ALBIA — Dr. Ted Church, physician at the Monroe County Hospital Medical Clinic, has announced he will retire effective June 27. Church has been with the hospital for three years.
A community reception in honor of Church is being planned from 1:30-3 p.m. June 25 at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics in the Conference Center.
Church was born in Cedar Rapids. He grew up in Morthon, Washington, a small town between Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier. He went to medical school at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. It was at the University of Iowa he met his wife of 32 years. His late wife, Jeanne Beary Church, was originally from the Albia area. Ted and Jeanne have two children. Church hopes to be able to spend more time with family and church activities and to enjoy outdoor sports. He states that “while I enjoy interacting with and helping people with their health and medical issues, I am eager to take on less responsibility and do other things.”
Dr. Gerald Haas added, “Dr. Church has been a great asset to Monroe County Hospital & Clinics and especially to his patients during his time here. Patients and staff will all miss him but wish him well in his new chapter of life.”
Recruiting efforts have begun in filling Church’s position at MCHC.