Names & Notes

Heying joins McFarland Clinic Pediatrics

McFarland Clinic announces Elise Heying, PNP joined the McFarland Clinic Pediatrics Department in September.

Heying completed a doctorate of nursing practice in pediatrics at the University of Iowa. She received her bachelors of science in nursing at the University of Iowa.

Heying will provide the following services: Well child care starting at birth up to age 21; Adolescent health and preventative services; Treatment for minor injuries, lacerations, sprains and strains; Immunizations; Care for acute illnesses; Treatment of chronic conditions and Sports physicals.

She is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call the McFarland Clinic Pediatrics Department at 641-753-8616.

YMCA-YWCA 2017 Heritage Club Awards to Taylor and Redalens

The Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Heritage Club held its annual recognition event, “Sip. Savor. Support.” recently at Elmwood Country Club. Awards were presented to individuals who have made a lasting impact on the Y.

The 2017 Martha-Ellen Tye Friend Award was presented to Ed and Joan Redalen, who have supported the Y in many ways for almost three decades. This award is reserved for those who have given generous support in building a strong future for the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA.

Carol Hibbs, YMCA-YWCA CEO noted, “Ed and Joan are wonderful examples of those who give of their time, talents and treasures to lift others up.”

The 2017 Ryden Service Award was given to Gene Taylor. His first volunteer experience with the Y was helping clean up after the flood in 1974. Taylor is currently leader of the Fine Living Council, a position he has held for five years. “The Y is an excellent venue for meeting new people and building relationships,” he said.

The Ryden Service Award was named for the late Rex Ryden and his wife, Nan. Joel Greer, 2007 recipient of the award, shared a tribute to the Rydens at the event. Greer stated that Rex and Nan have been role models for community service which he and many others strive to achieve.

The mission of the YMCA-YWCA Heritage Club is to assure a stable, long-term financial base for the Marshalltown Y so that the missions of both the YMCA and the YWCA can be secured. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to make a legacy gift to the organization.

Hospitalist joins UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown’s medical staff

Dr. Austin Knott, MD, has joined UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown in Marshalltown. Dr. Knott completed his undergraduate work at Ouachita Baptist University, his medical schooling at St. Louis University and his residencies at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. Outside of his career, Dr. Knott has personal interests in martial arts, strategy games and enjoys personal reading.

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