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Ask the Expert: Minor Head Injuries in Children

Keegan Voelker | March 24th, 2023

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. What is a concussion? A concussion is the same as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). It…read more

Ask the Expert: New Mom’s Screen

Keegan Voelker | March 9th, 2023

What is a New Mom’s Screen? A free, non-invasive screen for new moms that will answer any questions or concerns they have regarding pain or dysfunction after delivery, including a safe return to activity. This can be performed during the hospital stay if a mom delivers at Waverly Health Center, or in a Taylor Physical…read more

Kelly Hilsenbeck Selected as Chief Nursing Officer

Keegan Voelker | February 22nd, 2023

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. “Kelly is committed to supporting our staff, providers and the needs of our patients,” stated Jodi Geerts, WHC chief executive officer….read more

Dr. Ann Rathe Receives WHC Spirit of Volunteerism Award

Keegan Voelker | February 14th, 2023

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. Dr. Rathe lives in Waverly and was nominated for her time and dedication to…read more

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

Keegan Voelker | January 4th, 2023

WHC welcomed the first baby of the new year on Monday, January 2 and he is as cute as they come!   Ryan Daniel Laue made his appearance at 12:28 a.m. Proud parents are Kristen and Braden Laue of Waverly. Dr. Michele Martins delivered Ryan who weighed 9 lbs 3.6 oz. and was 20.5 inches.  “The…read more

WHC Foundation Unveils Donor Wall

Keegan Voelker | December 8th, 2022

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.  On May 14, 2020, the hospital broke ground on its 40,000 square foot expansion and 31,000 square foot renovation. The event…read more

Ask the Expert: RSV

Keegan Voelker | December 7th, 2022

What is RSV? Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory illness, impacting the lungs and breathing airways. RSV can affect people of all ages, but typically has more severe impacts on younger children and elderly adults. The virus is seen more frequently in the winter months and has symptoms similar to the common cold…read more

Community Needs Assessment Underway

Keegan Voelker | January 13th, 2022

Waverly Health Center, Bremer County Public Health, Community Memorial Hospital-Sumner and the Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way are conducting a community health needs assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to find out if there are local needs that are currently not being met. These groups want to hear from you. Please take 10 minutes…read more

Walk-In Clinic to Change Hours

Keegan Voelker | October 7th, 2021

Beginning Monday, October 11, 2021, Waverly Health Center’s Walk-In Clinic hours will be changing due to demolition of the old Emergency Department. The new hours will be Monday – Friday, 12 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Patients should continue to use the Green Entrance.

New Emergency Department Opens

Keegan Voelker | September 28th, 2021

  Waverly Health Center has opened its new Emergency Department located on the south side of the building. The former Emergency Department is no longer in service. Patients seeking emergency care can use the new blue entrance located on the corner of 8th Street SW and 4th Avenue SW. Access to the emergency department is…read more