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MercyOne Family Clinic’s newest nurse practitioner, Nicole Wurzer, talks with nurse Krista Hackman before seeing another patient at the New Hampton facility.
It’s no secret that one of the big issues facing rural America is the shortage of medical providers. In other words, we need more people like MercyOne Family Clinic Nurse Practitioner Nicole Wurzer, who recently began working at the New Hampton clinic. “That was an absolute must for me,” she said...
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center RN Jayda Dietzenbach sits behind a plastic barrier in the hospital’s Emergency Department last week.
Jayda Dietzenbach sat behind the plastic barrier in MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center’s Emergency Department. She had her mask on, and the thought hit the reporter: Wow, this is way different than a few months ago. In February, the Emergency Department, Dietzenbach and tech Lisa Stevenson were...
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center’s front parking lot and entrance are closed off to the public.
Dr. Paul McQuillen and his fellow providers at MercyOne New Hampton Family Clinic want to make one thing perfectly clear: The clinic is open, and it’s ready and willing to provide care to their patients. Let’s face it: People are still getting sick, even if it isn’t with the Coronavirus COVID-19,...
Emergency Department staff members like Lisa Stevenson and Kayla Steinlage pose for a photo in the one entrance to the hospital that remains open and where hospital staff assess those who are entering the facility to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.
One just needs to drive by MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center to realize that these are far from normal times. Yellow tape is stretched out over the hospital’s front parking lot entrances as the facility works to keep both its patients and their staff members safe during the Coronavirus COVID-19...
Numerous patients who visit MercyOne New Hampton Family Clinic have nurse practitioners as their primary caregivers.
In many ways, nurse practitioners are becoming the backbone of rural healthcare. As more and more doctors specialize and fewer and fewer doctors go into family medicine, it is the “Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners,” or ARNPs, of the world that are making sure Americans, especially outside of...
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center and Family Clinic personnel set up the drive-up Coronavirus COVID-19 station on Friday afternoon.
MercyOne New Hampton will begin offering drive-up testing for the Coronavirus COVID-19 on Monday, but both hospital and clinic officials are stressing that the testing can be done by appointment only. In a press release issued Saturday, MercyOne officials said a patient should wait to call for a...
Officials from MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center, Chickasaw County Public Health and Homecare services and Chickasaw County Emergency Management are reminding residents that the county’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is open and has an emergency response structure in place to deal with...
The New Hampton City Council “spreads out” during a special meeting held Friday afternoon, when the council approved MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center’s request to close one block of North Maple Avenue so that medical personnel can test for Coronavirus COVID-19 without patients having to get out of their vehicles.
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center received permission Friday from the New Hampton City Council to close one block of North Maple Avenue so that the hospital can test for Coronavirus COVID-19 without patients having to get out of their vehicles. When exactly that will happen, though, remains up in...
Drs. Shea and John Epperly and their four children will be departing New Hampton this summer.
John and Shea Epperly agonized over the decision, but in the end, family carried the day. The two MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center and Family Clinic doctors wrestled with a simple question — do we stay or do we go? — for months before finally deciding that, after 10 years, they would depart New...
MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center Emergency Department tech Lisa Stevenson takes inventory on supplies in one of the hospital’s two “trauma rooms.”
The rule at MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center’s Emergency Department is pretty simple: There is no such thing as a “middle-of-the-road” day. It’s either feast or famine. During the Tribune’s “day in the life” of the hospital, MercyOne Director of Development and Public Relations Manager Jennifer...

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