Category: Recent News

Masks No Longer Required at ACMH

Face Coverings (Masks) No Longer Required at Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics.

According to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) “The move to ease up on masking reflects current conditions at this phase of the coronavirus pandemic, including widespread immunity through vaccination and prior infection as well as better access to testing and treatments.”

ACMH Relay For Life Luncheon

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a voluntary health organization that is committed to helping communities fight cancer. The ACS states, that in 2019 over “2.5 million participants worldwide joined Relay For Life to raise funds and awareness to continue our mission to help save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. ACS estimates that 1 out of 3 people in the US will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.

ACMH Announces 2022 DAISY Award Winner

Melanie Larsen, BSN, RN, was the recipient of the 2022 Daisy Award this year at Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics.

ACMH employee, Lauren Hansen receives IHERF scholarship

Audubon County student receives IHERF scholarship

ACMH is proud to share that Lauren Hansen of Exira, an employee of Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics who is studying Nursing-ADN at Des Moines Area Community College, has been awarded a $3,500 scholarship from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), which is supported by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). Lauren is among 60 students from Iowa who have received assistance this year from the IHERF Health Care Careers Scholarship Program.

 Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics announces new Electronic Health Records system

Audubon County – Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics is excited to announce the implementation of a new Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system to Epic, the most widely-used and comprehensive health record in the country. “Epic is the gold standard in electronic medical records designed to transform how we collect, store, and manage clinical information; improve patient safety; and enhance communication between healthcare providers,” said ACMH CEO, Suzanne Cooner.

April is Autism Awareness Month

Did you know that the Autism spectrum disorder now affects 1 in 68 children?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also states that boys are nearly 5 times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ASD. Autism spectrum disorder is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States. ASD is more common than childhood cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. Many children go undiagnosed or get the wrong diagnosis and may go untreated.

Second Booster Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Now Recommended

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending a second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.