VDMC’s Jewell Clinic provider gives resignation

Marnie Killip, nurse practitioner at the Van Diest Medical Center Jewell Clinic, has announced her resignation effective June 13.

Killip, who has been the provider at the Jewell Clinic since July 2012, announced her leave upon recently accepting a position in Ankeny. While the opportunity allows her to be closer to home, Killip said she has enjoyed her time in Jewell.

“Jewell has been a wonderful community to work in and I truly appreciate the opportunity to have worked for Van Diest Medical Center,” Killip said.

“Marnie has been an integral part of the growth at our Jewell Clinic and to our hospital,” said Interim CEO Lori Rathbun.

“She brought a fresh perspective in caring for her patients grounded in years of excellent training and experience working in the health care field. Marnie also invested time into community projects and events which help to make our towns more viable. We wish her the very best in her future endeavors,” Rathbun said.

Officials at Van Diest Medical Center are actively recruiting to find a replacement provider for the Jewell Clinic. “We are committed to serving the health care needs of the community of Jewell and the surrounding area. With the presence of an established satellite clinic, it is imperative that we recruit a provider who will continue to build and support that partnership, providing continuity of care while keeping primary care services available there locally,” said Rathbun. Recruitment efforts are currently underway. Killip will continue to practice at the Jewell Clinic until her departure in June.

The resignation marks another transition for the Webster City hospital. Dr. Mark Dearden, provider at the main clinic and provided physician oversight for the satellite clinics, resigned to take a position with Mercy Medical Center, effective June 16.