Names & Notes
Marshalltown Schools staff honored at awards day
The Marshalltown Community School District all-staff end of the school year awards day was held on June 10 at the MHS/Community Auditorium. Hoglan custodian Loma Green was recognized for 30 years to the district. James Kopel, of Buildings and Grounds, was recognized for 35 years in the district.
Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown wins Quality Award
This week Iowa ranked first in the nation for receiving the most awards for long-term care quality in a nationwide awards competition. Locally Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown is currently the only 2019 winner announced. Forty-five Iowa long-term care facilities were recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) with the 2019 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, which encompassed 590 long-term and post-acute care providers in 48 states.
The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program honors long-term and post-acute care providers that have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown’s mission is to be partners in care and family or life, stop by for a tour.
UnityPoint Health Clinic merger in Toledo
On July 8, UnityPoint Health – Deer Creek Family Care Clinic in Toledo will merge with UnityPoint Health Family Medicine – Tama/Toledo. The two clinics will operate together as UnityPoint Health Family Medicine – Tama/Toledo from the clinic location at 1307 S. Broadway, Toledo, starting July 8.
“We are pleased to announce this merger,” Kyle Wilcox, vice president of finance and operations at UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center, said. “Merging the clinics will enable UnityPoint Health to bring high-quality, compassionate care to our communities from one convenient location.”
Deer Creek Family Care and Family Medicine – Tama/Toledo are both part of the larger UnityPoint Health family and share the same mission – to provide the best outcome for every patient, every time. Starting July 8, current physicians and team members of both clinics will provide care from one shared location.
“The merger of our clinics will allow us to better serve our patients,” Shari King, vice president of operations at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown, said. “Our physicians and clinical staff are skilled in providing exceptional primary care and will continue to do so as a larger clinic team. Existing patients will still get the same great care–nothing is changing except welcoming the Deer Creek Family Care team and patients to our shared location.”
The UnityPoint Health Family Medicine – Tama/Toledo Clinic is open Monday through Friday. Three full-time physicians provide primary care medicine to patients. Physical therapy services are also offered at the clinic location.
For more information, visit unitypoint.org/tamatoledo or call the clinic at 641-484-5445.
Iowa Broadcaster of the Year awarded
Todd Steinkamp, general manager and part owner of Trending Media Inc., was awarded the “Iowa Broadcaster of the Year” award at the annual Iowa Broadcasters Association Summer Convention in Des Moines, June 13.
During the July 19, 2018, tornado outbreak in Central Iowa, Steinkamp took to the air on radio stations KIX 101.1 and 1230 KFJB to inform the public of the approaching tornado. His leadership and calm voice kept Marshalltown informed and saved lives when it struck.
In the aftermath of the tornado, Steinkamp was able to keep the radio stations on the air by utilizing a backup generator and bypassing equipment that was heavily damaged during the storms. He stayed at the stations for several days making sure the radio stations remained fully operational and along with an amazing staff shared important recovery information with the public.
“The Iowa Broadcaster of the Year” is awarded to the individual who through their on-air work and or leadership role has made an impact on their stations and their community. Steinkamp more than exceeds all the criteria for the “Iowa Broadcaster of the Year” award.
A compilation of the tornado coverage on KIX 101.1 and 1230 KFJB from the July 19, 2018, tornados can be heard by going to Iowa www.dropbox.com/s/5ns4czzq6hboi8y/KIX 1011 and KFJB July 19th Tornado Coverage for Weather Coverage.mp3?dl=0
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