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Crawford County Memorial Hospital believes all women deserve high quality and comprehensive care. From annual exams and prenatal care to managing the symptoms of menopause, we are proud to offer personalized care for women in all stages of life. View Women's Health Services →


Donate Blood to Save Three Lives -- LifeServe Blood Center

“I have always been a fan of mission-oriented work. I was looking for a job change and found LifeServe.” That’s Allison Brummels, Territory Representative with LifeServe Blood Center.

Brummels said being a Territory Representative is just like being the salesperson for blood donation.

“I go out ahead of time and get people on the calendar. My job is to look at where our higher populated areas are, look at the hospitals being served, and find out the best way to bring our blood collection services to the donors. A great thing about mobile blood collection is that we bring our blood drives right to Crawford County Memorial Hospital and allow people to donate right in the hospital where they might potentially be receiving units of blood.  So I have my monthly goals just like any other salesperson, but there's a lot more mission behind that.”

Personal history is also a powerful motivating factor for Brummels.


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CCMH will soon be rolling out a new program called Mobile Integrated Health. The program will be staffed according to the needs of each patient and will routinely include members of the CCMH Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team. Kelby Eck, Director of Emergency Services, talks about what Mobile Integrated Health is and isn't, how patients quality for the service, and how to find out more information regarding the program.

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In all, Iowa’s hospitals provided 145,252 jobs statewide

(Denison, IA) –– Last year, Crawford County Memorial Hospital generated 550 jobs, both direct and indirect, that added $67 million to the Crawford County economy. That’s according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. This figure represents just over 9% of the entire gross domestic product for the entire county.

Of the $67 million economic impact, over $38 million dollars in direct and indirect wages were paid which represents more than 12.5% of all wages paid in Crawford County. At the same time, those 550 jobs, both direct and indirect, made up almost 8.5% of all jobs in the county.

Erin Muck, President and CEO of CCMH, noted the dollars generated by the health care industry provides a firm foundation for further economic growth in the county.

“What we do here is vital to our community and county. CCMH...

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Our Medical Staff

Attached to the hospital is the CCMH Medical Clinic, which is a provider-based rural health clinic (RHC). The CCMH Medical Clinic currently has four full-time family practice physicians: John Ingram, MD; John Lothrop, III, MD; Michael Luft, DO; and Patrick Luft, MD. Drs. Lothrop and P. Luft also provide obstetrics services for patients. In addition, six advanced practitioners are available to ensure the best care for patients of all ages: Julie Graeve, ARNP, MS; Jill Kierscht, ARNP, MSN; Erin Schechinger, DNP; Leah Eck, DNP; Sarah Luft, ARNP, MSN; and Lori Johannsen, PA-C. The CCMH Emergency Department is staffed by John Lothrop, MD; Michael Luft, DO; Kyle Brown, MD; and Patrick Luft, MD.

Our Specialty Staff

CCMH Medical Clinic provides 24-hour coverage for community-based services for pediatrics, obstetrics, and general surgery. These services are staffed by Elizabeth Ranniger, MD, a Board–certified pediatrician; Eric Simons, MD, FACOG, Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology; and David Wright, DO, a Board-certified general surgeon. Anesthesia services are led by Edward Cutler, CRNA, DNP, APRN.