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Mental Health IS an Issue, Even in Rural Communities

Distinct mental health differences are evident when comparing rural and urban residents. While mental illnesses have a similar prevalence in both environments, the circumstances and access to treatment look different. According to The National Rural Health Association (NRHA), rural residen ...

Blackwell Named Outstanding Employee

When Amy Blackwell envisioned her career back in college, she initially saw herself as an elementary school teacher. But after changing her major, working a full-time job, starting a family, and running an in-home daycare, she decided to go back to school for her Administrative Office professional d ...

Michelle Price Receives DAISY Award

Caring. Passionate. Helpful. Patient. Kind. Genuine. Positive. Knowledgeable. A ray of sunshine. These are just a few of the words patients and co-workers use to describe Michelle Price, LPN, Recovery Center nurse at Manning Regional Healthcare Center. Michelle recently received the DAISY Award, rec ...

I’m Fine…Really, I’m Fine!

(Article adapted from https://themighty.com/2016/05/smiling-depression-what-you-need-to-know/) “I’m fine…I’m really fine!” The classic and automatic response when someone asks how you’re doing, “But, how are you? Really?” This is a com ...

Blom Advances in Her Healthcare Career at MRHC

MRHC’s, Joy Blom, has held several different roles throughout her career in healthcare. What started out as working as an LPN on a med/surg and OB/nursery unit, eventually led to Blom finding a home at MRHC and to her current role as Director of Surgical Services. “While working as a ...

Don’t be the Dealer: Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 30th

Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) encourages everyone to go through their medicine cabinets while spring cleaning this year and take part in Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30th.  While it may seem convenient to keep leftover medications “just in case” ...

MRHC to Host Bike Safety Rodeo

MRHC will host a bike safety rodeo on Thursday, May 5th from 5-7 p.m. in the MRHC parking lot to ensure local children are ready for summer break. Kids of all ages, especially 4-12, are encouraged to participate, and families are invited to join. The bike rodeo will consist of five stations that ...

Recovery Center Shares Reasons to Stop Drinking

By Bradley Madsen, Recovery Clinical Coordinator   According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), one in every four adults report they have engaged in binge drinking in the past month. And almost 100,000 Americans die from alcohol related causes each year. It’s likely that m ...

Alcoholism Impacts Everyone

Recovery Center Raises Awareness for Alcohol Awareness Month By Bradley Madsen, Recovery Clinical Coordinator   You may think you are too strong, or somehow immune to alcoholism. After all, ‘things like alcoholism happen to OTHER people, it can’t happen to ME.’ ...

Andersen Fulfills Her Passion for Rural Healthcare at MRHC

MRHC Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Michelle Andersen has always wanted to help people, making her career choice of going into healthcare an easy one. “I was a CNA in high school and college, went to nursing school, and obtained my associate degree in nursing right out of high school,” s ...

MRHC to Host Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond Event

Are you a new parent, expecting a baby, or planning a pregnancy? Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) has partnered with St. Anthony Regional Hospital and McFarland Clinic to host a Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond event on Tuesday, April 5th from 4:00-6:00p.m. at MRHC.  The event enco ...

MRHC Makes Changes to Enhance Patient Experience

Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) has made recent changes to improve patient accessibility to providers and convenience of care. Sara Vitito, ARNP, joined the Family Practice Clinic on March 8th with the intention to offer more same-day appointments. “We have seen an increase of the ...

New Colonoscopy Age Guidelines

In the past decade, incidence of colorectal cancer has doubled in people under the age of 50. Given this alarming data, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has updated its guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings. The new recommendations, published by the American Journal of G ...

MRHC Wound Care Clinic Receives Patient Satisfaction and Clinical Distinction Awards

Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) is pleased to announce the Wound Care Clinic is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s Patient Satisfaction Award and Clinical Distinction Award. Recipients of these awards meet or exceed national patient satisfaction and quality benchmarks ove ...

MRHC Welcomes New Occupational Therapist

The rehabilitation department at Manning Regional Healthcare Center is excited to welcome a new Occupational Therapist, Amanda Arneson, MOTR/L, to the rehab team. Arneson is now offering a wide range of occupational therapy services at MRHC for people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, dev ...

MRHC Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is excited to welcome Dr. Steven Stokesbary, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon to the Specialty Clinic. Dr. Stokesbary will offer orthopedic services in Manning on the second and fourth Tuesday every month beginning February 22nd. Dr. Stokes ...

Carroll County Seeks Community Input on Local Health Needs

Over the next few months, Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) will be working with area providers and partners to update the 2019 Carroll County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). We are seeking input from community members regarding the healthcare needs in order to complete the 2022 CH ...

Reverse those Winter Blues

By: Amy Hull, LISW (Therapist with Senior Life Solutions) As we continue into the long days of winter, I am reminded that so many of us face challenges: some because of the cloudy, cold, and grey days which trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); Others because they face depression year-round ...

Dickson Takes Advantage of Career Opportunities at MRHC

MRHC Registered Nurse, Shelby Dickson, knew that she wanted to work in healthcare since she was young. “I went to school for radiology and soon realized that I wanted to be involved in the problem-solving piece of patient care,” said Dickson. “I chose nursing because there are s ...

MRHC Rehabilitation Department Evolves to Improve Patient Experience

The rehabilitation department at Manning Regional Healthcare Center has undergone several changes within the last few months in order to improve the overall patient experience and convenience of appointments. Most recently, a new speech therapist, Sadie Schwartz, M.A. CCC-SLP, has joined the rehab t ...

Paul Heiman Finds His Career at Manning Regional Healthcare Center

After serving in the United States Marine Corps for four years, MRHC employee Paul Heiman worked several manual labor jobs before he decided to go to college and get his degree. “I wanted to either study business or nursing but ultimately chose business and graduated with honors from Wester ...

Local Businesses Generously Support Project Forward

As the year comes to a close, Manning Regional Healthcare Center is celebrating significant success since the launch of their capital campaign, Project Forward. Recent year-end gifts have donation totals nearing $700,000. Most recently, two major gifts were received, $35,000 from AGP and $10,000 ...

MRHC Raises Awareness of Seasonal Affective Disorder

If you been feeling distressed and overwhelmed with feelings of sadness as the seasons change, it may be more than just the winter blues. Manning Regional Healthcare Center’s Senior Life Solutions team wants to raise awareness of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). “Many of us have day ...

West Central Iowa Healthcare Foundation Carries on Dream Lights Tradition

The West Central Iowa Healthcare Foundation’s (WCIHF) holiday tradition of lighting Main Street with Dream Light Trees will continue this year. This marks the seventh year for trees to be lit on Main Street, however, it will be the 24th year of WCIHF holding the annual Dream Lights campaign. W ...

Vonnahme Thrives in a Career Close to Home at MRHC

Taya Vonnahme has always had extraordinary goals for her career in healthcare. What started out as working as an activity assistant at the Manning Plaza back in 2005, eventually led to her current role as the Director of the Recovery Center at Manning Regional Healthcare Center and several more cred ...

Iowa Donor Network is Grateful a Record Numbers of Iowans are Transforming Lives

North Liberty, IA – In this season of thanks Iowa Donor Network (IDN) is incredibly thankful that for the fourth year in a row, a record number of Iowans have transformed lives through organ donation and transplantation. Already in 2021, Iowa Donor Network has recovered the highest number of o ...

MRHC Hosting Medicare Part D Enrollment Event

Manning Regional Healthcare Center will host a special Medicare Part D enrollment event on Friday, November 12th to help area residents compare and answer questions regarding Medicare Part D plans offered for 2022. Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans ...

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Now Available

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster has officially been approved by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available at Manning Regional Healthcare Center. MRHC will be offering the Moderna vaccine booster every Thursday from 9-1 ...

Blackwell Advances in Career and Education at Manning Regional Healthcare Center

For Manilla local, Jackie Blackwell, healthcare was always the plan for her career path, but she never quite anticipated where she would be today. At the young age of 14, Blackwell began her career in healthcare as an environmental aide at the Manilla Manor. After she received her CNA in 2006, Bl ...

Recovery Center at MRHC Recognizes Red Ribbon Week

The Recovery Center at Manning Regional Healthcare Center and IKM-Manning Schools are recognizing Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31, the largest drug-abuse prevention campaign in the world. Recovery Center Counselor, Damon Bromley will be speaking to the 8th grade class on Thursday, October 28th about ...

Hospitality Care Now Offered at MRHC

Patients looking for short-term care in a safe environment now have an option close to home. Manning Regional Healthcare Center’s hospitality care provides convenient accommodations and assistance for patients who do not need to be admitted to the hospital for observation, inpatient or skilled ...

MRHC Now Offers DOT Physicals

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is now offering Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals. A DOT physical examination must be conducted by a licensed "medical examiner" listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry. Samantha Quelland, ARNP recent ...

MRHC Chief Financial Officer Amy McLaughlin Completes Advanced Leadership Academy

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is proud to congratulate Chief Financial Officer, Amy McLaughlin, CPA for completing the Iowa Hospital Association’s (IHA) Advanced Leadership Academy. “Participating in the Advanced Leadership Academy has been an invaluable experience that has allow ...

Manning Regional Healthcare Center Renovations Nearing Completion Thanks to Ohde Family and Community Generosity

The number of connections and the years of involvement that the Ohde family has with Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) is vast. So, when the Project Forward capital campaign began earlier this year, allocating part of a generous gift that community activist, Bill Ohde, had made to the West C ...

Supporting a Loved One’s Road to Recovery from Addiction

For the concerned friends and family of those struggling with addiction, getting the help their loved one needs can be a three-fold challenge: knowing where their role starts and stops in an addict’s recovery journey, supporting them with a mindset that leads to lasting recovery, and helping t ...

Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer diagnoses in the United States, affecting one in eight women at some point during her lifetime. Approximately 280,000 women and 2,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Following diagnosis, your healthcare provider will decide on a suitable ...

MRHC Recognizes Farm Health & Safety Week

With harvest season quickly approaching, Manning Regional Healthcare Center wants to share important farm safety tips and ensure that area residents are prepared mentally and physically. Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. ...

“Welcome to Medicare” Seminar Offered in Manning

FREE MEDICARE SEMINAR Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? “Welcome to Medicare” is for you! This seminar offered ...

MRHC Creates Lifetime Bond with Local Resident and Family

Manning Regional Healthcare Center prides itself on providing a wide range of healthcare services close to home for all ages as well as establishing and maintaining relationships with their patients. This is especially true for Sally Hodne, a former Manning teacher, who has lived in the Manning area ...

National Recovery Month 2021: Recovery is for Everyone

Note: This is part two in a multi-part series where we will showcase a different recovery story each week for the month of September. Manning, Iowa – For many people struggling with addiction, alcohol serves as the solution for the anxiety, stress, and pains of daily life. But alcohol as a ...

MRHC Evolving to Meet Ever-Changing Patient Needs

Manning Regional Healthcare Center has been a staple of western Iowa since 1926 and locals are continuously grateful that they have a choice when it comes to receiving quality healthcare in a rural setting close to home. Throughout the past year, MRHC has taken important steps to meet the shifting n ...

MRHC Welcomes New Physical Therapist

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is excited to welcome new Physical Therapist, Taylor Nelson, PT, DPT. Nelson is an Iowa native, excited to be back working close to home. “My wife and I are originally from Exira. We moved to Maine for about two years and then just recently made our transi ...

Recovery Center at MRHC Recognizes National Recovery Month

Note: This is part one in a multi-part series where we will showcase a different recovery story each week for the month of September. Throughout his addiction, Damon Bromley couldn’t hold jobs to provide for himself and had to depend on his parents the entire time. But finally, in 2014, the ...

COVID-19 Update 8/16/21

Similar to the statewide trends, MRHC has seen an increase in positive cases in the last few weeks. “As our children head back to school, it is important to remember to wash your hands, social distance and stay at home when you are sick,” said MRHC’s Infectious Disease Nurse, Jill ...

Rehabilitation Therapy Services Continue at MRHC

Manning Regional Healthcare Center would like to wish Physical Therapist, Charlie Whalen a happy retirement and assure current therapy patients that a consistent team of therapists will continue to provide the same high level of service as always. The community is invited to attend a retirement r ...

Jen Morris Receives Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award

Manning Regional Healthcare Center’s Director of Pharmacy, Jen Morris, PharmD, was recently selected for the Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award. The Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award is a national program that recognizes a health-system pharmacist who demonstrates service t ...

Total and Partial Knee Replacements Now Offered at MRHC

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is excited to announce the expansion of orthopedic services in their specialty clinic. Total and partial knee replacements will now be offered at MRHC every other Thursday. “We are continuously evolving to meet the growing and changing needs of our patient ...

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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Mental Health IS an Issue, Even in Rural Communities

Distinct mental health differences are evident when comparing rural and urban residents. While mental illnesses have a similar prevalence in both environments, the circumstances and access to treatment look different. According to The National Rural Health Association (NRHA), rural residents face more obstacles in obtaining behavioral health services. 

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Blackwell Named Outstanding Employee

When Amy Blackwell envisioned her career back in college, she initially saw herself as an elementary school teacher. But after changing her major, working a full-time job, starting a family, and running an in-home daycare, she decided to go back to school for her Administrative Office professional degree and eventually found her home at The Recovery Center at Manning Regional Healthcare Center.