• Physician joins Monroe County Hospital & Clinics

    ALBIA, Iowa – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) is pleased to announce that Tanner Crossley, DO, will begin his medical practice at Monroe County Hospital Medical Clinic in August, 2019. Dr. Crossley is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Crossley completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in Rexburg, ID with a Bachelor… Read more »

  • System-wide branding to MercyOne unifies 450+ patient care locations

    “We are excited to bring our mission and vision to life with our new unified brand. Our transition to MercyOne allows us to be more recognizable to the people and communities we serve and celebrates the remarkable work of our teams across the state to build a better-connected system of care and services,” said MercyOne… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics affiliate partner , Mercy Health Network , introduces MercyOne as new statewide name and unified brand

    The new brand initiative will better serve Monroe County Hospital & Clinics and other affiliated partners Albia, Iowa — Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) affiliation partner, Mercy Health Network (MHN), a leading health care system, today announced it will soon become MercyOne. With the name change set to officially launch Feb. 1, 2019, the… Read more »


    Ranking among the top 150 workplaces in Iowa, MCHC emphasizes a family atmosphere that focuses around patients.   Albia, IOWA (October 18, 2018)–Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by the Des Moines Register for the third year in a row. This year MCHC earned an even higher… Read more »

  • Iowa Hospital Association Awards Scholarship

    DES MOINES – The Iowa Hospital Association’s (IHA’s) Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) has awarded $182,000 in scholarships to college students from all parts of Iowa. Among those, receiving a $3,500 scholarship is Sarah Fuhs, an employee at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics who is studying for a Bachelor of Science Degree in… Read more »

  • Congratulations to Daisy Award Winning Nurse Jenn Archer, ARNP!

    Jenn Archer, ARNP, of Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (Medical Clinic), received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for 2018! DAISY Award recipients are nurses recognized for meeting and exceeding the needs of expectations of patient and families by displaying exceptional skills, compassion, respect and partnership. This DAISY nomination came from a patient of Monroe… Read more »

  • Physician joins Monroe County Hospital & Clinics

    Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) is pleased to announce that Kendra Martin, DO, will begin her medical practice at Monroe County Hospital Medical Clinic in August, 2018. Dr. Martin completed her undergraduate studies in Biology at Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. She attended medical school at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine,… Read more »

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Acquires New LUCAS® Chest Compression System to Support Rescuer Efforts

    The Physio-Control LUCAS® 3 will benefit patients and rescuers by enabling continuous consistent chest compressions in cardiac resuscitations. Albia, Iowa, April 3, 2018:  Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) will soon have an important lifesaving tool on board their vehicles. The emergency department recently announced the acquisition of 15+ Physio-Control LUCAS® 3 Chest Compression Systems…. Read more »

  • Hospital Creates $12,415,276 Impact on Local Economy

    In all, Iowa’s Health Care Sector Provides More Than 330,000 Jobs Across State ALBIA – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) generates 228 jobs that add $12,415,276 to Albia, IA’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. In addition, MCHC’s employees by themselves spend $1,700,555 on retail sales and contribute $106,233… Read more »

  • Want to stay healthy over the holidays? It doesn’t have to be a Christmas miracle.

    ’Tis the season for get-togethers, lasting memories, and good cheer. But as with any celebration, there’s always a risk of compromising health in pursuit of happiness. Dinners can lead to overeating, gatherings can spread the flu and holiday obligations can build stress. For a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season, here are a few simple… Read more »

  • Julie Vander Linden Honored with Daisy Award

    “Julie goes above and beyond her role as a nurse. She treats each and every patient as if they were her family. Her assessment skills and quick interventions contribute to her amazing patient care.”

  • Congratulations Gale Herrera!

    The 100 Great Iowa Nurses award recognizes nurses that have made meaningful, lasting contributions to their patients, colleagues, and the nursing profession, and are viewed as mentors to other nursing professionals.

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Provides Community Benefit

    $530,245 in Uncompensated Care and Health Care Services Given Annually (Albia, IA) – Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) provides $530,245 in community benefits to Monroe County, IA according to a recently completed assessment of those programs and services. That amount, based on 2017 figures, includes $339,649 in uncompensated care and $190,596 in free or… Read more »

  • The Des Moines Register names Monroe County Hospital & Clinics a winner of the state of Iowa 2017 Top Workplaces Award

    MCHC has been selected one of the “Top 150 Workplaces” by the Des Moines Register for 2016. Exclusively awarded based on anonymous employee feedback, this award reflects the value and engagement of the relationships among the MCHC employee team environment.

  • Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Enhances Local Emergency Services
    Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) is proud to announce the addition of Avera eEmergency services in Albia, IA. MCHC provides emergency services to thousands of patients in the community each year. Open 24/7, the ER is equipped to handle any patient that comes through the door. However, access to a second set of eyes... Read more »
  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 1

    Whole-Wheat Sugar Cookies Ingredients Cookies 1 1/4 cups flour 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1 egg white 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract Icing 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted 2… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 2

    Red Velvet Cupcakes Prep: 20 Minutes Cook: 25 Minutes Ingredients 1 1/4 cups cake flour 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup low-fat buttermilk 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 3

    Matcha Gingerbread Cookies   Yield: 1 dozen cookies Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 cup sweet rice flour ½ cup finely ground almond flour ½ cup chestnut flour 1½ teaspoons matcha tea, divided ¾ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 4

    Buttermilk Pralines Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup whole buttermilk 1 1/2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Dash of salt 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 1/2 teaspoons butter 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over low heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Continue… Read more »

  • Healthy Holiday Recipe Countdown – Day 5

    Pumpkin-Orange Muffins Canola oil spray 1 egg 1/2 cup skim milk 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 cup canola oil 1 tsp. dried grated orange zest 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 3/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin lightly… Read more »