionals are able to help patients with many issues and, when MRHC providers need additional help and expertise, they c ...

Patient Experience: Travis Meier Deals with Cancer

By: Pam Kusel, Manning News Journal At the time Travis Meier was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, he was the youngest to be diagnosed with a cancer that normally affects individuals 50-70 years of age. “When I was diagnosed, they tested to see how many of my cells were cancerous. I was a ...

Patient Experience: Donna Rutz Deals with Diabetes

By: Pam Kusel, Manning News Journal It was a surprise to Donna Rutz when her healthcare provider Hope Jensen, ARNP, a primary care nurse practitioner at Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) told her she could have diabetes. She was consulting with Jensen about hormone therapy and Jensen w ...

GPS - Gratitude. Purpose. Spirituality

By: Bradley Madsen, Counselor at the Recovery Center at Manning Regional Healthcare Center Well that escalated quickly! Just 30 days ago we were going about life as usual. We were planning after church trips to Target and lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings, we were discussing summer vacation destinat ...

Senior Life Solutions Offers Tips to Cope with Anxiety and Isolation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked so ...

A Colonoscopy Could Save Your Life

Did you know that symptoms are not always present in those with colorectal cancer? In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Manning Regional Healthcare Center wants to remind those over 50 to receive regular screenings to help protect against colorectal cancer. “Colorectal cance ...

3/24/20 Coronavirus Update from MRHC

As your trusted healthcare experts in the community, Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) wants you to know that we are dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread. The MRHC Infection Prevention and Disaster Preparedness ...

NEW PATIENT PORTAL

The new patient portal for MRHC, MyCareCorner, is now up and running! Please follow these simple, step-by step instructions to create your account and view as well as manage your health information. A Patient's Guide to Using MyCareCorner.net (pdf)   Accessing MRHC Patient Portal ...

Coronavirus Update: 3/20/20

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to be a global pandemic affecting our community and the entire world. To remain current on the status of this emerging health issue, please follow the Iowa Department of Public Health, Carroll County Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

VISITOR RESTRICTION IN EFFECT 3/11/20

To protect our patients, families and health care workers during the global outbreak of COVID-19, the following restriction is in effect at Manning Regional Healthcare Center as of 3/11/20. During this temporary visitor restriction, only IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS are allowed to visit patients. Vis ...

MRHC Now Offering Dermatology Services

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is excited to announce that dermatology services are now being offered in Manning. Many people experience uncomfortable skin conditions such as acne, hives, psoriasis, rashes, warts, eczema, or even skin cancer.  Seeing a dermatology provider regularly can ...

Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Did you know that the average adult should get seven or more hours of sleep per night? Not only does the amount of sleep you get affect your well-being, but the quality of your sleep makes a difference too. According to the Centers for Disease Control, insufficient sleep doesn’t just make y ...

Coronavirus Update: 3/4/20

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) as of 3/4/20, the risk of the novel coronavirus to the general public remains LOW. At Manning Regional Healthcare Center, we are participating in weekly conference calls with the Iowa Department of Public Health, are following all recommended ...

Coronavirus: What you Need to Know

As your trusted healthcare experts in the community, Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) wants you to know that we are partnering with many local, state and national agencies to ensure the safety and well-being of our community as the coronavirus continues to spread. The MRHC Infection Prev ...

Preventing Cervical Cancer

Did you know that cervical cancer was once the number one cause of death for women nationwide? According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, more than 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and a ...

February is American Heart Month

Did you know that one in three women will die of heart disease?  That’s more than all forms of cancer combined. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women. It’s not just a problem for older adults. Heart disease a ...

Wound Care Clinic Receives Center of Excellence Award and Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the Wound Care Clinic is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s Center of Excellence award. Recipients of this award meet or exceed national wound care quality benchmarks over a six-month period. “This achievement reaffirms the qualit ...

MRHC CEO Plans for Success

February 10, 2020 (Courtesty of Pam Kusel, Manning News Journal, https://www.manningnews.com/) With just six months at the helm of Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC), CEO Linn Block is pleased to see a positive difference. Prompting change is a new strategic plan which was launched a ...

Senior Life Solutions at MRHC Named National Program Finalist of the Year

February 6, 2020 Manning, IA – Manning Regional Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that the Senior Life Solutions team has been named a national Program of the Year Award finalist. To date, there are 90 Senior Life Solutions programs across 26 states nationally.  Top performin ...

Influenza is on the Rise in Iowa

January 20, 2020 Just a reminder that influenza activity remains widespread in Iowa and in the U.S. CDC’s influenza forecasts suggest that national influenza activity will remain elevated for several more weeks. Influenza activity is elevated and both influenza A and B virus infections are ...

MRHC Patient Portal Needs Updated Email Addresses

January 15, 2020 As of January 1, 2020, MMCTSU emails have been discontinued and therefore some Manning residents may be missing important notices sent from Manning Regional Healthcare Center regarding their upcoming medical appointments and reminders. It is important for patients to update their ...

Open Letter: Holidays Can Be Especially Hard for Addicts

December 23, 2019   Written by Bradley Madsen, Recovery Center staff member at Manning Regional Healthcare Center Ever since I can remember, Christmas Eve in my family meant traveling to my grandparent’s farm outside of Harlan. The cousins would spend the day outside sledding or build ...

Senior Life Solutions Program Receives National Recognition

December 13, 2019 Manning Regional Healthcare Center was recently notified that its Senior Life Solutions program was chosen as a STAR training site by Psychiatric Medicare Care (PMC), one of the largest mental health management companies within rural hospitals across the United States. Overall, ...

MRHC Grows From Within by Providing Tuition Assistance

December 7, 2019 As a child growing up in Manning, Taya Vonnahme had several extended family members who worked in the medical field. With relatives who were EMTs and Paramedics to her grandmother, Cynthia Genzen – who was a nurse at Manning Regional Healthcare Center for more than 40 years ...

Manning Man Finds Comfort from MRHC Wound Care Center

November 18, 2019  Ralph Dobler woke up one morning and knew something was wrong. The bottom of his foot was tender to the touch and the pain turned excruciating when he walked. “I knew right away that I needed to get into the doctor and have it evaluated,” said Dobler, 74, ...

MRHC Installs State-of-the-Art Surgery Technology

November 18, 2019  Manning Regional Healthcare Center recently became one of the first hospitals in the state of Iowa to install an Advanced Imaging Modalities 4K Platform in its operating room. The new platform is a minimally invasive surgical tower that will provide MRHC’s surgeons w ...

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Local Mom of Four Receives Woundcare Close to Home

“I never imagined that you could find skin cancer in the form of a lump without having any visual signs on your skin,” said Manning resident, Jeanne Kerkhoff. “I am hopeful that by sharing my story everyone will realize the importance of self-exams and early detection.”
Jeanne manages the Northwestern Mutual Financial in Manning, is an active community member and

MRHC Recognizes Mental Health Struggles in Youth

Did you know that 17% of youth ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder? In recognition of Mental Health month, Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) aims to raise awareness of mental health struggles among youth.

“Over the last year, mental health issues have been on the rise in adults and children. The increased use of electronics we have seen could be related to an i