Fred Phelps Retires from Delaware County Board of Health

Posted 9/25/2018 in Public Health

On Friday, September 21, Fred Phelps retired from the Delaware County Board of Health. At the Board of Health meeting, Delma Hardin, Delaware County Public Health (DCPH), presented him with a certificate from the Iowa Department of Public Health and a token of gratitude for his 30+ years of service.

“We are sad to see him go, but we have so enjoyed our time working with Fred. He is a pillar of our community and we wish him and his wife Ellen luck in the future,” shared Hardin.

Phelps began his nursing career with his training at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, followed by work at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Iowa City, where he met his wife Ellen. He was a nurse in the Vietnam War, serving in the Army Nursing Corps from 1966 to 1983. Mr. & Mrs. Phelps moved back to his hometown of Colesburg in the 1980s, where he continued his nursing career and completed his Master’s Degree and work in long term care. Phelps was Regional Medical Center’s Hospice of Comfort Honored Volunteer nominee in 2011. He had been a valued hospice volunteer for 10 years at that point.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Phelps on a fantastic tenure with the Board of Health! We greatly appreciate his service and his dedication to improve the health of our communities.

Fred Phelps receives certificates, accolades, and gifts from Delma Hardin (DCPH) and Jeff Madlom with the Delaware County Board of Supervisors.