Little Things Mean a Lot


Supporting Women in the Community: Carroll Hospital Offers A ‘Girls Night Out’

St. Anthony Hospital and Nursing Home
Carroll, IA

This is the second year St. Anthony has hosted a “Ladies Night Out,” inviting female physicians and Carroll-area residents to meet and discuss a variety of women’s health topics. In addition to Quam, the evening featured Suzy Feigofsky, a cardiologist with the Iowa Heart Center; Tina Flores Schechinger, a family medical doctor at St. Anthony…read more

GMHC’s Employees Share Why You Should “Love Your Colon”

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics
Guttenberg, IA

Recapped below is an incredible story written by Amy Speed, an employee at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and Clinics, in honor of Colorectal Awareness Month last March: As I was working on an issue of the Pulse (GMHC’s newsletter), I realized the importance of sharing my story. Yeah, it’s personal, but hopefully encouraging. I was due…read more

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital: Gratitude Graffiti

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
Council Bluffs

“I’m thankful for my good health.” “I’m thankful for my Jennie family.” “I’m grateful for life itself.”   Windows at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital are covered in color as employees and visitors show their gratitude with graffiti. Hospital guests are invited to grab markers and write notes at the “Gratitude Stop,” located between Registration and…read more

72 Years Cancer-Free and Then…

Manning Regional Healthcare Center

Kae Rene Rogers, 72, of Manning, recognizes firsthand how important it is to receive annual mammograms. Having no family history of cancer, Rogers was not concerned about the risk of cancer. She had attended regular health care appointments, watched what she ate, stayed active with her grandkids and was living a healthy life. In February…read more

Nurse Shows Why It’s ‘Never Just a Job’

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Des Moines, IA

“Recently, my husband passed away from acute myeloid leukemia,” wrote Phyllis Foster. “Because of this diagnosis and treatment, he spent a great deal of time as an inpatient on Powell 3 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. During one of his longer visits over the holidays, the patients and staff were treated to…read more

Thoughtfulness Makes Return to Hospital a Little Sweeter

Cass County Memorial Hospital

Jim Bireline recently spent a few days as an inpatient at Cass County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) in Atlantic, where he was pleased with his care, but of course very happy to go home.  Much to his dismay, he was re-admitted within just a couple months. Even though his care had been great, and his daughter-in-law…read more

Leon Hospital Employee was a True Friend at the End

Decatur County Hospital
Leon, IA

My dad, John W. Kirsch, spent quite a bit of time at Decatur County Hospital in Leon during his illness with leukemia. Dad insisted on going to Decatur County Hospital for his transfusions because of the staff there. Dad and Ashly Green, a phlebotomist at the hospital, quickly became friends. Dad called Ashly one of…read more

Injured Man is Grateful for being Found in Hospital Parking Lot

Fort Madison Community Hospital
Fort Madison, IA

Karen Hall is a radiology technician who has been at Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) for more than 11 years. In that time, she has been recognized for her commitment to patients, willingness to go above and beyond and her positive attitude. But her true spirit of compassion and doing the right thing for our…read more

Two Fort Dodge Nurses and Technology Rescue an Important Day

Trinity Regional Medical Center
Fort Dodge, IA

Iowa hospitals are always working to expand and extend the use of technology. At UnityPoint Health-Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, nurses Abbi Egli and Kim Pearson used their technical skills to make sure an injured patient could be part of a very special day. Abbi and Kim were recognized by Anne Magruder, who…read more

A Little Girl, a Big Illness and a Hospital Staff that Comes Through

Jefferson County Health Center
Fairfield, IA

Nearly every day, staff members at Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC) in Fairfield are seen helping people with yard work, feeding the hungry or helping small children with warm clothing for the winter months. Early in 2017, 10-year-old Gabby Ford was admitted to the hospital for five days with the flu.  After going home for…read more