Methodist in the Media

Sisters Spreading the Word About Services Available to Local Cardiac Care Patients

Published: Feb. 8, 2023

February is National Heart Month and for two sisters from the Glenwood area, it’s the perfect time to promote cardiac care and services available to Mills County residents in need of treatment for heart-related conditions.

Marcia Keith, the Service Leader for the Cardiovascular Service Line at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, and her sister Linda Goos, a cardiac patient at the hospital, said it’s important for Mills County residents to know that if they are in need of cardiac care, Jennie Edmundson can provide the services they need.

“I was having some issues with my heart racing so I went in. I was diagnosed with AFib (Atrial Fibrillation)” Goos said. “Due to the condition that I was in, they decided to do an ablation so I am under Doctor (Joseph) Ayoub’s care to see what I need to do next. I will see him again in the middle of February.

“It was very important to know that I had the services available to me that I need.”

Mills County has no hospital of its own, so as Keith points out, Jennie Edmundson Hospital is the “center point” of care for local residents in need of cardiac services.

“We partner with these different communities and we try to help make sure they know the services that we provide and what we can do for their cardiac care. Glenwood is definitely one of our main points because they’re close and we want to make sure they know we can provide what they need.”

The Opinion-Tribune: Sisters Spreading the Word About Services Available to Local Cardiac Care Patients