Audubon County Memorial Hospital has received enough personal protective equipment over the last week to re-open our Exira Exira Medical Clinic on a limited basis. The clinic had been temporarily closed for the safety of the staff and to maximize the use of limited PPE. Our provider, Val Riesberg, and Christie Konkler and Julie Vais will staff the clinic starting this Friday, April 3rd. After this Friday, the clinic will be open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.
Month: March 2020
Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics is so grateful for all of the support we are receiving from the community as we continuously respond and prepare for COVID-19. As we continue to watch the evolving landscape of healthcare and the world as whole with the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that accepting help from our community partners in different ways is invaluable.
Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics encourages community members in Audubon, Brayton, Exira, Gray, Hamlin, and Ross to contact us at (712) 563-5236 if you are someone who might need non-medical assistance and would like to participate in a community assistance program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effective Wednesday, March 25, Exira Medical Clinic will be closed, and patients will be routed to Audubon Family Medical Clinic. The Exira Medical Clinic staff will be working out of the Audubon Family Health Clinic office. We will continue to see clinic patients that need to be seen at this time. This decision was made in efforts to decrease the risk of exposure to our community, our staff and our patients.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics is temporarily suspending all elective surgeries effective Monday, March 23 until further notice. Surgeries scheduled March 23 and forward will be postponed, with the exception of emergent or time-sensitive procedures deemed necessary by our medical staff. Patients who have scheduled surgeries or procedures will be contacted by Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics’ staff.
Valerie Riesberg, ARNP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics. Vivian sees patients in the Exira Medical Clinic.
To protect our patients, families, and health care workers during the global outbreak of COVID-19 the following temporary visitor restrictions are being implemented effective immediately (3/12/20). These visitor restrictions are temporary and subject to change as necessary.
Vivian Chance, ARNP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics. Vivian sees patients in Audubon Family Health Clinic and Exira Medical Clinic.
There is an expanding global outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, three individuals in Iowa have presumptively tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While most COVID-19 cases are associated with travel to or from China, person-to-person spread is now being reported in other places, including Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. For the general public, who are unlikely to be exposed to the virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is low.
Today is Employee Appreciation Day! We want to take this time to thank all of the dedicated employees at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics! Their talents, efforts, and dedication ensure that we continue to achieve “excellence with quality and compassion to those we serve” each and every day! We celebrated by grilling out and enjoying desserts made by members of the employees club!