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The Pershing Clinics now offer WebviewWebview allows for patients to see their private health data collected within our clinics on the web. You can not only view your list of meds, but diagnosis and notes as well. You can also send secure notes to the clinic staff at any time. Please ask the Personal Care Representatives about signing up for this free service. All your clinic visits data can be just a click away. To access our webview feature just click the link below.


Clinic Webview

Job Openings

Be sure to check out the Career ListingsJob postings are updated on a regular basis, be sure to check back often for positions available. You can also download an application from that same page.




Financial Assistance PolicyPershing Health Systems has created a new Financial Assistance Policy click the link below to view our FAP information page.


Financial Assistance



Linn County Community Health Needs Assessment.Pershing health system in conjuction with the University of Missouri Health Management Informatics and Rochurst Economics departments has created an assessment of the health needs in Linn county. You may click the link below to view a Word version of this document.


CHNA Impelmentation Plan



Pershing Health System Outpatient ClinicsWe are please to include for your use a printable copy of our Outpatient clinic schedule. This will be a simple image file you can download to your pc or mobile device by simply right clicking on the link below. Please be sure to check back from time to time as clinic dates can and do change.


Pershing OP Clinics



Price Transparency

Please check out our information on Estimate of Expected Prices. We will be offering this option to all our patrons upon request. Please click the link below to learn more.



Estimate of Expected Prices Info



Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on the older adults.
Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall.
Take these steps for your home
Many people prefer to remain indoors in the winter, but staying inside is no guarantee of safety. Take these steps to keep your home safe and warm during the winter months.
Winterize your home.
Install weather stripping, insulation, and storm windows.
Insulate water lines that run along exterior walls.
Clean out gutters and repair roof leaks.
Check your heating systems.
Have your heating system serviced professionally to make sure that it is clean, working properly and ventilated to the outside.
Inspect and clean fireplaces and chimneys.
Install a smoke detector. Test batteries monthly.
Have a safe alternate heating source and alternate fuels available.
Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) emergencies.
Install a CO detector to alert you of the presence of the deadly, odorless, colorless gas. Check batteries regularly.
Learn symptoms of CO poisoning: headaches, nausea, and disorientation.
Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots.
Don’t forget to prepare your car
Get your car ready for cold weather use before winter arrives.

Service the radiator and maintain antifreeze level; check tire tread or, if necessary, replace tires with all-weather or snow tires.
Keep gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.
Use a wintertime formula in your windshield washer.
Prepare a winter emergency kit to keep in your car in case you become stranded. Include:
food and water;
booster cables, flares, tire pump, and a bag of sand or cat litter (for traction);
compass and maps;
flashlight, battery-powered radio, and extra batteries;
first-aid kit; and
plastic bags (for sanitation).
When planning travel, be aware of current and forecast weather conditions.
Equip in advance for emergencies
Be prepared for weather-related emergencies, including power outages.
Stock food that needs no cooking or refrigeration and water stored in clean containers.
Ensure that your cell phone is fully charged.
When planning travel, be aware of current and forecast weather conditions.
Keep an up-to-date emergency kit, including:
Battery-operated devices, such as a flashlight, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, and lamps;
extra batteries;
first-aid kit and extra medicine;
baby items; and
cat litter or sand for icy walkways.
Protect your family from carbon monoxide.
Keep grills, camp stoves, and generators out of the house, basement and garage.
Locate generators at least 20 feet from the house.
Leave your home immediately if the CO detector sounds, and call 911.
Work slowly when doing outside chores.
Take these precautions outdoors
Many people spend time outdoors in the winter working, traveling, or enjoying winter sports. Outdoor activities can expose you to several safety hazards, but you can take these steps to prepare for them:
Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots.
Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy patches.
Learn safety precautions to follow when outdoors.
Be aware of the wind chill factor.
Work slowly when doing outside chores.
Take a buddy and an emergency kit when you are participating in outdoor recreation.
Carry a cell phone.
Be prepared to check on family and neighbors who are especially at risk from cold weather hazards.
Do this when you plan to travel        
When planning travel, be aware of current and forecast weather conditions.
Avoid traveling when the weather service has issued advisories.
If you must travel, inform a friend or relative of your proposed route and expected time of arrival.
Follow these safety rules if you become stranded in your car.
Stay with your car unless safety is no more than 100 yards away, but continue to move arms and legs.
Stay visible by putting bright cloth on the antenna, turning on the inside overhead light (when engine is running), and raising the hood when snow stops falling.
Run the engine and heater only 10 minutes every hour.
Keep a downwind window open.
Make sure the tailpipe is not blocked.
Above all, be prepared to check on family and neighbors who are especially at risk from cold weather hazards: young children, older adults, and the chronically ill. If you have pets, bring them inside. If you cannot bring them inside, provide adequate, warm shelter and unfrozen water to drink.
No one can stop the onset of winter. However, if you follow these suggestions, you will be ready for it when it comes.


"Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter." CDC Features. CDC.ORG, 2 Feb. 2015. Web. 4 Nov. 2015. <>.

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Department Spotlight



Irene Parsonson FNP-BC
CMA Clinic
Pershing Health System

The month of November marks the start of the holiday season and for many of us it’s a special time to travel and celebrate with our loved ones. November is also a time for National Alzheimer’s Disease awareness month.  Over 5.4 million individuals have been diagnosed with the disease in the United States. The exact cause of Alzheimer’s is currently unknown but in some cases has been linked to inherited family genetics. The disease negatively effects brain cell functioning and interferes with their interpreting of messages from one another. This causes a person to lose their ability to remember things or ability to concentrate. Another way to think of Alzheimer’s disease involves thinking about our own short term and long term memory. An example of short term memory is recalling what someone just said to you or even knowing what you ate for breakfast that day. Mostly it’s being aware of what’s happening to us in the present moment. Contrastingly, long term memory is recollecting past things such as knowing the date of an anniversary or remembering how to perform things previously learned such as driving a car. For most of us our memory comes natural and is something that we use without difficulty in our daily lives. However, someone with Alzheimer’s may find that completing daily tasks such as getting dressed, eating a meal, or talking on the telephone may be hard or even impossible to perform.  There may also be a great hardship in remembering their own identity, let alone who another family member or close friend is.

 If you know someone with Alzheimer’s or  someone in your family is affected by the disease, the holiday period could require a few simple adjustments to be put into place so that everyone can easily enjoy this time of year. For starters, when planning to travel with someone with Alzheimer’s allow for extra time to get to your destination, make sure all required medications are readily available and packed, as well as keep a list of emergency contacts handy. Keep individuals with the disease in familiar places to prevent the fear of not knowing where they are and to reduce chances of becoming lost. When meeting with family or friends, use memory aids such as pictures or familiar keepsake items to assist with the person recalling a family member’s name or relation. Reorient the individual to their surroundings as needed and appropriately assist them while allowing as much independence as possible to complete necessary activities. Other safety tips include keeping stairwells and halls well-lit and clutter free.  I highly encourage those affected by Alzheimer’s as well as caregivers to reach out to the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit their website at More information as well as the latest research and treatment options can be discussed on either the hotline number above or the website.

Happy Holidays.





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