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Happy Holidays!

Gordon Winkler CEO
Gordon Winkler CEO

A message from Gordon Winkler, CEO

As we approach the end of another year, I’d like to reflect and express thanks for our hospital, our community, and the tireless service of the staff here at Ringgold County Hospital. You may have noticed that we have a new communication theme: Caring is our Calling. I think this speaks to the qualities found in those who serve at Ringgold County Hospital. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care to our friends, our neighbors, and our loved ones every day. Whether you’re visiting the Mount Ayr Medical Clinic for a well-baby checkup, or visiting an aging parent after surgery, I’m confident you’ll find the same level of commitment and compassion.

This year, I celebrated 30 years as the CEO of this institution. I couldn’t be more pleased and proud of what we’ve accomplished over three decades. I’m looking forward to 2018. Happy Holidays!

Health Fair October 5

 Join RCH for a health fair and a free meal on Thursday, October 5 from 4:30-7:00 pm. Ringgold County Hospital will be offering mini education sessions:
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers
  • COPD
  • Foot Care
  • A “Minnion” Ways to Move
  • New Patient Portal
  • Scamming: How to Protect Yourself
  • Stop the Bleed: Bystander Trauma Education
Other Activities Include:

Car Seat Safety Checks CPPC/Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians

Dental Services Community Health Centers of Southern IA

Hearing Testing/Screenings Audiological Services, Inc. Dr. Michael Webb

Vision Screenings Family Vision Center Dr. Joel Weis

SHIIP Senior Insurance Jane Lawhead

Importance of Blood Donations LifeServe Blood Center

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle County Conservation Board

Difference Between Formula & Breastmilk WIC

Healthy Eating Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Hand Massage HCI Care Services

Quitline Iowa Page Co. Public Health-Tobacco Prevention


Is your baby safe?

Bring your child, their car seat, and your vehicle for a free car seat safety check with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. They will check for proper installation and ensure that your child fits properly in their seat. Safety Checks will be conducted in your vehicle by the South Senior Life Solutions entrance. Qualifying families will receive a free replacement car seat (while supplies last).


Thank You For Placing Your Trust In Us

Gordon Winkler CEO

When the calendar flips to the month of December, it reminds us that another year is nearly over. It seems appropriate that the holiday season begins with Thanksgiving and carries through to New Year’s Day. We have eleven months to reflect back upon the blessings we received and how much we have to be thankful for. Certain events and accomplishments stick out in our minds, the birth of children or grandchildren, or maybe a wedding was part of this past year for you. Here at Ringgold County Hospital, we can be thankful for the many opportunities we have had to assist families, neighbors and friends with their healthcare needs. Some have needed surgery, some have anxiously waited on results to diagnose medical issues, some have required rehab, but all have looked to us for support and placed their trust in us.

Gordon Winkler CEO

Greetings from CEO Gordon Winkler

My family has had a recent patient experience at RCH. My father was admitted to Skilled Care for rehab following a hospitalization for a blood clot and congestive heart failure. I am thankful for the role each hospital employee played in his care. I was confident in the quality of care he would receive at Ringgold County Hospital. His goal was to be physically able to return home. He commented frequently on the smiles and friendly conversations he had with many of our staff members. Dad felt genuinely cared about. My father’s experience is not at all unusual. Over and over I hear from our patients and their families that Ringgold County Hospital staff provided encouragement, comfort, and excellent care. I’m proud to be a part of such a warm and considerate group.

As we end the year and prepare to start 2017, I want to thank all Ringgold County Hospital employees for their hard work and superior care. I also want to thank you for placing your trust in us. Here’s to a happy and healthy New Year for all of us!

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