News & Events

  • Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics has decided to re-open the Fitness Center to the public on a limited basis beginning on Monday, June 8. The Fitness Center will be open to community members by appointment only between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No more than six people can be in the Fitness Center exercising at one time. To set up a time to use the Fitness Center, contact the rehab services department at 712-563-5314.

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  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Now more than ever, we need to find ways to stay connected with our community. No one should feel alone or without the information, support, and help that they need.

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  • During her address on April 24th, Governor Reynolds issued a new State Public Health Emergency Declaration, which replaces her March 26 order to ban all elective surgeries and nonessential medical procedures. Under the new order, which took effect at 5:00 am on April 27, hospitals and providers may resume elective surgeries and nonessential medical procedures as long as they meet specific criteria for:

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  • Exira Medical Clinic is opening back up to its regular hours of 8-5 Monday through Friday.

    It is very important for the safety of our staff that visit are open by appointment only. This includes appointments for Lab draws and BP checks, which are usually walk-ins.

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  • In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19, the providers at Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics all have the ability to see patients via telehealth. Appointments can be scheduled by contacting us at 712-563-4611.

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  • From Suzanne Cooner, CEO of Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics and the Medical Incident Commander of the Audubon County Emergency Operations Center.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Valerie Riesberg, ARNP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics. Vivian sees patients in the Exira Medical Clinic.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • Dr. Vampola is a Family Practice Physician at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Vampola sees patients in Audubon Family Health Clinic, Exira Medical Clinic, the hospital setting, and the Emergency Department.

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  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the CDC and other federal agencies promote colorectal cancer screenings, which can be lifesaving. Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer. If you’re 50 to 75 years old, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re younger than 50 and think you may be at high risk of getting colorectal cancer, or if you’re older than 75, ask your primary care provider if you should be screened.

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  • On February 20, staff at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics celebrated “Hoodie Hoo Day,” which is a special day which falls on February 20 every year and is celebrated by going out at noon, waiving your hands over your head and shouting “Hoodie-Hoo” to scare away Winter and make way for Spring! The purpose of the day is to help people overcome the winter-time blues and prepare them for spring! ACMH staff also planted flower seeds in preparation for the warm weather to come.

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  • The staff at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics recognized National Random Acts of Kindness Day on Monday, February 17, by donating items to the residents at the Friendship Home in Audubon and the Exira Care Center in Exira. Throughout the past two weeks the ACMH Employees Club held a drive to collect snacks, books, crossword puzzles, coloring books, cards, lotions and chap sticks, decorations, puzzles, and much more. The items were delivered to both nursing homes on Monday afternoon.

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