Hegg Memorial Health Center

About Hegg Memorial Health Center

About Hegg
In 1967, Hegg Memorial Health Center opened its doors and began providing exceptional patient care to the Rock Valley and surrounding communities. Hegg Memorial Health Center receives its name in honor of Dr. Lester R. Hegg, who began his career treating patients among Indian reservations in South Dakota. Dr. Hegg practiced in Rock Valley from the time of the Great Depression until his passing in May 1967.

During his time in Rock Valley, Dr. Hegg delivered over 3,000 babies – including 22 sets of twins and one set of triplets. Dr. Hegg not only serviced local Rock Valley residents, but also traveled to Canton, Le Mars, and Sioux Center to visit patients there. It was the passion and commitment of Dr. Hegg that led the Betterment Council to plan and begin building a hospital bearing his name in 1963 to honor his 35 years of service to the community.

It is amazing to look back on our astounding history that has had a profound impact on health care, not only in Rock Valley, but throughout our communities as well. What was once a stand-alone hospital that resided in a large home on 14th Avenue is now an integrated health center with many amazing providers, staff, and services.

Our Mission
We serve together to heal body, mind, and spirit, To improve the health of our community, And to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.


Patient Care Technician

May 2018 Rock Valley, IA
“Working with patients in the hospital setting ”

Nurses Aid

June 2018 Rock Valley, IA
“Working with patients and the nurses and being able to communicate with doctors and learn more about the medical field ”
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