SIOUX CENTER, Iowa -- Nancy Dykstra was awarded the 2017 Carl Kulczyk Memorial Award by the Iowa Primary Care Association on Oct. 17 during its annual conference in Des Moines.
The award was established in recognition of Kulczyk’s contributions to the Iowa PCA and the community health field prior to his death in 2008.
Dykstra was the former executive director of Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center, and was instrumental in helping launch the medical clinic.
Dykstra oversaw the health center’s impressive growth of services from primary medical and prenatal care to a comprehensive range of core services that now includes outreach assistance, dental, vision/eye, behavioral health and substance abuse counseling, family planning and victim advocacy. She has guided the health center through a continuous expansion of facilities that now encompass all of the available space in Sioux Center’s former bowling alley building, which Promise first leased and now owns.