Current Visitation Policy

To learn more about our current visitation policy, please call us at (319) 293-3761. Thank you!

819 Country Lane Road, Keosauqua, IA 52565

(319) 293-3761

Meet Our Staff

Keosauqua Health Care Center is proud of our caring, dedicated staff. Managers and staff are empowered to create a home-like environment for the Residents. Caring staff combined with continuing education ensures Keosauqua Health Care Center is working to improve upon the services they provide to local seniors. Not only do we strive to meet the physical needs of each Resident but also their psychosocial well being.

Our caring staff is here to guide you and answer any questions you may have.

Janelle Case – Admin

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Bailey Starbuck – Director of Nursing

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Stacey Harryman – MDS Coordinator

Stacey is our MDS Coordinator. Stacey has obtained her Master of Science in Nursing in 2018. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with our staff and continuing to grow the value of KHCC. She considers her main passions to be wound care, geriatrics, and education. She plans on continuing her education to receive wound care certification and to become an Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in wound care. Stacey enjoys spending time with family and friends taking unplanned road trips, going to the sale barn in Keosauqua on Saturday mornings, spending time in nature in her hammock, hiking, playing in creeks, looking for rocks/arrowheads, fishing, camping and just being outside whenever she can, especially in the fall.

Sharon Feldmann – Business Office Manager

Sharon is our Business Office Manager here at Keosauqua Health Care Center. Sharon started with Good Samaritan VB in 2010 and stayed on through the transition of becoming Keosauqua Health Care Center. Sharon enjoys working in long-term care and has always worked in the healthcare field. A fun fact about Sharon is that she enjoys riding her Harley-Davidson with her husband and taking trips to new places. Sharon really loves to go antiquing with her friends and relaxing on her family’s fishing boat.

Calla Mallett - Assistant Director of Nursing

Calla Mallett is our Assistant Director of Nursing here at Keosauqua Health Care Center. She has been working in healthcare since 2015 and before making the transition into this role, she was an LPN here with us for almost 4 years. Calla graduated from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa and elderly care is her passion. She is a wife and mom of four kiddos, raising and selling turkeys out on her land. She enjoys reupholstery projects, collecting new animals for her funny farm, and spending time with her family. Fun fact: Calla was the President of her FFA chapter in high school.

Mike Van Noy – Maintenance Director

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Kathy Tyson Director of Social Services

Kathy Tyson – Director of Social Services, RN, BSN

Kathy Tyson is our Director of Social Services here at KHCC. Kathy earned her BSN from Iowa Wesleyan. She worked in many nursing positions before becoming the MDS Coordinator for Good Samaritan VB in 2015. From there, she transitioned into the role of Social Services Director for the Keosauqua Health Care Center. In her free time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family and friends with picnics, camping, campfires, and riding horses. Kathy loves the mountains and enjoys vacations that include her horses. During the year, Kathy attends many rodeo events with her family as her daughter is a rodeo queen and nephews ride broncs and bulls. A fun fact about Kathy is that she used to dress up as “ Polly Esther” the clown and volunteer at local hospitals!

Abbie Pilcher - Dietary Manager

Abbie is our Dietary Manager for Keosauqua Health Care Center. Abbie started working here as a cook and transitioned to the Assistant CDM for the next two years before officially taking her current role. Abbie went to school for Culinary Arts and has her AAS degree. She has her own bakery “Abbie’s Sweet Treats,” that she frequently brings in for the residents to enjoy. She is married and has three fur babies at home. Abbie enjoys spending time outside with her family. Fun fact, Abbie spent 21 days in Europe in 2008 with the People to People student Ambassador Program.

Dr. Dana Brecount – Medical Director, DO

Doctor Brecount is the Medical Director here at Keosauqua Health Care Center and she also is a Family Physician at Van Buren County Hospital. She grew up in Southeast Iowa and completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at the University of Iowa, then later graduated from Des Moines University in 2010 as a Doctor of Osteopathy. Doctor Brecount completed her residency in Kirksville, Missouri at Northeast Regional Medical Center and then started her career at Van Buren County Hospital in 2013. She joined Keosauqua Health Care Center as the Medical Director in 2015. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two boys. During the summer she and her family enjoy going boating and four-wheeling. A fun fact about our Medical Director is that she has run four half marathons! Doctor Brecount is a great asset as the Medical Director here, and we really enjoy the resident-centered care that she provides.

Karin Schmitt Therapy Coordinator

Karen Schmitt – Director of Rehabilitation Reliant

Karen Schmitt is our Therapy Coordinator for Reliant Therapy. She is a Speech Pathologist within the therapy department. She received her undergrad degree from Iowa State University and a Masters in Speech Pathology from the University of Iowa. Her first job out of school was in long-term care, followed by a variety of setting serving all ages, and back to long-term care for the past 12 years. She has worked at Keosauqua Health Care Center since 2018. Rumor has it, Karen makes the best scotcheroos in the state but we might be biased. Karen can also sing the Greek alphabet!

Lakin Yates – COVID Officer

Lakin is our Covid-19 officer here at Keosauqua Health Care Center. She has been working in the healthcare field for 12 years and is an essential part of our team here! She has been a phlebotomist since 2019, a restorative aid, certified nursing assistant and now, our Covid-19 officer. She is also a recipient of our Customer Service Superstar nominated by her peers. She enjoys working with the elderly and their families. In her free time, Lakin enjoys reading and staying busy. She has two kids and loves being outdoors fishing, hunting, and riding motorcycles.

Heather Wiley – HR

Heather is excited to be joining the leadership team. She’s passionate about the staff and is looking forward to serving them in her role as the Human Resources Coordinator. In Heather’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, six kids, and family. Heather was just married to her best friend of eleven years. Heather previously worked on the floor as a dedicated CNA for four years and CMA for a couple short months.

Amber Files – Activities Director

Amber has been a part of our KHCC family for eight years starting as a CNA and now transitioned into our Activities Director. Amber is valued in our facility for her attention to detail and motivation to provide new opportunities for our residents. Amber enjoys her time here spent with residents and staff creating activities to keep staff and residents involved, a fan favorite is themed karaoke! Outside of work you can find Amber spending time with her friends and family and feeding her artistic side with photography.

Annie Glick – CLD

Annie is our Community Care Liaison, she joined the KHCC team in May, 2021. Since her time in our facility she has grown to love the residents and staff. Annie graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor’s in Communication Studies. She is happy to have her roots back in southeast, Iowa where she enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, and competing in equine sorting events.

Kaitlin Wiezorek - Administrator in Training

Kaitlyn is our Administrator In Training, she joined the KHCC team in June, 2021. Since joining us, she has loved the residents and staff she’s met. Kaitlyn is a senior at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire studying Health Care Administration. She has joined us all the way from Northern Wisconsin! A fun fact about Kaitlyn is that she enjoys hunting and fishing in her free time with her family.

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Long Term Care

Long Term Care

By choosing Keosauqua Health Care Center for long term care, we understand that residents and families are placing their trust in us to provide quality care and excellent customer service. Our dedicated medical team provides a full spectrum of nursing and specialty services 24-hours a day.
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Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services

Keosauqua Health Care offers a full-time, therapy and rehabilitation team. We provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Our goal is to assist each individual to achieve their highest possible level of function and independence.
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Specialized Services

Specialized Services

In addition to our short term and long term care services, Keosauqua Health Care Center offers specialized services. At our facility we believe in a holistic approach to care by meeting the needs of our residents medically, socially and mentally.
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