Bloomfield Community Blood Drive

Join us on Tuesday, July 30th for a Bloomfield Community Blood Drive!

Bloomfield Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, July 30th
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/158852
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!

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. 

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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DCH to Launch New Electronic Health Record System

Bloomfield, IA – Davis County Hospital (DCH) is pleased to announce the implementation of a new integrated electronic health record (EHR) system on April 15th, 2019.

DCH will transition to Cerner Millennium®, a health care IT platform designed to support an individual’s care journey – from the doctor’s office to the hospital and outpatient clinics – with consistent patient engagement. The Cerner Millennium system will provide DCH staff with a digital record of their patients’ health history. Doctors and nurses will have a more complete, near real-time view of an individual’s heath. Through the new online patient portal, customers will be able to securely message doctors, request appointments, view and settle balances and access their health history. The new EHR will also support improved interoperability and communication between DCH and other providers and health systems in the region, including MercyOne of which it is an affiliate hospital.

“It was important for us to choose a system that could provide a truly integrated platform that makes it easier for our providers to view patient information to improve care for residents of Bloomfield and the surrounding communities,” said Christopher Hickie, Information Technology Director at DCH. “Not only will Cerner help our providers give an improved patient experience, but the system will also support improved communication and flow of information within our hospital and beyond to other providers in the area.”

Cerner CommunityWorks leverages cloud technology to deliver the power of Cerner Millennium, tailored to support the unique needs of community, critical access and specialty hospitals. CommunityWorks, the new EHR, will support DCH’s 25-bed critical access hospital as it works to improve the overall health of the community.

“DCH providers want to continue to serve the community by providing high-quality care in a location that keeps patients close to home, and Cerner will support the hospital in doing so,” said Veronica Fuhs, Chief Executive Officer at Davis County Hospital. “As the facility makes this transition, we ask for our customers patience while our providers and staff learn the new system. Patients will be asked to sign new forms at their next appointment, following the April 15th EHR launch date, as well as some extended time confirming health history; everyone’s patience is greatly appreciated.”

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.

Davis County Hospital Named One of Iowa’s Top Workplaces in 2017

The Des Moines Register named Davis County Hospital (DCH) as one of Iowa’s Top Places to Work in 2017 during a ceremony held in Des Moines on Thursday, September 14th.

The Des Moines Register’s Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies based on employee opinions about company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation and benefits. The selection process was based on employees’ responses to a survey.

“Being recognized as a top workplace in Iowa is a true testament to the remarkable culture that Davis County Hospital’s employees and leaders have built,” said Kirby Johnson, CEO at DCH. “At Davis County Hospital, we take pride in our people. It’s those people that build a strong culture that drives our mission of delivering high quality, patient centered care with integrity and trust.”

Dr. Christian Sanchez

Davis County Hospital Welcomes New Primary Care Physician- Dr. Christian Sanchez

Bloomfield, IA – Davis County Hospital (DCH) is excited to welcome Dr. Christian Sanchez, MD to their medical staff. Dr. Sanchez is working in the DCH Medical Associates primary care clinic, the hospital, as well as local nursing facilities. He began his clinical practice at DCH on Tuesday, September 5th.

Dr. Sanchez graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Chemistry. He received his medical degree in Guadalajara, Mexico and completed his residency at Cook County-Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. In June, Dr. Sanchez completed a Geriatric Fellowship also at Cook County-Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Geriatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the health and care of the elderly population. “Dr. Sanchez’s geriatric expertise will allow us to continue to care for patients during all stages of their life.

“I believe that wanting to become of service to people in my community was my biggest encouragement to practice medicine. The satisfaction of being able to provide a special treatment to them has become the greatest drive for my enduring decision.,” said Dr. Sanchez. “When caring for patients, my immediate goal is to serve them and my future community as I would care for my own family. My ultimate goal is to improve their wellness as we treat diseases not only as they come about, but by preventing them, as we figure out together individualized strategies for healthier lives.”

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Sanchez to Davis County Hospital and to the Bloomfield community,” said Kirby Johnson, CEO. “Dr. Sanchez will provide additional primary care expertise we need to continue to strive for better health among all ages here in Davis County.  Dr. Sanchez’s addition plays a large part in our goal to expand and improve access to primary care to meet the needs of our customers.”

“I started a family not too long ago and now my home is Bloomfield. We are very excited to start this journey, and we know that there is a plan and a home for us in this community,” stated Sanchez.

Dr. Sanchez and his wife, Karen have two children, Carol and Saul. In his spare time, Dr. Sanchez enjoys playing tennis as well as swimming. He also likes to dance, sing, and listen to good music. However, what he enjoys most, is spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Sanchez is now available for immediate appointments. Call DCH Medical Associates at 641-664-3832 to schedule an appointment today.