Author: Nathan Moser

Audubon County Vaccine Information – August 20, 2021

With the surge of the highly contagious Delta variant and the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases across the United States, Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the COVID-19 vaccination to all eligible people 12 years and older.

Audubon County COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics (ACMH) is currently serving as the COVID-19 vaccination site for Audubon County.  Although ACMH has provided vaccination to everyone in Phase 1A that wanted the vaccine, the State of Iowa will not approve further vaccination for Phase 1B groups until the health care workforce in Iowa has reached 60-70% coverage.

Celebrating National Rural Health Day

Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why an estimated 57 million people – nearly one in five Americans – call them home. These small towns, farming communities and frontier areas are places where neighbors know each other, listen to each other, respect each other, and work together to benefit the greater good. They are also some of the best places to start a business and test your “entrepreneurial spirit.” These communities provide the rest of the country with a wealth of services and commodities, and they are the economic engine that has helped the United States become the world economic power it is today.

ACMH Recipient of the 2020 LEGACI Award for Clinical Excellence

Every two years, the Iowa Donor Network looks to formally recognize partners for outstanding collaboration and effort in the areas of organ and tissue donation. This year, Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics is the recipient of the 2020 LEGACI award for Clinical Excellence! This award demonstrates our nursing staff’s commitment to clinical excellence by making consistent and timely referrals, implementing and carrying out donor policies, procedures, and/or protocols, collaborating with Iowa Donor Network to optimize donation opportunities, and organizing and/or participating in donation events.

Welcome Dr. Jay Strittholt, Orthopedic Surgeon

Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics is excited to welcome Jay Strittholt, MD, to Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics! Dr. Strittholt is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon that practices all aspects of general orthopedics including Full spectrum general orthopedics, Knee & shoulder arthroscopies, Fracture repairs, Joint replacements, and Rotator cuff repairs.

Fitness Center Will Re-Open on a Limited Basis

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.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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.

Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics Restarting Elective Surgeries and Procedures

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:

Exira Medical Clinic Re-Open Monday through Friday

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.