Entries by Lana Likens

JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center Re-Opening Wednesday, Dec. 23

JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center will re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 23, after being closed as a precaution against furthering the spread of COVID when Jefferson County’s COVID cases were climbing quickly. The fitness center will be open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23; 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24; Closed […]

JCH&L Christmas Project Raises Funds for New Clinic

Each year Jefferson Community Health & Life asks the community’s help in completing a special project for patients, residents, and visitors. This year, JCH&L seeks the community’s help for a special project that will benefit the community—a new Fairbury Clinic attached to the health center. For this year’s project JCH&L seeks $50,000, because funding partner […]

JCH&L Billing Process Changes

With the transition to a new electronic health record, Jefferson Community Health & Life has made some changes in its billing process. Patients who have received clinic services will see new statements in January, with services from the health center and clinic now together on one bill. Patients began seeing new bills for health center […]

Norden Receives Certification

Clinic Administrator Ashley Norden LPN is now a Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional. To attain certification, Norden successfully completed the Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional Course and passed an exam. The course is designed to help clinic administrators learn to operate a successful Rural Health Clinic. Norden, who has been clinic administrator for  six months, […]

Blobaum Recertified as Oncology Nurse

Carol Blobaum RN has extended her Oncology Certified Nurse status for another 4 years. Blobaum has been with JCH&L since 1993, and has been a chemotherapy nurse since 1994. She first became an Oncology Certified Nurse in 1999. The program requires levels of nursing and oncology nursing experience be maintained, continuing education, and coursework concluding […]

Jefferson Community Health & Life Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership

Honored for excellence in patient perspective Jefferson Community Health & Life has been recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for excellence in patient perspective, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. “This recognition affirms the work […]

Dr. Rebecca Stroklund to Join JCH&L Fairbury Clinic

Rebecca Stroklund, DO, will join JCH&L Fairbury Clinic in early January. Dr. Stroklund has a passion for family medicine, emergency medicine and nursing home care. She understands rural communities. She has 11 years of experience providing medical and emergency care in clinics in Alaska, Wyoming and Minnesota, including rural and remote clinics. She completed her […]

National Rural Health Day Celebrates the Power of Rural

FAIRBURY – Jefferson Community Health & Life celebrates the Power of Rural on the 10th annual Rural Health Day on Thursday, Nov. 19. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November – November 19, 2020 – to celebrate National Rural Health Day. First and foremost, National […]

JCH&L Taking More Precautions Against Spread of COVID-19

Cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County and surrounding counties have increased dramatically in the past two weeks. Jefferson County has had 157 new positive diagnoses in that time, meaning more than half of the county’s current total of 242 cases (as of Sunday, Nov. 15) have been confirmed in just the past few weeks. Jefferson […]