Health Events & News


3-D Mammography Delivers Peace of Mind—CRHC Delivers Saturday Appointments


Clarinda, IA | (November 9, 2017) – CRHC Radiology Manager Greg Jones says the first two months using the latest 3-D technology have proven to be popular with patients. During the just completed Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, CRHC conducted 130 mammogram screenings.  Jones says since bringing 3-D technology to CRHC, 233 screenings have been done in the first two months.

Jones adds in order to enhance patient convenience, CRHC will now offer mammography services the first Saturday of every month, beginning on December 2nd.  The first Satu...

LifeNet to Celebrate 5 Year Anniversary at CRHC


(Clarinda, IA) – Five years ago this month, Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC) and LifeNet/Air Methods partnered together to base Southwest Iowa’s only air ambulance at Clarinda Regional Health Center. The Clarinda-based air ambulance serves an initial area within a 40-mile radius of Clarinda and has the ability to transport patients to medical centers in Omaha, Lincoln, Des Moines, and St. Joseph, Missouri. This includes a 15-county region surrounding Clarinda to include the Iowa hospital communities of Atlantic, Corning, Creston, Mount Ayr, Red Oak, Shenan...

Stipe Urges Residents to Vote in Upcoming City Election


Clarinda, IA | (October 13, 2017) -- CRHC Chief Executive Officer Chris Stipe wrote a letter encouraging Clarinda residents to vote in the November 7th city elections.  Here is a copy of the letter as it appeared in the October 12th edition of the Clarinda Herald-Journal.

To the Citizens of Clarinda, and our patients and families who depend on us:

As Chief Executive of your hospital, I feel it is important to keep the public informed about the hospital and clinics.  We do this through our marketing, however, in an election year it is particular...

Breast Cancer Awareness Publication


Clarinda, IA | (October 12, 2017) -- In today's edition of the Clarinda Herald-Journal, the Clarinda Regional Health Center published a special section centered on Breast Cancer Awareness.  This 16 page booklet has practical information about many aspects of this insidious disease.

You can view this special edition publication here.

CRHC Chief Executive Officer Chris Stipe says, "We hope you take a few moments to read our special edition publication. Our dedicated staff of hig...

CRHC Schedules Candidate Forum


Clarinda, IA. | (October 12, 2017): On November 7th, voters will go to the polls in the Clarinda City Election to vote for three Board members for Clarinda Regional Health Center's Board of Trustees. Candidates running are the two incumbents, Dale McAllister and Stanley Johnson. The other four candidates include Katherine Boysen, Dale Fulk, Kalen Herzberg and Rob Marsh.

The public is invited to attend a 90-minute candidate's forum on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Clarinda High School auditorium.  Clarinda High School veteran So...