The Greater Dubuque area is fortunate to have numerous health care resources available for emergency and non-emergency care.
Two hospitals, Mercy Medical Center and UnityPoint Health, The Finley Hospital, offer excellent 24/7 care for patients and their families. Both facilities have recently been recognized for their quality care:
Mercy Medical Center Achieves Magnet Re-Designation
Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque received the 134th Magnet designation in the nation in November 2004 and, in 2009, achieved re-designation as Magnet. Only 2% of the nation's hospitals have met the rigorous standards required to achieve re-designation.
Magnet recognition requires that hospitals demonstrate a strong commitment to nursing practice and the practice setting so that nurses and other clinicians are able to provide their best care.
UnityPoint Health, The Finley Hospital Rated Top 100 Hospital and Wins Coveted Everest Award
UnityPoint Health, The Finley Hospital was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency.
UnityPoint Health, The Finley Hospital also won the coveted Everest Award, which 'honors an elite special group that has reached the highest level of accomplishment on the national Balanced Scoreboard and have the fastest rates of long term improvement. The award recognizes the boards, executives, and medical staff leaders who developed and executed strategies that enabled a culture of performance improvement to grow rapidly and consistently over five years within the hospital and that resulted in setting a national benchmark for excellence in the industry.'
There are three main physician's groups: Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans, Dubuque Internal Medicine and The Tri-State Independent Physician's Association. They provide a broad range of primary care and surgical specialties.