• Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 12

    Three-Ways Hot Cocoa Mix 1 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, 1/4 cup dried egg whites, 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground allspice, 1/4 tsp. ground clove, 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper, 6” cinnamon sticks (optional) for garnish, Black tea bags… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 13

    Chickpea and Butternut Squash Fritters with Field Greens Butternut squash and chickpeas are the perfect combination for this vegetarian entrée. Legumes like chickpeas pack protein and the B vitamin folate, and winter squash is rich in carotenoids, a group of phytochemicals. Both are also rich in fiber, which has been shown to support growth of… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 14

    Ginger-Carrot Salad with Cranberries 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. honey, 1 tsp. freshly grated or finely minced ginger, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, Pinch of salt, 2 cups grated or julienned carrots (can use part cabbage), 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds or peanuts In medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, honey,… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 15

    Pomegranate-Apricot Sparkler Tangy pomegranate juice is full of phytochemicals and makes a perfect base for a dazzling holiday punch. 1 1/2 cups cold pomegranate juice 1 1/2 cups apricot nectar 1 cup cold seltzer, lime-flavored if desired Ice 1 fresh lime, quartered or kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced (optional) In large pitcher, combine first 3… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Named Top 150 Workplaces

    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.

  • Brian Teeter named to the list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses

    We are proud to announce that Brian Teeter, Surgical Manager, was recently named to the list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2015! Since starting at MCHC in 2004, Brian has been an key member of the MCHC Team.

  • MCHC Spreading Holiday Cheer

    As the holidays quickly approach, many of us are reminded of the good fortune that has bestowed itself upon us throughout the year and look to pay it forward. For over 20 years, Monroe County Hospital & Clinics and its staff members have made it their mission to create good fortune and holiday cheer in… Read more »

  • MCHC Technology Advances in Ultrasound & MRI

    Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is excited to announce advances in technology for both ultrasound and MRI radiologic testing. The Radiology Department recently signed an operating lease with Toshiba America Medical Solutions to use a new Toshiba Aplio 500 ultrasound machine, which was officially put into service on October 7th. Jenny Klyn, Radiology Manager, states,… Read more »

  • Willert Resigns as MCHC CEO

    The Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of CEO Todd Willert. He submitted his resignation effective November 21, and it was accepted by the Board at a special meeting on October 27. Willert joined Monroe County Hospital & Clinics in August of 2013. He has been a CEO with… Read more »

  • Community Remembrance Service

    Monroe County community members are invited to an inspirational remembrance service hosted by Monroe County Hospice, in cooperation with Sinnott-Pierschbacher Funeral Home and Tharp Funeral Home, to commemorate loved ones who have passed away. The Community Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 13th at 6:00 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Albia…. Read more »

  • “Be Prepared” Seminar

    Monroe County Hospice will be holding a “Be Prepared” educational seminar on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.  The event will take place at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Albia.  A free meal will be provided.  Attorney, Steve Goodlow will facilitate discussion surrounding legal issues that may arise when planning funerals, such… Read more »

  • Gazebo & Memorial Garden

    The Monroe County Health Care Foundation would like to thank Carol Sovern and her family for the generous donation to add a gazebo to the grounds of Monroe County Hospital & Clinics. The donation is in memory of Carol’s husband, Elmer. The gazebo is to honor the nursing staff of MCHC for the fine services… Read more »

  • Foundation Purchases Ultrasound Machine

    A recent purchase by the Monroe County Health Care Foundation helps Monroe County Hospital & Clinics’ to achieve its mission to provide patients a world-class health care experience. The Foundation purchased an Intelect Legend XT Ultrasound machine for the Physical Therapy Department at a cost of $3,600. Ultrasound is used in therapy as a deep… Read more »

  • Teresa Kipfer Honored with Daisy Award

    Teresa Kipfer, RN at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.  The Award at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is in cooperation with the Mercy Network.  This is the… Read more »

  • Mercy College Endless Possibilities Road Tour

    Mercy College of Health Sciences (Mercy College) will be visiting Mercy Health Network – Central Iowa (MHN-CI) Affiliate Hospitals’ communities on the Endless Possibilities Road Tour during the Summer Months of 2014.  The Road Tour will make a stop at the Monroe County Hospital & Clinics on Monday, June 9 from 11am-2pm. Representatives from the… Read more »

  • Ted Church, M.D. Retiring from MCHC

    Dr. Ted Church, physician at the Monroe County Hospital Medical Clinic, has announced he will retire effective June 27, 2014.  Dr. Church has been with the Hospital for 3 years.   A community reception in honor of Dr. Church is being planned at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics for Wednesday, June 25th from 1:30-3:00 p.m…. Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospice Seeking Volunteers

    Monroe County Hospice is searching for committed volunteers who are dependable and want to make a difference in someone’s life. Monroe County Hospice has a vibrant volunteer program guided by compassionate and caring members who assist in enhancing the quality of life for patients and their loved ones in Monroe County. Volunteers are available for… Read more »

  • Diabetes Nutrition Education

    The Monroe County Hospital & Clinics’ Registered & Licensed Dietitian, Liz Zmolek, will present a free educational program on diabetes nutrition management to the community on Tuesday, March 25th from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Conference Center at the Hospital. Good health begins with good nutrition.  This is true for everyone.  But when you have diabetes,… Read more »

  • Foundation Selling Community Days Booklets

    Monroe County Health Care Foundation is selling $5 Herberger’s Community Days booklets to support the purchase of lifesaving equipment for Monroe County Hospital & Clinics.  Our non-profit 501C3 organization keeps 100% of the booklet price and the customer receives up to $500 in special shopping offers at Herberger’s. Booklets can be purchased from the Foundation… Read more »

  • Medical Clinic & Dr. Adler Patients Being Redirected

    Effective today until further notice, the Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is redirecting patients visiting the Medical Clinic and Dr. Adler’s office due to a waterline break during the extreme cold temperatures.  Adler’s office, as well as the business office and waiting room in the medical clinic, experienced a fair amount of water damage requiring… Read more »