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Erin Schechinger Begins Practice at CCMH Medical Clinic - Main Campus

08/06/13

(Denison, IA) – The Board of Trustees of Crawford County Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Erin Schechinger, DNP, has begun her practice at CCMH Medical Clinic – Main Campus in Denison. She is Board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners licensed by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Erin SchechingerSchechinger received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), Family Practice, from Creighton University in Omaha earlier this year. Previously, she had received her in Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa, and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Allen College in Waterloo where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

With special interests including health promotion and chronic disease management, pediatrics and women's health, Schechinger began her duties at the CCMH Medical Clinic – Main Campus on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Patients can call the CCMH Medical Clinic at (712) 265‐2700 to schedule appointments and can start calling any time. Office hours for Schechinger will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

In addition to her clinical rotations and preceptorship, Schechinger also found time to participate in the Interprofessional Honors program providing care to patients at the Third Medical Hospital in Hebei Province, China. She was also a representative on a medical mission trip to Kolkota, India where she worked at medical houses established by Mother Theresa. Schechinger acted as team leader for an immunization clinic at Project Homeless Connect in Omaha earlier this year.

“I’m really looking forward to offering health care services to the people of Crawford County and surrounding areas,” Schechinger said. “As the delivery of services continues to change, I’m pleased to be able to offer the one‐on‐one, personal relationship that patients expect from their medical provider. I want to be a partner with my patients for their improved health.”

Ms. Schechinger and her husband, Chad, who live in rural Manilla have one son, Charlie, and are expecting their second child, a baby boy, due on August 26. After the birth of her child, she anticipates returning to CCMH Medical Clinic on November 1 to continue her practice.

The mission of Crawford County Memorial Hospital is to provide efficient and effective health care services to all persons within Crawford County and the surrounding area. These services are available to persons who suffer from acute or chronic diseases, traumatic injuries, or who are in need of education and/or training in order to maintain a positive lifestyle.