August 13

Prairie Ridge celebrating 50th anniversary

first_imgMASON CITY — Prairie Ridge in Mason City on Thursday celebrated its 50th year of providing quality substance abuse and mental health treatment to individuals and families throughout the area.Executive director Lorrie Young says the organization is excited to be marking five decades of service to the community. “There’s been a lot of change over the last 50 years both in terms of policy and funding, but we’re at a point where we understand that outcomes improve when we can provide truly integrated care, whole person care for the individuals we serve. We’re excited to be able to provide treatment for substance use disorders and gambling disorders as we have historically, and two years ago becoming the community mental health center in adding mental health treatment.”Young says people may not be aware of Prairie Ridge taking over mental health services from Wellsource and the former North Iowa Mental Health Center a few years ago. She says her organization as well as several private mental health service providers have been trying to step up to serve the needs of the community.  “We know that even with everybody doing the best that they can, there’s still not enough services to meet the demand. So while we are really proud of the fact that that we started from day one working to meet the needs of the individuals that were being served by the mental health center, we also remain eternally grateful to the community partners that were a significant part of making sure that nobody fell through the cracks when that transition happened.”A new full-service pharmacy is currently being constructed in the Prairie Ridge building. Young says research shows that patients are helped more when there is an on-site pharmacy where they are getting treated. She says they are partnering with Genoa Pharmacies, which specializes in medications to treat behavioral healthcare conditions. “So they are really instrumental in helping to provide patient education, consultation support, getting pre-authorizations, making sure that patients have what they need when they need it. I also think that for a lot of our patients, when they’re struggling, having to go five or six different places to get their needs met can feel really, really overwhelming. A lot of them have transportation concerns, so to be able to do everything in one location, to be able to see a provider, get a prescription if they need it, be able to get their medication on site, for patient to have injections to be able to have somebody to do that here, it just simplifies their lives in a way that it’s something we can do to make it easier for them.”Young says Prairie Ridge is blessed and grateful to the communities that they’ve been able to serve in the last 50 years.  “We’re grateful for all of you in helping to get the word out that help is available, that care is available in an environment that doesn’t see the people we serve is broken, but sees them as courageous individuals, making choices to live their lives with purpose.”Yesterday’s celebration was for staff and employees. A public celebration as well as 5K walk and run will be held on their campus at 320 North Eisenhower on Saturday September 21stlast_img read more

January 18

Ready to rumble

first_imgJerwin Ancajas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJerwin Ancajas, the reigning IBF world bantamweight champion, is not a big fan of the rambunctious fight-week hype.On the day he came face-to-face against challenger Alejandro Santiago of Mexico, Ancajas greeted him with a warmth more suited for old friends than enemies scheduled for a vicious square off in the ring.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ancajas is coming from an uneventful unanimous decision win over fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan last May also in California.Santiago (16-2-4 with seven KOs) can’t be discounted though as he is also trying to snag bigger paychecks.The fight card includes as comainer a non-title fight between IBF super middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui (27-2, 23 KOs) and Ezequiel Maderna (26-4, 16 KOs).Filipino featherweight contender Genesis Servania (31-1, 14 KOs) will take on Carlos Carlson (22-4, 13 KOs) while Giovanni Delgado (16-7, 9 KOs) fights Joshua Greer Jr. (17-1-1, 9 KOs) in a super bantamweight bout.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES They once again crossed paths Wednesday in the final presser with nary an incident that promoters could use to fuel interest in the fight.But that doesn’t mean there won’t be fireworks when Ancajas (30-1-1 with 20 knockouts) stakes his two-year-old belt against the dangerous Santiago on Saturday morning (Manila time), at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 26-year-old Ancajas vowed to come up with a performance that would finally put him in line for a big fight.“The last fight I wasn’t that impressive,” admitted Ancajas. “This time I trained very hard and long. We did things we didn’t do before, and we’ll try our best to come up with a better performance this time.” Female chessers turn back Venezuelan rivalslast_img read more