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Mercy Council Bluffs: “Stop the Bleed” Campaign

CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs, IA

The “Stop the Bleed” campaign officially launched in 2015, but was formerly introduced in December 2012 after The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Victims of the shooting, including six-year old students, bled to death before emergency medical services were able to reach them. Bleeding is a leading cause of death, but can be prevented with…read more

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital: Gratitude Graffiti

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
Council Bluffs, IA

“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

Mercy Council Bluffs: Landscaping For a Reason

CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs, IA

Traditionally, CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs has honored breast cancer fighters and survivors with an annual pink balloon release as part of October Breast Cancer Awareness activities. According to Mercy Oncologist Dr. Samer Renno, for every 200,000 patients that are diagnosed with breast cancer, 40,000 of them do not survive. For the past six years,…read more

Council Bluffs Hospital, Schools Partner to Improve Mental Health

CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs, IA

Recognizing a gap in mental health care of elementary students in their community, leaders from CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs and Council Bluffs Community School District combined their resources to work toward a solution. The Transitions Program was launched for the 2014-15 school year. Now entering its fourth year, the collaboration between Mercy Behavioral Services…read more