Orthopedic Surgeon Val Lyons retires from private practice after serving Waukon for 32 years

Dr. Val Lyons of Charles City recently announced his retirement, effective May 31, 2024. He traveled to Waukon and many other communities providing orthopedic consultations and surgeries. He had been practicing in Veterans Memorial Hospital since 1992, serving hundreds of area patients in those 32 years. He recently made the decision to move to a new chapter in his life.

“I am honored to have served the Waukon and surrounding community for over 32 years and will certainly miss my interactions with my patients over the years. I have enjoyed working with the staff and in particular the specialty clinic and operating room staff,” states Dr. Lyons. “I am truly thankful to Veterans Memorial Hospital for accommodating and facilitating my practice over the years and wish them continued success.”

Dr. Lyons consulted with patients and performed surgeries once a week at Veterans Memorial Hospital, most often on Wednesdays.  He was known for flying into the Waukon airport when an emergency orthopedic surgery was needed. He worked very closely with the surgery staff at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Jessica Jones, Surgery Supervisor states, “I want to thank Dr. Lyons for his many years of dedicated orthopedic services to our community. He will be greatly missed by all of our surgery staff and patients. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors!”

Michael Coyle, CEO of Veterans Memorial Hospital adds, “Dr. Lyons was an important part of our medical staff, treating a wide variety of orthopedic injuries.  He built relationships with many patients and providers and his great personality will be missed around our facility. We are currently looking at recruiting an orthopedic provider to ensure our patients can still get that amazing orthopedic care here at home.  Stay tuned… we will be sure to share those details in all of our media as soon as we have more details.”