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When people are seeking health care, they shouldn’t have to choose between quality and accessibility. Those who live in Newton and Jasper County do not have to make that choice, because the best care is close to home.

Skiff Medical Center is the heart of the health care community in Newton, having served as the hometown hospital since 1921. The hospital, a member of Mercy Health Network, provides services to Jasper County residents in all major health areas, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology, obstetrics, emergency medicine, hospice, home care, laboratory, respiratory, audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and massage therapy.

The Skiff Specialty Clinic hosts more than 20 physicians specializing in cardiology, dermatology, ENT, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonology and urology.

From chemotherapy to kidney dialysis, wound care to infusion therapy, Skiff provides state-of-the-art treatments for residents, eliminating the need to drive long distances for care.

Skiff enjoys close partnership with many area providers, including the physicians of Newton Clinic, an independent, multi-specialty practice. Their many providers offer health care services in the areas of family medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, internal medicine and podiatry. Newton Clinic physician’s offer 24/7 on-call coverage. ’

Newton Clinic is owned by member physicians and employs about 60 full-time staff members. The 17,000-square-foot facility, located in the Ross Medical Arts Building, includes a full-service laboratory, full-service X-ray department, obstetric ultrasound unit, fetal non-stress testing unit, video flexible sigmoidoscopy unit, treadmill and three surgical procedure/casting rooms. The physicians of the Newton Clinic primarily admit patients to Skiff Medical Center.

Newton and Jasper County are also home to a host of other health care practitioners, including chiropractors, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists and orthodontists. You can see a list of the health care providers on the chamber’s website,

In addition, when seniors in Jasper County are no longer comfortable living alone in their own home, they have a wide variety of options available to them in Newton and surrounding areas, including independent living facilities, nursing homes and assisted living complexes.

When area residents want leading-edge medical services combined with personal, compassionate care, they need look no farther than their own hometown.

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