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Fairfield Ledger (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Fairfield, Iowa Too 99, 98, 97a count from too backward Are the instructions Given to patients after being anaesthetized prior to surgery. During surgery at least five people work As a team to insure Success. Part of the team is Nancy Engwall operating room supervisor who As the scrub nurse hands instruments to the doctor and Nancy Montgomery who As the circulating nurse keeps track of the paperwork and assists with surgical procedure. Other members of the team Are the doctor assisting physician and an Aneth biologist. During an operation Many instruments Are used. Engwall holds a pair of hem stats taken from the Mayo stand which holds the primary tools to be used in the operation. Extra tools Are kept on the instrument table. A Ledger photo by John Gaines round the clock health care is a team Effort at Hospital by Jan Merling Bennett providing health care for area residents 24 hours a Day seven Days a week keeps 175 persons Busy at Jefferson county Hospital. Nurses doctors bookkeepers janitors Cooks housekeepers data processors accountants therapists and More work together in caring for the patients and keeping the facility operating smoothly. A hospitals make healthy neigh Bors is the theme for National Hospital week and Here a a glimpse at what a Day at the Hospital entails h . Ifs fairly quiet in the emergency room but it does no to last Long. The nurses have been Here since6 30a.m. And already patients Are arriving. Or. Donald Berg of Ottumwa makes his monthly visit and that Means a Busy Day ahead. 8 15 . Hospital pharmacist Brenda Bozarth delivers antibiotics to the emergency room. They re part of the 13,000 to 17,000 doses Shell deliver this month. The Hospital provides round the clock medication on a unit dose basis she says. That Means patients pay Only for the drugs they use instead of buying a whole bottle a a there a no charge if a drug Isnit used a Bozarth says a so it saves a he patient 8 40a.m. Ina room near the or nurse Kay Derr and Myrna Holcomb nurse assistant prep Kenneth Lovedy for same Day surgery. The procedures started four years ago at the Hospital and surgeons now do three or four a Day Here. Lovedy is having a ganglion cyst removed from his hand a procedure which should take surgeon Berg of Ottumwa about 45 minutes the nurses Check his vitals ask a list of health related questions get his signed permission to operate. A a we re going to give you a shot now a Derr says. A a it a going to make you drowsy and its going to make your Mouth Holcomb shaves Lovedy a wrist and hand and begins the 10-minute iodine soap scrub of the surgical area. A is it of if i sleep through All of this a he asks the nurses. Ltd to . Derr returns to or and checks on Sheila Hoekstra Here As an outpatient to receive an intravenous Antibiotic. She a been coming in twice daily since being dismissed after surgery. Dorr removes the in from Tho heparin lock a tiny plastic tube that stays in Tho patients hand until Tho antibiotics Are no longer needed. Tho Dovico Means a patient does no to have to get a a stuck each time she comes in for a treatment the antibiotics have a narrow Range of effectiveness lab technician Jim Hibbert explains later they can to administered Only intravenously and must be monitored closely for toxicity to . Housekeeping head Elsie Neece is cleaning up a dining room. A the name of the game is going after the germ a she says. They do windows pick up trash clean stools scrub. She says the threat of aids and herpes has changed housekeeping somewhat and added to the regulations. In to . Dietary supervisor Philora Yardley reviews menus in her Hospital Kitchen office. She prepares the regular Low Salt diabetic soft liquid and other diet menus. In March she says Cooks served 8,231 patient and employee Branstad promote Iowa trip a Success Des Moines Iowa apr gov. Terry Branstad said wednesday that when the National Media come to cover the Iowa caucuses next year be aware of More than just presidential politics and the farm crisis after his trip to new York to promote the state. A a lot of these new York Media people do have a pretty Good feel for Iowa because of the Iowa caucuses. What we want to do is bring them up to Date on what a happening today and some of the policies we be passed a Branstad said in an interview. Branstad called his two Day trip a Success. He appeared on lbs tvs a today show and met with editors of a Fortune Magazine and a the journal of Commerce and Branstad also met with Abc news executives including Anchorman Peter Jennings and attended a luncheon with 40 journalists hosted by about 20 Iowa business and Media executives. A a there a More to Iowa than just agriculture a Branstad said he told the journalists. A we want National decision makers to consider Iowa when they re looking for a place to expand and Branstad said he received no promises of changed coverage but ecumenical service sunday in Park the congregations of five local churches will join for an ecumenical service sunday Pentecost sunday at la . In Central Park. In Case of rain the service will be held at first United methodist Church. Special music will be provided by United methodist chime Chor Aliers and first Christian Chrismon chorale and there will be congregational singing. Churches and ministers participating in the service will be first Christian the Rev. Richard Goins first United methodist the Rev. Clair Odell and the Rev. Jerry Miller first Baptist the Rev. Jim Battey foursquare gospel the Rev Jim Cecil and the Rev. David Aru Nathan St. Mary Catholic the Rev. William Sullivan. Persons attending should bring Lawn chairs or blankets. Awareness about other Iowa stories was heightened. A we went with Loo Good news stories As leads that we shared with them. If they just cover one or two of them then i think ifs Worth it a Branstad said. The governor said most of the journalists and Media executives knew Little news about the state other than the farm crisis. A what they be done in covering Iowa and the legitimate problems that exist Here is Correct and fair. But there also needs to be an understanding that there Are other things happening Here so people get a balanced View that Iowa is More than just people that Are timing stressed by the farm crisis a Branstad said at the luncheon entitled a discover Iowa a the chairman of Gannett co., Allen Neuharth said the reason the Media focused on the plight of Farmers in Iowa and ignored the positive aspects of the state was because they were More interested in reporting failures and funerals. A the fact is that most in the Media especially in the so called thought centers of the East love failures and funerals they do not get enthusiastic about births or successes a said Neuharth whose company owns the Iowa City press citizen and bought the Des Moines Register last year for More than $200 million. Neuharth. However did no to hold out much Hope that coverage would change a the fact is that the Media spotlight for the past couple of years has focused much too glaringly on the Small family farms of our agricultural states a said Neuharth. A the fact is that the heyday of the Small family farm was reached a few decades ago when i was a farm kid in South Dakota. Ever since Small family farming has been on the decline weather Fairfield area forecast tonight Cloudy with a Chance of showers and thunders of Ilia. Low around t o Southwest wind around to Mph rain Chance 30 percent. Friday Cloudy with a Chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the Middle 70s rain Chance 40 percent temperatures from 6 . Tuesday to 6 . Wednesday High 78, Low 49. Today at noon 63. Decline in the value of Midwest Large surpluses in most agricultural Farmland May be ending after a drop of nearly 45 percent since 1981, analysts say. Meanwhile a Survey of 500 agricultural Bankers in five states indicates the decline continued during the current years first Quarter but at a slower Pace. The Survey indicates a first Quarter drop in Farmland values of 2.9 percent a significantly less than the average for the previous six quarters of nearly 5 percent. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago which conducts the surveys said the value of Farmland in Illinois Iowa Indiana Wisconsin and Michigan has fallen 17 percent in the past year. A future trends in farm real estate values Are Uncertain a said Federal Reserve Bank analyst Gary Benjamin. A however an increasing number of analysts Are suggesting that the land Market May be close to a Benjamin said 59 percent of the Bankers who responded to his Survey thought land values would not decline in the second Quarter of 1986 a april May and june. The strongest expectations for land Price stability came from Illinois and Indiana he said. Commodities the growing backlog of balance Sheet restructuring that is needed for Many heavily indebted Farmers and the desire of farm mortgage lenders to liquidate their defaulted holdings of Farmland it is highly unlikely that the land Market will Register a Bounce Back once the Bottom is reached a said Benjamin earlier this week. Bankers in All five states reported a decline in land values in january. February and March. Illinois and Indiana had the slowest rate. 1.5 percent while Iowa and Michigan led the slump with declines of 4 percent. Wisconsin values were Down 3 percent for the Quarter. Bankers in Illinois had reported no decline in the value of Farmland during the fourth Quarter of 1985, when drops were logged in the four other states Benjamin said sales of Farmland has picked up contributing to the slower rate of decline in the Midwest. He said 42 percent of the Bankers reported the number of sales in the last six months was up from a year earlier while 31 percent said there was no change. Meals. A patients on regular diets like she says of the food. A some people Chew me out but i Tell them your doctor ordered 10 20 . Doneane Parker health education coordinator stops by to see Dave Denney who orders supplies for the Hospital. He has a Small desk a the front of a huge room filled with almost everything anyone in the Hospital could need. He a looking Forward to getting ordering and inventory on computer. Parker asks him to Check on the Price of a new kind of clippers. A we Call him the 10,000 band Aid Man Quot she says. 10 30 . Liz Miksch and her assistants in physical therapy treat victims of stroke Back neck and sports injuries. Treatments focus on pain management and use of heat Massage Whirlpool Ultra sound and neural probe or electrical stimulation. She treats five to to in patients and up to 16 outpatients daily. 10 40 . Parker stops to see it continued on Page Llu $626 million needed to modify shuttles Washington a Nasa officials in their first estimate of the financial Impact of the challenger Accident told Congress today they would need at least $626 million to pay for modification of the remaining three space shuttles. Or. James Fletcher the new Nasa administrator said the figure was tentative but told a Senate subcommittee a at least this much Well be the figure does not include the Cost of a new orbiter to replace the challenger which blew up on Jan. 28. Killing its seven member Crew. Fletcher told a Senate appropriations subcommittee he favors construction of a be orbiter but the administration has not yet submitted a formal request to Congress the $626 million outlined by Nasa controller Thomas Newman includes $43 million to pay Salvage and investigative costs arising from the challenger Accident $46 million to maintain a steady Supply of spare parts and $537 million for corrective actions. That includes $250 million to redesign the solid fuel rocket Booster system which is believed to be the cause of the challenger Accident $125 million for changes on the space shuttle main engine and $85 million for changes in the or biters steering braking and other systems. Cochran Hopes to head new a Bureau by Marni Mellen in the reorganization of state government Veteran legislator Dale Cochran is taking credit for getting All agriculture related activities in the state under the department of agriculture. Now he is campaigning to head the expanded department which he says has clout and ought to be second Only to the governor in importance in Iowa. Cochran was in Fairfield wednesday on a round of Media contacts to promote his election As Secretary of agriculture from the Field of seven candidates four of them from his own democratic party. A life Long Farmer in the Eagle Grove area a state representative for 22 years former speaker of the House and minority floor Leader and chairman of the House agriculture committee Cochran said he could have gotten re elected easily in his District but a just thought id have something worthwhile to offer to get agriculture on its feet in Cochran claimed Success for getting the soil conservation commission under the a department instead of under the new natural resources umbrella and for getting the state fair out from under a cultural affairs department. He is proudest he said that farm commodity marketing will lie an a department division instead of part of economic development where it might take a Back seat to Industrial interests. As past chairman of the agriculture committee of the National conference of state legislators Cochran said he knows Many of the leaders in agriculture in Washington d.c., and throughout the country. The Secretary should be a Strong advocate for Iowa agriculture in Washington Cochran said. He also wants to use the Post to bring together farm commodity organizations exporters and traders a to move our products like has never been done the farm family Protection act which he authored for Farmers in crisis was landmark legislation in the country Cochran said. Cochran is setting Forth immediate Job goals of product marketing and assistance from Washington. For the Long Range he is recommending a quadrangle for biotechnology formed by the three state schools and Drake University. He also wants to promote alternative crops diversification and new uses for agricultural products. A Money in Iowa is generated through agriculture a Cochran said. A we can broaden our base. As it is now As goes agriculture so goes Dale Cochran Farmland value decline ending the Fairfield Ledger Fairfield Iowa 52556 Price 25< no.115 thursday May 15,1986 a part of Fairfield s heritage since 1849

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