FMCH Foundation Dedicates Courtyard

The FMCH Foundation recently dedicated the new courtyard at Fort Madison Community Hospital. Courtesy photo.

FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation held a dedication celebration for the newly renovated courtyard at Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH). The courtyard renovation was funded by the generous donations of the Dick Canella Family memorial and the FMCH Employee Campaign held in May of 2017.

This beautifully renovated space uses a pergola with outdoor table and chairs, a water feature, blooming plants and lawn swings to invite patients, families and employees to take reprieve there. The courtyard is conveniently located by the Main Lobby and the inpatient units. The courtyard project was completed by ‘We Call It Landscaping’ owned by Greg Stueker.

The dedication celebration was attended by Cathy (Canella) and Brent Packard; the FMCH Board of Directors; the FMCH Foundation Board of Directors; FMCH employees and Greg Stueker. Jeremy Alexander, Vic-President of Finance and acting CEO opened the celebration with a reminder that it is the tomorrow’s we focus on in our everyday work at FMCH and the courtyard offers us a space to reflect upon our tomorrows. Pastor Cheryl Simpson followed with an invocation. JoAnn Lampe, President of the FMCH Foundation Board of Directors reminded the attendees of all the great things Dick Canella did, not only for Fort Madison Community Hospital, but the community as a whole and how grateful we are for the legacy he left including the beautiful courtyard. Chuck Osmanski, President Elect of the FMCH Foundation rounded out the celebration with closing remarks.

The FMCH Foundation is focused on its mission to support the work of Fort Madison Community Hospital and to ensure the continuation of quality health care in our community. For more information, contact Carrie Green, Executive Director at



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