Category: Recent News

Stay Up to Date on the Latest Facts for COVID-19

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.

ACMH Celebrates Employee Appreciation Day

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!

Provider Feature: Dr. Stephanie Vampola

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.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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.

ACMH Staff Celebrate “Hoodie-Hoo Day”

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.

ACMH Staff Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day By Donating to Local Nursing Homes

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.

We Can Take Care of Your Healthcare Needs, Close to Home

Let our family take care of your family!

Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics knows that nothing is more important than family and want to make sure that you are there for yours. Whether you need preventative screenings, routine lab work, imaging or more specialized treatment for an illness or injury, you will find comprehensive care close to home at Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics. From primary to specialty care, our team-based model is designed to provide the best possible care and outcomes for you and your family.

Health Screenings Clinic

Check out the details below for our annual Health Screening Clinic in February! Knowing your current blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other key blood tests can empower us to make informed decisions about our lifestyle. Blood testing at ACMH Health Screenings range from basic cholesterol and blood sugar testing to a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP). The CMP test helps to evaluate kidney and liver function, sugar and protein levels in the blood, and the body’s electrolyte and fluid balance. Additionally, a Complete Blood Count test that is used to evaluate overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia, will be offered.

Let Our Family Take Care of Your Family!

Good health starts with great primary care. Let our family take care of your family! Your family practice provider should be your primary resource for prevention and wellness measures as well as a health educator for the entire family. Our clinics offer complete care from newborns to senior adults by providing well child check-ups, age-appropriate preventative care, sports and school physicals, immunizations, and treatment of occasional and ongoing illnesses. To make an appointment, call 712-563-4611 in Audubon or 712-268-5348 in Exira.

Celebrate National Rural Health Day

Our rural community is a wonderful place to live and work.  It’s a small, farming area where neighbors know each other, listen to each other, respect each other, and work together to benefit the greater good. It’s also a great place to start a business and test your “entrepreneurial spirit”, as the recent increase in storefronts have shown us. This community provides 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.