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Why Mercy Health Network – North Iowa?

A great place to build a life

Mercy Health Network - North Iowa is a consortium of nine hospitals and 44 clinics sponsored by Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa (MMC-NI).  Located in Mason City, Iowa, MMC-NI is a 346-bed regional referral teaching center.  MMC-NI sponsors accredited post-graduate medical education programs, including a 3-year Cardiology Fellowship Program, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. 

Ackley | Algona | Britt | Clear Lake |Cresco | Emmetsburg | Hampton | Iowa Falls | Mason City | New Hampton | Osage

Ackley, Iowa

Two Family Medicine physicians and one ARNP at Ackley Medical Center provide care for this family oriented community of 1,600. Patients are admitted to Ellsworth Municipal Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Iowa Falls, 12 miles from Ackley Medical Center. Hospital call coverage is shared among physicians from Ackley, Iowa Falls, Hubbard and McFarland. Supporting their practices are specialty clinics in Allergy, Cardiology, ENT, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology. Our hospital has a reputation as an excellent primary care facility. Freedom House, located adjacent to the hospital, offers outpatient mental health services. Telemedicine and teleradiology services extend our ability to provide care locally and help our patients stay close to home for most of their health care needs.

Ackley combines the best of small town values and progressive ideals. Ackley residents enjoy low taxes, excellent schools, affordable housing, low cost of living, extremely low crime rate and a diverse retail community. Amenities include the Ackley Heritage Center, the Heritage Museum and Soda Fountain, and Settlement of the Prairie, a living history site depicting life in the mid- 1800's. Prairie Bridges Park, within the city limits, offers miles of hiking and biking trails. Outdoor activities abound with golf, hiking, biking, camping, hunting and fishing just out your back door.

Algona, Iowa

Seven Family Medicine physicians, 1 Gynecologist physician, 1 General Surgeon, 3 PA-Cs, and 1 Clinical Psychologist, practicing at Algona Clinic and Bancroft Clinic provide care to the 16,150 residents of Kossuth County. Their practices are supported by specialty clinics in Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology, Otolaryngology (ENT) and Urology as well as home care, hospice and a public health nursing agency. Patients are admitted to the 24-bed critical access hospital, Kossuth Regional Health Center.  Annual admissions of 729 acute care, 107 swing bed and 105 births keep our medical staff busy.

Algona, population 5,500 is an attractive community located 54 miles from Mason City, Iowa, 136 miles from Des Moines, Iowa and 177 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Algona offers a unique window in history with a museum dedicated to Algona's prisoner of war camp for German soldiers in World War II. Life is enhances by a variety of city parks, A.A. Call State Park, Smith Wildlife Area, the Algona Aquatic Center, the Family YMCA and eight golf courses in Kossuth County. Excellent education options include Algona Public School District, Bishop Garrigan School System (Catholic sponsored elementary and high schools), and Iowa Lakes Community College. High school students in Algona consistently exceed state averages on standardized tests and nearly 90% pursue post-secondary education. Algona residents enjoy a low cost of living, affordable housing, a variety of leisure pastimes and a strong sense of community. 

Britt, Iowa

Hancock County Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital providing quality health care for the 12,000 residents of Hancock County and the surrounding service area. The hospital has full-time clinics in Britt and Garner and part-time satellite clinics in Kanawha and Wesley. Our team of health care providers includes one General Practice physician, two Family Medicine physicians, 3 PA-C's, three ARNPs, one DNP, and contracted providers covering the Emergency Department. With nearly 16,000 outpatient visits last year, the hospital and clinics in Britt and Garner offer a broad range of services, excluding Obstetrics. Extensive renovations to the Britt Medical Clinic and the hospital Emergency Department were completed in 2008. The hospital is currently involved in a large construction and renovation project that will convert to all private patient rooms and enlarge outpatient services. The hospital and clinics offer up-to-date technology and equipment to provide quality patient care for generations to come. Visiting specialty physicians offer convenient and expanded health care services for local residents in Orthopedics, Otolaryngology (ENT), Urology, Podiatry, cardiology, and surgical services. Our physicians enjoy the benefits of small town life, excellent schools, and a patient-focused organization that is associated with one of the largest health care systems in Northern Iowa.

Clear Lake, Iowa

Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic - Clear Lake provides high quality pediatric care the Clear Lake community. Two Pediatricians and one ARNP in an outpatient clinic that has been in existence for eight years. Physician can expect to see approximately 15-25 patients daily in an outpatient setting.

Mercy Family Clinic – Clear Lake is staffed by five physicians. Services of the clinic include primary care, x-ray, laboratory and EKG.

Clear Lake, one of Iowa's largest recreational lakes is located in north central Iowa, just two hours south of Minneapolis, Minnesota and two hours north of Des Moines, Iowa. Clear Lake, with a population of 8,100, is a family oriented community with an abundance of activities for your leisure time, from parks, golf courses, aquatic center, and recreational trails for biking and walking to award winning events and attractions, you'll find fun for the entire family. Enjoy year around events such as, concerts in the park, winter kite festivals, art, craft and antique shows, Harvest Fest, and Christmas by the Lake. Clear Lake is a community with excellent school systems and located just minutes from the municipal airport. This community is loaded with quaint shops and antique stores in a revitalized downtown business district for that out of the ordinary shopping experience. Enjoy a community full of warm hospitality and a unique, beautiful setting.

Cresco, Iowa

Regional Health Services of Howard County (RHSHC) is a unique consortium of health care services provided to the residents (approx. 10,000) of Howard County and its neighboring communities. Services include: the Cresco Medical Clinic, Community Health Services, Hospital Services, Howard Residential Care Facility/Patty Elwood Center, and the Lime Springs Medical Clinic. Our health care team includes three family practice physicians, one surgeon, two physician assistants and one advanced registered nurse practitioner at the Cresco Medical Clinic. The clinic provides a full range of family medicine, including obstetrics and geriatrics, and is conveniently attached to the 25-bed hospital. We offer an array of specialty clinics with providers from Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Gundersen Clinic in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and Decorah, Iowa.

RHSHC is located in scenic Northeast Iowa with the Minnesota border ten miles to the north and the Mississippi River only an hour's drive to the east. Howard County offers a wide variety of outdoor activities from recreational trails to boating, swimming, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and during the winter months, snowmobiling and cross-county skiing. The Cresco Fitness Center is a large facility with an indoor track, indoor pool, hot tub, large gymnasium, and fitness/weight equipment. The local public and private school systems are excellent, and students benefit from an association with the Northeast Iowa Community College, with an education center located in Cresco, that allows them to accumulate college credits while still in high school.

Emmetsburg, Iowa

Palo Alto County Health System serves the health care needs of the 10,000 residents of Palo Alto County through a continuum of care including hospital services, three medical clinics, emergency medical services, senior housing, a long-term care facility, and home health care services. Five Family Medicine physicians, two PAs, and three ARNPs provide care in this vibrant community located in Northwest Iowa, just 40 miles from the Lake Okoboji resort area. In Emmetsburg, the Family Practice Clinic is conveniently attached to Palo Alto County Hospital, allowing easy access for acute care rounds, obstetrics, lab and radiology services, specialty clinics and emergency medical services.

Palo Alto County Hospital appreciates strong community support and a large hospital endowment. An eleven million dollar construction/renovation project completed in 2010 provides many updates including private rooms for acute, obstetrics and long-term care, a new outpatient surgery center, expanded area for specialty clinics, and technology updates for electronic health record.

Palo Alto County Health System is located in Emmetsburg, Iowa, a community known as the "Irish Capital of Iowa". Located on Five Island Lake, Emmetsburg offers many year-round recreational opportunities, excellent schools including public, parochial, a community college and a satellite four-year college, a community wellness center, a lakeside golf course and community center, a casino resort and much more. A variety of housing is available including three lakeshore developments on Five Island Lake. Visit us to see how you can enjoy the comfort and safety that comes with small town living.

Hampton, Iowa

Franklin General Hospital is a rural hospital with 25 acute care beds, a primary care clinic (Franklin Medical Center) and a 52-bed nursing facility providing high quality care in a rural setting for the nearly 11,000 residents of Franklin County. This "hometown" care includes the full continuum of primary healthcare, excluding obstetrics. To keep pace with the health needs of the community, 4 physicians and 3 mid-level providers are currently on staff. The 30-year-old facility has had undergone extensive renovations in recent years, including two additions: a new clinic that is attached to the hospital and a new emergency wing. FGH strives to keep pace with new technologies by acquiring the most up-to-date equipment in mammography, radiology, surgery, laboratory, telemedicine, CT, physical and respiratory therapy, critical care and emergency services.

FGH also answers the healthcare needs of people outside the Hampton City limits by providing satellite clinics in Dows, Dumont and Latimer. Outpatient services provide additional health care to the community. Weekly, bi-weekly and/or monthly clinics with visiting physician specialists are offered in General Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Psychology, Podiatry, Pulmonary, Urology, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, and Audiology. For the aging population, FGH also provides access to long-term care. Here, 52 residents are cared for around the clock in a resident-centered atmosphere by qualified nursing staff. These residents have unlimited access to a physical therapist, activity director, licensed and registered dietitian, and full-time social worker.

Hampton is a lovely community with excellent schools, a new aquatic center, wellness center, and a scenic lake nearby. Hampton physicians enjoy the benefits of small town life and a patient-focused organization, enhanced by a supportive partnership with Mercy Health Network-North Iowa.

Iowa Falls, Iowa

Ellsworth Municipal Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital. In addition, EMH owns and operates four area clinics: Ackley Medical Center (2 Family Medicine physicians and one ARNP), Ellsworth Family Medicine (2 Family Medicine physicians), EMH Surgery (1 General Surgeon), and the Iowa Falls Clinic (6 Family Medicine physicians). 

EMH is located in Iowa Falls, Iowa, population 5,400, and is the only hospital in Hardin County, population 18,000. We offer a wide range of services from rehabilitation services (PT, OT, Speech, Massage and Cardiac Rehab), OB, Outpatient Mental Health Services, Emergency Department (with shared call among 14 members of the active medical staff), Radiological Services (CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, X-ray, Fluoroscopy, and Digital Mammography, Laboratory Services, Surgery, Medical/Surgical Care, Hospice, Diabetic Education, visiting specialists and much more. 

Iowa Falls boasts an excellent educational system (including an area college) and is a city with an eye on the future. It is a warm community that embraces newcomers and appreciates the importance of quality health care. Iowa Falls, known as the "Scenic City", is located on a beautiful portion of the Iowa River. We're also known as the alternative fuel capital of Iowa with bio-diesel and ethanol plants currently in production and a wind farm under development.

Mason City

Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa is a non-profit, 346-bed regional referral teaching hospital, recently recognized for the eighth year as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital nationally. Our medical staff of 293 physicians provides a full range of medical and surgical subspecialties, including Cardiac Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Nephrology, Interventional Radiology, a comprehensive Cancer Center and much more. All the diagnostic technology needed to provide quality care is available, including CT, MRI, PET, along with Pathologists and an accredited full service laboratory. Mercy's 14-county service area encompasses a population of 220,000. 

Mason City, population 30,000, is a family oriented community with low cost of living, affordable housing, excellent school systems (public and parochial), fine arts museum, dance studios, performing arts theaters, multiplex movie theaters, and a regional orchestra. Mason City, county seat of Cerro Gordo County (population 44,384) and hub of activity for North Iowa is located two hours north of Des Moines, IA, two hours south of Minneapolis, MN. Our Music Man Square Museum celebrates the legacy of Meredith Willson (composer, playwright and musician, best known for "The Music Man" and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" who was born and raised "right here in River City". Our indoor ice facility, home to NAHL's Junior A North Iowa hockey team, is located in the fairgrounds complex/events center which hosts multiple sanctioned horse shows and an AKC dog show annually. Outdoor activities abound with golf, tennis, soccer, baseball, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing. Sailing and boating are available in Clear Lake, just a 10-minute drive west. Mason City's progressive, vigorous economy has a diverse array of businesses and industries. Mason City is an excellent place to live, practice medicine, and raise a family.

New Hampton, Iowa

Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton's  health care team consists of 6 Family Medicine physicians and 2-non-physician providers. Admit patients to 18-bed completely renovated critical access hospital with annual admissions of 850. With 20,000 outpatient visits annually, we broke ground for a new clinic facility that opened summer 2009. Hospital call is shared with one Family Medicine physicians from a neighboring community, and is primarily second call backup; weekends and nights are covered by contract service. The clinic practices are supported by specialty clinics in Cardiology, Endocrinology, ENT, General Surgery, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Podiatry, Pulmonology, and Urology. Imaging services include Ultrasound, 3-D Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Digital Mammography, bone densitometry, and Nuclear Medicine. Telemedicine and teleradiology services extend our ability to provide care locally and help our patients stay close to home for most of their health care needs. Our accredited lab performs a broad range of tests. Also available are ambulatory surgical services, PT, Speech, Sports Medicine services; Wound, Ostomy, Continence Clinic. 

New Hampton combines the best of small town values with 21st century progressive ideals, and is enjoying solid economic growth. Local residents, businesses and organizations are committed to making New Hampton an even more attractive community in which to live, work and play. Known as "The City of Expanding Horizons," New Hampton (population 3,692), in north central Iowa's Chickasaw County (population 12,412), is located 2½ hours south of Minneapolis, MN and 1hour north of Waterloo, IA. New Hampton residents enjoy low taxes, low cost of living, affordable housing, excellent public and private schools, a diverse business community, and a low crime rate. Our state-of-the-art library, new fitness center, beautiful parks, challenging golf courses, summer concerts, tennis courts, swimming pool, playground, ball diamonds, picnic shelters and miles of bike trails enhance our leisure time. 

Osage, Iowa

Come "See and Feel the Difference" at Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage, Iowa. MCRHC, a Planetree Health Center, provides patient-centered care to the 11,000 residents of Mitchell County and the surrounding area. The organization operates four family-practice clinics (Osage, Riceville, St. Ansgar, and Stacyville) and a 25-bed critical access hospital with four physicians, four PA-Cs and a general surgeon. Visiting specialty physicians offer convenient and expanded health care services for local residents in Orthopedics, Otolaryngology (ENT), Urology, Podiatry, Cardiology, Surgical Services and Audiology. In addition, the facility boasts a 16-slice CT scanner, a DXA scanner and nuclear medicine. 

MCRHC provides health care services with an emphasis on "healing environments" and "healing partnerships". To help create a healing environment, MCRHC has undergone extensive renovations in recent years, including a replacement clinic in Saint Ansgar and redecorating patient rooms in the hospital. Five teams of employees meet regularly to continually improve the patient experience at the hospital and clinics. In addition, the organization is working with other network hospitals to implement an electronic health record in 2008. 

Mitchell County is located in north-central Iowa on the Minnesota border and was recently ranked in the top 15 best places to live in the Midwest by "The Progressive Farmer" magazine. The county boasts a low crime rate, low cost of living and ample recreational opportunities with the Big Cedar River threading through its center. The county seat, Osage, is located approximately 30 miles from Mason City, Iowa and 65 miles from Rochester, Minnesota.

For more information about these and other opportunities contact:

Contact: Cindy L. Scott, Physician Recruitment Leader
Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa
Mason City, IA 50401
641-428-5551 Phone
888-877-5551 Toll Free
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