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Lead Poisoning
The Lakes Area Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves the counties of Clay, Emmet and Palo Alto. The Program is committed to decreasing childhood lead poisoning in our area.
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$6M in Community Benefit
According to a recently completed assessment conducted by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) Spencer Hospital provided over $6 million in community benefit support in 2010.The results for Spencer Hospital are included in a statewide report by the IHA that shows Iowa hospitals provided community benefits in 2010 valued at more than $1.3 billion.
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Leaving Home: Program for High Schoolers
On Thursday, March 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. parents and high school students will discover how to prepare for the monumental transition to college life. Topics include great ways to stay healthy, eat well, keep safe, navigate dorm life, and maintain connection.
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Community Shred Day
To promote recycling and to help local citizens safely dispose of papers containing confidential information, Spencer Hospital and Info Dog Security, LLC of Spencer are teaming up to offer a Community Shred Event.
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Tree Locations
Festival of Trees is partnering with the business community to provide great exposure of what Spencer has to offer. Instead of the festive displays being in one location, many area businesses are either putting up their own display within their business or hosting a display created by a local organization or individual. We’re pleased to have approximately 30 different locations with Festival displays and a few of those displays have multiple trees.
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Female Athlete's Knee Educational Program
The odds for knee injuries in young women are four to six times higher than in boys. Spencer Hospital is offering a free educational program featuring orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rick Wilkerson, focusing on the female athlete’s knee. Information will be provided on techniques for strengthening and learning safe practices to reduce incidents of knee injuries.
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Annual Candlelight Memorial Service honors loved ones
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.
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Waiting Receives a Facelift
The reception and family waiting area of the Diagnostic Imaging department was recently renovated to enhance the patient and visitor experience.
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Iowa Joins National Rural Health Day Recognition
Local AgriSafe of Spencer Hospital Director, Carolyn Sheridan joined Governor Branstad while he signed a proclamation November 17th designating that day as Rural Health Day, in conjunction with the national observance.
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Festival of Trees Tickets on Sale
Tickets for the 2012 Festival of Trees events are currently on sale at several locations in Spencer – Del’s Garden Center, Design Masters, The Hen House and Spencer Hospital Gift Shop.
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Spencer Hospital Prepared for Infectious Diseases
As two new cases of Ebola virus have been diagnosed in the United States, it is understandable that northwest Iowans are concerned that a case of Ebola could occur here as it has in Texas.
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Hospice offers Massage Therapy
Two local massage therapy professionals – Nancy Raska and Sharon Matthews of Design Masters - are bringing their skills to provide care and comfort to patients served by Hospice of Spencer Hospital.
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Tips to Avoid Food Borne Illnesses
Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy and celebrate with families and friends, but experts say it's also a time to be especially careful of foodborne illnesses.
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Hearing Symposium Postponed
The “Better Hearing” program featuring Dr. Dan Jorgensen and Dr. Josh Espelund of Northwest Iowa Ear, Nose & Throat, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, has been postponed until next fall. The program is rescheduled for Saturday, October 5th. Please contact the physicians’ office at (712) 262-4121 with questions.
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Noon Walks in the New Year
Walk from Spencer to the Blue Zones Beach Cities in California, TOGETHER!! Local Blue Zones organizers are encouraging Spencer workers to use their lunch hours to participate in noon walks. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Southpark Mall, the Spencer Y, Spencer Hospital and Gateway North will host the walks. Organizers have a specific goal in mind.
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Start Somewhere Walk - Healthiest State Initiative
Plan to walk in Spencer Hospital’s Start Somewhere Walk on October 7. At noon on that date, the Governor is asking all Iowans to walk for one kilometer. It’s a symbolic start on our road to wellness, and we are working to break a world record by having more than 250,000 Iowans participate. Fareway will be co-hosting our walk site and there will be healthy snacks/drinks and a possible drawing.
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Lunch and Learns Offered
If you have given up on your New Year’s resolution to get healthier, you might need a little pick me up to get back on track. It’s not too late to get back into the swing of things and Spencer Hospital is offering free lunch and learns to give you that spark to keep going.
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Abben Cancer Center to Celebrate Survivors Day
Abben Cancer Center of Spencer Hospital is hosting a Survivors’ Day Celebration in the Grand Avenue Park (adjacent to Spencer Hospital) at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 14 (in the case of rain it will be held in the conference center on the lower level of Spencer Hospital).
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Earth Day seminar focuses on pharmaceutical wastes
Spencer Hospital will host a seminar on handling pharmaceutical wastes on Monday, April 22 in the hospital’s conference center beginning at noon. The event, titled “Pharmaceutical Waste in the Community,” will cover all types of medications, including veterinarian supplies.
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Park sculpture expresses nurturing and giving
Adorning a planting bed in the Spencer Hospital’s Grand Avenue Park stands a deep bronze-colored sculpture of two graceful figures, sharing flowers and an embrace. This piece, funded by gifts in memory of Barbara Chenhall by family and friends, expresses emotions of nurturing and caring, which could represent a mother and child, a patient and caregiver, or friend to friend.
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