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Ottumwa, Iowa

Ottumwa Regional Health Center is a full service acute care hospital plus a trauma and referral center licensed for 217 beds, providing medical care to the residents of southeastern Iowa and northern Missouri. The hospital's emergency service operates as a Level IV Trauma Center. Some of the other services utilizing the latest in technology include a cancer center, cardio-pulmonary rehab center, sleep disorder center, and a women and family center. There are over 70 highly skilled physicians, representing 30 specialty areas of medicine.

The Community

Ottumwa, the city of bridges, is located in southeastern Iowa. The Des Moines River runs right through Ottumwa, providing a beautiful backdrop to a vibrant region. It is where business, nature, recreation and entertainment meet. Stroll along the levee trail, fish from the banks, or enjoy boating. With a variety of historical attractions, cultural resources, and recreational opportunities, residents never have a shortage of things to do. The Bridge View Center offers exceptional convention and meeting space as well as a state of the art performing arts theater. Lake Wapello State Park offers 1,150 acres of beautiful wooded hillsides and a lake to hike, cross country ski, boat, fish and swim. A family oriented community of 25,000, Ottumwa offers a low cost of living and outstanding public and private education facilities.

RegionalCare Impact

RegionalCare's impact in Ottumwa and southeastern Iowa includes an overall initial investment in the hospital of $127 Million. These monies were used to upgrade the facility, add a new cath lab, pay off hospital debt and together with hospital cash and savings provide the funding for a new multi-million dollar foundation.  Under the direction of an independent all-community board of directors, the foundation’s work will be far reaching to benefit health and wellness programs providing new services and educational funding for all of the surrounding area. Already, six new physicians have been recruited to ORHC to date and an additional 12-15 more are currently being recruited, efforts that bring signification new health care services, additional jobs and revenue to Ottumwa.