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Myrtue Medical Center Auxiliary (MMCA) is a member-based program with the mission to support Myrtue Medical Center's services and activities benefiting patients, Myrtue Medical Center's team members and the community.

MMCA is an integral and vital part of Myrtue's organization and the volunteers contribute and provide a lasting impact throughout the hospital by funding scholarships for students in the healthcare field, purchasing hospital equipment, and providing employee appreciation activities. The Auxiliary has approximately 234 members, consisting of people of all ages. Myrtue Medical Center is proud to have such a dedicated, caring group of volunteers who donate more than just their time but also share their talents and compassion with patients, families, and employees. If you would like to be a part of the wonderful group of volunteers on the Auxiliary, please call 712.755.4316 to see how you can help or download the membership form by clicking here.

Pictured Above - 2023 Auxiliary Board Members

Front row (L to R): Wava Bails, Cheryl Ferry (Vice President), Ruthanne Grimsley, Treasurer, Jolene Lytle, Sandy Nelsen, Secretary, Sharon Daberkow

Back row (L to R): Nancy Osborn, Loretta Harder, Linda Quinn, President, Julienne Ferry, Bonnie Fiscus, Bev Goshorn, Joan Chamberlain, Cindy Hanson

Latest Newsletter: Volume 70, Issue 1, March 2023

The Auxiliary releases three newsletters, Volunteer Voice, throughout the year to highlight current events and projects happening within the organization. See our latest newsletter here.

Auxiliary Gift Shop


Monday - Thursdays: 10 AM to 4 PM

Fridays: 10 AM to 1 PM

The Myrtue Medical Center Auxiliary Gift Shop is located on the first floor near the cafeteria. There are many unique gifts in the Gift Shop, some of which include: cards, candy, jewelry, clothes, baby gifts, and unique home décor for every occasion. The Gift Shop is closed on weekends and holidays.

Take advantage of the Gift Shop's NO SALES TAX and rewards program - receive a punch card and get a punch for every $5 you spend. When you reach 20 punches, or $100, you will receive a $10 reward certificate to spend in the shop!

Auxiliary Support

The gift shop proceeds and Auxiliary fundraisers contribute to the purchase of equipment for clinical departments, student scholarships, donations for the first New Year's baby, and KidsFest monetary donations. MMCA supports the hospital in many ways:

  • Provides employee gratitude events thanking team members for their dedicated service.
  • In the month of May, MMCA schedules and leads first graders from surrounding schools on POP (Pediatric Orientation Program) tours of areas of the hospital.
  • Annual Bazaar and Luncheon which is an annual event held in the month of September - this is our main fundraising event!
  • In November, we host the gift shop's annual Holiday Open House which has many gifts available plus complimentary cookies and coffee for shoppers to enjoy.
  • Tree of Lights is held in December; ornaments may be purchased in memory of or in honor of someone and then hung on a tree in the hospital's lobby.
  • The Newborn Stocking Hat Committee provides knitted hats and blankets to our newborn babies.


MMCA awards a total of six scholarships each year to students who are pursuing a career in the healthcare field. There are five $800 Auxiliary scholarships and one $800 Donafae Hibray Scholarship available. The completed application should be mailed to the committee prior to APRIL 1, 2023.

MAIL TO: Bonnie Fiscus at 1701 Street F-32, Kirkman, IA 51447

Scholarship Qualifications Requirements Include:

  • Student must be a resident of the area served by Myrtue Medical Center.
  • Student must have a least a "C" average in the admission test and be accepted as a student in the school for which the tuition is being given.
  • Student must be between the ages of 17 and 55.
  • Student must make application as directed by the scholarship committee.
  • The possibility of the recipient working in the health care field within the area serviced by the hospital and the committee's feeling based on questionnaires as to the applicant's fitness for such a position may be taken into consideration by the committee in making its choice.
  • Scholarship money will be given at the beginning of the second semester of the school year. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Myrtue Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman if he/she does not plan to attend college the second semester. If the original recipient does not continue with his/her education the second semester, scholarship monies will be awarded to the alternate student.
  • Checks will be made in co-payment to the student and the college. Checks will be mailed to the student at the address provided, and must be endorsed by both the student and the college.

Apply by clicking on the following and downloading/printing the application: