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.
Author: Nathan Moser
Message from our CEO and Audubon County Medical Incident Commander
From Suzanne Cooner, CEO of Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics and the Medical Incident Commander of the Audubon County Emergency Operations Center.
Exira Medical Clinic Re-Open On Limited Basis
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.
Accepting Donations of Face Masks and Other PPE
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.
Community Awareness Program, We Are Rural Strong
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.
Exira Medical Clinic Closed Temporarily in Response to COVID-19
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.
Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics Temporarily Suspends Elective Surgeries, Encourages Community to Call First
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.
Provider Feature: Val Riesberg, ARNP
Valerie Riesberg, ARNP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics. Vivian sees patients in the Exira Medical Clinic.
Visitor Restrictions Now In Effect at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics
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.
Provider Feature: Vivian Chance, ARNP
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.