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SEVENTH ANNUAL “BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL” 5K! COMING AUGUST 20 AT ADAMS NATURE PRESERVE

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SIOUX CITY, IA: The seventh annual Siouxland Community Health Center’s 5K affords Siouxland area residents an opportunity to get a little exercise and raise some much-needed funds for their favorite area high school.

The “Be True to Your School 5K” unfolds Saturday, August 20 at Adams Homestead Nature Preserve in McCook Lake, SD. Race day check-in will begin at 7 a.m. with the race and walk scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. This year’s walk/race is being sponsored by Mercy Medical Center.

The “Be True to Your School 5K” is designed to promote a healthy and active community and features a Siouxland High School Challenge in which the area high school with the most participants will receive $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place and $500 for third place. All 5K participants, students and adults, will be asked to declare a school at registration. The cash awards will go to the school’s athletic department to support their programs.

Last year’s top-prize winner was Bishop Heelan Catholic School’s who won $1,000. East High finished second and received $750 and Dakota Valley schools won $500.

High school students who are interested in being a part of their school’s team should contact their respective school’s athletic director for registration information. Medals will also be given to the top three finishers in adult men and women and youth 18 and under men and women.

Registration fees for the event are $25 for adults and $10 for youth and students of all ages. All those who register by August 12 will receive an event t-shirt. Pre-registration is encouraged. Walk-up registrations will also be accepted the day of the event beginning at 7 a.m. Proceeds from the 7th Annual Be True to Your School 5K Challenge will be used to support the needs of patients who receive their care from the Siouxland Community Health Center.

Participants can visit Siouxland Community Health Center on Facebook or Twitter or go to www.slandchc.com to register and find complete event information. For questions or additional information, please contact Jessica Demke at 712-224-1803 or via email at jdemke@slandchc.com

Siouxland Community Health Center is celebrating its 25th year of service to the residents of the tri-state region. Last year, the Center served more than 26,000 patients.

Sioux City Hospital CEO’s Named Co-Chairs of SCHC Annual Dinner

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Lynn Wold and Jim Fitzpatrick to Lead April 16 Fundraising Dinner

SIOUX CITY, IA:  In 1991, Sioux City leaders celebrated the opening of a new health center that was created to bring health care services to the underserved of our community.  Twenty-five years later, the Siouxland Community Health Center has established itself as one of the leading and fastest growing health care entities in the region.

The community will come together to celebrate that milestone on Saturday, April 16, as the Siouxland Community Health Center presents “A Night of Sparkle” at the Sioux City Country Club.  Leading the charge will be the CEO’s of Sioux City’s two hospitals.  Lynn Wold, the CEO of UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s and Jim FitzPatrick, the CEO of Mercy Medical Center will serve as the honorary co-chairs of the SCHC fundraising dinner.  Presenting sponsors of the dinner include St. Luke’s, Mercy and Jebro, Inc.

The Siouxland Community Health Center came into existence because of the foresight of the hospitals.  Strategic planning clearly indentified a pressing need for more health care services in the community.  The hospitals collaborated on a grant to the Department of Health and Human Services that would serve as the seed money for the creation of the Health Center.  From one small building with one single provider in 1991, the Siouxland Community Health Center has now grown from one facility to two, employs over 200 people including 28 medical and dental providers and sees nearly 26,000 patients every year.

Mercy CEO Jim FitzPatrick says the Community Health Center has been true to its founding mission.  “The number of patients served by SCHC is simply incredible,” said FitzPatrick.  “As our population continues to diversify, the demand on the Health Center will only grow.  We are so fortunate to have them as our partner.”

Lynn Wold, the CEO of St. Luke’s complimented the Community Health Center for its ability to adapt to the changing landscape of health care.  “The implementation of the Affordable Care Act brought with it significant changes in health care,” says Wold.  “The Community Health Center has adapted to those changes and adhered to its mission of care for the underserved.”

Mari Kaptain-Dahlen, the CEO of the Siouxland Community Health Center, said the support of Mercy and Unity Point were critical to the creation of the health center and will become all the more vital going forward.  “All of us who work in the health care arena need to make sure we are delivering the right care, in the right place, at the right cost,” said Kaptain-Dahlen.  “The collaborative attitude demonstrated by Mercy and Unity Point upon our creation 25 year ago prevails today as we all work together to provide quality health care to the people of Siouxland.”

Jim FitzPatrick has served as President and CEO of Mercy Medical Center since August of 2014.  Prior to coming to Sioux City, FitzPatrick served as the Senior Vice President for Network Development for the Mercy Health Network.  He has more than twenty-two years experience as a hospital and health system president/CEO.  He has served in those capacities at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City and prior to that at Kossuth Regional Hospital in Algona.

Lynn Wold was appointed President and CEO of St. Luke’s in June of 2015.  Prior to his new role, Wold served as Chief Operating Officer for St. Luke’s and has been a member of the St. Luke’s management team since 2002.  Wold is a native of North Dakota and has served in health care administration for over 25 years.

Tickets for the April 16 event are priced at $100 each and are now on sale or by calling 712-224-1815.   A full table of eight is priced at a discounted cost of $700.  Last year the event sold out so the public is encouraged to purchase their tickets early.

SCHC 5K Just Around the Corner

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You have to be old to appreciate this. The year was 1963. (I was eleven!) The Beach Boys were just coming into their own. Here is a stanza of one of their hits.

So be true to your school (Rah rah rah rah sis boom bah)

Just like you would to your girl or guy

(Rah rah rah rah sis boom bah)

Be true to your school now

(Rah rah rah rah sis boom bah)

Let your colors fly

(Rah rah rah rah sis boom bah)

Be true to your school

(Rah rah rah rah rah)
I loved the Beach Boys but this wasn’t one of their solid gold hits….nonetheless, it’s pure SoCal.

As we started our preparation work for this year’s SCHC 5K, we were searching for a theme. My marketing colleague Cara (who is really good at this stuff for an analyst/planning geek floated the idea of using the old Beach Boys song “Be True to Your School” as our hook. Good call.

SCHC awards cash prizes to the three high schools that send the most participants to the 5K. Last year Heelan won $1,000 – Sgt. Bluff earned $750 and Dakota Valley got a check for $500. We will be doing the same this year.

The price is reasonable. $10 for students and $25 for non-students….and that includes a t-shirt if you register before August 14. You can register on line or by calling Jessica at 712-224-1803.

Oops….the date and location.

Saturday, August 22nd, at Adams Nature Preserve in McCook Lake. Registration begins at 7 (if you haven’t pre-registered) and the race starts at 8.

See you there.

SCHC Annual Dinner to Honor the Services of the Late Dr. Timothy F. Moran, Jr.

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Veteran Sioux City Ophthalmologist and Health Center Volunteer

Dr. Timothy F. MoranSIOUX CITY, IA: The 2015 Siouxland Community Health Center’s “Night on the Town” fundraiser on Saturday, April 11 will honor the memory of Dr. Timothy F. Moran, Jr. Dr. Moran, a noted Sioux City ophthalmologist who passed away last March, was a longtime volunteer at the Siouxland Community Health Center. Dr. Moran’s wife Terry along with seven of their children will be on hand to accept the award on behalf of their late husband and father.

This year’s dinner and auction will be held on Saturday, April 11th, and will begin with hors d’ oeuvres and tours at the Community Health Center (SCHC) before proceeding to the Sioux City Country Club for a French-inspired dinner and auction. This year’s SCHC Night on the Town is presented by Mercy Medical Center. The auction is underwritten by Jebro and Knife River.

Dr. Moran and his family moved to Sioux City in 1987 where he established the Moran Eye Center. He managed the vision health needs of thousands of Siouxland area residents including many patients at the Siouxland Community Health Center. His ten years of service at the Health Center were voluntary and SCHC CEO Mari Kaptain-Dahlen says that commitment did not go unnoticed.

“Dr. Moran had an incredible dedication to care of the underserved. He served our patients for ten years and did it all as a service to others,” said Ms. Kaptain-Dahlen. “Many of our patients would have gone without eye care had it not been for the generosity of Dr. Moran. His total dedication to patients and his sense of outreach were a perfect match for the Community Health Center and we were blessed by his gift of time and talent.”

Dr. Moran’s service to the medical community expanded well beyond his private practice and his volunteer work at the Community Health Center. He was president of the Woodbury County Medical Society and served as a delegate to the Iowa Medical Society. In 2004, he was named Physician of the Year by the Woodbury County Medical Society. He served on the Board of Directors for Siouxland Medical Doctors and was a life member of the American Medical Association. He was the first ophthalmologist in the area to participate in the Mission Cataract program with Mercy Medical Center.

Dr. Moran was also proud of his involvement with the Marian Center at Trinity Heights in Sioux City. He and his wife Terry were co-founders of that facility which attracts people of all faiths to their beautiful grounds on Sioux City’s north side.

Known by his friends as a person with a great sense of humor, Dr. Moran was the first person to be chosen as the Irishman of the Year by the Sioux City St. Patrick’s Day parade committee.

This year’s Siouxland Community Health Center will feature a French motif with food and drink designed to match the Parisian them. Tickets for the April 11th event are priced at $100 each and are now on sale at www.slandchc.com or by calling 712-224-1085. Last year the event sold out so the public is encouraged to purchase their tickets early.

Sioux City dentist Dr. Dick Hettinger and his wife Mary serve as the honorary chair couple of the 2015 SCHC Night on the Town dinner.

Dr. Richard and Mary Hettinger to Chair Community Health Center Annual Dinner

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A Night on the Town to Feature French Theme

HettingersSIOUX CITY, IA: Dr. Dick and Mary Hettinger have been chosen the honorary chairs of the 2015 Siouxland Community Health Center’s “Night on the Town” fundraiser. The dinner will be held on Saturday, April 11th, and will begin with hors d’ oeuvres at the Community Health Center (SCHC) before proceeding to the Sioux City Country Club for a French-inspired dinner and auction. This year’s SCHC Night on the Town is presented by Mercy Medical Center.

Mari Kaptain-Dahlen, the CEO of the Siouxland Community Health Center, said the Hettinger’s’ were chosen because of the couple’s commitment to the underserved. “Dick and Mary have done so much in this community that it’s difficult to comprehend,” said Kaptain-Dahlen. “In addition to his service as a SCHC dental volunteer for eleven years, Dr. Hettinger provided the vision and leadership for the Iowa Mission of Mercy that has provided free dental care to thousands of adults and children since its inception in 2008. That’s a perfect example of servant leadership and the Siouxland Community Health Center is honored to have Dick and Mary in this leadership role.”

Dr. Richard Hettinger has practiced dentistry in Sioux City for thirty-five years. The Briar Cliff University graduate earned his D.D.S. from the University of Iowa in 1979. He returned to Sioux City and began his practice in a storefront office in Leeds. In 1992, he built the Dental Depot, an office that reflected his love for both dentistry and trains. Even as his private practice continued to grow, Dr. Hettinger found time to volunteer his services at the Community Health Center. In 1997, he was named interim Dental Director at SCHC and has been volunteering a day a month for the last eleven years.

In 2011, Dr. Hettinger brought the statewide Mission of Mercy program to Western Iowa where dentists from across the state provided free dental care to more than 1,700 adults and children in two days. Hettinger first became involved in the Mission of Mercy in 2007 when he participated in a similar program in Nebraska. He has since volunteered his dental services in the Iowa Mission of Mercy program in a number of cities across the state. He is currently the state chair of the Iowa Mission of Mercy. Since its inception, Mission of Mercy has served over 10,000 patients with services valued at nearly $5 million.

In recognition of his commitment to volunteerism at the Siouxland Community Health Center and the Iowa Mission of Mercy, Dr. Hettinger was named to the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2013 by Governor Terry Branstad. Last summer, the Sioux City Sertoma Club presented its annual Sertoma Service of Mankind award to Dr. Hettinger.

Mary Hettinger is also a graduate of Briar Cliff University. Following her graduation from BCU, Ms. Hettinger earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1985. She has served in a number of clinical roles including seven years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the St. Luke’s Health System and as a staff nurse in adult psychiatric and medical-surgical. Ms. Hettinger served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing at Morningside College for ten years.

Since her retirement, Ms. Hettinger volunteers at the Perry Creek branch library and has assisted on a number of the Mission of Mercy projects in a number of states.

This year’s Siouxland Community Health Center will feature a French motif with food and drink designed to match the Parisian theme. Tickets for the April 11th event are priced at $100 each and are now on sale or by calling 712-224-1815. Last year the event sold out so the public is encouraged to purchase their tickets early.

Walk With A Doc Comes To Downtown City

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SIOUX CITY, IA: –– The community is invited to join Siouxland Community Health Center for the November “JustWalk™” With a Doc” event on Thursday, November 20. Please note this month’s walk will move to a new time and new location.

The November 20th Walk With a Doc will leave at 12 noon from the Siouxland Community Health Center at 1021 Nebraska Street. Walkers should enter the Health Center on the 10th street side of the building. Off-street parking is available. Blue Zone members and the general public are invited to join the walk as well.

As with all Walk With a Doc events, a Community Health Center doctor will do a short 3 to 5 minute health-related presentation before starting the walk. November is Diabetes Awareness Month so this month’s learning opportunity will deal with the positive impact an exercise program can have with the management of diabetes.

At approximately 12:05 the walkers will leave from the Health Center and walk a route through downtown Sioux City. Walkers can walk whatever distance they choose. The Community Health Center walkers will return to 1021 Nebraska around 12:50.

No registration is needed and everyone is invited for this pre-winter exercise opportunity on November 20 at 12 noon. In addition, there will be t-shirt and pedometer giveaways during the walk.

Walk With a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.

About Siouxland Community Health Center: Siouxland Community Health Center (SCHC) is a mission-driven organization providing quality health care services that are matched to the greatest needs of the community. SCHC embraces its core values and takes pride in ensuring a patient experience that is centered on service and improving the health of the Siouxland Community. The Siouxland Community Health Center is accredited by the Joint Commission. Additional information on SCHC including operating hours, services and provider information may be found at www.slandchc.com

About Walk With a Doc: WWAD is a non-profit organization that encourages healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. “Just Walk™” Walk with a Doc has over 90 active programs and is in 4 countries. To learn more, go to www.walkwithadoc.org.

SCHC Announces Salute To Soldiers

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Message Board to Highlight Those Who Serve

SIOUX CITY, IA: The Siouxland Community Health Center will be honoring members of the armed services through special video tributes on the Center’s new digital message board at 1021 Nebraska Street.

The Community Health Center was able to purchase the board with the proceeds from the spring Progressive Dinner. The new digital sign in mounted on the northwest corner of the building and is seen by the traffic heading down Pierce Street. “We continue to receive positive comments on our new digital message board,” said Jim Wharton, Director of Marketing and Fund Development. “The sign is seen by thousands of people every day and we are honored to be able to highlight members of our military and show them and the community how much we value their service to our country.”

Every Wednesday, the Siouxland Community Health Center will put up a picture and hometown of a local active duty solider. The message will go up on the message board every Wednesday and will be visible from 6 a.m. to midnight. Members of the general public are invited and encouraged to send the Community Health Center a picture of their favorite soldier and it will be included in the weekly rotation. All photos should be sent via e-mail to Jim Wharton at jwharton@slandchc.com. Families will be notified when the picture of their solider goes live on the message board.

About Siouxland Community Health Center:
Siouxland Community Health Center (SCHC), located at 1021 Nebraska Street in Sioux City, is a mission-driven organization providing quality health care services that are matched to the greatest needs of the community. SCHC embraces its core values and takes pride in ensuring a patient experience that is centered on service and improving the health of the Siouxland Community. Siouxland Community Health Center is accredited by the Joint Commission. Additional information on SCHC including operating hours, services and provider information may be found at www.slandchc.com

A New Twist on an Old Standard

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That’s what the Siouxland Community Health Foundation is doing with this year’s 5K Race / Run. The number of charity runs in Siouxland has grown faster than those orange cones in a construction zone. If you are so inclined, serious runners could find an event every weekend.

This year, we’re trying something different. As the grandparent of a 4-year old boy, I know all I need to know about Superman, Batman and all of the other action figurines. This year we are giving all of the big boys and girls an opportunity to suit up as their favorite Superhero and toe the line at the Superhero 5K Run/Walk on August 23rd. Better yet, we’re providing cash prizes to the best individual and group in costume.

You won’t be competing with me this year. I’m going to do the 5K Walk but really have no interest in dressing up in costume. I already consider myself a finely-tuned machine and hate to mess with perfection. (Insert your own joke at your risk.)

I hope you can join us. We need the money.

Registration is just $25 or adults and $10 for youth and students. That includes a very attractive event t-shirt that will one day be safely ensconced in the t-shirt Hall of Fame. You can register on-line at www.slandchc.com or call race expert Jessica at 224-1803.

Bring your “A” game.

As the Jersey Boys (aka Frankie Valli) would say….Oh What a Night!

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Our 4th annual Siouxland Community Health Center Progressive Dinner on April 12th is in the books and we have written a whole new chapter!

These numbers are preliminary but as of today, it looks like the dinner will net over $35,000 to the Health Center. Our last dinner netted approximately $12,000 so we nearly tripled our amount.

The list of thank-you’s is endless but I need to start with our presenting sponsor – Jebro. This company epitomizes what a good corporate citizen should be. Thank you to the family of Jebro employees for making such a huge difference in the lives of the patients we serve.

Kudos to Chef Paul Seaman and to the staff of the Sioux City Country Club.

The food and service at both locations were outstanding. (NOTE TO CHEF PAUL: The chocolate-covered frozen banana treats were outrageous!)

Jessica Demke and Cara Conrad-Koupal, the key cogs in our small, but mighty SCHC marketing team, also deserve a note of thanks. And I can’t forget our friend from Mercy Home Care – Wendy Beavers. Wendy did all of our table decorations. Wendy – you are da’ bomb (and your grandson Tuff is too cute!)

What will we do with the money? Fair question.

We intend to purchase a new digital sign that will help us alert our patients of real-time events such as flu shots, diabetes testing, pre-natal screenings, etc. Without your support of the dinner, there was no way we could afford that technology.

The date for the 2015 dinner has been set. It is April 11th.

Thanks again for an incredible night.

Siouxland Community Health Foundation Announces Date for Summer 5K

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SIOUX CITY, IA: Siouxland Community Health Foundation is looking to the hit the ground running when it will host its 5th Annual 5K Run/Fun Walk Saturday, August 23rd at Adams Homestead Nature Preserve in McCook Lake, SD. Race day check-in will begin at 7 a.m. with the race and walk scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.

Now in its fifth year, the event is designed to promote a healthy and active community and encourages participation among all ages. In cooperation with Mercy Medical Center, the event will once again feature a Siouxland High School Challenge in which the area high school with the most student participants (Grades 9-12) will receive $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place. The cash awards will go to the school’s athletic department to support their programs. High school students who are interested in being a part of their school’s team should contact their athletic director for registration information.

Registration fees for the event are $25 for adults and $10 for youth and students. All registered participants will receive an event t-shirt. Pre-registration is encouraged and will be accepted through August 14th to guarantee a shirt. Registrations will also be accepted the day of the event beginning at 7:00 a.m. Proceeds from the 5th annual run and fun walk will be used to support the needs of patients who receive their care from the Siouxland Community Health Center.

Participants can visit Siouxland Community Health Center on Facebook or visit www.slandchc.com to find complete event information and links to register or become a sponsor. For more information about the event, please call Jessica Demke, Marketing Assistant at 712-224-1803 or jdemke@slandchc.com

Siouxland Community Health Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has provided quality health care services to Siouxland for over 20 years. The mission of the health center is to be a patient-centered medical home that improves the physical, dental, and behavioral health of the Siouxland community.

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