UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital


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About Us

At Finley Hospital, our top priority is you — it's putting you in the center of everything we do. We understand who you turn to for health care is a choice. That's why we want to thank you for choosing Finley Hospital. Through our shared mission, vision and values, we show our people and communities of the Tri-State Area how much they matter.

Superior Healthcare

What makes a superior healthcare experience? When a hospital combines the best technology, innovation and personal expertise all the while putting you first. At Finley, we do just that. We are proud of our many accomplishments and the quality healthcare we provide.

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Hours & Location Details

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

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Birth Care

You deserve the very best for you and your baby. Our comprehensive OB/GYN services provide individualized care, support and education throughout pregnancy, delivery, recovery and the many stages of life. Our trusted team of professionals includes family practice physicians, obstetricians, nurses and support staff. We respect your individual needs and goals, promote family-centered care and offer the resources you need to prepare for your growing family.


(563) 583-BABY

Emergency Department

Our emergency department is open 24/7 and designed to keep people with symptoms of respiratory illness and those with other ailments in separate areas.

If you or a loved one experience symptoms of heart attack or stroke, do not hesitate to call 911 or visit our emergency department. Any delay could result in long-term health effects or even death.

All ER patients and their visitors should enter the ER on Grandview Avenue. Parking for ER patients and their visitors is available in the parking lot in front of the ER. If unable to drive to the ER, please call 911 for immediate assistance.


(563) 582-1881


Our imaging technologies include Computed Tomography (CT), MRI, Mammography, 3D Mammography, PET/CT, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound.


(563) 589-2402

To schedule appointments, including mammograms, call: (563) 557-2787 (press option 1)



All test results are reported to your licensed practitioner so they can discuss the results with you.  The laboratory is located on the second floor of the hospital. Please enter through Finley Hospital's main entrance and proceed to the main desk for assistance.


Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Closed holidays.


(563) 589-2431

Phone Directory

General Information/Patient Numbers/Customer Feedback (563) 582-1881

Admitting/Registration (563) 589-2461

Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit (877) 918-5185

Billing Department (844) 849-1260

Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation (563) 589-2552

Central Scheduling (563) 557-2787

Chaplain (563) 589-2534

Environmental Services (563) 589-2433

Dietitian - Outpatient (563) 589-2324

Family Birthing Suites (Maternity Services) (563) 589-2406

Financial Assistance (844) 849-1260

Finley Health Foundation (563) 589-2586

Finley-Hartig Homecare 800-588-8707

Food and Nutrition Services (563) 589-2412

Gift Shop (563) 589-2429

Human Resources (563) 557-2751

Kehl Diabetes Center (563) 589-4899

Medical Records (Health Information Management) (563) 589-2441

Occupational Health (563) 585-1290

Pain Clinic (563) 557-2894

Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) (563) 589-2656

Radiology/Imaging (563 )589-2402

UnityPoint Clinic - Cardiology (563) 589-2557

UnityPoint Clinic - Urology (563) 557-5971

UnityPoint at Home (563) 583-5833 or 877-413-1295

Visiting Nurse Association (563) 556-6200 or 800-862-6133

Volunteer Services (563) 589-2643

Wendt Regional Cancer Center (563) 589-2468

Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center (563) 557-2734



Primary Stroke Center Certification (DNV)
Finley Hospital has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by Det Norske Veritas, Inc. (DNV). The DNV Primary Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association and affirms that Finley Hospital addresses the full spectrum of stroke care - diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.
College of American Pathologists (CAP)
Finley Hospital's Laboratory and Pathology departments are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The CAP's Laboratory Accreditation Program has been the leader in laboratory excellence for over 50 years. They are recognized as a global leader in improving the quality of services using established performance standards. They use a collaborative process that fosters an environment of continuous improvement, so patients can be assured they are receiving accurate laboratory results in a timely manner.
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
Finley Hospital is also certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF is an independent, nonprofit organization whose accreditation assists service providers to improve the quality of services and meet rigorous standards.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
Finley Hospital's Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM is the highest level of accreditation for sleep centers across the US. Finley is the only sleep center in Dubuque to receive this level of accreditation. Organizations that are accredited by AASM must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center's goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.
American College of Radiology
Finley Hospital's radiology department has earned four accreditations from the American College of Radiology (ACR) in Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Mammography, CT and MRI. ACR Accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging. By receiving the ACR's Gold Standard in Accreditation, patients can be assured that we provide the highest level of image quality and safety by documenting that our facility meets requirements for equipment, medical personnel and quality assurance.

Awards & Recognition

Hospital Quality Awards

  • Finley Hospital Receives Chest Pain - MI Registry Award Silver by the American College of Cardiology
  • Finley Hospital Earns Primary Stroke Center Certification from DNV
  • Finley Hospital Named to Chest Pain – MI Registry by American College of Cardiology
  • Wound and Hyperbaric Center Receives National Center of Excellence for Clinical Achievements for the 6th Year in a Row
  • Finley Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation
  • Finley Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Maternity Care
  • Finley Earns an "A" Rating in The LeapFrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score
  • Wound and Hyperbaric Center Receives Gold Seal of Approval
  • Finley Scores Four Stars on Hospital Star Rating Report
  • Finley Scores Top 5 Nationwide for Safety and Respect
  • Wound Care Center Receives Revered National Award for Excellence in Wound Care
  • Finley Earns an "A" Rating in The LeapFrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score
  • Visiting Nurse Association – Clayton County Receives Guardian of Excellence Award
  • 15 Highest Scoring Hospitals for Patient Safety
  • Wound Care Center Receives Revered National Award for Excellence in Wound Care
  • Finley Named to 100 Great Community Hospitals

Dr. John Finley Excellence in Medicine Award

About the Award & How to Nominate

Dr. John Finley's legacy lives on each and every day in the providers, staff and employees at UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital. Dr. Finley had the reputation for being a kind man with a deep, invested interest in his patients. The same values can be seen in the actions of providers practicing at Finley Hospital 125 years after Dr. Finley traveled by horseback to see patients in the Dubuque area.

Community members, patients, and Finley team members are invited to nominate members of the Finley medical staff for the Dr. John Finley Excellence in Medicine award.

An Outstanding Nominee Includes:

  • A person who goes above and beyond the call of duty to serve others. This could include community involvement with service organizations or demonstrating a strong desire and/or passion to help patients
  • A person who exemplifies the FOCUS Values of Fostering Unity, Owning the Moment, Championing Excellence and Seizing Opportunities on a daily basis
  • A person who gives of their time and expertise to develop and enhance quality initiatives within the hospital
  • A person who is committed to being at the forefront of clinical excellence and expertise in their specialty

The award is typically presented annually during Doctors' Week.


  • 2023: Dr. Andrew Vanderheyden
  • 2022: Dr. David Oppert & Dr. Keith Shaw
  • 2021: Dr. David Arnold
  • 2020: Dr. Bryan Pechous & Dr. Braden Powers
  • 2019: Dr. Hunter Fuerste
  • 2018: Dr. Thomas Lally
  • 2017: Dr. Alex Horchak
  • 2016: Dr. Ronald Iverson
  • 2015: Dr. Ronald Schope
  • 2014: Dr. John Viner

Caring Heart Award

About the Award & How to Nominate

The Caring Heart Award is designed to recognize Finley Hospital employees, volunteers and Visiting Nurse Association employees who exemplify the spirit of "The Caring Heart." Nominations can be submitted by any visitor or patient. The Caring Heart committee selects one winner each month from the nominations received. Winners receive a departmental award ceremony, a designated parking space and signed certificate acknowledging their accomplishment.

Caring Heart Award recipients personify our FOCUS Values of: Fostering Unity, Owning the Moment, Championing Excellence and Seizing Opportunities.

The Caring Heart Award nominations are reviewed each month by a team of Finley team members who represent a cross-section of hospital departments. The award winner selection is based on the details of the nomination and examples of how the nominated employee has delivered exceptional service and care.


It could be said that Finley Hospital feels like a home away from home. The warm, friendly staff exudes a sense of family and unity with their patients and with one another. What many may not know is that Finley actually was a residence, belonging to Dr. John W. Finley and his wife, Helen.

Dr. Finley was Dubuque's first general physician and the second permanent physician of both the county of Dubuque and the state of Iowa. He had the reputation for being a kind man with a deep, invested interest in his patients. This was a well-earned reputation, for Dr. Finley would travel many miles by horseback to attend to patients in surrounding areas and would even help with household chores before getting back on the saddle and traveling to another patient in need. He and his wife were very active within the Dubuque community, belonging to the early settlers' group, helping to organize the Presbyterian Church and forming the Northwest Medical Society (currently known as the Dubuque County Medical Society).

Dr. Finley always wanted to establish a medical school and a hospital. Unfortunately, his efforts to do so were unsuccessful and he eventually passed away before he could see his dreams come to fruition. Helen helped to honor one of her deceased husband's two wishes. In her will and testament, she specified that her estate should be used to establish a hospital in Dubuque named after her husband. The articles of incorporation for The Finley Hospital Company were adopted February 21, 1890, and the Finley residence transformed into a 27-room hospital with only 40 beds.

Although Finley has grown rapidly from its humble beginnings, now housing 126 beds, it still prides itself in carrying on the legacy of Dr. Finley's compassion and active involvement in the community. It is without a doubt that Dr. Finley would be proud of the way Finley Hospital takes care of our neighbors by making sure each patient is treated as an individual with different needs.

Finley Hospital 125th Anniversary