Floyd Valley Hospital
September 2013
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Stay Ahead of Flu Season
Kids are back in school, the summer warmth has returned for a final visit and it is time to turn the calendar to September.  Fall is just around the corner and the CDC is encouraging all to start thinking about their influenza vaccination.  The recommendation this year is for those older than 6 months of age to get their vaccination early, ideally by October.  Manufacturers have produced 135 - 139 million doses in the United States ensuring that those wishing to be vaccinated should have the ability to do so. 
Floyd Valley Community Health's doses are arriving and they are busy scheduling clinics around the county, including the popular clinic at the Well Aware Community Health Fair on Wednesday, October 9 from 2 - 6:30 p.m. at the Le Mars Convention Center.  They will also offer VFC flu vaccine for children 18 years of age and younger that are on Medicaid or do not have health coverage for flu vaccinations.  Appointments are necessary for this program and can be made by call (712) 546-3335 or (800) 642-6074 x335.
Family Medicine Clinics are also prepared for flu season.  Though appointments are appreciated by calling your provider or (712) 546-8111, drop ins are also accepted during normal business hours at the Family Medicine Clinics in Le Mars, Marcus and Remsen.   
Bringing Care Right to Your Home
Once dismissed from the hospital, some patients may need a little extra help while transitioning back to life at home.  Based on eligibility criteria, there are services available at Floyd Valley Hospital that can be brought to the patient in their home.  Home health nurses are available for evaluations, treatments ordered by the physician, specimen collection and patient education.  Home health aides assist patients with activities of daily living, help with exercises if applicable, meal preparation and light housework.  Working with Floyd Valley Community Health services connects you with additional care staff from the Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy departments, a Social Worker and the Lifeline Program if your needs warrant.  Floyd Valley Community Health is a Medicare and Medicaid certified agency and also files to private insurance companies.  There are also additional funding sources so no one is denied care based on their inability to pay for services.  For more information on services, please call (712) 546-3335.

New Radiology Equipment Produces
Sharper Images in Less Time 
A new fully digital combination Radiology / Fluoroscopy machine was recently delivered to the Floyd Valley Hospital Radiology Department. This piece of equipment is a tremendous addition for patients and staff. This fully digital machine, through new technology, allows less radiation dose to patients having exams and provides a very sharp and detailed image for the radiologist to view. The new machine can be used for many radiological exams such as chests, abdomens, extremities and spines. The fluoroscopy can be used in a variety of GI studies including stomach images and esophograms, as well as used in conjunction with speech therapy. The system may also be used for pain injections and specialized diagnostic studies such as arthrograms and myelograms.


714 Lincoln Street NE
Le Mars, IA 51031
Floyd Valley Hospital