Pottawattamie County Hospital

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Mercy Hospital 800 Mercy Drive Council Bluffs IA 51503 800-253-4368


About Pottawattamie County Hospitals

Pottawattamie County Hospitals are health care institutions that provide medical and surgical treatment in Pottawattamie County, IA. Hospitals in Pottawattamie 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. Pottawattamie County Hospitals also offer a range of support services including prescription services, family support, counseling, and home nursing services.

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Pottawattamie County Acute Care Hospitals

The vast majority of Pottawattamie County Hospitals in Pottawattamie 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 Pottawattamie County, IA

Pottawattamie 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 Pottawattamie County medical schools also conduct research projects and trials.

Specialty Hospitals

Some Pottawattamie County Hospitals provide highly specialized health services. These Hospitals are called Tertiary Hospitals, or Specialty Hospitals. Pottawattamie 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. Pottawattamie County Children's Hospitals serve children and adolescents exclusively.

Hospital Systems in Pottawattamie County

Pottawattamie 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. Pottawattamie 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 Pottawattamie County may also be either for-profit or non-profit.

Pottawattamie County Public Hospitals

Public Hospitals are run by Federal, Iowa State, Pottawattamie 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 Pottawattamie County Public Hospitals include the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services.