News & Events

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • On Thursday March 24th, ACMH staff honored those employees who celebrated milestone anniversaries. The Annual Awards ceremony was held in the Gathering Place at the hospital.

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  • COVID testing at St. Patrick’s Parish Center will now be by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please contact Audubon County Public Health at 712-563-2226 or 833-833-4600.

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  • March is National Endometriosis Month and Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics is encouraging awareness through education. Suzanne Cooner, CEO of ACMH and Clinics shares that educating the community on the details of various Awareness Days is more than just a nod to the growing number of health issues surrounding our community, it is an opportunity to share information to the people who need it the most, our friends and family.

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  • March is National Nutrition Month and ACMH is celebrating the importance of nutritious foods and recognizing the contribution our food service staff provides in creating healthy meals for our patients.

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  • Where there is compassion, there is action. Whatever the circumstance may be, compassion fills the hearts of the Audubon County Hospital and Clinics staff.

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  • Colonoscopies Now Recommended At Age 45

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics brings awareness of the benefits of colorectal cancer screenings to its community. A colorectal screening test is used to look for disease when a person doesn’t have symptoms.

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  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospitals and other health care settings are not subject to the new CDC masking recommendations. Therefore, regardless of a community’s status under the new metrics, Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics (ACMH) will continue to require visitors, staff, and patients to wear masks within its facilities.

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  • Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics recognize February as American Heart Month. Heart disease can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and death. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death in Iowa and nationwide.

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  • This pandemic has touched us all. Many of us know someone who has been affected by COVID-19. Whether this virus has been in your home, at work or in your community, the consequences have had a ripple effect on how we currently live our lives.

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  • The Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics staff donated to the Random Acts of Kindness day project sponsored by the ACMH Employee’s Club. On February 17th, the items that were collected were delivered to residents of the Friendship Home and Exira Care Center.  Staff donated a total of $125.00 which was matched by the ACMH Employee’s Club for a total of $250.00.  The money was used to purchase more items like large print crosswords, soft tissues, crafts, socks, candy, nail polish and puzzles in addition to all the items staff personally donated.

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  • On February 11, 2022, Suzanne Cooner, CEO of Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics, announced Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics has been recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the United States by the Chartis Center for Rural Health for 2022.  

    Cooner said, “To determine the award, the Chartis Center used the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas which are inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charges, and financial efficiency.”

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  • As of February 3, 2022, anyone ages 5 and over needing a COVID-19 vaccination of either the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or booster dose, please contact your Primary Care Provider, your pharmacy, Medicap, or Audubon County Public Health at 712-563-2226.

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  • In anticipation of winter weather arriving this season, Audubon County Public Health and Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics will continue to hold the COVID-19 TESTING CENTER clinic hours from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

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  • A Moderna Booster Vaccine Clinic will be held on Wednesday Jan 19, 2022 from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at Audubon County Memorial Hospital.  Please call Melanie Larsen 712-563-5238 to set up an appointment.

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  • On January 5, 2022 the CDC expanded booster vaccine eligibility for adolescents ages 12 to 17 years old recommending they should receive a booster vaccine 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.  Data show that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen protection against Omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) reviewed the available safety data following the administration of over 25 million vaccine doses in adolescents; COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

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