Category: Recent News

Recognizing National Diabetes Awareness Month

In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics is committed to raising awareness of diabetes.

Recognition of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics is committed to raising awareness of lung cancer and the benefits of early detection. The ACMH radiology department offers a lung cancer screening test, in which patients undergo a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan.

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.

Welcome Dr. James Cooper, Family Practice Physician

Welcome Dr. James Cooper! Dr. Cooper is a Family Practice Physician at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Cooper began seeing patients in Audubon Family Health Clinic, Exira Medical Clinic, in the hospital setting, and the Emergency Department on August 17, 2020.To make an appointment, call 712-563-4611 in Audubon or 712-268-5348 in Exira.

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.

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day educates and empowers the public and healthcare providers to take part in important advance care planning.