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Dairy Princess Presents Gift to First June Baby

Monica Boyer | June 5th, 2017

Bremer County Dairy Princess Jordan Kalenske of Fairbank presented the first baby born in June at Waverly Health Center with a gift as part of June Dairy Month. Berkley Lynn Shonka and her parents Maria and Jordan of Tripoli were presented with a gift basket of baby essentials and a stuffed cow. Berkley was born…read more

New Technology at Waverly Health Center Helps in Fight Against Osteoporosis

Monica Boyer | May 31st, 2017

Osteoporosis affects an estimated 44 million Americans. At 6 months after a hip fracture, only 15 percent of hip fracture patients can walk across a room unaided. Yet, most know little about how to protect themselves from the disease. One of the first steps is to determine fracture risk. Waverly Health Center (WHC) recently purchased…read more

West Bremer Avenue Road Construction Alert

Monica Boyer | May 31st, 2017

As part of the City of Waverly’s Bremer Avenue Road Construction Project, West Bremer Avenue, from 20th Street NW to Casey’s (road in front of the Waverly Public Library) will be closed. The closure is expected from Monday, June 5 – late fall.  This will affect travel to the hospital for patients and visitors traveling…read more

Mindful Eating

ARamthun | May 23rd, 2017

How many different diets have you heard of or tried in your lifetime? Have they ever really worked long term or does the weight just come right back when you return to your old ways? Some research is suggesting that losing weight and then gaining it back time and time again can actually be more…read more

Auxiliary Announces Scholarship Winners

Monica Boyer | May 11th, 2017

The Waverly Health Center Auxiliary celebrated its annual spring luncheon on Wednesday, May 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. During the lunch, the Auxiliary awarded six scholarships to students in WHC’s service area who have completed or are completing one year of education in a health career field. The $2,000 scholarships are made possible from…read more

Waverly Health Center Names April Spotlight on Values Award Winners

Monica Boyer | May 8th, 2017

Four members of the Waverly Health Center (WHC) team have been named April Spotlight on Values award winners. Nominated by co-workers, patients and members of the community, these individuals are examples of WHC’s values in action. Bonnie Wiegert of Stanley, laboratory, was recognized for the value of enthusiasm. Bonnie helps patients feel at ease. Her…read more

Team Member Receives Friend of Nursing Award

Monica Boyer | May 4th, 2017

Shelly Brown, education, received the 2017 Friend of Nursing Award. She was nominated for living the values of Waverly Health Center. Her nominator continued, “Shelly works diligently with all students to make sure they have a quality experience at WHC. She shares her expertise and assists nurses with finding the right courses.” The Friend of…read more

Creativity Showcase Winners Named

hsolheim | April 10th, 2017

Waverly Health Center recently hosted a Creativity Showcase for Waverly-Shell Rock Middle and High School students. Students were encouraged to submit art, photography, fiber and 3-D projects. The winners in each category were selected by some of the health center’s patients and employees. The students and their families were invited to an open house in…read more

Lower Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Monica Boyer | March 28th, 2017

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017: there will be 95,520 new cases of colon cancer there will be 39,910 new cases of rectal cancer colon cancer will cause about 50,260 deaths the lifetime risk of getting colon cancer is about: 1 in 21 (4.7%) for men 1 in 23 (4.4%) for women The…read more

Valuable Volunteer

Monica Boyer | March 7th, 2017

In 2005, Waverly Health Center opened its new Centennial Pavilion. It also gained a valuable volunteer. Barb Fricke of Waverly, a retired special education teacher, began as a volunteer after she was asked. “I saw an ad in the paper for volunteering at WHC. With the addition of the new building, the health center was…read more