Free Sports Physicals Clinic

Davis County Medical Associates is hosting a FREE Sports Physicals Clinic on Tuesday, July 23rd from 4:00pm – 6:45pm at Davis County Hospital.

*Appointments are Required* To schedule an appointment, please call 641-664-7137. Appointments are first come, first serve.
Registration deadline is July 17th. Space is limited to 140 students.

Sports Physical forms can be found online at www.dcmustangs.com. *Please fill out forms prior to arriving for your physical*

Guardian must be present for minors.

**Davis County Public Health will only have immunizations available during this event for VFC qualified individuals** They will be available to look up immunization records for every one if interested.

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Senior Life Solutions Joining National Campaign for Mental Health

Davis County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions Program JOINING National Campaign to Raise Awareness during Mental Health Month

Bloomfield, IA –   When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.

May is Mental Health Month was started 70 years ago by national organization, Mental Health America (MHA).  Davis County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is joining this year’s national campaign to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.

A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. It can also help people recover from these conditions. For those dealing with a chronic health condition and the people who care for them, it can be especially important to focus on mental health. That is why in 2019 we are expanding upon last year’s theme of 4Mind4Body and taking it to the next level, as we explore the topics of animal companionship, humor, work-life balance, and recreation and social connections as ways to boost mental health and general wellness.

“It is important to really look at your overall health, both physically and mentally, to achieve wellness,” said Kayla Miller, RN BSN Program Director of Senior Life Solutions. “Finding a reason to laugh, going for a walk with a friend, meditating, playing with a pet, or working from home once a week can go a long way in making you both physically and mentally healthy – it’s all about finding the right balance to benefit both the mind and body.”

MHA has developed a series of fact sheets (available at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may) to help people understand how their lifestyle affects their health.

“We know that living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy, but it can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes,” concluded Miller. “Finding the balance between work and play, the ups and downs of life, physical health and mental health, can help you on the path towards focusing both 4Mind4Body.”

Davis County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults suffering from symptoms of anxiety and depression often related to aging. For more information, call the Davis County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program at 641-664-3851.

For more information on May is Mental Health Month, visit MHA’s website at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may.

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ABOUT SENIOR LIFE SOLUTIONS

Founded in 2003, Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) operates inpatient and outpatient programs located in rural communities across the country.  Founder and Chief Medical Officer, James A. Greene, M.D., a geriatric psychiatrist, was born and raised in a rural community, which today hosts a rural hospital.  He developed PMC with the sole mission to improve the quality of life of older adults living in rural communities.  PMC, which operates the Senior Life Solutions outpatient program, is one of the largest geriatric mental health management companies within rural hospitals across the United States. 

DC Walk for Life 2019

Plans are being made for the 2019 Davis County Walk for Life Event! This Year’s walk will be held on Saturday, May 4th at the Davis County High School Track & Field in Bloomfield with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. This event provides funding for mammograms for individuals who are under-insured or un-insured in Davis County.
 
Walk for Life Committee members would like to thank you for your continued financial contribution to our event. Without your support and the support of other community members, we would be unable to provide this service to the increasing number of community members who need our help. We hope that you will be able to help support our project again this year by joining us on May 4th!
 
This year’s breast cancer survivor honoree is Deb Krenz!
 
The 2019 event will be held at the Davis County High School Track & Field. Those unable to walk are invited to attend, and enjoy the entertainment provided by Thadd & Amanda Gray.
 
Adult Walk FEE: $25.00
Children Walk FEE: $15.00
*All children are invited to attend! You only need to register them if you’d like to order a shirt for them. Youth sizes are available this year!
 
**Door Prizes! **Kincart Physical Therapy Services will be giving away (100) RTIC insulated tumblers to the first 100 adults that check-in at registration on Saturday, May 4th at the event! Additional door prizes will be given away throughout the event as well!
 
REGISTRATION: T-shirts will be available to all walkers who register prior to April 12th, 2019. T-shirts and sizes for those who register after the 12th will be limited or receive it following the event. Free water will be provided. You may pre-register by mail, in person at the Davis County Hospital, or at the event.
 
Registration begins at 9:30am, presentation at 9:45am and the walk will kick off at 10:00am!
 
You can download the registration form HERE.

Medical Associates Clinic Expanding Hours

Davis County Hospital Medical Associates clinic is expanding its hours to improve access to clinic services. Starting May 6th, 2019 the clinic will be open for appointments Monday – Thursday, 7am – 7pm and Friday 8am – 5pm, including lunch hours every week.

“As part of our commitment to the community, we are expanding hours of operation for the Davis County Medical Associates Clinic,” said Veronica Fuhs, CEO. “We are expanding our hours to ensure we’re doing what we can to be there for our customers when they need us.”

Beginning Monday, May 6th 2019, the expanded clinic hours are as follows:

Clinic Hours
Monday         7:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday         7:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday   7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday       7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday            8:00am – 5:00pm

“It is important to us to be able to provide healthcare during non-working hours for patients who find it hard to come in during normal business hours,” said Carleena Brown, Medical Associates Clinic Director, “The change, which extends the hours to start earlier in the day, go later in the evening, including lunch hours every week, also provides opportunities for patients to receive care sooner rather than waiting two or three days.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, you can contact Davis County Hospital Medical Associates at 641-664-3832. Davis County Hospital Medical Associates is located within Davis County Hospital at 509 N Madison, Bloomfield.

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Bloomfield Community Blood Drive

Join us on Thursday, March 7th for a Bloomfield Community Blood Drive!

Bloomfield Community Blood Drive
Thursday, March 7th
12:15pm – 5:45pm
Davis County Hospital Parking Lot – Bloodmobile, South Parking Lot

To schedule an appointment to donate, visit:
https://donor.lifeservebloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/158851
or call 641-664-7083.

Who needs your blood?
• One pint of whole blood can save up to three lives
• Someone in the U.S. needs blood every 2 seconds
• There is no substitute for human blood
• One in seven people entering a hospital needs blood

Join us and help save a life!

New Doctor of Physical Therapy: Katie Kincart, DPT

Kincart Physical Therapy Services welcomes Katie (Appler) Kincart, DPT to the department team. Katie Kincart will join fellow Doctor of Physical Therapy Jackie Wells along with Physical Therapists Brian Sharp and Karen Kincart.

Katie is a graduate of Centerville, High School in 2012. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Physiology from the University of Iowa in 2016. Soon after, she began the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Iowa Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. During her time there Katie received the Tracy Dahl Family Scholarship for dedication to physical therapy and a desire to provide the highest level of care. Her clinical experience includes: acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedics with a heavy emphasis on manual therapy, and neuromuscular physical therapy. She also has experience in traumatic brain injuries and cardiopulmonary conditions including congestive heart failure, post-cardiac events, and cystic fibrosis.

“We are excited to have Katie join the experienced professionals at Kincart Physical Therapy Services. Her advanced credentials and exceptional training from the University of Iowa Physical Therapy Program has more than prepared her to serve the Davis County Hospital and community at large,” said Karen Sloan-Kincart, PT, LAT.

Kincart Physical Therapy Services is now also offering Speech Therapy on their roster of services provided by Speech Therapist, Trinity Davis, CCC-SLP. Along with occupational therapy and physical therapy, patients who come to Kincart Physical Therapy Services in the Davis County Hospital can receive well-rounded care addressing multiple medical problems all in the same place.

Speech therapy involves the evaluation and treatment of those with difficulties swallowing, speaking, as well as cognitive impairment, and is helpful for adults as well as children.

“Adding speech therapy was a natural move to get patients back to 100 percent, not only with how they’re feeling but in all aspects of their lives,” said Karen Sloan-Kincart, PT, LAT.

Striving to be a leader in wellness and rehabilitation, Kincart Physical Therapy Services has provided over 30 years of service to Davis County Hospital. For more information, visit https://www.daviscountyhospital.org/services/physical-therapy/.

Nursing Mothers’ Support Group

Nursing Mothers’ Support groups are held monthly at Davis County Hospital in Conference Room D from 6:00-7:00pm and are free to the public. In the meetings there will free samples of products, group discussions regarding education and common issues, as well as meet individually with nursing mothers to assess and troubleshoot feeding problems in order to help mothers achieve their personal breastfeeding goals. Feel free to bring your children, but please leave your spouses at home.

DCH Welcomes New Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Davis County Hospital (DCH) is pleased to welcome Joseph Whitman, DO to Davis County Hospital’s Specialty Clinic provider group. Dr. Whitman is an Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) provider with Surgical Associates, LLP of Grinnell, who will see patients at Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield the first and third Monday of each month, while also performing surgery at DCH on those days. Dr. Whitman specializes in Otolaryngology (ENT) services, comprised of surgical and medical care of the ears, nose and throat of all ages.

Dr. Whitman received his Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, followed by his Masters of Science and Biomedical Sciences degree from A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Whitman remained at A.T. Still University where he received his medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his general surgery internship & Otolaryngology residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

“The addition of Dr. Whitman to the Specialty Clinic provider team at Davis County Hospital helps strengthen our mission to deliver high quality, patient centered care,” stated Catherine Hillestad, Interim CEO of Davis County Hospital. “His skills are a strong addition to our talented team of providers, allowing us to provide more ENT services and surgeries close to home.”

Dr. Whitman is highly skilled in the surgical and medical treatment of head and neck diseases. He will provide comprehensive head and neck care, including pediatric and adult allergy diagnosis and treatment, facial plastics, skin lesion excision and repair, surgery for chronic sinus disease and nasal obstruction, surgery of the head and neck for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, and the surgical management of the ears, tonsils, throat, voice, thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands and neck masses.

“Local care and local relationships are the cornerstone of community hospitals,” said Dr. Whitman. “My childhood roots arise from rural Iowa and my passion is to care and support patients in these communities. My goal at Davis County Hospital will be to provide the safest and most comprehensive head and neck clinical and surgical care that can be supported locally. Service is an act of love, and I love serving our local Iowa communities. Always happy to help.”

Dr. Joseph Whitman, ENT will begin to see patients at Davis County Hospital on Monday, October 15th. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitman, please call 641-664-7091.

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Lung Cancer Screening Now Available at DCH

Bloomfield, IA – Davis County Hospital (DCH) is pleased to announce they’ve expanded their Medical Imaging service line to include a Lung Cancer Screening Program.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has found that having a low-dose CT of the chest in patients at high risk for developing lung cancer, reduces their mortality by 20 percent. As a result of NCI findings, Davis County Hospital has created a Lung Cancer Screening Program for individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer.

“Lung Cancer is the most common type of cancer in American men and women,” said Susan Haskell, Medical Imaging Manager at DCH. “It is also the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and the world. More people in American die from lung cancer alone than prostrate, breast, and colon cancers combined. Most lung cancer cases are linked to tobacco smoking.”

Davis County Hospital’s lung cancer screening program works to detect lung cancer at its earliest stages and help patients get access to life-saving care as quickly as possible. Davis County Hospital’s dedicated Lung Coordinator works in collaboration with patient’s providers to evaluate participants for lung cancer risk, schedule those at high risk for screening tests (CT scans), and assure referrals for necessary follow-up care are made with minimal delays.

Screening Eligibility

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has developed Guidelines to screen for individuals who may be at high risk. Risk factors include:

  • Age 55-77
  • A current smoker or have quit within the last 15 years
  • Have a smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (for example, 1 pack a day for 30 years, 2 packs a day for 15 years etc.)
  • No current symptoms

Ask your provider today about starting your lung cancer screening program at Davis County Hospital.

Davis County Hospital Hires New General Surgeon

Davis County Hospital (DCH) is proud to announce the addition of Dr. John Harrington, MD, General Surgeon, to their medical staff. Dr. Harrington will begin practice at DCH in the Spring of 2018.

Dr. Harrington graduated from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID with a Bachelor of Science. He received his medical degree at Loma Linda University in California and completed his General Surgery residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency in Phoenix, AZ. He grew up in Idaho and has spent most of his surgical career in Nebraska. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Harrington to Davis County Hospital and to the Bloomfield community,” said Kirby Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at Davis County Hospital. “The addition of Dr. Harrington to our medical staff will increase patient access to general surgery services and will aid in Davis County Hospital’s goal of providing a continuum of care in the community.”

“I am excited to join the team at Davis County Hospital, and help further their mission of delivering high quality, patient-centered care,” said Dr. Harrington. “I went into medicine with the goal to help sick and injured people, caring for them like family, and understanding them as unique human beings. I have a heart for small town America, and look forward to serving and being available to the people of Bloomfield and the surrounding communities.”

Dr. Harrington and his wife, Stacie, have four children; Joshua, age 17; Matthew, age 14; Michael, age 10; and Brandon, age 8. In his spare time, Dr. Harrington enjoys jogging, hiking and spending time with his family. “My wife and I feel very fortunate to have been chosen to move to Bloomfield and continue to raise our family there,” commented Harrington.

“Dr. Harrington’s patient-centered mentality is exactly what the community of Bloomfield is looking for in a surgeon,” said Tom Prosapio, Davis County Hospital Board of Trustees Chair. “We are excited Dr Harrington is clearly motivated to serve our patients.”

Dr. Harrington will share on-call duties within DCH and will be available for all general surgery emergencies and accident related injuries upon his arrival.