If you have respiratory symptoms, have traveled internationally to affected areas, or have been exposed to the Novel Coronavirus, please call your physician's office for further instructions.

Manning Regional Healthcare Center

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 precautions, and continue to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of our patients and the community. Upon arrival at MRHC, we are screening all patients upon admission for fever or respiratory symptoms, travel from an affected geographic area within 14 days of getting sick (China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea), or if they have had close contact with a person, laboratory-confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.

According to Jill Arp, MRHC Infection Prevention and Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, “If a patient would screen positive,  we would have them apply a yellow mask immediately, apply a yellow mask to ourselves, and take the patient to a private room and close the door. The medical provider would then be notified.”

Updated Information

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are 80 cases in the United States at this time, located in 13 different states (Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida), and there have been 9 deaths. THERE ARE STILL 0 CASES IN IOWA AT THIS TIME. Please visit the IDPH website for updates being made every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Iowa residents should prepare for the potential of COVID-19 in the same way they prepare for severe weather or other events that could disrupt their normal routine. This includes making a plan and discussing it with your family. Manning Regional Healthcare Center will provide updates to the public as they become available. This situation is changing by the hour so we must remain flexible and listen to guidance provided by IDPH and the CDC.

What is the novel Coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory virus that began in China, and cases have been detected in travelers from China to other countries, including the US. It is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes and tiny droplets land on people nearby. The symptoms are fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath.  There is no vaccine to prevent this virus. However, to decrease germs you should clean your hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, and contain germs by staying home when you are ill.

Have Symptoms?

If you or a loved one feels sick with a fever, cough or difficulty breathing AND you have recently travelled to China, you should seek medical care right away.  Contact Manning Regional Healthcare Center at (712) 655-2072 for more information.

Trusted Resources

Stay informed and look for information on this virus and situation from reliable and trusted sources using the links below:

World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Center for Disease Control - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Iowa Department of Public Health - https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus

Carroll County Public Health - https://carrollcountyiowa.org/pview.aspx?id=20965&catid=563

Manning Regional Healthcare Center - https://www.mrhcia.com

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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 list for admission to our Recovery Center with referrals from all over the state,” sa

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 are generally, among the largest employers, they offer highly educated, well-paying jobs and physi