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Emergency Management Training, Infant Abduction Drill (Code Amber)
November 14, 2013
On Thursday November 13, 2013 with the help of Mendota Police Department the hospital tested their Infant Abduction Policy. Testing this plan helps Mendota Community Hospital meet the Illinois Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness requirements while providing valuable training for staff. The hospital is required to have community partners involved in testing and training of Emergency Operations Plans. Achieving good results in the event of an Infant Abduction (Code Amber) situation requires strong team work and good communication both internally and externally. Incident Command was established in the hospital and Mendota Police and Hospital Incident Command Team worked together. Police also used canine units to assist in the search. After the drill a critique of the event was held to learn areas that need improvement.

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I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR…..ICE CREAM!
July 01, 2014
July is National Ice Cream Month. It is time to enjoy that cool sweet treat. As a diabetic educator and someone aware that many are battling to lose weight or maintain their weight I can still say: “There is no reason why you can’t have ice cream in your meal plan!” However, you need to know your limits, portion size is critical when having ice cream on a healthy diet. A serving of ice cream is one half cup or one standard scoop. Frequency is also a factor; make it an occasional treat is the best plan. Have it, enjoy it, just not every day.

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MCH Receives Award of Excellence from Illinois Health Cares Coalition
April 04, 2014
MENDOTA - Mendota Community Hospital recently received an Award of Excellence from the Illinois Health Cares Coalition, a statewide health initiative. The Illinois Health Cares Coalition (IHC) works to educate and bring awareness about the adverse health consequences caused from direct and indirect exposure to violence.

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