Category: News

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 »

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 »