Letter to the Editor:
My humble thanks to so many who have offered prayers, best wishes, cards and gifts for my retirement. It has been a joy and privilege to be able to work with each and every one. I have many wonderful memories stored in my heart. Some are sweet and poignant, some funny, some hilarious, some sad and some very tragic. But each is very precious to me. May our Lord grant each and every one good health and longevity.
Also many thanks to all my colleagues and all the personnel in the Palo Alto County Health System, Kossuth Regional Health System, Humboldt County Health System, Poca- hontas Community Health System and the North Iowa Mercy Health System and all our past and present clinics at West Bend, Bode, Rolfe, Graettinger and Emmetsburg and the EMS Systems. It takes a whole army of people with so many varied talents to take care of each precious soul. Thank you all for your professional and dedicated service to our patients and to me personally. I could not have done my job without anyone of you.
(signed) Dr. Patricia A. Banwart
West Bend, IA