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Iowa Specialty Receives Donations From Two Local Charitable Foundations

August 7, 2023

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Iowa Specialty Hospital recently received a donation of $3,000 from First Citizens Bank of Clarion – Charitable Foundation, as well as a $550 donation from the Wright County Charitable Foundation.  These donations were awarded to the Iowa Specialty Rehabilitation and Therapy Department to be used toward the purchase of a NuStep® recumbent cross trainer machine. 

NuStep® recumbent cross trainers provide low-impact exercise options that simulate walking motion and low-inertia start-up to allow for fluid, natural movement.  They were designed to aide patients in their rehabilitation progress by helping patients regain strength, improve heart health, and recover from orthopedic injuries and surgeries. 

The Iowa Specialty – Rehabilitation and Therapy Department currently uses a NuStep® machine that is over 25 years old.  With this donation, they will be able to purchase a new machine which will be very versatile for their patients as almost every outpatient rehabilitation session utilizes this machine.

The First Citizens Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a corporation established under the Iowa Non-Profit Corporation Act under Chapter 504(A) of the Code of Iowa (1995). The Corporation is organized for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.  All interested organizations who qualify are encouraged to fill out an application. These donations are awarded twice a year.

The Wright County Charitable Foundation (WCCF) is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. Wright County Economic Development (WCED) administers grants for WCCF, and grant applications can be obtained online during the active granting cycle at the county’s web site, or by contacting wced@


Pictured are ISH Rehab Therapy staff and providers Sherri Berg, Elizabeth Christiansen, Nicole Osterman, Colby Ruiter, Madeline Anderson, Kathy Reichter, Diane O'Connor, DJ Smith, Patten Schultz, and Janel Lau, along Mark S. and Susan Toftey from First Citizens Bank.

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