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Quick Care Expands to Saturdays
Beginning Saturday, March 4th, Avera Medical Group Spencer (AMGS) will expand its current Quick Care services to the weekend, providing services from 8 am – 1 pm each Saturday. Quick Care services are designed to provide same day diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses.
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Spencer Hospital Announces Lobby Project
A portion of flooring in Spencer Hospital’s main lobby will be repaired and replaced beginning Monday, Feb. 20, which will require some patient and visitor foot traffic to be rerouted during the duration of this short-term project.
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Cardiac Rehab: Repairing Hearts
Spencer Hospital and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department along with their participants will be celebrating Cardiac Rehabilitation Week February 12-18, 2017 by drawing attention to the role of cardiac rehabilitation in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease.
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Influenza Widespread Locally; Precautions Recommended
Influenza activity in our community and in Iowa is widespread and continues to increase as evidenced by our local surveillance and via the Iowa Department of Public Health. Know what to look for and take precautions.
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Learn Your Health Numbers
Do you know your health numbers? Each month Spencer Hospital offers a comprehensive LiveWell health screening to determine a person’s risk factors.
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Wear Red for Heart Health - Feb. 3rd
The health professionals of Spencer Hospital are hoping to see red, and lots of it. Specifically, healthcare officials are encouraging people to incorporate the color red into their attire on Friday, Feb. 3rd to help generate attention and awareness of the importance of heart health.
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Yummy & Healthy!
This healthy pound cake recipe isn't just delicious—it also only requires one bowl to make
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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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