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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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West Nile virus cases confirmed in NW Iowa
The first two human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2016 have been confirmed in Sioux County, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
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Birth Center Open House
Spencer Hospital Invites Visitors to Tour New Birth Center
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Spencer Hospital Named Among Top 100 Rural Hospitals
Spencer Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare analytics.
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Abben Cancer Center to Celebrate
Abben Cancer Center of Spencer Hospital is hosting a Survivors’ Day Celebration on
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Free Child Car Seat Safety Check
Spencer Hospital is partnering with the Spencer Police and Fire Departments to offer free car seat safety checks on Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Spencer Fire Department, 10 Grand Ave, Spencer.
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Cancer Canoe Raffle
A custom built 12-foot 9-inch canoe, with two bassboat seats, a rod holder and tray with a combined value of nearly $3,000, will be the grand prize in a UPS sponsored cancer raffle to support local cancer care.
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Garden of Life
Each gift to The Garden of Life will be represented by blooming flowers which will be planted in a special garden in Spencer Hospital’s park.
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Thank you volunteers!
As we observe National Volunteer Week this year, we thank our volunteers for their service, empathy and compassion - and for their selfless dedication to our patients and our mission.
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Armstrong and Rossiter Honored Among Iowa’s 100 Great Nurses
Spencer Hospital nurses Laura Armstrong and Colette Rossiter will be honored at a celebration in Des Moines on Sunday, May 1 as two of Iowa’s 100 Great Nurses for 2016.
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Diabetes Fair to Feature Celebrity Chef
Spencer Hospital's Diabetes Fair is set for Tuesday, April 12. The health fair will run from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Hope Reformed Church with the first hour a come-and-go format and the last 90 minutes dedicated to presentations.
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Christensen Appointed to Spencer Hospital Board
Julie Christensen of rural Royal has been appointed to the Spencer Hospital Board of Trustees, filling the seat vacated by Kris Van Berkum, who resigned due to health concerns following 12 years of service to the hospital.
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MetS Screening
Annual screenings play a critical role in preventing illness, even if you are currently feeling well and are in good physical shape. By monitoring your health over time, your doctor can learn more information about your health and detect signs of disease at their earliest – and most treatable – stages.
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Timing your workout nutriion
One of the most common questions for sports dietitians: "What should I eat before and after a workout?" Sometimes the answer depends more on the athlete and their specific activity, but there are some common truths that apply for pre- and post-workout nutrition, whether you're a weekend warrior or a seasoned veteran.
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Milford FamilyCare - CLOSED
Today, Monday, Feb. 8, Milford Family Care will be closed due to inclement weather.
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New Psychiatrist Joins Medical Staff
Psychiatrist Dr. Hugh Starks has joined Spencer Hospital’s Medical Staff, providing inpatient care to patients of the hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit and some outpatient services in collaboration with Seasons Center.
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