"Three members of the Waverly Health Center (WHC) team have been named January/February 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."
"Donor milk is now available to newborns in the Birthing Center at Waverly Health Center. “WHC has great breastfeeding rates, but occasionally a baby needs supplementation for medical reasons,” said Dewey. “Until now, formula was the only supplemental option for newborns [at WHC].” "
"“I received such great care from the moment I walked in the doors. Thanks to WHC, my pregnancy and delivery was everything I wanted and more!”"
"The Clarksville Elementary student council organized a penny war for the school’s holiday service project. The project raised an impressive $1,688.32, a new record for the annual fundraiser. "
"Waverly Health Center is celebrating the success of the 40th vNOTES surgery by Dr. Emily Boevers."
""My birthing experiences, the outpatient nurses and our kids’ pediatrician have always made us feel like we are home," said Shelby."
"Waverly Health Center has been named as one of the best-in-state hospitals by Newsweek and Statista. The health center also received a patient satisfaction award."
"John Johnston and Susan Vallem pass the torch after 78 combined years with Waverly Health Center."
"Waverly Health Center has been recognized as one of Wellmark's Blue Distinction Centers, which are nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes."
"“Dr. Johnson allows space when a laboring mom desires it and makes them feel heard. She prioritizes the birth plan and is a huge source of encouragement along the way," said Victoria."
"Waverly Health Center (WHC) welcomed the first baby of the Cedar Valley in 2024 on Monday, January 1 and she is as cute as they come! "
"Four members of the Waverly Health Center (WHC) team have been named November/December 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."
"As the year comes to an end, we wanted to touch on some highlights. It has been a year of growth for the health center!"
""I credit the cardiac rehab team just as much as I do myself for the quick advancement and recovery of my entire cardiovascular system.""
"Waverly resident Lindsay Burman’s son, Layton, failed his hearing test at birth. By nine months old, Layton was profoundly deaf in both ears. By 15 months old, he had cochlear implants on both sides."
"Waverly Health Center (WHC) is accepting nominations for The Spirit of Volunteerism Award. This award recognizes employees for outstanding volunteerism in the community outside of work time."
"Seven members of the Waverly Health Center (WHC) team have been named September/October 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."
"What is pediatric therapy? Kristin Kahler, PT, DPT, gives insight to pediatric therapy services at Taylor Physical Therapy."
"Five members of the Waverly Health Center (WHC) team have been named July/August 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. "
"After living several years with joint pain, Virginia Robinson of Janesville decided it was time to make an appointment to discuss knee replacement surgery. "
"WHC is requesting proposals for professional photographers interested in providing newborn photography services in the Birthing Center."
"“I feel like WHC’s program was designed for me. It was just the right place for me to be. I feel the best I’ve felt in a long time,” said Karen."
"“Dr. Glascock saved my life. We’ve spread the word and told everyone about our great experience at Waverly Health Center.” "
"The Waverly Health Center (WHC) Ambulance Department was recently published in an international journal. The department had an idea to better heating and cooling within the ambulance for both the patient and the care team."
"It's no secret that the Wartburg College football program had a historical season in 2022. Unfortunately, tight end Trever Heitz, of Charles City, had to cheer his teammates on from the sidelines while recovering from an injury. During practice, Trever's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee suffered an impact that cut his sophomore season short by three months."
"This Mother's Day brings double the love for Waverly resident Mallory Steiert. When she and her husband, Andrew, found out they were pregnant with their second child, they knew without a doubt that they wanted to deliver at Waverly Health Center (WHC). They had a phenomenal birth experience bringing their first child, Bobbie, into the world."
"April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to raising public awareness about sexual assault and educating communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Waverly Health Center has resources available to anyone who has experienced a sexual assault."
"Peg Pasker, of Lake Delhi, recently suffered from stomach pains and reflux. After several months of struggling, it was determined that she had a hiatal hernia that required surgery."
"On April 1, 2021, Sara Jennerman from Waverly had a life-changing surgery at Waverly Health Center (WHC). On her second anniversary of this special day, she reflects on her life and the decision she made to take back her health."
"March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. It’s common for children to bump their heads from time to time. While these minor injuries can be upsetting, most instances do not cause serious issues. In rare cases, problems can occur."
"Leah Anhalt, of Plainfield, loves hiking and taking walks in the woods. Unfortunately, after suffering from arthritis for several years, the pain in her knees stopped her from enjoying the outdoors. Even a task as simple as the stairs became impossible."
"Ashley Appleman, PT, DPT, Taylor Physical Therapy, discusses the benefits and details of a New Moms Screen."
"Dianne Barton of Waverly has always been active. Walking and golfing are two of her favorite pastimes. Several years ago, Dianne's left knee began to cause her pain. Wanting to stay active, Dianne began seeing Stephanie Smith, ARNP at Cedar Valley Medical Specialists (CVMS) for her pain."
"Four members of the Waverly Health Center (WHC) team have been named January/February 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."
"Waverly Health Center (WHC) is pleased to announce Kelly Hilsenbeck as the new chief nursing officer (CNO) of WHC. She has been a nurse since 2004 and has served in leadership roles since 2013."
"Ann Rathe, MD, was recently presented with the health center’s Spirit of Volunteerism award. This award is a way for WHC employees to show appreciation to an employee who volunteers in the community. WHC recognizes one exception employee volunteer each year."
"During her second pregnancy, Chelsea Szczyrbak, of Cedar Falls, began experiencing daily sciatica pain. Sciatica is a pain that originates along the sciatic nerve, which extends from the back of the pelvis down the back of the thigh. For treatment, it was recommended that Chelsea see a physical therapist."
"On Christmas Day, Carolyn Scrage of Shell Rock was not feeling well and needed medical attention. Her daughter-in-law, Taryn, took her to the emergency department at Waverly Health Center (WHC) where her daughter, Crystal, spent the day with her."
"The care we received when my son was born at WHC was exceptional. From admission to discharge, the nurses were attentive and caring. I remember the communication and support through labor and delivery being calm and comforting, which I really valued. "
"The Waverly Health Center Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Jodi Geerts as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Waverly Health Center. Ms. Geerts has been a strong senior leader in the organization as the chief nursing officer (CNO) since August 2018."
"WHC welcomed the first baby of the new year on Monday, January 2 and he is as cute as they come!"
"The Waverly Health Center (WHC) Foundation unveiled its “Beyond the Building Campaign” donor wall on Thursday, December 1, 2022. The event celebrated raising over $2.3 million for WHC’s major building expansion and renovation project. "
"Dr. Stacy Wagner explains what RSV is, how to treat it, symptoms to watch for and when to take your child in to see the doctor."
"Since her high school graduation, Brenda Burr has struggled with her weight. She was an emotional eater and always looked for ways to control her weight. "I tried everything. I spent so much money on weight loss products," Brenda said."
"Henry, age 8, struggled with bowel issues. His pediatrician, Dr. Stacy Wagner from Christophel Clinic, referred him to Kristin Kahler, DPT, Taylor Physical Therapy at Waverly Health Center. Henry was referred to Kristin for pediatric pelvic floor therapy."