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  • Physician joins Monroe County Hospital & Clinics

    Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) is pleased to announce that Kendra Martin, DO, will begin her medical practice at Monroe County Hospital Medical Clinic in August, 2018. Dr. Martin completed her undergraduate studies in Biology at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. She attended medical school at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine,… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Acquires New LUCAS® Chest Compression System to Support Rescuer Efforts

    The Physio-Control LUCAS® 3 will benefit patients and rescuers by enabling continuous consistent chest compressions in cardiac resuscitations. Albia, Iowa, April 3, 2018:  Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) will soon have an important lifesaving tool on board their vehicles. The emergency department recently announced the acquisition of 15+ Physio-Control LUCAS® 3 Chest Compression Systems…. Read more »

  • Hospital Creates $12,415,276 Impact on Local Economy

    In all, Iowa’s Health Care Sector Provides More Than 330,000 Jobs Across State ALBIA – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) generates 228 jobs that add $12,415,276 to Albia, IA’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. In addition, MCHC’s employees by themselves spend $1,700,555 on retail sales and contribute $106,233… Read more »

  • Want to stay healthy over the holidays? It doesn’t have to be a Christmas miracle.

    ’Tis the season for get-togethers, lasting memories, and good cheer. But as with any celebration, there’s always a risk of compromising health in pursuit of happiness. Dinners can lead to overeating, gatherings can spread the flu and holiday obligations can build stress. For a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season, here are a few simple… Read more »

  • Julie Vander Linden Honored with Daisy Award

    “Julie goes above and beyond her role as a nurse. She treats each and every patient as if they were her family. Her assessment skills and quick interventions contribute to her amazing patient care.”

  • Congratulations Gale Herrera!

    The 100 Great Iowa Nurses award recognizes nurses that have made meaningful, lasting contributions to their patients, colleagues, and the nursing profession, and are viewed as mentors to other nursing professionals.

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Provides Community Benefit

    $530,245 in Uncompensated Care and Health Care Services Given Annually (Albia, IA) – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) provides $530,245 in community benefits to Monroe County, IA according to a recently completed assessment of those programs and services. That amount, based on 2017 figures, includes $339,649 in uncompensated care and $190,596 in free or… Read more »

  • The Des Moines Register names Monroe County Hospital & Clinics a winner of the state of Iowa 2017 Top Workplaces Award

    MCHC has been selected one of the “Top 150 Workplaces” by the Des Moines Register for 2016. Exclusively awarded based on anonymous employee feedback, this award reflects the value and engagement of the relationships among the MCHC employee team environment.

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Enhances Local Emergency Services
    Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) is proud to announce the addition of Avera eEmergency services in Albia, IA. MCHC provides emergency services to thousands of patients in the community each year. Open 24/7, the ER is equipped to handle any patient that comes through the door. However, access to a second set of eyes... Read more »
  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 1

    Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookies Ingredients Cookies 1 1/4 cups flour 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1 egg white 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract Icing 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted 2… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 2

    Red Velvet Cupcakes Prep: 20 Minutes Cook: 25 Minutes Ingredients 1 1/4 cups cake flour 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup low-fat buttermilk 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 3

    Matcha Gingerbread Cookies   Yield: 1 dozen cookies Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 cup sweet rice flour ½ cup finely ground almond flour ½ cup chestnut flour 1½ teaspoons matcha tea, divided ¾ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 4

    Buttermilk Pralines Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup whole buttermilk 1 1/2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Dash of salt 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 1/2 teaspoons butter 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over low heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Continue… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 5

    Pumpkin-Orange Muffins Canola oil spray 1 egg 1/2 cup skim milk 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup canola oil 1 tsp. dried grated orange zest 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 3/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin lightly… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 6

    Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Spread Canola cooking spray 2 lbs. sweet bell peppers, preferably a combination of red and orange 1 small eggplant, about 1 lb. 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Preheat oven to… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 7

    Lite Hummus Dip Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz.) chick peas, rinsed and drained, 1-2 cloves finely minced garlic (or to taste), 1 Tbsp. sesame tahini, 6-8 Tbsp. reduced sodium vegetable broth or water, 1-2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, Hot pepper sauce… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 8

    Cranberry Flax Pumpkin Bread Ingredients Canola oil spray 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 2 large eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup canola oil 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup 100 percent apple… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 9

    Holiday Quinoa Salad 3/4 cup quinoa 1¾ cups water 3/4 tsp. kosher or sea salt, divided 1/2 medium Fuji apple, cored and finely chopped 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint 11/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions, green and white parts… Read more »

  • Health Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 10

    Acorn Squash Stuffed with Apricots and Cornbread  4 cups cornbread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for brushing squash, 2 large Spanish onions, thinly sliced, 1/2 cup finely diced celery with leaves 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh sage 2 tsp. finely chopped garlic 1 1/2 cups hot water or vegetable… Read more »

  • MCHC Awarded Grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
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