Category: News

USDA Awards $8.4 Million in Grants to Rural Iowa Hospitals in 12 Counties to Improve Health Care for Iowans

State Director Greenfield announces Emergency Rural Health Care Grants for facilities in Calhoun, Clayton, Delaware, Hamilton, Humboldt, Mahaska, Mitchell, Monroe, Page, Poweshiek, Sioux, and Wright counties GRINNELL, Iowa, Nov. 17, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director in Iowa Theresa Greenfield today announced that USDA is awarding $8,464,200 in grants for… Read more »

MCHC Mammography Program Passes Annual Inspection

MCHC Mammography program passes annual inspection Albia, Iowa, December 15, 2022 – According to the American College of Radiology, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among American women. Women at age of 40 and higher should receive a mammogram every year. Recently, an annual mammography inspection was completed at MCHC by the… 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 »