Mary Wells, CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner, has plenty to smile about with Allen president and CEO John Knox. They were part of a crowd of 200 community members gathered on November 17 at the Sunset Theatre in Sumner. Mary invited them all to celebrate a milestone on the CMH fund drive to replace the current hospital building. The community has raised $1,015,000 to date and plans to complete its community funding goal of $1,500,000 in 2011. CMH associates did their part, too. Every CMH associate contributed to the effort, which raised $164,000 in associate gifts.
CMH plans to break ground for the new hospital building in 2011. We will update you when they do. Meanwhile, congratulations to Mary, her staff and the people of Sumner and surrounding communities and farms for an exceptional response to this visionary project.
OB Turkey Trotters...
Top Row (from left to right): Dr. Hintz, Sarah Eiklenborg, Jen Carlo, Amanda Wagner
Middle Row: Marcia Corson, Betsy Smith, Tami Hansen, Meghan Peters
Front Row: Katie Hoogenakker-CNM, Brianne Feaker, Christina Carnelley, Tracey Huinker
Last Saturday, twelve OB staff members gathered for a team-building weekend of fun in Marion, IA. Co-workers participated in the 18th Annual Return of the Turkey Trot 8K & 4K, an event which beneifts Horizons-A Family Service Alliance. “The Deadly Dozen”, as they were known at the trot, had a fabulous time walking/running in the cold, wind and rain. One finisher, Marcia Corson, finished the 8K in 3rd place for her age group! Way to go, OB trotters!
Allen Hospital has been cited for our support of the National Guard and Reserve.
The certificate is in the display case outside the Allen Cafe at Allen Hospital.
Attend the Upper GI Tract Educational Seminar
Learn more information on the current issues in Gastroenterology on Wednesday, December 1. Click here for more information and here to register.
Do your shoulders feel tight after a day at your desk? Do you get headaches or do your wrists ever ache?
These symptoms could be the result of incorrect ergonomics of your computer work station. Work Rehab can help! Please sign up in Net Learning to attend a Computer Workstation Ergonomics Training...
Course title: Computer Workstation Ergonomics Training
Purpose: Associates will learn to adjust and organize their computer workstation for comfort and safety by properly positioning the chair, monitor, keyboard and paperwork in relation to work tasks
Location: Former Cardiac Rehab, between Inpatient Pharmacy and Work Rehab on first floor
Date: Eight 30 minute sessions scheduled November 23, 2010, starting 10:00 am.
Attendance Capacity: A maximum of 8 Associates can register in Net Learning per 30-minute session
Mary Poppins, Saturday, December 4
Please RSVP with payment to Dina firstname.lastname@example.org 319.226.2000
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American Diabetes Month
November is American Diabetes Month, a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. For years, the American Diabetes Association has used this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and its serious complications.
With nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States living with diabetes, and an additional 57 million Americans with pre-diabetes at risk, there is no time to waste. One out of every three children born today will face a future with diabetes if current trends continue. Diabetes is not merely a condition. It is a disease with deadly consequences.
The good news is diabetes can be controlled. If it is caught in the pre-diabetes state, it can be prevented! Don’t ignore the chance for better health!
Attend diabetes self-management educational sessions.
Visit the Allen Hospital Diabetes Center and the diabetes risk test.
If you are at risk for diabetes, attend a pre-diabetes class.
Visit the Diabetes Center display in the cafeteria.
Attend a Type 2 Diabetes Support Group session.
For more information, call the Diabetes Center at 319-235-3744.
Join us for a FREE Holiday Concert
All associates are invited to the Allen College Chorus Holiday Concert. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 7:00 PM
McBride Auditorium/Gerard Hall, Allen College Campus
You must complete the Net Learning module “Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Dependent Adult Abuse” by December 1, 2010.
Shop the Allen Gift Shop for all your Christmas needs!
We have NFL and College items, Beanpod candles, Willow Tree angels and the new Embellish Your Story magnetic photo holders plus many additional items to choose from!
Nov 29 and 30
South Bend Chocolate Company
Meeting Room #5
Mark your calendars for a Christmas Open House at UMP!
Allen Auxiliary Mobile Blood Drive Thursday, December 2
2:00 – 4:30 (note new time)
To register go to www.bloodcenterofiowa.org or call the Volunteer Office at 3692.
To have a safe Thanksgiving, take a moment to read the attached Safety Flyer.
Steve Cusher, Plant Safety Officer
Holiday Hoopla Event - Downtown Cedar Falls
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Cedar Falls Commuity Main Street
110 Main Street Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Join the merchants in downtown Cedar Falls as the Grand Holiday Hoopla gets underway, kicking off a month of hoopla downtown! Santa's Workshop on the corner of 4th and Main officially opens with lots of live entertainment on Santa's Workshop Stage! Enjoy Street Performers, Santa's arrival with his Magic March down Main Street! A special Sculpture tree is lit.
Community Main Street