Updated 2/16/23 as of 11:57 am
Massena Medical Center closing at NOON
All Speciality Providers clinics have been cancelled for today.
Griswold Medical Center will be closed this afternoon
Cass Health Gift Shop is closed.
Updated 12/23/22 at 11:18 am
Massena Medical Center is closing at 3 pm, December 23rd
Specialty Clinic Provider Clinics Friday, December 23rd.
August 29, 2022
For Immediate Release
ATLANTIC – Cass Health and its affiliate organizations are proud to announce their 2022 scholarship awardees.
Julia Smith and McKenzie Waters were both awarded the Cass Health Nursing Careers Scholarship. Smith is working towards her RN degree at Southwestern Community College, and Waters is working towards her BSN degree at Missouri Western State.
Ethan Madsen and Tori Sievers were both awarded the Cass Health Healthcare Careers Scholarship. Madsen is working towards becoming a paramedic at Iowa Western Community College, and Sievers is working towards completing the radiology technician program at Clarkson College.
The Cass Health Auxiliary awarded two scholarships to Lane Spieker and Mya Gjerde. Spieker is at Iowa Western Community College with plans to eventually study orthopedics, and Gjerde is working towards her BSN at Allen College.
Julia Smith and McKenzie Waters were also awarded the Louie and Elsie Hansen Memorial Scholarship through the Cass Health Foundation along with Hana Holtz. Holtz is pursuing a bachelor of science in biology on the pre-medicine track at Creighton University.
Atlantic, IA—For the second year in a row, Cass Health is one of the nation’s overall top 20 critical access hospitals as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.
“Though the award is called ‘Top 20,’ we understand that for each of the past two years we have actually been in the Top 10 on that list of hospitals. This puts Cass Health in the top 1% of 1,353 critical access hospitals in the country, which is a remarkable accomplishment. What really amazes me is that our team has achieved this status for two years in a row, during an incredibly challenging time for healthcare organizations,” said Cass Health CEO Brett Altman.
This esteemed group of hospitals was selected from the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list, which was released earlier this year. The determining factors for the top hospitals are based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index and its eight performance measures, based solely on data for: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient survey results, cost, charge, and financial efficiency.
“Our vision is to be the best rural hospital in the country, and each year we are growing closer to that goal. By staying committed to delivering a superior experience to every patient and family, we hope to continue this trend. Not only are we grateful for our incredible staff, but also, we are thankful for our patients. Every time our patients give us top scores on patient surveys it helps us attain recognition such as this,” said Altman.
The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), and an awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Missouri. ###
Cass Health’s Senior Life Solutions Program Therapist Receives 2021 Program Therapist of the Year Award
Atlantic, IA – Cass Health is pleased to announce that Kacey Peterson, MS, LMHC of the Cass Health Senior Life Solutions program, has received the 2021 Therapist of the Year award.
Cass Health’s Senior Life Solution program is managed by Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC), which partners with more than 100 facilities nationwide to provide behavioral healthcare management services. Top performing employees and Senior Life Solutions programs from around the country are recognized annually based on their excellence in demonstrating the program’s values of care, compliance, and community. Award recipients demonstrate outstanding patient care, excellent comprehension and execution of compliance regulations, and strong community engagement.
Cass Health’s Senior Life Solutions program recipient, Kacey Peterson, MS, LMHC, said “It is such an honor to be recognized by PMC in this way, and the fact this award comes on the heels of being named the 2020 One Track Program of the Year makes it all the more incredible. Senior citizens remain one of the most vulnerable and underserved populations in our country today, and I am so grateful for the support of Cass Health and the amazing team I work with for the opportunity to serve in this capacity.”
Cass Health’s Senior Life Solutions is a program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals typically 65 and older experiencing depression and/or anxiety related to life changes that are often associated with aging. Cass Health’s Senior Life Solutions program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, a licensed therapist, a registered nurse, and other trained professionals to ensure each patient receives the best possible care.
Families, friends, community members, physicians, self-referrals, or other health professionals can refer people to the program. For more information, education, or if you would like to discuss support, please call 712-250-8100.
ATLANTIC – Cass Health Foundation is offering $10,000 in scholarships to Cass County high school graduates who are enrolled or have been accepted into a college of nursing or medicine and will complete a LPN, RN, BSN, or MD degree.
“The Hansens believed strongly in the importance of education and the need for well-trained healthcare professionals,” stated Dave Chase, Cass Health Foundation Board Member and Scholarship Committee Member. “We are proud to continue this scholarship in their memory.”
Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded with consideration given to applicants’ academic, citizenship, and leadership abilities. In 2021, Cass Health Foundation was able to award three $5,000 scholarships to MaKenzie Waters, Jennifer Steffens, and Genevieve Martinez.
Applications are available at casshealth.org and are due no later than April 1, 2022. For further information, contact Dawn Marnin, Cass Health Foundation Director, at 712-243-7409 or email@example.com.
Updated 1/14/22 at 12:15 pm
Happy Holidays from all of your neighbors at Cass Health! Many of our departments will be closed for the holidays to allow staff to spend time with family and friends. Please see a complete list of adjusted hours and closures below.
Christmas Eve Hours
Christmas Day Hours
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
|Atlantic Medical Center||CLOSED||CLOSED||8:00 am to NOON||CLOSED|
|AMC Rapid Care||8:00 am to 11:00 am||CLOSED||8:00 am to 4 pm||CLOSED|
|Anita, Massena, and Griswold Medical Centers||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Covid- 19 Testing||8:30 am to 1 pm||CLOSED||8:30 am to 4 pm||CLOSED|
|AMC Surgery Clinic||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Cardiac Rehab||CLOSED||CLOSED||Closing at NOON||CLOSED|
|Cass County Public Health||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Senior Life Solutions||CLOSED||CLOSED||Closing at NOON||CLOSED|
|Specialty Clinic||CLOSED||CLOSED||Closing at NOON||CLOSED|
AMC Rapid Care will be closed Monday, December 20th and Tuesday, December 21st. AMC Rapid Care will resume normal hours of operation on Wednesday, December 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
ATLANTIC- Cass County Public Health is holding a vaccination clinic on Friday, December 3rd at Cass County Public Health from 9 am to 3 pm. This walk-in clinic will provide Moderna booster vaccinations only.
Patients need to bring their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with them to the event. If you have lost your card, please call 712-243-7443 and Public Health staff will assist you.
The required consent forms can also be printed from casshealth.org/covidvaccine, saving patients time on the day of the clinic.
Cass County Public Health is located at 1408 E 10th Street, Atlantic, IA.
Masks will be required during the clinic.
Booster Dose Eligibility
You may have a preference, but you can receive any booster shot. If it has been at least 6 months since you received your Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine series or at least 2 months since you received your Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine and you are 18 years or older, then you are eligible for a booster.
Patients are always encouraged to talk to their primary care provider about their questions and concerns regarding vaccines. More information about booster shots can be found at cdc.gov, vaccines.gov, or casshealth.org/covidvaccine.