February is American Heart Month, and the perfect time to get heart healthy! During the first week, the PuddleJumper Grille at the hospital is serving up heart-healthy selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On Friday, we celebrate National Wear Red Day. (See https://www.goredforwomen.org/). Then mark your calendars and plan to attend a special heart health event on Monday, February 22. Dr. Richard Gitter, Mercy Medical Center Director of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery – one of our valued outreach physicians – will present to the public in our Specialty Clinic waiting area. The free, educational evening will begin at 6pm with heart-healthy refreshments, blood pressure screenings, CPR training, and a variety of informative displays. Dr. Gitter’s presentation will follow at approximately 6:30.
Get all the scoop about heart health and more in our latest issue of HealthLines newsletter: HealthLines February 2010
The Orange City Home Health & Hospice staff would like to invite the public to their fourth annual Memorial Service, Sunday, March 21 at 2pm at Immanuel CRC, 1405 Albany Ave NE in Orange City. The memorial service is a time for bereaved families, hospice staff and volunteers to come together to remember those who have died under Hospice care from April 2009 to March 2010. Hubert Schuller will be delivering the message “You Are Never Alone.” Please RSVP by contacting the Home Health & Hospice office at 737-5279.
Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System, announced that Harrison H. Hanson, M.D., has signed a letter of intent to join the health system’s family practice team starting in summer 2010. A native of Long Prairie, Minnesota, Dr. Hanson is currently Chief Resident at the Mercy Family Practice program in Mason City, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He received undergraduate education at Bethel University, where he received a B.S. in biology. Dr. Hanson is the 2008 recipient of Mercy’s Compassionate Care Award, and was elected in 2007 to the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Gold Humanism Honor Society. “We feel blessed to have someone of Dr. Hanson’s ability and character join our health system,” reported Guthmiller. “He and his wife, Rebecca, will be a tremendous addition to our staff and our community. His addition will enable us to provide expanded patient choice and to see more patients daily.” Orange City Area Health System consists of family practice clinics in Orange City, Hospers, and Paullina, Iowa, currently served by 13 physicians and mid-level providers. In addition, the health system includes a critical access hospital, comprehensive surgical services, radiology, two nursing homes, a senior living facility, and home health and hospice. More information can be found at ochealthsystem.org.
Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System, announced that Nigel Millard, D.O., has signed a letter of intent to join the health system’s family practice team starting in summer 2010. A native of Northwood, Iowa, Dr. Millard is currently in residency at the Mercy Family Practice program in Mason City, Iowa. He is a graduate of Des Moines University where he received his Doctor of Osteopathy license. Dr. Millard received undergraduate education at Luther College in Decorah, where he received a B.A. in biology. “We are humbled that another physician of Dr. Millard’s education, training and character has chosen us as a place to practice medicine,” reported Guthmiller. “It is truly a testament to our current medical staff, facilities and community that he and his wife, Lindsay, have made this decision. His addition will enable us to provide expanded patient choice and to see more patients daily.”