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Mooney is Leadership Series Graduate

Mooney is Leadership Series Graduate

PCH's Ambulance/EMS Director, Patrick Mooney was recognized at the Iowa Hospital Association Annual Meeting today for graduation from the IHA Health Care Leadership Series. If you see Pat around be sure to congratulate him! :D Congratulations, Patrick and thank you for all your hard work and dedication to

PAC Donates $1,000 to PAC Makerspace

PAC Donates $1,000 to PAC Makerspace

Julie Harrison and Amanda Tendal of Pocahontas Community Hospital recently visited the PAC Makerspace to deliver PCH's $1,000 donation for the purchase of a Ozobot Evo Classroom Kit for PAC Makerspace. 
Ozobots introduce kids to coding and, at the same time, teach skills such as deductive reasoning while expanding their imaginations.
Children learn how to channel their ideas into reality, creating private games,[...]



Lab staff to start drawing at Manson UnityPoint Clinic!

Lab staff to start drawing at Manson UnityPoint Clinic!

Exciting News from the PCH Laboratory Department! For the convenience of Laurens residents not able to travel to the Pocahontas Hospital, the laboratory staff travels to the UnityPoint-Laurens clinic on Thursday mornings to draw blood. We have been working with UnityPoint-Manson clinic to give residents of Manson the same option. You may now have your blood drawn by the PCH Laboratory staff on Wednesday mornings at[...]

Sleep Lab Receives Accreditation

Sleep Lab Receives Accreditation

The Sleep Lab in the Cardiopulmonary Services Department of Pocahontas Community Hospital has obtained ACHC Accreditation and is able to provide sleep studies to all patients qualifying for one. This accreditation signifies that the sleep lab is proficient in all areas of evidence based practice that allow for the study to be delivered in a competent and safe manner. Thank you to all who have been instrumental during this[...]

Rachel Olson Named Employee of the Quarter

Rachel Olson Named Employee of the Quarter

Our third quarter winner of the “Employee of the Quarter” award for 2017 went to Rachel Olson. Rachel is a social worker that works in the Home Health and Hospice Department. Employees who voted for her feel she does a great job helping others. She is very supportive to cardiac rehab and pulmonary rehab and helps with those patients too. Rachel is always friendly, fun and is a caring co-worker. People in the[...]


50 Years Old!!

50 Years Old!!

Pocahontas Community Hospital is 50 years old today!!! 50 years ago on a Friday afternoon, July 28, 1967 the doors were officially opened and PCH became a reality after a lot of hard work! What great staff we have had over the past 50 years and still have today and 50 years of AMAZING community/county support! So many lives touched in the past 50 years. We look forward to many more years of serving Pocahontas

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Manson Announces Nurse Practitioner,  Lisa Leppert’s Retirement

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Manson Announces Nurse Practitioner, Lisa Leppert’s Retirement

After 17 years practicing medicine in Manson, Lisa Leppert, ARNP, retired from UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Manson on June 30, 2017.
“Lisa has provided great care to our patients and we wish her the very best in her retirement,” states Ann Wise, UnityPoint Clinic Administrator. 
With Lisa’s retirement also comes a warm welcome to nurse practitioner Paulette Gleason. Paulette officially[...]


Amanda Tendal Named Employee of the Quarter

Amanda Tendal Named Employee of the Quarter

Our second quarter winner of the “Employee of the Quarter” award for 2017 went to Amanda Tendal. Amanda is an administrative assistant here at the hospital. Employees who voted for her feel she comes to work with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She is always willing to help out with different projects, departments and patients if necessary. Amanda has brought a lot of great ideas to PCH and has done[...]

Pocahontas Healthcare Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced!

Pocahontas Healthcare Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced!

The Pocahontas Healthcare Foundation recently awarded ten area high school seniors scholarships for $500 each.  Applications were distributed to the Pocahontas County area high schools in January with a deadline of April 15th for any senior who was pursuing a career in the health care field. Of the ten scholarships there were seven recipients from PAC, two from Newell-Fonda and one from Laurens-Marathon. The PAC[...]

Mooney Appointed to Iowa Board of Nursing

Mooney Appointed to Iowa Board of Nursing

Recently, PCH's very own, Patrick Mooney was one of three Iowans appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad to the Iowa Board of Nursing. Patrick is the Pocahontas County EMS Coordinator. The board regulates the state’s 60,000 nurses, oversees formal hearings and complaints, and approves nursing programs throughout the state. Patrick will be on the board for two years. He will be the board’s non-nursing representative -[...]

Barb Halligan Named Employee of the Quarter

Barb Halligan Named Employee of the Quarter

Our first quarter winner of the “Employee of the Quarter” award for 2017 went to Barb Halligan! Barb is an LPN who works in Home Health/Hospice. Employees who voted for her feel she is kind, compassionate, pleasant and friendly. She has devoted her life to helping others and has been a very dedicated employee for many years. Barb goes above and beyond, is a good role model for other employees and is a great[...]

New Equipment in Rehabilitative Service Department!

New Equipment in Rehabilitative Service Department!

Check out the new equipment in the Rehabilitative Services Department! A new Shuttle Leg Press machine has been purchased with the assistance of a grant from the Pocahontas County Foundation. The Shuttle MVP machine can be used for both upper and lower extremity strengthening, stretching, stabilization, and agility, on many different types of patients and skill levels. Give us a call today! 

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Eagles #3369 donated $1,000 to the PCH Ambulance Department

Eagles #3369 donated $1,000 to the PCH Ambulance Department

Recently, the Fort Dodge, IA, Eagles #3369 donated $1,000 to the PCH Ambulance Department, to be used for equipment in the training classroom. Thank you to the Eagles for their generous donation to the ambulance department! Pictured left to right: Roland Mckay, Fort Dodge Eagles member, Rochelle Mckay, Fort Dodge Eagles member and past state auxiliary president, Larry Hanshaw, State Officer, Hannah Hubbell, Patrick Mooney,[...]

Angel Tree Decorating and Lighting Ceremony

Angel Tree Decorating and Lighting Ceremony

Over 50 people joined the Home Health & Hospice team for the Angel Tree Decorating and Lighting Ceremony to honor their loved ones.  The Hospice Gals did a wonderful job with this beautiful evening. They would like to thank everyone who helped make it possible, everyone who purchased angels and all who came out and joined them that night. There are still angels available if you would like to purchase one! The[...]