The Manning Regional Healthcare Center in west-central Iowa makes its national cable TV debut this weekend on The Learning Channel’s program “Inside Health.” Jeanne Goche is the C-E-O and Administrator of the center. She says its a television show that’s been on about three years and features topics that help people think about the choices they may about their health.

Goche says the program likes to feature health care centers that help people with health choices. Goche says producers of the show liked the idea that good things are happening in a small-town like Manning. Goche says many only has 18-hundred or so people, but they center offers a variety of medical services including a critical access hospital. She says they also have a chemical abuse treatment center that is the only provider between Manning and the Missouri River that has services for women.

Goche says the show also highlights Manning regional nursing home, the Manning Plaza, which is attached to Manning General Hospital. She says the Manning leaders had great vision, as it’s now the trend to build senior living centers and have communities around them, while Manning’s center was built on Main Street 40 years ago.

Goche says the location allows the residents of the nursing home to participate in the community. Goche says the doctors at the hospital made an impression on the producers of the program.

Goche says the doctors “are truly motivated to take care of not just the whole person, but generations of families.” Goche says the doctors still deliver babies and also take care of you when you’re in the nursing home. Olympic skating gold medalist Peggy Fleming hosts the program that’ll be broadcast Saturday, June 24, 2006, at 6 A.M. Iowa time on The Learning Channel.