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Piatt County Community Programs

Kirby Medical Center is a major part of the Monticello and Piatt County community. We organize numerous programs for community outreach, scholarship opportunities, and medical education. Learn more about our services below and feel free to call in with any questions or comments.

Monticello Area Community Garden

Grow Your Favorite Flowers, Herbs, and Vegetables!

Dig in this summer and grow your favorite vegetables, herbs, and flowers at a conveniently located and organic community garden.

What You Need to Know

  • The garden plots are located on the grounds of Kirby Medical Center.
  • A full-size garden plot is 12’x24’ and a half-size plot is 12’x12’.
  • An annual fee and deposit will be due with the application.
  • The garden will be open from May 1 to October 15.

More details can be found here.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships are available to students in the Kirby Medical Center service area who are pursuing careers in health-related fields. A student who is in good standing may reapply annually and may receive the Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship for up to, but not to exceed, three years or six (6) semesters at an approved institution. Each scholarship will be at least $1,000. The program first began in 1974 and has afforded hundreds of young people an opportunity to follow their dreams.

Application deadline for this year's scholarships was March 11, 2022. If you have questions, please contact Sally Olson at 217-621-8825 or Deb Johnson at 217-620-4478 or send them an email at for more information.

The 2023 scholarship application & scoring rubric will be available online beginning January 10, 2023.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Kirby Medical Center is committed to progressive hospital, outpatient, and specialty services. Download Community Health Needs Assessment to view our latest Community Health Needs Assessment.