HAWARDEN—After welcoming them and thanking them for coming, Sioux Center Health CEO Cory Nelson told attendees at Hawarden Chamber Coffee last Thursday that “the fastest growing service line at Sioux Center Health for the past four years has been behavioral health services”.
Nelson explained that the statistics are both good and bad because people are seeking help and becoming more aware of the resources available, but it is also sad that there is such a need.
“Let’s face it, we in healthcare did a great job treating the patient from the eyebrows down, and we had a hard time figuring out where it all starts,” Nelson said, pointing his head.
As a result, Sioux Center Health has added more therapists to its staff and has a full-time Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner trained in behavioral health. Nelson also mentioned the collaboration between the West Sioux School District and its therapist Ashley Anderson, who is a counselor in the school system. Nelson said the hope is that other districts will start using the services provided by Sioux Center Health.
Along with joking about dispelling any rumors floating around about what might happen with the land Sioux Center Health just purchased in Hawarden south of the medical clinic, Nelson assured everyone that nothing was wrong. course and that it had been purchased for an additional parking fee.
Finally, Nelson reminded everyone that the Hawarden Clinic now offers obstetrics services with the addition of Dr. Lindsey Junk, who was in attendance. Junk was featured prominently in a Hawarden Independent/Ireton Examiner article in the Thursday, August 11 edition.
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- Hawarden Public Library Director Maddy Vlotho announced that with the partnership of the Hawarden Area Arts Council and the help of LG Everist, this Christmas season will come to life. Plans are underway to accommodate the Polar Express. More details will be announced and keep an eye on the Libraries Facebook page.
- Students are thrilled and using the teen center according to leaders Tom and Roxanne Cook with Youth for Christ in Hawarden. The two reported that on Thursday, August 18, when the teen center was open, there were over 50 students there and almost the same number who stayed for the family meal. Roxanne also appealed for volunteer help, explaining that there is no greater reward than helping students grow closer to God and just being someone they can confide in. . To volunteer, email Tom at [email protected]