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Welcome Dr. R. Adam Bendorf, DO

Dr  R Adam Bendorf 2 (2)Welcome New Family Physician
Dr. R. Adam Bendorf, DO

The physicians and staff at Myrtue Medical Center are excited to welcome Dr. R. Adam Bendorf to the Harlan clinic. Bendorf received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Family Practice Residency at Detroit Wayne County Health Authority. Dr. Adam Bendorf, the younger brother of Myrtue’s general surgeon Dr. David Bendorf, will provide family practice services at Myrtue Medical Center starting seeing patients on August 3, 2015.



Bendorf and his wife, Erin, have five children ranging in age from four to 13 years. Bendorf was a standout high school and collegiate wrestler with two Iowa State High School wrestling championships and was an academic All-American at Brigham Young University.

“The overriding sense of pride and excellence the community displays as a
whole is really what brought us to the decision to become part of Myrtue Medical
Center. It is evident in the schools, sports, activities, and hospital. Myrtue truly is state of
the art. They have amenities that many large city hospitals are missing and a
staff that is as knowledgeable as they are warm and inviting. I am thrilled to raise my
family in such a community and fortunate for the opportunity to work for such a hospital,” Bendorf said.

Meet and Greet Video of Dr Bendorf—click here

Learning for Life program of Shelby County has earned the Iowa Family Support Credential

Family Support CredentialThe Iowa Department of Management and Public Health is pleased to announce that the Learning for Life program of Shelby County has earned the Iowa Family Support Credential. The Iowa Family Support Credential is awarded to family support and parent education programs that are validated through an external evaluation to be in substantial adherence to the Iowa Family Support Standards.


The Iowa Family Support Standards are based on the most up to date, evidence based practice in the family support field. Adherence to the standards indicates that the program is providing high quality services that will result in positive outcomes for young children and their families. The Learning for Life program diligently worked toward meeting all of the 138 standards over the course of more than two years with the assistance of a program specialist. A peer review was conducted by trained peers from central Iowa to validate the program’s adherence to the standards. The Iowa Family Support Credential is valid for five years.

Lewis Family Aquatic Complex—Indoor Pool Temporarily Closing for Maintenance

The indoor pool at the Lewis Family Aquatic Complex will temporarily close for maintenance and repairs beginning Monday, July 20, 2015 for approximately one month. The primary improvements will include paint, dry wall and inspection and repair of pool mechanical systems.

This closure affects the Lewis Family indoor pool, sauna, and spa. The Petersen Family Wellness Center fitness area and group exercise studio will operate as normal. As the Wellness Center remains open, we look forward to serving your health and recreation needs.

“We appreciate your understanding while the maintenance, repairs and improvements are completed during this time and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause” states Director of Petersen Family Wellness, Todd Alberti. “The Aquatic Complex has been in operation for almost five years, serving thousands of members. In order to continue to provide an excellent Aquatic facility, staff will ensure the facility continues to be in excellent condition for its members.”

For further information and maintenance updates, please contact the Petersen Family Wellness Center at 712-755-4544 or at and

Extreme Heat Safety

PowerPoint Presentation

As temperatures have approached the 90’s several days in the past few weeks, it is important to remember how to stay safe in extreme heat situations. 



Here are some tips:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.
  • Fans are not enough when temperatures are in the high 90’s.  Try to stay in an air conditioned environment.
  • Drink plenty of water, unless you have a health condition that requires you to limit your fluid intake.  Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and drinks containing large amounts of sugar as these may cause you to lose more fluid.
  • Wear light-weight, light-colored, loose fitting clothes.
  • Be aware of the more at-risk people around you, such as infants and young children, people over 65, people with mental illness, and those who are ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure.  Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and watch them for signs of heat stress.
  • If you are going to be outside, use a broad spectrum sun screen with SPF of at least 15 and wear a wide brimmed hat.

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