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Steindler Orthopedic Clinic Now Serving Fairfield

Dr. David J. Steinbronn of the Steindler Orthopedic Clinic, will begin seeing patients on Tuesday mornings at the Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC) in Fairfield, Iowa, beginning February 10th. Dr. Steinbronn commented, “I look forward to helping patients from the Fairfield community recover quickly and return to their active lifestyles.” A native of Denver, Iowa, Dr. Steinbronn received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa. He then completed residency training at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. Steinbronn enjoys church activities and leadership, running, college athletics, in addition to spending time with his family and two energetic poodles. With more than 15 years of orthopedic experience, Dr. Steinbronn will provide superior, patient-focused orthopedic care. “I am excited for the opportunity to work closely with the skilled JCHC team in their convenient and exceptional facility,” said Dr. Steinbronn.

Jefferson County Health Center CEO, Deb Cardin added, “JCHC is very excited to welcome the local presence of Steindler Clinic and the benefits it affords our community. We certainly appreciate their willingness to provide us with their expertise.” Established in 1912, the Jefferson County Health Center has a longstanding tradition of exceptional care and is a top-rated hospital for patient satisfaction. In 2009, JCHC moved to a new, state-of-the-art medical campus that now includes the physician practices of Medical Arts, Fairfield Clinic and the Doug Johnson Dialysis Center.

Dr. David Steinbronn “Steindler Orthopedic Clinic is honored to have the opportunity to expand our service area and serve patients in Fairfield,” said CEO, Jerry Forrester. “Jefferson County Health Center has graciously opened their arms to Steindler coming in and not only seeing patients in a clinic setting, but also working toward outpatient and inpatient cases by Dr. Steinbronn in the Jefferson County Health Center. I am excited about this opportunity and for the convenience it poses for the patients within the area,” Mr. Forrester added. This growth reflects Steindler’s continued effort to accommodate the orthopedic needs of communities throughout the region. Mr. Forrester concluded, “To have the expertise of the professionals at Steindler Orthopedic Clinic right in Fairfield, Iowa gives access to specialists not before available to south Iowa and northern Missouri. We want to keep local care local. That is our focus and Jefferson County Health Center has been very supportive of this. We look forward to this partnership and look to grow it.”

For more information about Dr. David J. Steinbronn or to schedule an appointment, please contact Steindler Orthopedic Clinic at 319-338-3606 or 800-373-6417. You may also request appointments and find additional information online at www.SteindlerOrthopedic.com.

Top 100 Workplaces and Top Rank Hosptial

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JCHC celebrates being named in the Top 100 Workplaces for the second year in a row.  JCHC was the highest ranking hospital in the state and placed third in its class of mid-sized employers thoughtout Iowa.

This hospital is like an oasis in the middle of the corn fields.

Michelle Kueber is a 25 year old patient of JCHC Professional Clinic Surgeon Dr. Gregory Ivins.

Michelle has had Meralgia Paresthetica since she was a child. The leg pain associated with the disease progressively got worse as she got older and for the past few years the pain and the pain medicine has limited her mobility and her lifestyle. She was beginning to fear for her future. Her research on the disease indicated that many people with this disease eventually become wheelchair bound.

 

Michelle Kueber July 2014

After seeing numerous doctors in Indiana and being unwilling to resort to a life of ever increasing doses of pain medication, Michelle with the help of her mother Debbie began searching the internet for answers. To their surprise and delight they found a paper written by Dr. Gregory Ivins on the treatment of Meralgia Paresthetica.

 

 

They immediately called Dr. Ivins and he spoke to Michelle about treatment options.

They have made the eight hour trip to see Dr. Ivins in Fairfield multiple times. At their appointments, Dr. Ivins would perform a few tests, they would stay in a local hotel, and then they would return again in the morning to discuss the results. Dr. Ivins concluded that even though surgery was not his first option, it was needed to improve Michelle’s condition. To increase their comfort level, Dr. Ivins gave them contact information for other patients whom he had performed this surgery on. The consensus of those patents was “don’t hesitate, he gave me my life back.”

On July 22, 2014, Michelle and her parents made another trip to Fairfield, this time for surgery.

“My parents took a picture of me smiling in bed after the surgery. I can’t believe this struggle is finally over. This hospital is so peaceful and we aren’t just a number on a chart. The personal care and attention has been great. Dr. Ivins and the entire staff have been incredible. I can’t thank him and the entire JCHC staff enough.”

Symptoms of a Stroke should never be ignored

Symptoms of a stroke should never be ignored,   By Staci Worley, BSN

Many people hesitate before they come to the Emergency Department but there are certain symptoms I want to make sure you never ignore or delay getting treatment for.  When you have symptoms of a stroke, you must react quickly.  We would rather have you come in for a false alarm, then to have you take the chance of suffering some form of permanent disability due to a stroke.  

If you have any of the following symptoms, note the time of day, and then go immediately to the nearest hospital Emergency Department.  

 

You can remember these by the acronym F.A.S.T. 

  • Facial drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulty
  • Time

 

You need to be evaluated immediately to see if you are eligible for a TPA injection that can reverse the effects of a stroke in some patients.  BUT you must come to the emergency room within the first 3 hours of the onset of symptoms.  The sooner the better.

 TPA has been available at the Jefferson County Health Center for the past 5 years.  The use of this drug has changed the outcome for stroke victims and gives them a better chance of having less long lasting side effects.

 Linda Stallone May 2014

Here is a recent testimonial from Linda Stallone, a Fairfield resident who recently suffered a stroke.  “One evening during a yoga class I had a stroke that immobilized my right side and speech functions.  My symptoms came on within one minute.   Thanks to the quick response of my daughter and friends I was taken to the JCHC emergency department and administered the TPA drug.  I was airlifted to Iowa City and spent two nights in the ICU.  The results were nothing short of miraculous!  What is miraculous is that my mobility is totally restored and when I tell people I recently had a stroke they can’t believe it.  What I have been telling my friends and family is that you must keep your blood pressure in check and if it spikes or you have a severe headache, blurred or double vision or loss of vision, numbness, tingling, weakness, or paralysis on one side of your body, trouble walking, dizziness or confusion go immediately to the emergency room.    The extraordinary medical professionals as at JCHC knew exactly how to take care of me.  I have the highest praise for them treating me in such a fast efficient manner.  When time was of the essence they worked like clockwork in getting me the drug that has changed my life.”

 A stroke is very serious, but you can help yourself by getting treatment as soon as symptoms arise.

 

New convenient services added

Patient Paging System now available for families and friends waiting for patients in surgery

Our paging system is very similar to what is used in restaurants.  It allows that family the ability to get out of ACU and walk around the hospital.  When their loved ones are coming back from OR we page the family (the pager lights up and vibrates) to come back to ACU so they can talk to the surgeons about how the procedure went.  Many times family is able to be at the bedside when the patients are really starting to wake up.  We just got them so they haven't been used too much yet, however the families that have used them really like the concept.  Desi Coop,RN    (click Read More)

 

ACU nurses Rita and Joni shown with pager

New Patient Portal allows patients to check their lab results

You no longer have to wait for someone to call you with your lab test results.  Sign-up for our secure patient portal the next time you have a procedure at JCHC.   You can log into your account from any computer.  All that is required is an email address and our front desk will set up your account.   This account cannot be accessed from this website.  It is located on our secure medical record computer system.  You will have the ability to print or forward your results to other medical providers.  Call the front desk and they will register you.  641-472-4111

 

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