As we leave the cold winter behind and roll into spring there are many exciting things happening at Adair County Health System. We continue to grow and look for new ways of providing convenient access of care throughout Adair County.Â Recently, we have expanded our specialty clinic services to include Iowa Ortho.Â We are excited to welcome, Michael Gainer, M.D., specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery; John Netrour, M.D., hip and knee surgery; and Anthony Stark, D.O., physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Â In October, we completed our 3P project that centered on the renovation of our current operating room, admitting/registration area, and ambulance drop off.Â Our next steps will include public tours and community meetings to share the plans for the spaces and invite ideas from the public.
Our growth is expanding beyond the bricks of the hospital walls. We are working to improve the overall health and wellness of the community we serve. For the first time in history, our local Board of Health, the ACHS Foundation Board, and ACMH Board of Trustees gathered in the same room and adopted a Community Needs Action Plan. The Plan has the following three goals:
Decrease the cancer and chronic disease rates through an increase in preventative screens.
Increase the number of community members making lifestyle changes to reduce obesity and reduce cancer risks.
Continue to provide high quality services for prevention, early detection, and treatment of health issues throughout Adair County Health System.
There are numerous community partners that are helping us to achieve our goals.
I thank you for your support for the Adair County Health System.Â I invite you to explore our website anytime you need additional information regarding the services we provide, and please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.