You will always be in good hands when it comes to health care in the metro area. Council Bluffs hospitals employ more than 1,600 people, indicating the importance residents place on quality care. The city's resources include two full-service hospitals and numerous specialized clinics.

Each facility offers leading medical technology and excellent physicians, representing more than 20 medical specialties.

Area hospitals also offer educational seminars and classes to inform the community of the latest in medical technology and ways to lead a healthier lifestyle.

From pediatrics to mental health services, top-of-the-line health care is never far in the Council Bluffs area. Here's to your health ...

Jennie Edmundson Hospital
A 255-bed regional health center, Jennie Edmundson Hospital has a 115-year tradition of serving the health-care needs of the approximately 250,000 residents in Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa. This nonprofit hospital has more than 225 physicians on its medical staff, representing more than 20 medical specialties.

Jennie Edmundson offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and rehabilitation services. Advanced technology includes CT scanning, open MRI, new cardiac cath lab, stereotactic breast imaging monitor and linear accelerator for cancer radiation treatment.

Other specialty services include breast health center, cardiology, maternal/child health, orthopedics and sports medicine, behavioral health, employee assistance program, southwest Iowa's only certified cancer center, rehabilitation services and a dedicated occupational medicine clinic.

The hospital sponsors numerous health screenings, health fairs, forums and educational seminars and also offers a speakers bureau for area businesses, schools and civic organizations. Jennie Edmundson's Family Resource Center offers free health information for the community.

Jennie Edmundson is located at 933 E Pierce St in Council Bluffs. For more information, call (712) 328-6000 or visit its web site at

Alegent Health Southwest Iowa Medical Center

Southwest Iowa Medical Center is a member of Alegent Health, a nonprofit, community, health-care system that consistently ranks among the nation's top 20 integrated health-care networks.

With more than a century of service to the Council Bluffs community, Alegent Center offers a wide range of medical specialties, including acute care, cardiovascular services, orthopedics, women's and children's services, oncology, outpatient surgery and behavioral services.

In addition to the full range of clinical services, other specialty areas include home care and hospice, respite services, sleep lab, the Joint Replacement Center, the Heartburn Center and the Diabetic Clinic.

The medical center also sponsors numerous health screenings, health fairs, forums, educational seminars and a speakers bureau for area businesses, schools and civic organizations. More than 1,000 physicians are on the active medical staff and southwest Iowa is a major employer with more than 500 employees

Alegent Health Southwest Iowa Medical Center is located at 800 Mercy Dr. For more information, call (712) 328-5000 or visit Alegent's web site at


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