River Valley Panthers 4H Club members made and donated a number of hand-tied fleece blankets for the young patients at Veterans Memorial Hospital.  The two that coordinated this project are pictured here, left to right, Natalie Byrnes and Memphis Miller.  Natalie remembers receiving a fleece blanket herself when she was younger and had come into the hospital for care and decided years later that she wished to give back so other children could have that same help and comfort.  They received a $100 donation for fabric from the Waukon Lions Club to help fund this project.  Their 4H Club, the River Valley Panthers, then helped them cut and tie the fringes for the blankets over the course of a couple meetings.  These numerous blankets were donated to Veterans Memorial Hospital as well as the Allamakee Sheriff’s Department.

Our Mission

Veterans Memorial Hospital enhances the lives of those we serve by providing an exceptional healthcare experience with compassion.

Veterans Memorial Hospital


40 First St SE

Waukon, IA  52172

Veterans Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital located in Waukon, a rural community in the very northeast corner of Iowa.

Our Vision

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be a premier health facility and a leader in fostering a healthy community through innovation, excellence, stewardship, and commitment to the people we serve throughout their lifetime.

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