The Family Medicine Center located in McAuley Hall, is a model office for the training program and is located on the Mercy campus next door to the main hospital. Daily office hours emphasize patient convenience and accessibility, and continuity of care. Our patient mix consists of individuals of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and socio-economic status. An experienced and competent staff supports residents and faculty in the care of their patients.
The Family Medicine Center provides the resident with experience in ambulatory care with an emphasis on continuity of care of the family as a unit. The program stresses the problem-solving process in the management of the patients' care. To better prepare physicians for the future, the Family Medicine Center has an electronic medical record system. This system builds on the program's knowledge-driven quality patient care approach to learning. The EMR links to the hospital's EMR bridging the gap between ambulatory and hospital care.
The 13,500 square foot center is equipped for comprehensive education and health care with a staff of approximately 20. The patient care areas include 16 examination rooms, four treatment/procedure rooms, and an office for counseling. In addition there is a modest laboratory, where the usual routine office tests can done. More extensive laboratory studies and radiologic diagnostic tests are available next door at Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa.
A comprehensive collection of textbooks and journals can be found in the medical library and in the staffing room to aid residents in their education. Computers are located in the resident office area as well as throughout the building. Internet access is available to all residents. The program provides residents with access to the Hardin Library, MD Consult, First Consult, and a wide variety of on-line journals and texts.