Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa opened in 1916 and is a member of Trinity Health, a not-for-profit corporation, co-sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Regional Community of Detroit, and the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Trinity Health was formed in May 2000 through the consolidation of Holy Cross Health System and Mercy Health Services. Trinity Health consists of hospitals, outpatient facilities, long-term care facilities, home health care offices and hospice programs in seven states. It is the fourth largest Catholic health system in the United States.
Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa offers the best of all worlds: the family atmosphere of a small health care center along with the technology, services and resources of a major, modern medical facility.
As the major referral center for North Central Iowa, Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa is a secondary level health care provider offering some tertiary level services. The outstanding variety and quality of the medical staff is the key reason Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years in services and numbers of patients and staff.
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Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa is committed to supporting primary health care evidenced by its contracts with nine community hospitals and ownership and management of over 30 family medicine clinics (Mercy Family Clinics) across North Central Iowa and over 120 contracts for professional services with area health care facilities.
The Mercy Family Medicine Residency is a member of Mercy Family Clinics. The Mercy Family Clinics network is a "group practice without walls" and is recognized as an innovative leader in addressing the challenges facing rural health care today. This leadership is the result of the size and strength of the clinic network and the governance structure, which involves physicians in setting strategic directions, making policy, and providing input into operational decisions.
A significant number of physicians within Mercy Family Clinics are graduates of our residency program. The many clinics of the network provide opportunities to residents for both rural precepting and elective time.
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