Dr. Doorenbos Retires After 41 years of Service
(Le Mars) -- Floyd Valley Hospital and the general Le Mars community will be saying good bye to a long-time doctor that has served the Le Mars area for the past 41 years. Dr. Daryl Doorenbos is retiring, and the hospital is hosting an open house to honor the doctor on Saturday. Doorenbos, a native to Sioux County, found Le Mars to be a nice place to practice medicine. However, he says early in his career, and prior to the now present hospital facility, he remembers when Le Mars had a shortage of doctors.
Doorenbos doesn't recall the number of patients he has cared for during his lengthy career in Le Mars, and he quit obstetrics nearly 20 years ago, but he believes he may have helped deliver between 700 and 800 babies. Doorenbos says he looked forward to going to work each day.
Other duties and responsibilities included for a while being the Plymouth County Medical Examiner, as well as Flight Surgeon for the 185 Air National Guard in Sioux City. Doorenbos recalls he pursued medicine simply because of the fascination of studying the human body.
Doorenbos says he will miss the people the most during his retirement.
Floyd Valley Hospital will hold an open house to honor Dr. Daryl Doorenbos on Saturday afternoon. Mike Donlin serves as the administrator for Floyd Valley Hospital.
Donlin says Dr. Doorenbos played a major role in the health and welfare of Le Mars.
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