Grundy County Memorial Hospital | Live Well | Fall 2018

>> health NEWS Adam Scherling, MHA GCMH President The Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) Board of Commissioners has selected Adam Scherling as the new GCMH President. According to Board President Mary Schmidt, he will be a great fit for the leadership role. “It’s clear that Adam’s values closely align with our hospital’s culture. He has proven his ability to engage employees to perform at their best, putting patient care at the forefront,” Schmidt says. In his previous role with UnityPoint Clinic–Waterloo, Scherling directed operations for 10 health care specialty services, including 160 employees and more than 100 medical provid- ers. UnityPoint Health–Waterloo CEO Pam Delagardelle supported the local Whoa! In an upright neutral position, an adult head weighs 10 to 12 pounds. As the head tilts forward, greater force is put on the neck. At a 30-degree angle, it’s about 40 pounds. At 60 degrees, it increases to 60 pounds. TECH NECK = # OUCH Hunching over devices for hours can put a painful strain on your neck and back. Here’s a look at how a forward head position increases the force on the neck. HEADS UP! These tips can help prevent tech-neckpain: >> Fix your posture. Aim to keep your neck in an upright position. >> Take breaks. Get up and stretch frequently. >> Set limits. Reduce the excess time you spend on smartphones, tablets or laptops. Sources: North American Spine Society; Surgical Technology International, Vol. 25 If you are experiencing neck or upper back pain , your primary care provider may refer you to physical therapy. The experienced GCMH Therapy team can help! Call 319-824-5097 for scheduling information. Position Neutral 30 degrees 60 degrees Force on neck 10 to 12 lbs. 40 lbs. 60 lbs. 2 New leader begins at GCMH hospital board in its search for a new president and says Scherling is a great fit for the hospital leadership role. “Adam has demonstrated extraor- dinary leadership overseeing clinic operations, with patient care and expe- rience at the heart of his calling,” says Delagardelle. “He was instrumental in implementing a successful new model of patient care for urgent care locations in the Cedar Valley and has expanded local access to medical specialties such as internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and pulmonology.” “I am very humbled to lead the Grundy County Memorial Hospital,” says Scher- ling. “The hospital has a rich tradition of caring for our patients and communities at the highest level, so I’m excited to build upon the organization’s success.” Scherling began his new role in late July.