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“Understanding Your Grief” Support Group

April 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This 8-week support group is free and open to anyone needing support.

You are invited to “Understanding Your Grief”, and 8-week support group for those who have suffered the loss of a family member or friend and are seeking support and education in their journey through grief.

Each participant will receive Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s book, “Understanding Your Grief,” and will learn about the Ten Essential Touchstones for finding hope and healing through loss.

Volunteer Marge Peterson Recognized for 500 Hours of Service


Marge Peterson was recently recognized for her service to Madison County Health Care System for surpassing 500 hours of volunteer time. Marge has worked a total of 507.5 hours from January 2016 to January 2018, becoming the second volunteer to reach the “500 hour goal” of the 1,000 Hour Club.

Heather Back

Heather Back, D.O.

A native of Des Moines, Dr. Heather Back returned to central Iowa from an extended stay in Texas where she graduated in 2000, cum laude with degrees in Biology and Spanish from Texas Christian University and received her medical degree in 2005 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. She completed her residencies at the Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Dr. Back practiced for six years with the Weatherford Primary Care Clinic in Weatherford, Texas and for one year with Mercy East Village Family Practice and Urgent Care prior to joining the Health Trust Physicians Clinic team in 2015.

Dr. Back said it was her goal to return to central Iowa. She said, “I have always liked the Madison County area and when the opportunity came to return to this area we took it. I am especially pleased to join the staff of the hospital and clinic in Winterset. It’s a great facility and the staff is top-notch.” She added, “We look forward to our children growing up here and enjoying this wonderful area.” She and her husband have four children and live in rural Madison County.


Madison County Hospital, 
300 W. Hutchings Street,
Winterset, Iowa 50273

Health Trust Physicians Clinic, 
300 W. Hutchings Street,
Winterset, Iowa 50273

Earlham Medical Clinic, 
125 W. 1st Street,
Earlham, Iowa 50072