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Oh Baby! What a Year!
Welcoming a new baby into a family is always an exciting event and so is moving into a new home. In 2016, the labor and delivery professionals at Spencer Hospital were able to help welcome over 250 babies and relocate to a new birth center.
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Applicants sought for scholarships; low-interest loans
Spencer Hospital is currently accepting applications for the Bennie B. and Ernestine F. Shine Scholarship, Adam J. Anderson Scholarship, as well as the Cornwall Loan Program. All programs are designed to help area students pursue healthcare careers.
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3D Mammography Aids Early Detection
Spencer Hospital has added three-dimensional mammography technology to its array of diagnostic imaging services for enhanced patient care.
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Advice for Holiday Cooks
Whether you're an experienced cook or preparing to host your first holiday gathering, a little food safety advice can go a long way and ensure a safe, healthy and happy holiday dinner.
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Winter Break Flu Vaccination Clinic Planned
To increase the convenience of the flu vaccine, Avera Medical Group Spencer and Clay County Public Health have teamed up to offer a special flu vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 3-6:30 PM. The clinic is designed for children and adults and is an ideal time to catch college students home on winter break and younger students experiencing a break from school activities. Appointments are encouraged by calling (712) 264-3500.
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Hospice Service of Remembrance Address
The Rev. Tom Van Tassell gave the following message during the annual Service of Remembrance this fall, hosted by Hospice of Spencer Hospital, Warner Funeral Home and area clergy.
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Reinventing Thanksgiving Turkey
Nothing tastes better than Turkey with all the trimmings! But what to do with leftovers? Reheating is one option. Or, reinvent those tasty leftovers for a new dish!
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Spencer Hospital - Healthier Together.
Hospital leaders and healthcare professionals across the country continue to expand their focus from caring for people with illnesses to include keeping people well through population health initiatives. Locally, Spencer Hospital strives to provide community education on good health and wellness services focused on preventative care. To reflect that emphasis, the hospital has updated its marketing tagline to “Spencer Hospital – Healthier Together.”
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Hospice Service of Remembrance Set
The holidays can be a difficult time for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one; yet it’s also an important time to remember those we’ve lost. The annual Service of Remembrance, sponsored by Hospice of Spencer Hospital, Abben Cancer Center, Warner Funeral Home and area clergy, is a special time to remember those loved ones. The Candlelight Service of Remembrance will be Monday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 701 E. 18th Street, Spencer.
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Auxiliary Plans Cookie Walk
Looking forward to a taste of the holidays? The annual Spencer Hospital Auxiliary Cookie Walk provides delicious treats along with a fun, fundraising opportunity!
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Dr. Fox presents: Sharper Vision
Our eyesight provides our window to the world, yet it’s often taken for granted until concerns arise. If your eyesight has become blurry and you suspect cataracts may be creating issues for your vision, attend the free “Sharper Vision” educational program offered by Spencer Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 15 which will feature Dr. Stephen Fox, ophthalmologist with Wolfe Eye Clinic of Spencer.
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Win an iPad!
Know your health info! On Friday, December 2 Spencer Hospital will be drawing one name to win an iPad Mini among patients who have created a Relay Health account. Relay Health provides Spencer Hospital patients access to their personal health information.
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Health Screening Gives You Vital Info
How do we gauge good health? For many of us, it’s a number on the scale or the amount of energy or lack thereof when rolling out of bed in the morning. Learn your health numbers at Spencer Hospital's next Met S Screening on Wednesday, Nov. 16th. Call for an appointment soon!
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Avoid the Flu Bug - Get Vaccinated
Body aches, headaches, cough, stuffy nose and sometimes a fever, all are symptoms of influenza, also known as the dreaded flu. The flu bug is highly contagious and tends to be most prevalent in North America during the months of October through March. The good news is that getting an annual flu vaccination, people often can prevent the flu or, if they contract it, typically have a less severe case than they typically would.
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Get Covered for Your Health Needs
Open enrollment for anyone wishing to secure insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act healthcare exchange opens Nov. 1st and runs through Jan. 31, 2017. For assistance, contact Spencer Hospital's financial counselors.
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Annual Breast Cancer Walk brings hope and awareness to Spencer
One in every 8 women in the United States is at risk to be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to statistics provided by the American Cancer Society. In an endeavor to create awareness of the importance of taking healthy steps that can aid in prevention, to performing exams that can lead to early detection, and to provide support for those undergoing treatment or are breast cancer survivors, the public is invited to join the Spencer area annual Breast Cancer Walk for Awareness. The walk is set for Sunday, Oct. 2 at 4 pm with registration beginning at 3:45 pm in Spencer Hospital’s Grand Avenue Park.
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Free Car Seat Safety Check
Spencer Hospital is partnering with the Spencer Police and Fire Departments to offer free car seat safety checks on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Spencer Fire Department, 10 Grand Ave, Spencer.
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SMNW Athletic Trainers Offer Evaluation Clinic
It's the night of the big game. You're hoping your team wins. You hope your student athlete gets some playing time. But most of all, you hope your child is safe. The professional athletic trainers of Sports Medicine Northwest are available to minimize those risks.
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Healthy Kids are Better Learners
Summer break has come to a close and school is officially back in session! Get your children off to a good start with these key health tips: Schedule health check-ups; create a routine; get plenty of rest; eat healthy; be active!
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Manage Your Good Health - Know Your Numbers!
Imagine how challenging it would be to keep your car running smoothly without being able to see your gas gauge or without the warning light to check your oil. That's how difficult it can be to manage your health without knowing vital numbers such as cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure. Find out your health numbers with a Spencer Hospital MetS (Metabolic Syndrome) check! The next screening is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24. This is a fasting screening so early morning appointment times are available. Call (712) 264-6636 to schedule yours soon!
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