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Gertrude Jansen

Gertrude Jansen

Senior Living

January 01, 2020

“It was a God thing.” This is how Gert Jansen views the path that took her to living in Crown Pointe. She moved into the independent living community in May of 2014 shortly after Ed, her husband of 72 ½ years, passed. It was hard for her to make the move into a senior living community, but Gert wishes she…

Elijah Troll

Elijah Troll

Pediatric Therapy

January 01, 2020

My son started seeing Sara Wielenga (physical therapist) and Andrew Geleynse (occupational therapist) when he was about one. I had previously been driving back and forth to Sioux Falls because I was unaware of there being such a great pediatric team so close to home.

Mike Drooger

Mike Drooger

Other

January 01, 2020

It was a beautiful fall day.  I love fall.  Usually the humidity of summer has left.  The evenings and mornings are cool while the daytime hours are just the right temperature.  September 22 was of those ideal autumn days. To make matters even better, I had the day off.  And—to make matters doubly better—Luke had a baseball game.  A beautiful…

Shawndra Kuiken

Shawndra Kuiken

Birthing Center

January 01, 2020

Parenthood has been an amazing adventure for us.  Watching as your child grows and learns new things fills your heart with such joy and happiness!  When we discovered that our family would be growing a little bigger, naturally we were nervous for the challenges, but similarly thrilled to welcome a new little one to our home.

Alanna Janssen, DO

Alanna Janssen, DO

Staff

January 01, 2020

Dr. Alanna Janssen, 30, is specifically a doctor of osteopathic medicine.“We do some training that’s similar to what chiropractors would do, learning things like skeletal adjustments or ‘back cracking.’” Her education also included an analysis of muscles and learning treatments similar to physical therapy. “I chose that type of degree over becoming an M.D. specifically because I knew I wanted…

Nicholas Mouw, MD

Nicholas Mouw, MD

Staff

January 01, 2020

If someone had asked Dr. Nicholas Mouw what he wanted to do growing up, surgeon would not have been on his list. Mouw, however, is excited now to be the new general surgeon at Sioux Center Health. In his youth, Mouw’s grandfather planted the thought of being a doctor in his mind, and it was something he could never quite shake.