MRHC Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Stokesbary, orthopedic surgeon

Manning Regional Healthcare Center is excited to welcome Dr. Steven Stokesbary, M.D., FAAOS, 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. Stokesbary, orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Stokesbary looks forward to, “providing general orthopedic services, local outpatient surgery, local total joint replacements, and access to more specialized orthopedic services when needed,” he shared.

As a General Orthopedist with an emphasis in total knee and hip replacement, sports medicine, and arthroscopic surgery, he will also offer knee ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repairs, treatment for chronic and acute pain, carpal tunnel release, ulnar nerve transposition and trigger finger release.

“We are excited to partner with The Center for Neurosciences, Orthopaedics & Spine (CNOS) so we are able to continue to offer these specialty services for our patients,” said MRHC CEO, Linn Block, RN, BSN, MHA. “We understand how convenient and important it is to have surgeries and procedures done close to home, so we are eager to welcome Dr. Stokesbary to our wonderful list of specialty providers.”

Dr. Stokesbary attained his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa as well as his doctorate degree in the years following. Dr. Stokesbary, often known as “Stokes”, spent his Residency in Orthopedics at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He started his practice in Sioux City in 1998 and has been with CNOS since.

Dr. Stokesbary and his wife of eight years, Kim, have four kids together. He lives a very active lifestyle with his hobbies including golf, skiing, and scuba diving.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stokesbary, call (712) 655-8100.

MRHC Wound Care Clinic Receives Patient Satisfaction and Clinical Distinction Awards

MRHC Wound Care Clinic Receives 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 over a set period. The Clinical Distinction Award also acknowledges exceptional success in wound healing rates and safety goals.

“This achievement reaffirms our commitment to the patient experience and the quality of care that our Wound Care Clinic provides its patients every day,” said MRHC CEO, Linn Block, RN, BSN, MHA. “We are proud to be a recipient of two awards that recognize the hard work and dedication of our staff.”

RestorixHealth launched its Center Recognition Award for Patient Satisfaction program to recognize those centers that have met or achieved a patient satisfaction score of 96% or higher. The Clinical Distinction recognition program is meant to recognize centers that have demonstrated success by meeting or exceeding patient safety goals along with a 90% healing rate.

One local resident is a testament to the positive patient satisfaction and overall effectiveness of the MRHC Wound Care Clinic.

MRHC Wound Care Clinic Receives Awards“I’m so thankful I was able to go to MRHC for wound care since it’s located in my hometown,” said Manning resident, Jeanne Kerkhoff. “I was immediately impressed by Kendra’s genuine concern for my care, her efforts to get answers and help me, along with Dr. Luong’s attention and ongoing wound care treatment. The best thing about the care I received was their genuine care and advocacy,” she shared.

The MRHC Wound Care Clinic is dedicated to optimizing outcomes and preventing lower limb loss in those patients with non-healing wounds. The approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies and techniques that are proven to reduce healing time and improve healing rates. Since non-healing wounds rarely result from a single cause, the Wound Care Clinic begins with a thorough evaluation and diagnostic testing to determine the underlying cause of the wound. A treatment plan is then developed to give patients the best chance for healing. Most treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance.

Manning’s clinic is staffed by Dr. Thang Luong, M.D., Kendra Tiefenthaler, RN and supported by Taylor Potthoff, RN and Elaine Macumber, RN. Integrating a team of wound care professionals optimizes patient care while offering the most advanced healing options.

The MRHC Wound Care Clinic is held every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about our treatment plans, please call 712-655-8112.

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