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  • Des Moines Register names Monroe County Hospital & Clinics a winner of the Iowa Top Workplaces 2022 award

    Albia, Iowa, October 5, 2022 – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) has been named a Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register for the 7th year in a row! MCHC placed 10th out of the 55 mid-sized companies for top workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics’ Angela Freeman receives the 2022 IAHQ Outstanding Iowa Quality Professional Award

    Albia, IA, April 18, 2022 – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) is thrilled to announce that Angela Freeman, MHA/ED, CPHQ, Director of Quality, has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Outstanding Iowa Quality Professional Award presented by the Iowa Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ). “I am honored and humbled to be recognized… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Visitor Restrictions Lifted for COVID-Negative Patients

    Albia, IA, April 12, 2022 – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) has taken appropriate steps to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, including limiting patient visitors when necessary. With community transmission slowing, MCHC has lifted visitor restrictions for COVID-negative patients. COVID-positive patients will remain under… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Revised COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions

    Albia, IA, March 9, 2022 – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) is committed to the safety of our patients, visitors, colleagues, physicians, and the communities we serve. Visitor restrictions are updated as needed to help protect the safety of patients, colleagues, and community. Effective March 9, 2022, patients are allowed up to two (2)… Read more »

  • Veronica Fuhs Recognized Nationally as Rural Hospital CEO to Know

    Clive, Iowa; February 25, 2022 – MercyOne is proud to share three CEOs of MercyOne member hospitals are being recognized as 67 rural hospital CEOs to know by Becker’s Hospital Review. MercyOne CEOs earning recognition include: Dar Elbert of Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona has been with the hospital since 1987. As Chief Nursing… Read more »

  • Suspend Wellness Labs

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Albia, IA – Due to supply issues, Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) has suspended wellness labs, effective immediately.  Wellness labs have been offered to patients as a walk-in service with no provider order needed.  All labs ordered by a physician or nurse practitioner can be performed at this time. Unfortunately,… Read more »

  • SHIIP Press Release
    The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a free, objective, and confidential service offered through the State of Iowa to help people sort through confusing information about Medicare and health insurance. Trained and state-certified volunteer counselors assist thousands of Iowans annually, helping them save millions of dollars. These counselors can also upon request, assist... Read more »
  • Monroe County Health Care Foundation Glow Ball Tournament was a SUCCESS! Save-the-Date for 10/8/2022!

    Albia, Iowa, October 21, 2021 – The Monroe County Health Care (MCHC) Foundation held their first Glow Ball Tournament on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Albia Golf & Country Club. This event was very well attended, sponsored and was an overall success! This event included nine daytime holes, supper catered by Schroeder Grill, a… Read more »

  • Des Moines Register names Monroe County Hospital & Clinics a winner of The Iowa Top Workplaces 2021 Award

    Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) has been awarded as the third Top Workplace 2021 by Iowa Top Workplaces in the mid-sized business category. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are… Read more »

  • COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions in Place

    Albia, IA, September 21, 2021 – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) is committed to the safety of our patients, visitors, colleagues, physicians, and the communities we serve. Visitor restrictions are updated as needed to help protect the safety of patients, colleagues, and community. Effective September 21, 2021 patients are allowed up to one (1)… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Welcomes Dr. Joshua Harris

    Albia, IA – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) is pleased to announce that Joshua Harris, DO, will begin his medical practice at Monroe County Hospital Medical Clinic in late August 2021. Dr. Harris is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Harris completed his undergraduate studies at South Dakota State University, Spearfish, SD with a… Read more »

  • COVID-19 Reminders & Protocols

    Albia, IA – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) remains committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of health care personnel, patients, and communities served. Currently, Monroe County is sitting with the highest positivity rate in the State of Iowa. The percent positive rate is the percentage of all COVID-19 tests performed in the… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Named Top Critical Access Hospital

    Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Named Top Critical Access Hospital (May 4, 2021) For the second consecutive year in a row, Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) in Albia, IA was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for best practices in patient satisfaction in the country. One of only three… Read more »

  • MCHC Construction is Coming to an End!

    MCHC Construction is Coming to an End! Albia, IA: March 4, 2021 – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) construction project is coming to a close. What does that mean? Soon, MCHC will be opening its NEW main lobby located on the North side of the building! What else does that mean? Several changes will… Read more »

  • Seventeen nurses in the MercyOne’s Circle of Care named as Great Iowa Nurses – Leshen & Stephens (MCHC) being TWO of them!

    Seventeen nurses in the MercyOne’s Circle of Care named as Great Iowa Nurses – Leshen & Stephens (MCHC) being TWO of them! Albia, IA: March 4, 2020 – On March 1, 2021, nurses across Iowa were announced as 2021 Great Iowa Nurses, an annual award recognizing nurses that have made meaningful, last contributions to their… Read more »

  • MCHC Relaxes Visitor Restrictions

    December 16, 2020 Albia, IA – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) remains steadfast in our commitment to safety as a core value and we are working diligently to protect our colleagues and communities from exposure to COVID-19. We are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health authority guidance to… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics COVID-19 Precautions -Increases Visitor Restrictions

    November 19, 2020 Albia, IA – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC), in partnership with the CDC and local public health organizations, want to provide the safest possible environment for our patients, families, community and colleagues. Based on the latest information and surge in COVID-19 cases, one important way to enhance health and safety is… Read more »

  • MONROE COUNTY HOSPITAL & CLINICS HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED AS THE #1 TOP WORKPLACE IN THE MEDIUM SIZE BUSINESS CATEGORY BY THE DES MOINES REGISTER

    (ALBIA, IA) (September 23, 2020) – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) has been recognized as the number one top workplace in the medium size business category by the Des Moines Register. The Top Workplace program is based on employee feedback from third-party surveys that cover various facets of workplace culture such as how connect employees… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Construction Update The West Parking Lot Entrance is Reopened!

    September 8, 2020 Albia, IA – Construction is booming at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC)! With construction, comes improvements. Effective, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 the West parking lot entrance will be reopened. Construction crews have worked diligently paving and completing our new driveway and it looks amazing. The West parking lot entrance will be… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Construction Update – Entrance Changes

    August 10, 2020 Albia, IA – Construction is booming at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC)! Everything is moving forward, and the providers and employees cannot wait to share this new space with their friends and neighbors! With construction, comes changes. Effective, Monday, August 17, 2020, the current West entrance that guides patients and visitors… Read more »