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Ambulance Service Celebrates 50 Years in October

Photo (credit Jay Carollo): A 1970 photo of the International Harvester ambulance purchased by the Marshalltown Area Community Hospital ambulance service that was managed by Darwin Prochaska (shown at the rear of the vehicle). It’s been nearly 50 years since the ambulance service at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown started caring...
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UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown CHNA Survey

To better serve surrounding communities, UnityPoint Health® – Marshalltown hospital is asking residents of Marshall, Tama and Grundy counties to identify community health needs with a new online survey. Non-profit hospitals nationwide conduct and publish health needs surveys every three years, and these surveys help hospitals assess and prioritize clinical...
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Nutrition 101: Experts Agree on Limiting Trans Fats

With all the conflicting nutrition information available, making healthy choices can be confusing. One topic all experts agree on is trans fats – they have no known health benefits and should be limited in our diet as much as possible. According to the American Heart Association, there are small amounts...
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DAISY Award Winner: Penny Hoffman

Penny Hoffman has dedicated her nursing career to the Marshalltown community. Now, everyone is giving back. Hoffman has been named the latest recipient of the Daisy Award, which rewards excellence in nursing and recognizes the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses every day. From an early age,...
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Nutrition 101: August is Kids Eat Right Month

August is Kids Eat Right Month. School will be starting back up, which often means busier schedules for families. Despite this, it is still important to focus on healthful eating and active lifestyles. The Kids Eat Right campaign is a great opportunity to get children involved with meal planning/prep, while...
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Reminder: Deer Creek Family Care Moving

All patients of Deer Creek Family Care will be seen at UnityPoint Health Family Medicine – Tama/Toledo as the two clinics merge Monday. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as our staff makes the transition to this shared location at 1307 S Broadway St. in Toledo. Melissa Pearson, ARNP will provide care...
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Nutrition 101: What Kind of Yogurt is Best?

Have you been down the yogurt aisle lately? It seems more kinds appear with each trip to the store. Variety can be a good thing, but it’s confusing when you’re trying to make good choices. If your goal is to improve your health through good food choices, add yogurt to...
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A Letter from Our CEO

To Our Patients and Communities at UnityPoint Health, You may have seen our recent announcement regarding a potential partnership with Sanford Health, a health system based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As a result, you might be wondering a couple things, like, “Who is Sanford?” and “What’s going to happen...
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