Starting in April, medical oncology services (chemotherapy) will only be provided at the new McCreery Cancer Center located at the Jefferscon County Health Center while radiation oncology services will remain at the current location at the McCreery Cancer Center at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Deb Cardin, CEO of the Jefferson County Health Center said "we are pleased to expand our services in conjunction with Ottumwa Regional Health Center and open the McCreery Cancer Center at JCHC. This new partnership will allow each facility to focus on a specific type of care and therapy. We believe that working together; we will be able to better serve our local patients in their fight against cancer."
What you need to know about the new Health Insurance Marektplace video http://blog.iowahospital.org/2013/10/03/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-health-insurance-marketplace-video/ by the Iowa Hospital Association.
The Des Moines Register named JCHC one of Iowa's Top 100 Places to work based on employees' respose to a survey. With 192 full-time employees, JCHC placed 17th out of 40 mid-size employers in the State of Iowa. The Des Moines Register asked organizations with at least 35 employees if they wanted to participate. Employees respond to a set of statements such as - "I feel genuinely appreciated at this company," "My pay is fair for the work I do," and "My manager cares about my concerns" - using a seven point scales.
Video. Why JCHC is a Great Place to Work (click on the small picture that appears)
Former Fairfield resident Luke Teeple has become very popular around town since he started appearing in our TV commercials. Luke is currently a fifth grader at Top of the World Elementary school in Laguna Beach, California. Luke lived in Fairfield for the last three years with his mother Heidi Cleveland, and his younger siblings Logan and Anika. His grandparents, Clyde and Debbie Cleveland, also live in Fairfield along wtih some of his aunts, uncles and cousins. Luke's interest in acting was inspired by his involvement with the Two Roads Educational Arts and Theater (T.R.E.A.T.) founded by Dr. Derek Anderson a Family Practice Physician at the Medical Arts Clinic. Luke loves reading and sports, and currently plays soccer and water polo in Laguna Beach.
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First Baptist Church in Fairfield and Jefferson County Health Center have teamed up to create, illustrate and publish their own local books to give to children at the health center.
The idea was presented to John Rathbun and Lisa Greenig of First Baptist Church by their dear friend that had been diagnosed with cancer and had been working with children all her life.
The dream of providing these inspirational books to kids was made a reality when local publisher Rodney Charles from First World Publishing volunteered his services.
“We as adults so often times, we struggle with these challenges in life. I don't care if it's medical or what it is. We all struggle so there's a child in all of us and so what we understand is we struggle with these medical challenges as she is. We can also understand how challenging, how difficult it is for children -- scary and so these books and through what she’s experienced. She’s enabled to understand that if adults are scared, imagine how scared kids are,” said John Rathbun. www.fffbc.org
The books are available at the First Baptist Church in Fairfield and at the JCHC Auxiliary Gift Shop located in the Jefferson County Health Center.
Written by Tess Hedrick, KTVO Reporter