Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Odego Class Attends Health and Human Services Session

Lisa Hopken, Director or Nursing at FCH, Rene’ Marks, Sarah Johnson, Andrea Mumm-class members.

Adam Wallin, Barbara Koester, Aseracae, Director of Clinica Services, Mitch SchlegemilchFor Immediate Release

Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County
January 26, 2017

FILLMORE COUNTY - The Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County class held their Health and Human Services session beginning at the Fillmore County Hospital on January 24, 2017.

 Lisa Hopken, Director of Nursing, gave an overview of the Fillmore County Hospital and  took the group on a tour of the hospital as she told about many of the services offered and have been added since the new hospital opened in 2012.  The group also had a tour of the attached Behavioral Health Pavilion by Stephanie Knight. Using the conference room of the hospital additional speakers came in and gave the class information about other health and/or human services in the County.  They included Marcus Ruhl, Touchstone Orthapaedics, Rod Renken, Geneva Rescue Unit, Sherrie Miller, Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) and Jill Schmidt, Good Beginnings. Karen Leach took the group on a tour of the Medical Center that is attached to the hospital.  
 After lunch, which was sponsored by the hospital, the group traveled to Fairview Manor in Fairmont where Jan O’Brien told about the concept of Eden Care used at the home and gave the group a tour of the facility.
Fillmore County Offices-East is where the leadership group heard about Fillmore County Senior Services from Rhonda Stokebrand.  Other speakers there were Stacey Eberly and Heather Miller with Easter Seals and Holly Ackland with the Fillmore County Extension Office. 
Heritage Crossings was the last stop of the day. Cherie Domeier directed the group through the facility and explained about the services at Heritage Crossings and their continuum of care with skilled nursing, assisted living, and cottages for independent living.  Heritage Crossings provided snacks and beverages for the group. 
While at Heritage Barbara Koester from Aseracare in York talked to the class about Hospice and Pastor Jeff Jensen, chairman of the Ministerial Association, explained that group’s purpose.
    The February session of the Odegeo. . . Leadership for Fillmore County will take the class to Lincoln to learn about state government and the unicameral system.
    Persons interested in learning more about Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County may contact the Fillmore County Development Corporation at 402-759-4910.

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