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Path to Nursing Career Began in Medical Records Department
As a secretary, I saw these incredible nurses saving these lives,” said Ayers. “I knew right then that that’s what I wanted to do.
05/05/2016
This Baby Waits for No Storm
As tornado sirens sounded, nurses raced the expectant mom to safety – from birthing room to an operating room in the interior
05/02/2016
Mercy Nurse Named One of 100 Great Iowa Nurses
A certified emergency nurse at CHI Health Mercy has been named one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses.
03/10/2016
Powers Revived Four Times
“I actually believe I hadn’t lost any of my cognitive ability – and I completely credit that to the door-to-balloon time and quick-chill process I had
03/09/2016
Memories in the ER: "Mr. Garrison, Are You Trying to Die on Me?"
He and his wife talked about whether she should drive him to the hospital or call 911. They decided to call. It ended up saving his life.
03/02/2016
Teamwork – and an Angel – Saved Patient During Snowstorm
When the Omaha Fire Department arrived, they saw that “CPR was being performed by an excellent bystander
02/26/2016
Honoring Heritage Award Recipients Helps Mercy Hospital and the Community
Each year, CHI Health-Mercy Hospital Council Bluffs hosts the Heritage Awards Dinner to honor individuals from southwest Iowa for their professional
02/16/2016
Brace Yourself For a Dangerously Cold Weekend in the Metro
Dr. Chris Acker says frostbite is not always extreme. He says you may have frostbite and not even know it. - See more at: http://www.chihealth.com/bod
01/15/2016
Dr. Hoagbin Named Iowa Hospital Hero
The honor is given to a hospital employee or physician who has performed a heroic deed or tirelessly given of his or her time, talent and expertise to
10/15/2015
CHI Health Awarded $194,500 grant to plan for Behavioral Health Services in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
CHI Health has been awarded a $194,000 grant to support the development of a network of community and clinical initiatives inclusive of preventive...
10/05/2015
CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Unveiled Giant Pink Ribbon Today
A giant pink ribbon has been painted on the grass for the third, straight year to raise awareness for breast cancer.
10/01/2015
5 Clogged Arteries and Still Alive: ACE Accreditation at Five Metro Hospitals Means More Birthdays and Scrabble Games for Patients
The cardiac team at CHI Health Bergan Mercy didn’t shy away from Elizabeth’s case. They specialize in high-risk heart cases and are one of 5 CHI Healt
08/19/2015
Young Presents Honor to Nurse
CHI Health Mercy Hospital nurse, Gloria Whetstone was presented a Congressional Record Certificate by U.S. Rep. David Young for her 50 years of servic
08/12/2015
Advice from a Stroke Patient: Get Past the Denial!
When he looked in the mirror, he was sure the side of his face wasn’t drooping. But Tim Hobbins was experiencing other worrisome symptoms of stroke –
06/18/2015
She’s the First Golden Lady at CHI Health Mercy; Mercy Nurse Serves for Generations
Gloria Whetstone was recognized Tuesday for 50 years of service at the hospital – Mercy’s first employee to be so honored.
06/04/2015
Gala and Golf Event to Benefit Several CHI Health Facilities
The Gala & Golf event is a fundraiser for CHI Bergan, CHI Immanuel, CHI Lakeside, CHI Mercy Council Bluffs, and CHI Midlands...
05/27/2015
This Teamwork Could Save Your Life One Day
Paramedic Matt Nurton did some quick thinking, recalling a previous serious injury he’d seen from a lawnmower accident. He remembered that CHI Health
05/19/2015
Therapy Dog’s Favorite Command is ‘Snuggle’
The patient was about eight years old and had just experienced some sort of trauma. Roberts slowly led the small dog to the patient. By the end...
04/22/2015
Cancer Patients Find Comfort, Support at Mercy
Doing my treatment at Mercy – they know my track record and I know everyone from the doctors and nurses to the office staff.
03/09/2015
Agencies Donate Funds for Cancer Patients
On Tuesday, representatives presented the hospital’s Alegent Creighton Health Foundation with a check for $7,516.65.
03/05/2015
Healthy and safe: Facilities take a Pathway to Excellence
Currently, four CHI Health hospitals have earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Pathway designation by meeting 12 specific standards...
03/02/2015
With third designation, Mercy sets high goals
As CHI Health Mercy Hospital celebrates its third straight Magnet designation, CHI Health is working toward adding other facilities to its Magnet list
03/02/2015
Mercy earns third Magnet designation
It is my pleasure to officially notify you that the commission on Magnet has unanimously approved Mercy Hospital as a Magnet hospital – again
02/20/2015
AHA project to help Iowa heart treatment
The American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, is launching a project aimed at improving care for heart attack victims in rural Iowa
02/17/2015
‘Lucky Larry’ Grateful for Innovative Radial Heart Procedure
The first time, Larry Michnick went to his dentist for jaw pain. His dentist sent him to a specialist, who removed two teeth.
02/16/2015
Crossing the River for Care
Dr. Hurd offered Abigail Gabiola the option of having exam completed at Mercy in order to stay in network.
10/20/2014
Panel, film focuses on meth addiction
Several organizations are working together to fight the spread of methamphetamine use.
07/02/2014
Our View: Hospital system earns top ranking (NonPareilOnline.com)
While a feather in the cap of Alegent Creighton Health, it was equally good news for all residents of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area.
06/02/2014
Alegent Creighton Health keeps high ranking (NonPareilOnline.com)
For the second year in a row, Alegent Creighton Health has been named one of the nation’s and one of the 15 Top Health Systems.
06/01/2014
Deputy Glad He Didn't Wait Out Stroke Symptoms
Many patients with stroke symptoms wait too long; Corporal Rich Forristall is glad he didn't.
05/13/2014
Mercy’s Magnet designation is gold standard of patient care
Mercy Hospital is preparing to finalize and submit documents in April for its third Magnet designation.
03/10/2014
DNP: Honoring Heritage Award winners helps Mercy Hospital and the community
The individuals that will be honored are Dan and Martha Peterson, Jane Bell, Marsha Grandick and Charles E. Lakin.
02/23/2014
Tow Truck Driver Remembers Saying 'God, I'm Dead'
Jerry Lustgraaf was just doing what he’d done hundreds of times before. The roads were slick with ice and he was pulling a car out of a ditch.
12/04/2013
Stem Cell Transplant Patient Now Cancer-Free
Immanuel recently received internationally-recognized accreditation for its stem cell transplant program.
12/02/2013
Nurse battles sarcoma, works to increase awareness
It was barely a month after her mother passed away that Penny Hofer found the large lump on the back of her leg.
04/24/2013
Mercy Hospital Handles its Share of Trauma
Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs is Level III Trauma Center that serves southwest Iowa
04/11/2013
Nurses are the guardians of healthcare 03/11/2013
Alegent Creighton Health aces cardio accreditation (NonParielOnline.com)
Alegent Creighton Health is the only health system in the world to be accredited for chest pain and heart failure and certified in atrial fibrillation
01/08/2013
In first ever, hospitals accredited in 3 heart areas (Omaha.com)
Alegent Creighton Health is the only health system in the world to be accredited for chest pain and heart failure and certified in atrial fibrillation
01/07/2013