News & Events

  • 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.”

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  • As students headed back to school, the Employee’s Club members of Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics did a little school shopping themselves.

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  • 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.

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

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  • “Welcome to Medicare” Seminar Offered in Audubon

    Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for awhile and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues?

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  • 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.

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  • 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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