Dr. Robert Remis

DCHC Welcomes Dr. Robert Remis, Urologist to the Specialty Clinic Team

Davis County Hospital & Clinics (DCHC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Robert Remis, Urologist, to the DCHC Specialty Clinic provider group. Dr. Remis specializes in kidney stones, symptoms of enlarged prostates, an overactive bladder, bladder cancer, and vasectomies.

Dr. Remis will be available to see patients the second and fourth Thursday of every month at Davis County Hospital & Clinics. He is a Urology Consultant with Premier Specialty Network, with over thirty years of experience in general urology, and has performed numerous urological surgeries. Dr. Remis is a member of the American Urological Association, board certified and re-certified by the American Board of Urology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Remis is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. His residency was at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center affiliated hospitals in Oklahoma City.

“We are excited to add Dr. Remis to the Specialty Clinic provider team here at Davis County Hospital & Clinics,” said DCHC Chief Executive Officer, Veronica Fuhs. “Expanding our Specialty Clinic providers is a large part of our future strategies in meeting our customers’ needs. Dr. Remis will help us not only accomplish that goal but will also be a critical part of us keeping quality care close to home in Davis County.”

Dr. Remis will begin seeing patients at DCHC on Thursday, March 25th. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Remis in Bloomfield, call 641-664-7091.

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Davis County Public Health Launches Online Scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccine

Davis County Public Health is excited to share the launch of a new, easy-to-use online scheduling tool that allows eligible community members to schedule an appointment for their first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine.

Now Available for Sign-Up: 120 appointments for next Wednesday, March 17th. First come, first serve. Davis County Public Health will add new appointment times/clinics weekly. If you don’t see any available appointment times on March 17th, all spots are currently full.

Schedule your 1st dose COVID-19 Vaccine appointment here: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/DavisCountyPublicHealth@dchc.org/bookings/

**This scheduling tool is to be utilized for individuals interested in receiving their FIRST DOSE of the COVID-19 Vaccine with Davis County Public Health in Bloomfield, IA. Please only schedule an appointment if you haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccine yet and are eligible to receive a vaccine.

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Breast Imaging Recommendations

Swollen lymph nodes visualized on mammography and ultrasound appear days post-vaccination and could be mistaken for malignancies.

Bloomfield, IA – Davis County Hospital & Clinics (DCHC) is informing patients who receive either the Pzifer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, that they can experience swollen lymph nodes that could be mistaken for breast malignancies in breast images for a certain amount of time after receiving the vaccine.

Vaccines of all types, including the COVID-19 vaccines, can result in temporary swelling of the lymph nodes, which may be a sign that the body is making antibodies in response as intended. Swollen lymph nodes can be seen on a mammogram after any vaccination but are more common after a vaccine that evokes a strong immune response, such as the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) has set the following recommendations for scheduling screening mammograms in relation to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Consider scheduling your screening mammogram prior to first dose of COVID-19 vaccination, or
  • Consider scheduling your screening mammogram 4-6 weeks following 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccination.

“This should not be a deterrent for individuals interested in receiving their COVID-19 vaccine,” said Davis County Hospital & Clinics Medical Imaging Manager, Susan Haskell. “We just want to ensure our patients have all the information and possibly consider waiting to schedule their mammogram or breast imaging based upon the recommendations set by the SBI.”

Screening mammograms can still be performed at any time at the patient’s request.

“We will not turn away patients if they have a breast imaging appointment and have recently had their COVID-19 vaccine,” said Haskell. “We want individuals to have all of the information and can make the decision on what’s best for them. We are always here to care for our patients when they need us. If an individual chooses to proceed with imaging after recently receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, radiologists are taking note of the vaccination when reviewing the images.”

If you have any questions, please consult your provider, or call Davis County Hospital & Clinics Medical Imaging Department at 641-664-2145 to speak with Susan Haskell, Medical Imaging Manager.

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DCHC Health Services Scholarship

2021 Health Services Education Scholarship Application Now Available

Davis County Hospital & Clinics (DCHC) is excited to share the 2021 Health Services Education scholarship opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in a healthcare related field is now open for applications.

Davis County Hospital & Clinics will be awarding at least two $500 scholarships to two or more applicants in 2021.  The applicants are preferred to reside in Davis County but those living outside of Davis County will be considered as well. This scholarship is designed to assist individuals pursuing a career in a healthcare related field, which could include Nursing, Radiology, Laboratory, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Pharmacy, Medicine, Health Information Management etc.

A broad-based criterion is used in the selection process. The principle criterion is a demonstrated commitment to post-secondary education in a healthcare related field. An applicants’ academic record, communication skills, community involvement, and instructor recommendations are also considered.

The scholarship fund is made possible with funding provided by the Davis County Hospital Foundation and Davis County Hospital & Clinics Board of Trustees.

Anyone who feels they meet the criteria for eligibility are encouraged to apply. A copy of the application may be obtained from the Davis County Hospital & Clinics Human Resources Department or online at DCHC Health Services Education Scholarship – Davis County Hospital & Clinics.  Applications must be received or postmarked no later than March 31st, 2021 for the application and supporting materials to be considered by the committee. From all scholarships received, the scholarship committee will select the number of scholarships given. Eligible individuals are encouraged to apply each year.

Questions about the scholarship opportunity should be directed to the Davis County Hospital & Clinics Human Resource department at 641-664-2145.

If an individual is selected, they will be notified by DCHC Human Resources and arrangements can be made for the scholarship to be awarded. A list of scholarship recipients can be found on the DCHC website after June 1st.

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