Dallas County Hospital News

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Have you recently learned you have diabetes? Have you had diabetes for a while but not sure what to do? Do you want to know more about what you can do to make better decisions about your health? Dallas County Hospital has self-management classes where you can learn what behaviors improve or worsen your blood sugars and strategies to overcome challenges related to diabetes.

EVS Top Box Scores 
PERRY, IA- Dallas County Hospital (DCH) is proud to announce the Environmental Services department (EVS) has received 100% Top Box Scores from Patient Satisfaction Surveys over the past three months. Patients of DCH are asked to rate the EVS department on the cleanliness of inpatient rooms during their hospital stay.

Welcome Cindy Peeler, CCO! 
Dallas County Hospital is excited to announce that Cindy Peeler, RN, BSN, MHSA, has been chosen to replace Tonya Summerson, as DCH’s Chief Clinical Officer.

Des Moines Performance Excellence department held a graduation celebration on October 25, 2017 for 5 Mercy Health Network staff who recently completed the Performance Excellence Leader Course.

Dallas County Hospital is happy to announce our Ambulatory Surgery Department received the highest possible scores in six categories from 34 patient surveys returned last quarter.

Dallas County Hospital is happy to announce our newest team member, Martti. Martti stands for My Accessible Real Time Trusted Interpreter working to improve the lines of communication between patients and providers. With over 230 languages, Martti will provide 24-hour video or audio remote interpreting. Just over 50 of these languages can be interpreted via audio and video, meaning Martti can also interpret American Sign Language.

New Graduates from Statewide Program to Advance Hospital Governance DES MOINES – A group of 61 Iowa hospital trustees have become the latest graduates of the Iowa Hospital Association’s Board Certification Program. The trustees were recognized on April 21 at the IHA Governance Forum held at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines.

Abriendo Caminos 
Abriendo Caminos is a family-focused obesity prevention education program and research project. Iowa State University Extension Outreach has partnered with Dallas County Public Health and Dallas County Hospital to conduct the program. The program is a whole family approach to prevent or reduce childhood obesity by promoting healthy nutrition and life-style behaviors which incorporate the traditions of Hispanic-heritage.

Dallas County Hospital Announces Senior Life Solutions Partnership Perry, IA – Dallas County Hospital is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions will be located in Dallas County Hospital located at 610 10th Street in Perry. Aging brings many...

Grassroots Champion 
The American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award recognizes those hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community, who have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital and who are tireless advocates for hospitals and their patients.

DES MOINES – Dallas County Hospital generates 152 jobs that add $7,590,503 to Dallas County’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. In addition, Dallas County Hospital employees by themselves spend $1,961,517 on retail sales and contribute $117,691 in state sales tax revenue.

(January 2017, Perry, IA) – Dallas County Hospital has achieved recognition as an Adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s PATIENT FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS BEST PRACTICES®. As a Best Practices Adopter, Dallas County Hospital demonstrated that it follows nearly 100 best practices covering all aspects of financial interactions that take place in a variety of care settings. “In a time when patients are paying more out-of-pocket for their health care, the financial conversations we have with patients have never been more important,” said Angela Mortoza, CEO. “We have taken steps to ensure that patients are treated with compassion and respect in financial matters, and this recognition confirms that.”

(PERRY, IA) JANUARY 2017— The 2017 new year is bringing planned changes to Dallas County Hospital’s second floor atrium space. As approved by Dallas County Hospital’s Board of Trustees, construction will begin on or before February 1, 2017 to finish space in the hospital that has in prior years been unused with completion by June 2017. The project will allow Dallas County Hospital to introduce a new service, and will accommodate the growing demand for community education programs.

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Donna Vandehaar, Chief Operating Officer at Dallas County Hospital will be retiring on September 30, 2016, after serving in the healthcare field for forty five years.

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