Alice Hermeier Foundation makes generous donation to VMH Waukon Clinic ...

The new Veterans Memorial Hospital Waukon Clinic received a very generous donation of $50,000 from the Alice Hermeier Foundation.  This donation will be used for telehealth technology and behavioral health services. Dr. Richard (Rick) Hermeier of Waukon established the Alice Hermeier Foundation in memory of his sister.

“This gift is a way to give back to the community that my family grew up in and that contributed immensely to my own personal success,” stated Dr. Hermeier. As a retired child psychologist, Dr. Hermeier defined the goal of this gift as to improve the mental health of the Waukon community and surrounding area. Adding behavioral health services to this clinic meets that goal.

The telehealth equipment will allow patients to be connected to mental and behavioral health specialist from around the state. This allows the patient to stay in the community, but get care that may only be offered hours away. Additional specialized medical services that can be accessed through telehealth include Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Endocrinology and Weight Management, to name a few.

Pictured above, left to right, at the registration desk of the renovated clinic is Dave Martin, Hospital Maintenance and Project Supervisor; Elizabeth Hoins, Executive Assistant and Foundation Treasurer; Nona Sawyer, Foundation Director;  Dr. Richard Hermeier, Alice Hermeier Fund Donor; Linda DeBuhr, Alice Hermeier Fund Representative; Michael Coyle, VMH CEO; and Laura Baxter, RN, Clinic Manager.

This new clinic will open Monday, May 3. Appointments to be seen in the clinic can be made by calling 563-568-5530. Donations are still being accepted by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation. All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible. Submitted photo.

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