Fort Madison Community Hospital

Dedicated to improving the health of Fort Madison and surrounding communities, FMCH provides top-quality health care services in our full-service medical facility. Being committed to our patients is evident in the personalized care you will receive from each of our employees whether you visit one of our FMCH Clinics, the emergency department, rehabilitation services or stay with us as an inpatient. Thank you for trusting us with your health care.

 

 
 

FMCH Adopts New Logo

The Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) Board of Directors and Senior Administrative Team have approved the adoption of a new Fort Madison Community Hospital logo. The new logo will align the visual identity of Fort Madison Community Hospital with the Great River Health System brand image. Great River Health System, comprised of Fort Madison Community Hospital and Great River Medical Center, continue their efforts through Project Synergy to build a strong health care system for Southeast Iowa. Through this process the importance of presenting a unified brand for employees and community members was recognized and presented for approval. A new Great River Health logo icon (the cross) will be used for all entities to signify the brand. It will be accompanied by the name of each entity. Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) and Great River Medical Center will not change their names. A transition to the new logo will take place over the next six months.

Antibiotic Stewardship -
Patients & Families
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CDC Advises Patients and their Families to Be Antibiotics Aware.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising patients and their families to use antibiotics only when necessary to further reduce antibiotic resistance, the spread of superbugs, and protect patients from side effects from antibiotics. During U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and throughout the year, CDC promotes Be Antibiotics Aware, an educational effort to raise awareness about the importance of safe antibiotic use.
The Be Antibiotics Aware initiative educates the public about when antibiotics are needed, when they are not, how to take antibiotics appropriately, and potential side effects of antibiotics.
CDC encourages patients and families to:
  • Get the facts about antibiotics. Antibiotics do not work on viruses, such as those that cause colds, flu, bronchitis, or runny noses, even if the mucus is thick, yellow, or green. When antibiotics aren’t needed, they won’t help you, and the side effects could still hurt you.
  • Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about the best way to feel better.
  • While your body fights off a virus, pain relievers, fever reducers, saline nasal spray or drops, warm compresses, liquids, and rest can help you feel better.
  • If you need antibiotics, take them exactly as prescribed. Talk with your doctor if you have any questions about your antibiotics.
  • Talk with your doctor if you develop any side effects, especially severe diarrhea, since that could be a Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) infection, which needs to be treated.
  • Do your best to stay healthy and keep others healthy by cleaning hands, covering coughs, staying home when sick, and getting recommended vaccines, such as the flu vaccine.

CDC encourages patients and families to use the educational resources and learn more about Be Antibiotics Aware by visiting: https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/?s_cid=NCEZID-AntibioticUse-023.

 

FMCH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Upcoming Events

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    Prepared Childbirth 3 Day Class

    6:00PM - 8:30 PM

    This class will meet February 3, 10, & 17 This is a three session class series that is offered during the last trimester. Participants will attend all the session dates listed in the series. This class covers the same topics as the one-day class but over three class sessions. A tour of The BirthPlace is included.

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    Grief Support Group

    5:30PM - 7:00 PM

    We invite you to attend these sessions to share your story, creating a healing sea of support. We will discuss taking care of yourself as you go through this difficult time.

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    Sibling Class 1 Day Class

    6:00PM - 7:00 PM

    This class is offered to you during your last trimester for your children ages 3 to 12 years-old. The class is meant to help children adjust and prepare for the new baby.

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