News & Events

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Update
    November 22, 2021

    (Audubon, IA) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently authorized booster shots to now include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) at least six months after the primary series. Prior to this authorization, eligibility had been limited to individuals ages 65 and older and those with underlying health conditions or who lived or worked in environments that placed them at high risk. Those who received a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are already eligible for a booster two months after their initial dose.

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  • Are you dealing with nagging pain in the groin area? Not sure if you’ve just strained a muscle or if it’s a sign of a bigger health issue?

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  • Our rural community is a wonderful place to live and work. It is 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 is also a great place to start a business and test your “entrepreneurial spirit”. This community, and others like ours, provide 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.

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

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  • Audubon Family Health Clinic will offer the Pfizer pediatric vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 years old. The Pfizer pediatric vaccine clinic will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 5-7pm.

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  • On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Audubon County Public Health partnered together and held a community Moderna booster clinic.

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  • Throughout the month of October, the radiology staff at Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics raised awareness for breast cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most serious threats to women and one of the leading causes of death in women between the ages of 30 and 55.

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  • As of October 21, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a booster dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to people ages 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans.

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  • Audubon County Memorial Hospital’s Life Fitness Center will remain closed to the general public due to the continued increase of COVID-19 numbers in Audubon County.  We will continue to authorize patients to use the Fitness Center if they are currently in rehabilitation treatment through the Rehab Services department or those that have had a recent hospitalization or change in condition with a healthcare provider therapy order.  For these authorized individuals, the fitness center can be used 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. All patients using the Fitness Center must agree to adhere to the rules of social distancing, stay six feet apart, use hand sanitizer before using the equipment, and clean the equipment off properly after each use. Patients using the fitness center will not be required to wear a mask while exercising but will be required to wear a mask in all other areas of the hospital. The fitness center doors will remain closed, so patients should enter through the main entrance to be screened.

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  • Breast cancer is one of the most serious threats to women and one of the leading causes of death in women between the ages of 30 and 55. One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Join in the fight against breast cancer by making October the month to get screened.

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  • MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER UPDATE

    In anticipation of the CDC recommendation, following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee recommending giving booster shots of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to people ages 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans, Audubon County Public Health and Audubon County Memorial Hospital will be holding community Moderna booster clinics. Below are the following dates, times, and locations.

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  • At this time, the Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine is not available.

    The Pfizer COVID-19 Booster vaccine is available for eligible individuals (see infographic below).

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  • Audubon Public Health continues to offer free rapid COVID-19 testing for anyone who is experiencing symptoms or who would like to “test out” of quarantine due to a family exposure. Children under the age of 5 must see their primary care provider for COVID-19 testing.

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  • Audubon County Memorial Hospital will be holding a Pfizer Booster Clinic on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 8:00am-10:00am at the hospital for qualified individuals. Vaccines will be given by appointment only and you must sign up before Monday, October 4, 2021.

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  • This year, Audubon County Memorial Hospital (ACMH) responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with rapid response protocols, dissemination of facts, and the distribution of vaccines. ACMH continues to provide services that meet the growing needs of Audubon County. Women’s Health Services and the Weight Loss Clinic are just a couple of the services now available to the community.

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  • Public Health will be offering free rapid COVID-19 testing for anyone who is experiencing symptoms or who would like to “test out” of quarantine due to a family exposure. Children under the age of 5 must see their primary care provider for COVID-19 testing.

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  • Public Health will be offering free rapid COVID-19 testing for all students PK-12 who are experiencing symptoms and for anyone who would like to test out of quarantine due to a family exposure.

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  • Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The American Cancer Society (ACS) have updated their guidelines for colon cancer screenings. The updated recommendation is to begin colorectal screening exams for people 45 years of age, who are at an average risk for the disease.

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  • With the surge of the highly contagious Delta variant and the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases across the United States, Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the COVID-19 vaccination to all eligible people 12 years and older.

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  • Brooke Klocke, RN, was the recipient of the 2021 Daisy Award this year at Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics.

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