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North Iowans have access to the very best in health care. Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa has a reputation for quality, based upon past performance and a total dedication to excellence. The Mason City hospital referral region ranks 24th out of 306 health markets in the United States, according to the Commonwealth Fund, which does scorecards for health care performance. The area is extremely privileged to have a health care organization with this size, stature, and breadth of medical specialties and capabilities.

As one of the region’s largest employers, Mercy played a leadership role in Mason City’s quest to become a Certified Blue Zones Community. Our health care professionals understand the importance of total well-being to overall health.

Local specialists in cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic and vascular surgery, urology, dermatology, orthopedics, neurology, oncology, dialysis, and many other fields supplement a strong network of family physicians, internists, obstetrics/gynecology specialists, and pediatricians.

Medical specialists in private clinics treat patients of all ages. The area’s largest, Mason City Clinic, is located on Mercy’s East Campus and is managed by the basic tenet that specialists working together in the same organization can provide patient-centered services in one convenient location.

In addition, each month physicians travel to rural communities throughout the 14-county area, providing more than 100 specialty clinics ensuring rural residents receive needed specialty care close to home.

Health care does not end with a visit to the family doctor in Mason City. Chiropractors, optometrists, dentists and therapists are readily available.

North Iowa senior citizens have the choice of several independent living facilities, assisted-living complexes, nursing homes, and adult day care/health facilities. For those wishing to remain at home, the Meals on Wheels program helps seniors maintain good nutritional health without the worry of preparing meals. For social interaction, senior centers in Clear Lake, Mason City and Ventura offer a well-rounded calendar of activities each month.

North Iowa residents enjoy the technology, services and resources of a major modern medical center within a family atmosphere of a hometown health care center.

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