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Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary gives $31K back to WMC


Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

WMC Auxiliary gives $31K back to the medical center.

Over the past year, the Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary has purchased medical equipment for WMC to a tune of $31,000.

The most recent purchase was an adjustable x-ray table to benefit WMC patients in the Radiology department.

“The adjustable x-ray table is used during pain management procedures to allow the imaging unit to take pictures while a patient is lying in a comfortable position,” says Sue Meyer, supervisor of the Radiology department. The table can move up and down, side to side, and front to back to accommodate the individualized needs of each patient. Additionally, x-rays are able to penetrate the table, allowing images to be taken from underneath. Sue says, “Getting an x-ray taken when in acute pain can be uncomfortable. Thanks to the Auxiliary’s gift, if a patient finds a comfortable position, he or she can remain there, and we can take the image or perform the procedure while the patient is in a safe and stationary position.”

In addition to the adjustable x-ray table, the WMC Auxiliary has purchased a NuStep for the Calmar Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Clinic; a hydraulic stretcher for the Med-Surg department; four vital signs monitors for the Emergency, Same Day Services and Med-Surg departments; and two pulse oximeters and thermometers each for the Clinic. Needed items are submitted to the Auxiliary by WMC departments; department requests are reviewed and selected on an annual basis.

“The Auxiliary is beyond pleased to be able to support the needs of WMC and enhance patient care or the patient experience in some way,” says Bev Christen, president of the WMC Auxiliary. “We appreciate all the staff and community support of our fund-raisers, and are glad our efforts make a difference for local health care.”

Fundraisers that support purchases for WMC include Light for Life in December, the IA/IA State Tailgate Party each fall, the Fall Luncheon, book sales throughout the year, the Auxiliary Schwan’s Sale, the Card Marathon, the Auxiliary Bowling League and profits from the Auxiliary-run Gift Shop.

For information on the WMC Auxiliary, visit www.winmedical.org/auxiliary, or to inquire about membership or volunteering, please call Karla Bakken at 563-387-3036.

Summer food program for kids

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Fillmore Central Schools will be providing free meals for children this summer! Free meals for children will be served at the elementary school in Preston o ..... 
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Give blood with the American Red Cross and help maintain the summer blood supply

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with ..... 
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Sixth annual Rhubarb Run celebrates rhubarb with healthy helpings of laughter

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Family-friendly, kid-inclusive Rhubarb Run 5K or 1-mile event invites runners, joggers and walkers of all ages to kick up their heels on Saturday, June 7. The Rhubarb Run epicenter is one block west of downtown Lanesboro, off County Road 8. Check-in ..... 
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More than 4,700 participate in Gundersen’s Minutes in Motion challenge

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

It was another successful year for Gundersen Health System’s Minutes In Motion Physical Activity Challenge. The 8th annual event drew 4,761 participants from across the area who logged a grand total of more than 5.3 million minutes of physical act ..... 
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Eagle Cliff Campground to host first-time blood drive over Memorial Day weekend - Red Cross cooling towels and special T-shirts offered to all presenting donors

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Eagle Cliff Campground is partnering with the American Red Cross to kick off the Red Cross “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign by reminding eligible donors that their support is needed. On May 24 and 25, Eagle Cliff will host a blood ..... 
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Cities of Fountain and Ostrander announce addition of four AEDs

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Health & Wellness

The City of Fountain and Ostrander, in partnership with Fillmore County AED Collaborative, is pleased to announce the addition of four Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to our area. This addition will allow our communities to have life-saving c ..... 
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Cities of Fountain and Ostrander announce addition of four AEDs

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Health & Wellness

The City of Fountain and Ostrander, in partnership with Fillmore County AED Collaborative, is pleased to announce the addition of four Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to our area. This addition will allow our communities to have life-saving c ..... 
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Blood donors give patients the chance to create a lifetime of hope

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With summer right around the corner, the American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make giving blood as much a part of their summer plans as barbecues, ball games and road trips. Donors of all blood types are needed. “Blood d ..... 
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