Wellness / Education
Story County Medical Center's Wellness Department provides a wide range of
services to all communities and residents within Story County. Services
Story County Medical Center provides influenza
vaccinations to organizations and corporations throughout Story County.
Group vaccinations are set up through the wellness department at a time that
works best for both parties. Story Medical does not apply any additional
charges for extra nursing staff needed due to a large group number.
In addition, Story Medical usually holds public influenza and pneumonia
vaccination clinics during flu vaccination season. The public clinics are
publicized though the local media.
For more information on how Story County Medical Center can help
vaccinate you or your organization, please contact Meagan Ausborn-Henderson,
Director of Health Promotions at
email@example.com or (515) 382-7115.
***New*** Free Wellness Classes
Story Medical Wellness in partnership with a
Community Impact Grant from the United Way of Story County is giving back to
the community by offering free yoga classes and community wellness classes
in exchange for non-perishable, healthy food items for food pantries in
Eastern Story County.
- Yoga classes will be held the first Saturday
of each month, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., beginning Saturday, February 7, 2015.
- Community wellness classes will be held at 2
p.m. every Friday and will include a variety of classes including
kick-boxing, resistance training, core training, weight training and
Classes are held at Story Medical’s
North Campus in the Board Room, 630 6th Street, Nevada.
Supervised Community Wellness Classes
This class is a series of mat work exercise that equally strengthens and
stretches the core region of the body through controlled movements.
The class utilizes basic poses and breathing techniques to stretch and relax
tight, stressed muscles. The personalized modifications and variations make
the class ideal for participants of any fitness level.
Women on Weights
Women on Weights is Story Medical's group personal training program
designed specifically for women. The class concentrates on resistance
training to help tone up, burn calories and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
One-on-one attention is given to each class member to maximize her workout
Story Medical's group cardiovascular training classes target total
fitness. In addition to a cardiovascular workout, Fit-4-Life classes focus
on light muscle toning and flexibility. Individual fitness testing is
included as part of the program. Heart rate and blood pressure are monitored
throughout each class session.
For more information or to register for classes, please contact Story
Medical's coordinator of exercise physiology, Steve Van Dam. (515) 382-7116
Click Here for a
Copy of the Wellness Class Schedule
Corporate Education (CPR, First Aid, etc)
For more information on how Story County Medical Center can help fulfill
the education requirements that you or your organization need met, please
contact Meagan Ausborn-Henderson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 382-7104.
American Heart Association (AHA) Classes:
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED/Environmental
class is presented in modules that can give the participant a basic
knowledge of one or all of the components in basic emergent care.
AHA class for anyone needing basic training in the skill of CPR and
foreign body airway obstruction.
Healthcare Provider CPR
AHA class is for individuals already in or entering the healthcare field
who require the skills of CPR & foreign body airway obstruction in clinical
Healthcare Provider CPR Renewal
AHA class designed to give condensed review of principles of CPR &
foreign body airway obstruction the healthcare worker should already know
and be confident in performing.
AHA class is specifically designed to present the concept of CPR with
Automatic External Deliberator (AED) use and gives more in-depth training in
the use of an AED for a workplace setting.
Mandatory Reporter: Adult & Child Abuse
In-depth video guided class taught by a licensed social worker which
gives all required information necessary to fulfill the state guidelines for
mandatory reporter training.
Class taught by the Infection Control Nurse, covering all aspects of
blood carrying conditions and the precautionary steps needed to prevent
unwarranted exposure. This program is tailored to address the specific
conditions of your workplace.
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Copy of the CPR Class Schedule
Meet the Wellness Staff
Meagan Ausborn-Henderson, RN
Director of Health Promotions
is a RN, Health Coach, and the Director of Health Promotions. As a
Health Coach, she provides motivation, support and goal setting. She also
directs all activities within the Community/Employee Wellness, Education and
Cardiac Rehab departments.
Meagan is certified through the Iowa Board of
Nursing as a Registered Nurse and has had specialized training in health
coaching to become a Physician Office Health Coach and is certified through
the American Lung association as a “Freedom from smoking facilitator”.
Meagan recently received her 200 hour yoga alliance teacher training
certificate through PowerLife in
has over 13 years of healthcare experience, which includes experience in
long-term care, acute care, physical therapy and previous nursing experience
at a Critical Access hospital in
Meagan is an active member of the Youth and
Shelter Services of Eastern Story County community Board, she helps to
co-lead her daughters’ Girl Scout endeavors and in her free time enjoys,
reading, gardening, bike rides with her family and yoga.
Henry, Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse
Sharon Henry, RN, BSN, is the Cardiac
Rehabilitation Nurse at
responsibilities include assessing patients and monitoring cardiac rhythms
during rehabilitation and also assisting in cardiology clinic. She
participates in planning department events and activities within the Cardiac
Rehabilitation/Wellness Department. She is a member of the AACVPR (American
Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab) and the IACPR (Iowa
Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation). She is also a certified
American Heart Association CPR instructor.
graduated with an ASDN (Associate of Science Degree in Nursing) from
in 2003. She then received her
BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) from
has experience in long term care and
also in the acute care setting. Most recently, she was charge nurse/staff
nurse of a telemetry unit at
has over 10 years of nursing experience.
In her spare time,
enjoys spending time
with family and friends, playing volleyball, fishing, and reading.
Lochart, Exercise Specialist
Jessica Lochart, BS, is an Exercise Specialist in the Wellness
Her responsibilities include teaching and facilitating wellness classes such
as Women on Weights, Fit 4 Life and Cardiac Rehabilitation when needed. She
also assists with employee and community wellness initiatives.
Jessica graduated from
in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology specializing in Exercise
Science as well as Community and Public Health. Jessica is a certified
American Heart Association BLS instructor.
Jessica was born and raised in
. In her free time she enjoys
listening to music, playing with her dog, Keely, and grilling with her
husband and friends. She also enjoys interior decorating.
Steve Van Dam, Exercise Physiologist
Steve Van Dam, BS, is the coordinator of exercise physiology in the wellness
department at Story County Medical Center. He oversees all wellness classes
that Story Medical provides to the community and teaches many of the classes
himself. In addition, Steve works with cardiac rehabilitation patients, and
helps with other department events.
Steve graduated from Iowa State University in 1998 with bachelors of
science degree in exercise and sports science. He currently holds several
health and fitness certifications.
Steve holds a position on the Nevada Schools Booster Board. He also sits
on the Story Medical Endowment Foundation Board. In his free time, he enjoys
spending time with his family and weightlifting.
Sheila Walsh, Exercise Specialist
Sheila Walsh, BS, is an exercise specialist in the
wellness department at
. Her primary
responsibility is teaching wellness classes such as CPR, Yoga and
Fit-4-Life. Additionally Sheila works on wellness/ health promotions events
in the community.
In the fall of 2011, she began working with the employee wellness initiative
team to provide more wellness opportunities to employees.
Sheila is an American Heart Association Certified Instructor and a Certified
Sheila graduated from
Winona State University
in 2008 with a bachelors of science degree in exercise and rehabilitative
science: cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. She cares deeply
about improving the overall wellbeing of others.
What Sheila's enjoys most is spending time with her
husband, family and friends. She also enjoys running with
her dog, Timber, yoga, taking care of her garden, and water skiing when she
gets the chance.