Iowa Savings Bank Awards SMCH $25,000 for Putting People First Campaign



(Left to Right) SMCH Chief Clinics and Outpatient Services Officer Jeff Gardner, ISB CFO Jordan Lietz, ISB Loan Officer Brian Berg, ISB Customer Service Representative Rachel Naughton, ISB Director Gene Vincent, SMCH CEO Cindy Carstens, SMCH CNO Ann Lengeling, and SMCH Clinic DON Amy Schumacher are all smiles as they exhibit ISB’s recent gift to the SMCH Putting People First campaign.


The Iowa Savings Bank [ISB] Board of Directors recently solidified their plans to donate $25,000 towards Stewart Memorial Community Hospital’s [SMCH] Putting People First campaign, a $31 million renovation project. The project broke ground in 2020, with the  goal of expanding their services as well as improving efficiency, safety, security, and privacy throughout the hospital.

Departments most impacted by the renovation include the emergency room, rehab services, cardiac rehab, and respiratory therapy. Patients can expect to see a new helicopter landing area separate  from main traffic flow, as well as separate hallways for public and private use when renovations are complete.

CEO Cindy Carstens said, “This donation showcases their commitment in helping Stewart Memorial achieve our mission of ‘providing quality health and wellness’ to the communities we serve through their support of our “Putting People First” campaign.”

Iowa Savings Bank was founded in 1902 in Coon Rapids and has since opened branches in Carroll, Glidden and Lake City. ISB’s donation to SMCH speaks to their shared goal of supporting and improving the communities they both serve.