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Tracy Wilson Honored with Volunteer of the Year Award

Tracy Wilson Honored with Volunteer of the Year Award

"Tracy’s time spent with this patient was truly one of the most compassionate acts I have ever witnessed."

SHIIP Counselors Help to Save Time and Money

SHIIP Counselors Help to Save Time and Money

"I have saved hundreds of dollars per year since I started meeting annually with a SHIIP counselor."

Kassy Hovenga is WHC

Kassy Hovenga is WHC's 2024 Friend of Nursing

"Kassy is hardworking, reliable and is always one step ahead. She works with a positive attitude and takes pride in the work she does."

Successful Back-to-Back Surgical Experiences

Successful Back-to-Back Surgical Experiences

"After two hernia repairs over the course of two weeks, Damian Baltes of New Hampton feels great. "I’m back to normal and it’s all due to the fantastic service I received from Waverly Health Center,” he said."

Congratulations to the March & April Spotlight on Values Award Winners

Congratulations to the March & April Spotlight on Values Award Winners

"Seven members of the Waverly Health Center (WHC) team have been named March/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."

WHC volunteer advocates for preventative exams

WHC volunteer advocates for preventative exams

"“It’s important to get screened,” said Dr. Garrett. “If caught early, colorectal cancer is highly treatable.""

Walk-In Visit Proves a Reliable Choice

Walk-In Visit Proves a Reliable Choice

"I’ve always been impressed with the thoroughness and professionalism of the staff at the Walk-In Clinic."

Individualized care helps young athlete overcome injury

Individualized care helps young athlete overcome injury

"Jackson fully tore his ACL and partially tore his meniscus in a football game in October. Fortunately, Jackson has been able to receive individualized care to ensure the best possible outcome."

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

"Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa is March 25-29, 2024. Everyone is encouraged to prepare and review severe weather plans at home and at work."

Quick action leads to longer, fuller life

Quick action leads to longer, fuller life

"Timing, location and perhaps a bit of luck were on Bard Mackey’s side on a Tuesday in January when he began experiencing severe chest pain."

Auxiliary Scholarship Now Open

Auxiliary Scholarship Now Open

"The Waverly Health Center (WHC) Auxiliary is now accepting applications for its annual scholarships."

Waverly Health Center Names January/February Spotlight on Values Award Winners

Waverly Health Center Names January/February Spotlight on Values Award Winners

"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."

New program brings donor milk to newborns at WHC

New program brings donor milk to newborns at WHC

"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].” "

Leap baby born at WHC!

Leap baby born at WHC!

"Welcome to the world, little "leapling"!"

Exceptional care and comfort at WHC

Exceptional care and comfort 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!”"

Clarksville Elementary students make donation to Waverly Health Center

Clarksville Elementary students make donation to Waverly Health Center

"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. "

Innovative women

Innovative women's health surgery celebrating milestone

"Waverly Health Center is celebrating the success of the 40th vNOTES surgery by Dr. Emily Boevers."

Positive experience at WHC clinic despite challenging pregnancy

Positive experience at WHC clinic despite challenging pregnancy

""My birthing experiences, the outpatient nurses and our kids’ pediatrician have always made us feel like we are home," said Shelby."

WHC is one of America

WHC is one of America's Best-In-State Hospitals!

"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."

A legacy of leadership and service

A legacy of leadership and service

"John Johnston and Susan Vallem pass the torch after 78 combined years with Waverly Health Center."

WHC recognized by Wellmark for higher quality maternity care

WHC recognized by Wellmark for higher quality maternity care

"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."

The power of choice for Waverly mother

The power of choice for Waverly mother

"“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."

Meet WHC

Meet WHC's First Baby of the Year, Rivers Mae!

"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! "

November/December Spotlight on Values & 4th Quarter Provider Award Winners

November/December Spotlight on Values & 4th Quarter Provider Award Winners

"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."

A year in review at Waverly Health Center

A year in review at Waverly Health Center

"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!"

Heart attack survivor credits success to himself and WHC

Heart attack survivor credits success to himself and WHC's program

""I credit the cardiac rehab team just as much as I do myself for the quick advancement and recovery of my entire cardiovascular system.""

Speech therapists help unlock language

Speech therapists help unlock language

"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."

Nominate a Deserving WHC Employee for Spirit of Volunteerism Award

Nominate a Deserving WHC Employee for Spirit of Volunteerism Award

"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."

Waverly Health Center Names September/October Spotlight on Values Award Winners and 3rd Quarter Provider Winner

Waverly Health Center Names September/October Spotlight on Values Award Winners and 3rd Quarter Provider Winner

"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."

Ask the Expert: Pediatric Therapy

Ask the Expert: Pediatric Therapy

"What is pediatric therapy? Kristin Kahler, PT, DPT, gives insight to pediatric therapy services at Taylor Physical Therapy."

Waverly Health Center Names July/August Spotlight on Values Award Winners

Waverly Health Center Names July/August Spotlight on Values Award Winners

"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. "

Knee replacements a breeze at WHC

Knee replacements a breeze at WHC

"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 Birthing Center is looking for a newborn photographer!

WHC Birthing Center is looking for a newborn photographer!

"WHC is requesting proposals for professional photographers interested in providing newborn photography services in the Birthing Center."

Hard Work and Determination

Hard Work and Determination

"“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."

Emergency Surgery Saves Waverly Resident’s Life

Emergency Surgery Saves Waverly Resident’s Life

"“Dr. Glascock saved my life. We’ve spread the word and told everyone about our great experience at Waverly Health Center.” "

WHC Ambulance Department Published in JEMS

WHC Ambulance Department Published in JEMS

"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."

Student-athlete receives incredible care, close to home

Student-athlete receives incredible care, close to home

"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."

Growing family continually chooses WHC Birthing Center

Growing family continually chooses WHC Birthing Center

"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."

Ask the Expert: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Ask the Expert: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

"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."

When the nurse becomes the patient

When the nurse becomes the patient

"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."

Patient takes back health with weight loss surgery

Patient takes back health with weight loss 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."

Ask the Expert: Minor Head Injuries in Children

Ask the Expert: Minor Head Injuries in Children

"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."

WHC patient becomes employee after excellent care

WHC patient becomes employee after excellent care

"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."

Ask the Expert: New Moms Screen

Ask the Expert: New Moms Screen

"Ashley Appleman, PT, DPT, Taylor Physical Therapy, discusses the benefits and details of a New Moms Screen."

Total knee replacement brings freedom

Total knee replacement brings freedom

"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."

January/February Spotlight on Values Winners

January/February Spotlight on Values Winners

"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."

Kelly Hilsenbeck Selected as Chief Nursing Officer

Kelly Hilsenbeck Selected as Chief Nursing Officer

"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."

Dr. Ann Rathe Receives WHC Spirit of Volunteerism Award

Dr. Ann Rathe Receives WHC Spirit of Volunteerism Award

"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."

Mom finds relief with women

Mom finds relief with women's health therapy

"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."

Excellent care at WHC emergency department

Excellent care at WHC emergency department

"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."

A Story from a Birthing Center Patient

A Story from a Birthing Center Patient

"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. "

Jodi Geerts Selected to Lead Waverly Health Center

Jodi Geerts Selected to Lead Waverly Health Center

"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."

Meet WHC

Meet WHC's first baby of the year, Ryan Daniel!

"WHC welcomed the first baby of the new year on Monday, January 2 and he is as cute as they come!"

WHC Foundation Unveils Donor Wall

WHC Foundation Unveils Donor Wall

"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. "

Ask the Expert: RSV

Ask the Expert: RSV

"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."

Surgical Weight Loss: The perfect example

Surgical Weight Loss: The perfect example

"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."

Pediatric pelvic floor therapy creates new possibilities

Pediatric pelvic floor therapy creates new possibilities

"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."