Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center is a free service for the community, established in 1996 through a grant and continues to be funded by the Jennie Edmundson Foundation. The purpose of the Family Resource Center is to provide free, current, easy-to-understand health information to patients, family members, visitors and the community. Our goal is to help you better understand your medical condition or that of a loved one. 

Located on the lower level of the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, the Family Resource Center is staffed by provisional nurses from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information or to speak to a nurse, contact the Family Resource Center at (712) 396-4200

Focusing on Everyone in the Family

At the Family Resource Center, we provide free, current and
easy-to-understand health information for the entire family. 

  • Children's Health
  • Women's Health
  • Men's Health
  • Chronic Illness
  • Senior Health and Aging
  • Health and Wellness

"I am so proud of the accomplishments that have occurred over the years and the number of lives we have touched in the community. So much of what we do goes beyond the walls of the Family Resource Center."

Jean Armstrong, RN
Manager of the Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center Services

The Family Resource Center provides many services to patients, families and members of the community. Our free services include:

  • Computer access to more than 12,000 current consumer health topics, including internet access and a variety of DVD's
  • Anatomy Illustrations
  • Educational fact sheets
  • Information on local support groups, seminars and classes
  • Access to hospital and community resources
  • A lending library of consumer health books and videotapes
  • Pamphlets, brochures and booklets from local and national health organizations
  • Information in English, Spanish and large type
  • A comfortable, relaxing atmosphere
  • The Kids' Korner, featuring children's books, activity sheets and more!
  • Public computer available for patients, families and visitors to search the internet or check email

My Memory Bag

One of the many important resources offered through the Family Resource Center is the Memory Bag for Grieving Children Program. These age-appropraite tote bags contain grief and loss educational material and resources for pre-school, school-age and adolescent children. We believe grieving well is something that few of us know how to do. Little is taught in our schools from elementary to college, yet every one of us will need these skills at some time in our lives.

My Memory Bags are free of charge and available to any child who has experienced the death of a loved one. To receive a memory bag, call (712) 396-4200. Memory bags can be mailed out or picked up.  


Your donation ensures that Family Resource Center still can continue to distribute educational materials to patients, families, and community members at the Hospital and at community health fairs and screenings. Additionally, your gift will help bereaved children to cope with the grieving process through the Center's Memory Bag program.

Your generosity matters!

Call (712) 396-6040 or visit our online donation page today and make your gift today.