Hospital happenings

January 8, 2019

Lunch and Learn at CCH

Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) will host a free Lunch and Learn event, “What the Health?” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in CCH’s third-floor conference center. A complimentary lunch will be served starting at 11:45 a.m. Community members are invited to attend the event to learn more about the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), an affordable lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through lifestyle modification. Preregistration for the Lunch & Learn event is required by Monday, January 21. To register, call 402-562-3380 or register online at www.columbushosp.org.

CCH to hold Food, Fitness & Fun program for kids

Columbus Community Hospital will host its after-school program, Food, Fitness & Fun, for the second year. The free program will give kids the opportunity to interact with a nutrition professional and learn about making healthy lifestyle choices.

Beginning Feb. 7, activities will be held each Thursday from 4-4:45 p.m. in the Columbus Wellness Center’s multipurpose room. The eight-week program will include interactive nutrition and fitness activities, as well as healthy snacks. The program is geared toward children in second through fifth grades. Weekly topics will include healthy snacks and meals, positive body image, healthy relationship with food, increased activity, reducing screen time, appropriate portions, among others.

The CDC says about one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) has obesity. This program aims to reduce the number of overweight and obese children locally and prevent obesity and other health issues for these children in the future.

For more information on Food, Fitness & Fun, visit www.columbushosp.org.

CCH joins the Briggs & Barrett Project to reduce the risk of SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death in infants between one month and one year of age. Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) is joining the fight to reduce the risk of SIDS locally by partnering with the Briggs & Barrett Project. Starting this month, all new parents who deliver at

CCH will receive a Halo Sleep Sack and a copy of the book “Sleep Baby: Safe and Snug.” These materials are meant to promote safe sleep practices from day one. Research shows parents and caregivers can help reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths by placing babies on their backs for all sleep times and removing blankets or toys from sleep areas. Additional recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS include:

• Keep your baby’s sleep area in the same room where you sleep until your baby is at least six months old.

• Use a firm, flat surface, covered by a fitted sheet.

• Do not cover your baby’s head or allow your baby to get too hot.

• Do not smoke during pregnancy, and do not smoke or allow smoking around your baby.

• Do not drink alcohol or use illegal drugs during pregnancy.

• Visit your baby’s health care provider for regular checkups.

This partnership was made possible due to generous donations received by the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation.

Two new doctors transition into Humphrey Medical Clinic

For the past 30 years, Columbus Community Hospital’s Humphrey Medical Clinic has been providing exceptional family health care to local and surrounding communities. Dr. Milton Zadina has practiced at the clinic since it opened in August 1987.

In December 2018, Zadina announced his transition from the Humphrey Medical Clinic.

“It has been a pleasure to work in Humphrey at the medical clinic,” Zadina said. “I just wanted more free time to spend with my family.”

Due to Zadina’s transition, Dr. Michelle Sell, a Lindsay, Nebraska, native and Dr. Kipton Anderson, a Columbus native, from Columbus Family Practice, will begin serving the Humphrey Medical Clinic, effective this month.

Both providers, along with Lois Franzen, APRN, will continue to offer the highest quality health care to the communities served through the Humphrey Medical Clinic.

Zadina said he hopes community members understand what a great service Columbus Community Hospital has been providing through the Humphrey Medical Clinic.

The Humphrey Medical Clinic, 303 Main St. in Humphrey, is open from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on Humphrey Medical Clinic, visit our website www.columbushosp.org.

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