Friday, September 21, 2012

First Annual Jersey Junior Triathlon

By Jen Rogers, Fitness Coordinator at the JCH Wellness Center

We proudly celebrated a healthy new tradition! On Saturday, August 18th, 68 local kids geared up at Dolan Park in Jerseyville and participated in the first annual Jersey Junior Triathlon.

The event was sponsored by the JCH Wellness Center and the Jerseyville Parks and Recreation department. Participants ages 5 to 8 competed in a 25-yard swim in the Donor Pool, a one-mile bike ride and a half-mile run. Participants ages 9 to 12 competed in a 75-yard swim, a two-mile bike ride and a one-mile run.

The day’s festivities were all about fun and fitness with all finishers receiving an awards medal and an event t-shirt. Many participants were local, but we had kids travel as far as Elsah, Godfrey, Alton, Edwardsville and even Indiana to participate since youth triathlons are a bit of a rarity.

The event was a huge success! It was great to see so many young people being so active, plus the tremendous parental support. Mark your calendars for next year. We’ll be sure to do it again!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Meet Dr. Lamping -- An Experienced, Dedicated OB/GYN


My last post boasted the quality care women can expect from JCH. Now, I want to highlight one of our newer doctors providing services to women... Dr. Daniel Lamping of Illini Medical Associates.

For the past year, JCH and women throughout our community have benefited from the 30+ years of experience Dr. Lamping brings to our Women’s Healthcare Services. Board Certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Lamping encourages and coaches new moms throughout their pregnancies, gets to experience the joy on a family’s face after he’s delivered a new baby, and helps women make informed choices about their health. He truly loves what he does and that is evidenced in the amount of time he spends with patients.

Dorothy Talley, RN and OR Manager at JCH, and others have commented about the level of care Lamping provides his patients, stating that “he shows true compassion for his patients and takes time to make sure they understand the procedure they are about to undergo.”

Since he started seeing patients in August 2011, JCH has seen an increase with all procedures. Dr. Lamping specializes in gynecologic and obstetric care, nutrition, contraception, hormone replacement therapy and most importantly, minimally invasive procedures, which many women have taken advantage. He also performs many diagnostic procedures such as hysteroscopy and D&C, as well as sterilization procedures through hysteroscopy, which requires no incision and less healing time!

Dr. Lamping has an office at both the Jerseyville and Carlinville clinics and has privileges at Jersey Community Hospital. He practiced in St. Louis for 32 years before joining Illini Medical Associates in August 2011. He is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his OB/GYN residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, also in St. Louis. Dr. Lamping is also actively involved in several associations including the American Medical Association, the Missouri State Medical Association, and the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists. He is currently accepting new patients.

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