Blog - Employee News

2018 Women's Health Night Out

February 21, 2018 - 11:32 AM


Women's Health Night Out

February 13, 2017 - 12:49 PM

HCMH Auxiliary Scholarship Available & Application

February 13, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Could you use $1000 for study cost? We can help!

Are you enrolled in a medical program?

Are you a Humboldt County graduate?

Are you employed in a Humboldt County medical facility?

           The Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary 2016 Scholarship Program will be awarding $1000 scholarships to area students enrolled in accredited health care education programs. To qualify, the student must be within two years of completing a health care education program (within one year of a two-year health care education program) and a Humboldt County High School graduate OR employed in a Humboldt County medical facility such as HCMH, medical clinic, dental office or care center.

            Award recipients will be selected based upon academic achievement, leadership potential and desire to pursue a health care career. Scholarship applications may be obtained at the HCMH Reception Desk or by clicking on the link below.  

Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2017. For more information concerning the HCMH Auxiliary Scholarship Program, call Jean at 515-604-4700.

HCMH Auxiliary Scholarship Application 

Family Planning Services

February 16, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Family Planning Services

In partnership with Webster County Public Health, the Outpatient Clinic at HCMH provides quality, confidential family planning services provided to you by a doctor and a registered nurse. Kelli Wallace, MD, Title Ten Family Planning Services

Clinic Services include:

  • Pregnancy Testing
  • HPV Immunizations
  • Testing/Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Referral for additional needs
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Well Male Exams
  • Birth Control
  • Health Education

Family Planning services for all ages.

The Clinic in Humboldt is the 4th Thursday of each month. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

For information or to make an appointment in Humboldt, call Erin at the HCMH Outpatient clinic at 515-332-4200 or Humboldt County Public Health at 515-332-2492.

Event Form

July 21, 2015 - 10:17 AM

Helping Promote HCMH

There are many ways to promote HCMH in the committees we serve, some examples include: walking in a parade with an HCMH shirt, speaking about your department/hospital to a local organization, and being involved in a community group where you are actively promoting HCMH services.

Please click here, fill out form and submit to Gary Moritz, for your event to be considered towards our Organizational Growth Goal.

Thank you!

Hospice Path of Life Garden

March 6, 2015 - 9:54 AM

We will always remember those who have lived an important life here on earth. 

The Hospice Path of Life Garden is located on the grounds of Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH). The Path of Life Garden offers a unique opportunity to memorialize a beloved family member or a friend in a permanent way. 

The Path of Life brick pavers are available for purchase. A 4 x 8 single paver brick is available with a $100 donation includes up to 3 lines of engraving. An 8 x 8 double paver brick is $200 with up to 6 lines of engraving.   

Hospice of Humboldt County will be installing new engraved paver bricks in May with viewing after Memorial Day.

For additional information or an order form, please click here. 

Forms need to be received by April 22, 2015 for installation in May. 

Form may also be picked up Humboldt County Public Health, located on the north-side of UnityPoint Clinic - Humboldt or at the front reception desk at HCMH.

Questions? please call 515-332-2492.


Heartfelt Care, Close to Home

January 27, 2015 - 1:51 PM

A Work of Heart - Cardiac Rehabilitation

Join HCMH during National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 

Febuary 9 - Febuary 13

Cardiac Rehab Open House

Monday, Feb. 9 12 noon to 4 pm

Free blood pressure screenings 

Make & Take

Wednesday, Feb 11 3pm

Cost $5

Family & Friends CPR Class

Thursday, Feb 12 6pm

No Cost 

For complete details click on this link or call Cardiac Rehab at 332-7627

Visitor Restrictions

January 8, 2015 - 4:48 PM

Visitor Restrictions

Because of a high level of concern for the health of our patients and staff, Humboldt County Memorial Hospital is

limiting visitor access to Long Term Care and Inpatient unit during the flu season. 

All outpatient services are still available. Labs, Radiology, Rehab Services and all other outpatient test and appointments are still running as normal. 

Visitor Guidelines

* No visitors to Long Term Care are allowed at this time.

* Inpatient visitors are restricted to immediate family only and no children under the age of 18 are allowed unless they are a patient or parent of a patient (exceptions need to be cleared with the charge nurse).

* Any visitors with fever, cough, or diarrhea should stay home.

* Anyone coming into the hospitals with flu or cold symptoms will be required to wear a mask.

* Visitors and patients should cover their cough (cough or sneeze into your sleeve).

* Visitors may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as gown, gloves, and a mask if visiting a patient.

Hand Hygiene

• Visitors and patients should wash their hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

• Hand sanitizer is the preferred method. 

• Hand hygiene should be done before and after patient contact.

Founder's Event - Jan. 17, 2015 Deuces Wild Dueling Piano's

May 16, 2014 - 4:13 PM

HCMH Foundation Founder's Event

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Deuce's Wild, Dueling Piano's Return

The talented performers from Minneapolis last entertained us in 2012. After many favorable comments from all attendees, we decided an encore performance was necessary. 

The Founder's Event is our biggest fundraising event. This year proceeds will benefit & support patient services at your hospital.

Tickets are now available with your $100 donation, receive two single admission tickets.

The 12th Annual Founder's Event will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015.

7:00 pm Social Hour with heavy appetizers and a cash bar.

8:00 pm Deuces Wild, Dueling Pianos 


Questions?, please call Gary 515-332-7626

Thank you for your Support! Warm Your Heart Food Drive

February 10, 2014 - 2:32 PM

2nd Annual "Warm your Heart”

Drop off Community Food Drive

Thank you to all who supported the 2nd Annual "Warm your Heart" Food Drive.

Because of the great support from our many local industries, businesses and county residents, we more doubled the amount donated to the Humboldt County Food Pantry from last year.

Thank you to KHBT 97.7 for the live updates through out the day.

We look forward to making a difference again in 2015. 


Humboldt County Extension Workshop Information

September 17, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Are you wondering what the changes in health insurance will mean for you?  Smart Choice: Health Insurance is a free workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, designed to help you understand your options and make the best decisions for your situation.


Humboldt County Extension is sponsoring this workshop:

Thursday October 31, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Humboldt County Memorial Hospital


The workshop will be led by Barb Wollan, Extension Family Finance specialist, and will be non-commercial and non-political.  It will introduce the new Health Insurance Marketplace – what it is and how to use it - and will describe the cost reductions available to many Iowans through the Marketplace.  Participants will also build information and skills for choosing a health insurance policy that fits their needs.

No pre-registration is required.  If you have questions, contact Webster County Extension, 515-332-2201.


For information about programs in other counties, go to:

Going the Distance 5K Run/Walk

August 21, 2013 - 2:06 PM


HCMH Foundation 3rd Annual "Going the Distance 5K Run/Walk"

 We thank you for your support.

Save the date for next year

 Saturday, October 11, 2014

Please click on link below for results:

October 2013 Race Results

 For questions, please call Gary Moritz or Stacy Clarken at 515-332-4200 or email or

       Thank you for your support!

See you next year!



Public now to use Main Entrance

February 6, 2012 - 10:35 AM

For the Safety and Security of our patients, residents and employees, the North entrance located by the cafeteria is now an Employee Entrance Only closed to the public with the exception of 11 am – 1:30 pm for Congregate Meal serving.

All visitors are to use the Main Entrance

Thank you

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital

Arterial Life Saving Offered

August 31, 2011 - 4:34 PM


American Heart Association research shows that one in three Americans have one or more type of cardiovascular disease.

 Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) offers Arterial Life Saving Screens to help people identify their risk for cardiovascular disease early, before an event such as a heart attack or stroke occur.

Those interested in more information or in making an appointment are encouraged to call the Radiology Department - 515-332-4200

The screening package includes four screens, costs $99 and takes less than an hour to complete.

The first screen is an ultrasound exam that shows plaque build-up in the carotid arteries, which are the main blood suppliers to the brain, and assesses the risk for stroke. The second screen is also an ultrasound exam that shows if the aorta (the largest artery in the body) is weakened and enlarged, leading to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. A ruptured aorta can cause blood loss, shock, and death. The third screen takes blood pressures on the upper arms and ankles to check for blockages in the legs and detect Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), also known as hardening of the arteries. People with PAD have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. The fourth screen is a total cholesterol test. Optimal levels of cholesterol are necessary for proper body cell function. However, cholesterol can build up, eventually narrowing or blocking the arteries and causing atherosclerosis, which is a condition responsible for 97% of heart attacks.

 All screens are done by ultrasound or a blood draw and have absolutely no radiation exposure. Additionally, a board certified radiologist reviews all the results to determine if they are within normal or abnormal ranges. These results are then sent to the patient within 10 days. This is a great screening package that gives you and your physician a lot of information for only $99. It’s a proactive way to know the specific steps you should take to improve or take charge of your overall cardiovascular health.”  

 Anyone that has two or more of these conditions may benefit from the Arterial Life Saving Screening package:

 • Over 40-years old                                                • Cigarette smoking

• More than 20 pounds overweight                            • Diabetes

• Family history of stroke                                        • High blood pressure

• Family history of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm         • Inactive lifestyle

• High cholesterol                                                   • Heart disease


Those interested in more information or in making an appointment are encouraged to call the Radiology Department at HCMH 515-332-4200

Nurse's Station

May 23, 2011 - 10:32 AM

Nurse's Station Complete

HCMH Maintenance Department has complete the expansion and renovation of the nurse's station. A very welcoming design features a reception desk for the ward clerk. Behind the front counter are two work stations for the nurse's on duty along with work stations for the Physicians.


Patient Care coordinator Kelly Smith-Larson also has her own work area. The expansion also has a conference room attached. Julie Carlson, Director of Nursing would like to thank the Maintenance Department for all the hard work and time in completing a beautiful new area.