A laboratory-confirmed case of measles with exposures in Omaha, Nebraska has been reported. While there are no confirmed or suspected cases in Iowa at this time, measles is a highly contagious disease. Now is the time to make sure you/your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. Please call Shelby County Public Health at 712.755.4422 or your health care provider to determine if you/your child is up-to-date with the measles vaccine.


Registered Nurses

Medical/Surgical Department

Two on-call positions.  Works various hours as needed.  Utilizes the nursing process to provide and direct quality patient care in various settings – Medical/Surgical, Swing Bed, OB, SCU, ER, Outpatient, and Perioperative.  Directs and provides patient/family teaching.  Provides leadership when working with health team members in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.  Completes admission assessments and documentation.  Initiates and individualizes care plans on admission.  Must be a graduate from an approved Professional Nursing Program.  Must be a Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of Iowa.  Certification in Basic Life Support is required within 3 months of hire. Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is required within 12 months of date of hire.

Pod Nurse

Harlan Rural Health Clinic

Full-time position (36 hours per week).  Works four days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.  Is the essential link between the medical provider and his/her patients, professional associates, and equipment and medical suppliers.  Delivers patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.  Obtains medical histories from patients and records briefly in chart.  Documents nursing intervention, patient response, effectiveness, complications, etc.  Prepares patient for examination.  Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing program possessing a current Iowa Nursing license.  Must either be certified in CPR or obtain certification during the first three months of employment.


TOP-100-CAH-LOGO-2016-250px_2017TOP 100 CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS in the U.S. – For the sixth year in a row, Myrtue Medical Center has been named one of the 100 highest-ranked Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.  There are only 8 out of the 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals in the country who have received the award for 6+ years. Myrtue is a part of this elite group and has received this award each year since 2012.

“This award demonstrates the tremendous commitment and expertise of our practitioners and staff. Being recognized as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals six years in a row shows our dedication to quality care and patient satisfaction,” said Barry Jacobsen, CEO of Myrtue Medical Center.

The determining factors for the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals were based upon IVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX measures overall hospital performance on eight pillars of hospital strength: Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives, Inpatient Market Share Ranking, Outpatient Market Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, and Financial Stability.

“It is truly an honor to have our health care system be recognized among the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals.  This award is very gratifying and is a strong reflection of our dedicated, hard-working staff. They are a vital part of this recognition and I am grateful to work with them as they provide the best quality of patient care,” said Dr. Sarah Devine.