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Visitors enjoying the Festival of Chocolate on Sunday, January 25 at Kendall Young Library in Webster City.

 • VDMC to begin new Emergency Department Transition of Care Policy on February 6.

 Officials with Van Diest Medical Center announced Thursday plans for a new Emergency Department Transition of Care Policy to take effect Februay 6,2015. Van Diest Medical Center CEO Lori Rathbun said after several months of review and discussion, evaluation of industry wide best practices of emergency medicine and with the guidelines of the hospital's legal representatives,the hospital board voted unanimously to rescind the "Emergency Department Patient Provider of Choice" policy and in its place approve a new policy entitled " Emergency Department of Transition of Care". Under the former policy,following a mandatory medical screening exam (MSE) in the emergency department, patients could request that they be seen by their local primary care physician who was not on-duty, nor officially on backup call for the Emergency Department. The new policy continues to ensure that all patients in the Emercency Department team consisting of qualified paramedics, nurses, mid-level providers and physicians. Therefore the provider who is on duty or the physician who is on backup call will be responsible for the care of the patient. Should the patient require critical care, a hospital admission or a transfer to another facility to receive the appropriate level of care, the on-call physician will notify the patient's local primary care provider and together they will work to ensure continuity of care. If it is determines that the patient's condition warrants admission to the hospital, care of the patient while an inpatient at Van Diest Medical Center will continue with the patient's physician of choice. There will be no exceptions to the new Emergency Department Transition of Care Policy.This policy does not prohibit the Emergency Department provider on-duty from contracting the patient's primary physician to discuss the patient's pertinent medical history and collaboratively arrange for care and or a follow up with high risk patients. You can find out more about this policy at the Van Diest Medical Center website at www.vandiestmc.org


 • South Hamilton School Board to meet for work session next Tuesday.

 The South Hamilton Community School Board will meet for a work session Tuesday evening,February 3  at 6:00 p.m. at the Middle School High School board room in Jewell. There will be presentation and a discussion pertaining to the district's capital projects financial status, prospective funding sources and alternatives, financin options and conceivable building projects based upon bonding conditions. The board will meet with Matt Gillaspie of Piper Jaffray and Mark Theissen of Angelo Architectural Associates. No action is expected to be taken.

 • Hamilton County Public Health Encourages HPV Vaccination

 Hamilton County Public Health joins the Iowa Department of Public Health in a new effort focused on improving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among Iowa's teens and pre-teens. Among adolescents aged 11 to 18,66 percent have received the Tdap vaccine that protects against tetanus,diphtheria and pertussis, by comparison, only 29 percent have received the three dozes of HPV vaccine recommended for full protection. In Hamilton County, 28 percent have received three dozes of the HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer. The "You are the Key" campaign targets parents, the decision makers when it comes to vaccinating their children. Hamilton County Public Health Director Shelby Kroona said about 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV. About 14 million people become newly infected each year. In most cases HPV infection will go away and the individual will never know they had it however when HPV does not go away, it can cause a variety of cancers including cervical cancer. Parents are encouraged to take action now to protect their child against a cancer that can be prevented with a simple vaccination.

 • ACE kicks off a new corporate campaign
 • Fort Dodge Police investigating a robbery and theft that injures a Fort Dodge man.



Today...Sunny. High in the mid 30s. Southeast wind near 5 mph increasing to south 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Not as cold. Low in the upper 20s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday...Mostly cloudy in the morning...Then a slight chance of light snow early in the afternoon. Cloudy with a chance of snow late in the afternoon. High in the mid 30s. West wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Chance of snow 40 percent.

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Time for a playing in the snow selfie with
Natalie, Rhonda, Mary and Myra. 

Chuck Long former IA Hawkeye quarterback
made a visit to KQWC...We had to get a 
picture with him and signed autographs! 

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