Additional Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Clarke County

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Clarke County Public Health have identified one additional case of COVID-19 in the county. “We continue to remind residents to take preventive measures to slow the spread of this virus,” said Clarke County Public Health Director Mackenzie Nelson. “It’s

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Community & Staff Step Up to Support Senior Care Center in Time of Crisis

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Since the WHO announced the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic status in early March, long-term care facilities have been on the front lines of the health and safety battle.  With senior citizens being some of the most “at risk” from the virus, the need for protective gear –

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First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Clarke County

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A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Clarke County. The case is an adult age range 18-40 years. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is self-isolating at home. “While this is Clarke County’s first case, it may not be

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Clarke County Hospital Erecting Tent for Patient Check-in

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As of this writing, there are no known positive COVID-19 cases in Clarke County.  On Monday, March 30, the National Guard will erect a tent in the southwest parking lot of Clarke County Hospital.  The National Guard has, and continues to, erect tents at hospitals throughout Iowa

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Clarke County Hospital – New Visitor Restrictions Starting March 25, 2020

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Effective Wednesday, March 25th, visitors are NOT allowed within Clarke County Hospital unless the visitor is a designated caregiver or the patient falls into one of three categories listed below: The patient is an infant or small child. In this case only one designated parent/caregiver may be

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SPECIAL NOTICE: Clarke County Live Broadcast: COVID-19 Update and Q & A

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What: Clarke County Live Broadcast: COVID-19 Update and Q & A When: Thursday, March 19 – 1:00 pm A one hour discussion led by Clarke County Public Health and a panel including leaders from local government, healthcare and school districts to bring Clarke County

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Spring Fever Hits & Outdoor Activities Abound in Clarke County

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According to the calendar it’s still winter, but with a few days of 65 degree weather, the recent announcement of camping and RV reservations opening, as well as the incredible recreational updates taking place all over Clarke County, the outdoor activity bug has officially bitten! Scott Kent,

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Osceola Foods Strives to Build a Stronger Community Through Giving Back

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The Clarke Schools Food Pantry recently received a sizable food donation thanks to Osceola Foods and the generosity of the plant’s team. Truckloads of Hormel product were recently delivered to Clarke Community Schools’ food pantry to support those in the community experiencing food insecurity. Nearly 700 cases

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Coronavirus and COVID-19: When Rumors Fly, Turn to Trusted Resources

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Coronavirus and COVID-19 are hot topics in the news. Clarke County Hospital and Clinics encourages everyone to count on trusted resources for their updates and how to prevent illnesses and the spread of any diseases.

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Clarke County Hospital Now Offering Home Sleep Studies

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The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders include trouble falling (insomnia) or staying asleep, falling asleep at the wrong times (narcolepsy), too much sleep, or abnormal behaviors during sleep. One of the most common sleep disorders is sleep

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Community Comes Together to Help Celebrate CHCSI Grand Opening

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Winter winds and frigid temperatures showed up just in time for the grand opening of Osceola and Clarke County’s newest mental health and medical support access center. That didn’t keep Governor Kim Reynolds, leadership from the state, city, and county, as well as dozens of community members

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Reynolds Announces Clarke County Hospital as Recipient of $25,000 Future Ready Iowa Grant

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Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds, announced last week that Clarke County Hospital (CCH) was among 22 recipients to receive grants from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund. Awarded $25,000 out of a pool of $568,000, the sum is set up as a matching grant to help the

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CCDC Awards Final $150,000 Pledge to Clarke County Hospital

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In 2015, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) Board committed to a $500,000 matching grant to Clarke County Hospital in support of the expansion efforts at the hospital. To be distributed in annual payments over five years (2015 – 2020), the grant helped kick off the $24

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Clarke County Hospital Extends Hours for Mammogram Appointments

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Now through September 13th, Osceola’s Clarke County Hospital has extended their operating hours giving patients more time and availability to schedule mammograms. According to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: Mammography is good at finding breast cancer, especially in women ages 50 and older. Overall, the

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