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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. Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa has received both state and national recognition for their Birth Center, Bariatric Center, Heart & Vascular Institute, Center for Breast Health, Cancer Center, Stroke Center, Diabetes Center, Acute Rehabilitation Unit, home care and laboratory services. The area is extremely privileged to have a health care organization with this size, stature and breadth of medical specialties and capabilities.

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, 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.