Indian Hills dedicates stained glass windows in Rural Health Center

Indian Hills Community College celebrated Monday morning the dedication of the stained glass windows in the foyer of its Rural Health Center and the 102 hospitals and health care facilities that have joined its Rural Health Education Partnership.

The windows were dedicated to Dr. David Wetrich, a retired physician, who was the first specialist of women's health in Ottumwa.

Wetrich crafted the windows himself.

He says the teepees and rolling hills represent the Indian Hills region, while the lady with a lamp is Florence Nightingale, a symbol of the nursing profession.

"I'm just grateful that they allowed me to do this for the Rural Health Center, " said Dr. Wetrich. " It's a tremendously important facility for the quality of healthcare all throughout this region and I just wanted to do a little something to be a part of that."

Wetrich also crafted the stained glass window in the lobby of the Bridge View Center.

After the dedication, Life Coach Mike Parker gave a motivational presentation on leadership.