State Treasurer of Iowa

Jennie Edmundson Hospital Finds Lost “Treasure”

June 15, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa -- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald was pleased to present a check for over $10,000.00 from the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt to Jennie Edmundson Hospital. Fitzgerald wants Iowans to know they too could be recipients.
Treasurer Fitzgerald encourages all Iowans to check the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt website ( for forgotten treasure. “We have over a million names in our database with 33,738 names in Pottawattamie County alone,” Fitzgerald stated. “New property is constantly being uploaded so check regularly and check often. Our goal is to return as much of the property to the rightful owners as possible.”

Jennie Edmundson Hospital, located in Council Bluffs, was able to locate its lost money by searching the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt’s website. "When I saw an article about this from the Iowa Treasurer's Office, I looked on the Hospital's behalf,” Kimberly Lammers with Jennie Edmundson Hospital stated. “We had several checks that represented insurance payments for services we had provided to patients.  Unfortunately, that particular insurance company had a wrong address for us, so we never received them. I would encourage other businesses and individuals to look on the website, which is very easy to use, to see if there is anything being held for you."

Corporations, business associations, financial institutions and companies across the nation report millions of dollars in unclaimed property to the State Treasurer each year. Common examples of unclaimed property include money in forgotten savings and checking accounts, uncashed insurance benefit and payroll checks, IRA funds, lost stock and dividends, abandoned safe deposit box contents, gift cards, utility refunds or deposits.

Check to see if you have money coming to you today at Individuals may also send an email to For those who prefer corresponding by mail, please write to State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald, Great Iowa Treasure Hunt, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319. Please make sure to provide current name, previous names and addresses.

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