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Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center expands to Preston


By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Hiawatha Valley clients enjoy some activities. Photo Submitted

Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center (HVMHC) has recently expanded its services to the Fillmore County area. These developments include providing Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS), Adult and Children Mental Health Case Management, and Children’s Therapeutic Supports and Services. These services will provide support, education, and resources to families, children, and adults that struggle with mental illness. The Rushford office is 105 State Rd. 16, Ste. 9, Rushford, Minn. 55971. Phone: (507) 864-2600. The Preston office is located 136 St. Anthony Street, Ste. #1, PO Box 264, Preston, Minn. 55965. Phone: (507) 765-3630. The Fillmore County office is looking to do an open house and 50th Anniversary celebration sometime in the fall. More details will be coming soon.

Ashley Bauer, Children’s Mental Health case manager and outreach, who has worked at HVMHC since May 2013 was kind enough to provide information regarding HVMHC’s details and services, as well as Tessa Diepenbrock, program coordinator/supervisor for Children’s Mental Health Case Management Program, who has been a social worker in several of the surrounding counties (Olmsted, Winona, Houston, Fillmore).

The Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center (HVMHC) was established in September 1965. At the time HVMHC only provided services in Winona County and had one psychiatrist and a consulting psychologist on staff. Currently, HVMHC serves a five county area: Winona, Wabasha, Houston, Goodhue, and Fillmore counties in Minn. and La Crosse County in Wisc. Furthermore, HVMHC now employs over 75 individuals with continuous staffing, treatment, and location expansions. HVMHC strives to bring exceptional behavioral health support to the communities in the Fillmore County region, having one CTSS provider, three Children’s Mental Health case managers, three ARMHS/Adult Mental Health case managers, and one office coordinator.

There are numerous ways community members can be involved in this worthy organization. HVMHC hosts an annual 5k and Family Festival in which funds are raised to help support services for the children, families, and adults that we serve. Additionally, HVMHC participates in the Give to the Max Day in November. Volunteers at our various events and Peer Support Network, a drop-in facility for adults, is greatly appreciated. For more information on HVMHC events and volunteer opportunities please visit [Read the Rest]

Harmony Bloodmobile exceeds goal by 17 units

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on July 14, 2015, succeeded in collecting 59 units of blood, which was 17 over their goal. There were 61 donors that presented and three first-time participants. Congratulations to these five donors who reached the f ..... 
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How to build and maintain strong bones

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become weakened and brittle over time, affects millions of people across the globe. The International Osteoporosis Foundation says an osteoporosis-related fracture occurs roughly once every 3 seconds, acc ..... 
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Roger Wertanen going strong at 75

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Health & Wellness

What adjectives come to mind when you read the phrase “75 year-old retiree with a pacemaker”? Would you think of words such as “fit, competitive, active, fast, and driven”? Well, if you knew Roger Wertanen, you might have thought of those ..... 
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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer blood supply

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer. Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood ..... 
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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer blood supply

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer. Many summer activities, such as vacations and travel, cause frequent blood ..... 
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Alzheimer’s caregiver support group series offered in Harmony

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Beginning on Monday July 13, the ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony Committee will be hosting a free eight week caregiver support series presented by the talented staff at Heartland Hospice. This free series, “Journey of the Heart”, will be held at ..... 
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Gundersen Medical Foundation receives grant to provide local breast cancer screening and education

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Susan G. Komen Minnesota has awarded a $32,196 grant to Gundersen Medical Foundation to provide breast cancer screening and education in rural Fillmore and Houston counties for the third consecutive year. The program will provide 50 women who are un ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on July 14

Mon, Jul 6th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Typica ..... 
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