Howard County Hospital

Find Howard County Iowa hospitals, children's and pediatric centers, patient care & medical facilities, urgent care, emergency room, ambulance, and EMS emergency services. Hospitals provide information on patients, healthcare, medical procedures, doctor visits, and medical insurance.


Regional Health Services-Howard County 235 8th Avenue West Cresco IA 52136 563-547-2101


About Howard County Hospitals

Howard County Hospitals are health care institutions that provide medical and surgical treatment in Howard County, IA. Hospitals in Howard County provide emergency care in response to injuries and sudden or severe illness, laboratory and other diagnostic services, scheduled surgeries, labor and delivery services, inpatient treatment, and recovery services. Howard County Hospitals also offer a range of support services including prescription services, family support, counseling, and home nursing services.

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Howard County Acute Care Hospitals

The vast majority of Howard County Hospitals in Howard County are Acute Care Hospitals, which provide short-term care for illness, disease, injury, or surgery. Less than 10% are Long-Term Care Hospitals, which treat chronic illness, provide rehabilitation services, and offer psychiatric care.

Teaching Hospitals in Howard County, IA

Howard County Teaching Hospitals are Hospitals affiliated with a medical school. Teaching Hospitals have a shared administration with the medical school and provide opportunities for the education and training of medical students, residents, and interns. Hospitals affiliated with Howard County medical schools also conduct research projects and trials.

Specialty Hospitals

Some Howard County Hospitals provide highly specialized health services. These Hospitals are called Tertiary Hospitals, or Specialty Hospitals. Howard County Specialty Hospitals specialize in areas of care such as neonatal intensive care, trauma services, and cardiovascular surgery. Most Tertiary Hospitals are also Teaching Hospitals. Howard County Children's Hospitals serve children and adolescents exclusively.

Hospital Systems in Howard County

Howard County System Hospitals are Hospitals that are centrally administered as one part of a broader group of health care facilities, or a Hospital System, usually as the result of a merger or acquisition. The Hospital system is typically comprised of one or more Hospitals, as well as satellite facilities and specialized facilities. Howard County Network Hospitals are similar in that they collaborate and cooperate with other health facilities and health service providers. However, in a network, the Hospitals and other service providers are administered independently. Hospitals in Howard County may also be either for-profit or non-profit.

Howard County Public Hospitals

Public Hospitals are run by Federal, Iowa State, Howard County, or local governments. The U.S. Veterans Administration operates numerous hospitals as part of its extensive health care system. Other Federal agencies that operate Howard County Public Hospitals include the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services.