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National Rural Health Day!
Nation recognizes rural health on November 20th.

Rural communities across the country struggle with accessibility issues, looming shortages of healthcare providers, growing percentage of underinsured and other unique challenges.

Windom Area Hospital is proud to be growing and expanding to provide our community members with healthcare services well into the future. If you havenít read about our expansion plans, take a minute to read about it further down on our homepage!

Happy National Rural Health Day!

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Construction Update
New Helipad Nearly Complete
A large tent has been erected over the new helipad, which is heated and will allow the required paint markings to be applied this week.

Due to the height of the tent, our current helipad is shutdown and all helicopter transfers will take place out of the Windom Airport. This is a short-term solution, as the new helipad is set to be up and running next week.

All hospital visitors and patients should continue to park in the 'old' lot and enter the facility through the current main entrance. Only employees will continue straight on our driveway to the back of the building.

Inside the hospital, work continues on the new Call System, which will increase patient safety.

Ebola threat hightens WAH preparedness
While an ebola outbreak is not likely in our area, WAH is preparing for the potential threat by taking several steps.

All patients presenting at the hospital will be screened by staff using the following protocol, prescribed by Sanford and the Center for Disease Control (CDC):

1. All patients are being asked travel questions upon first contact with WAH Staff.

2. Patients are also screened for a fever of 100.4 or above and other physical symptoms including headache, weakness, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or hemorrhage.

If a patient may be a risk, the staff follow a recommended protocol including isolating the patient, implementing a notification chain, and wearing protective gear.

The process has also be incorporated into our electronic medical record system, to ensure staff and patient safety.

Click HERE to learn more about what WAH is doing to prepare.

Windom Area Health & Fitness Celebrates 15 Years!
Open House Held on Nov 13
The Wellness Center at the Windom Area Hospital was recently renamed Windom Area Health & Fitness. The renaming coincides with the centerís 15 year anniversary approaching in November and kicks of a series of events.

Click HERE to learn more about the change and  upcoming events!
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Walk raises nearly $10,000
The Tammy Hall Breast Health Walk gets great community support
The 4th Annual Tammy Hall Breast Health Walk was a great success in 2014!

Nearly 250 walkers participated, with many more in the community supporting the event through buying raffle tickets, business window decorating, shirt purchases, etc.

The event raised nearly $10,000 which will go into the Breast Health Fund and 10% will be donated to breast cancer research. The Breast Health Fund is designated to provide financial support to those facing breast health issues, both cancer and preventative measures.

You can still support the Breast Health Fund by purchasing event t-shirts for $15 at the hospital. While supplies last, each shirt purchased will come with a free goodie bag!

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"Did you Know" Campaign
In a survey of our community during the summer of 2013, 51% of Cottonwood County Residents listed the Windom Area Hospital as the first hospital or clinic that comes to mind. Location was the primary reason for the 'top of mind' honor. The survey also told us that there are services and information about the Hospital our residents are unfamiliar with. Here at the Hospital, we want our community to not only think of us for convenience, but to know us for the services we offer, great employees we have on staff, and our commitment to providing excellent healthcare to our community.

That's why we are embarking on a "Did you Know" social media campaign. Each week we will be posting new "Did you Know" facts here on our website and on Facebook. Take this chance to learn something interesting about your local Hospital!

Did You Know Fact!
Did you know WAH has 28 different types of IV solution stocked at all times? In the last year, 280 cases of IV solutions were ordered, which equates to 4,718 bags of IV solution!† Most are various saline solutions, in various sizes.

Click HERE to learn more about our infusion services.

Windom Area Hospital Plans Expansion
New Pictures!
The Windom Area Hospital is planning an expansion.

For full details and new pictures, click HERE .

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Windom Area Hospital

WINDOM: 507.831.2400 | MT. LAKE: 507.427.2700
2150 Hospital Drive, PO Box 339 Windom, MN 56101



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