UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center

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Since 1919, people from across east central Iowa have relied on the health care professionals at UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center for their health care needs. A private, nonprofit, non-tax supported medical center with 49 beds, UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center serves more than 47,000 residents in Poweshiek, Jasper, Benton, Iowa, Mahaska and Tama counties. With about 50 physicians and advanced practice clinicians and 400 employees, we are the largest hospital in Iowa between Des Moines and Iowa City.

Like health care itself, we are always evolving and growing to meet the needs of area residents. From birth to end-of-life, we provide big city medicine with small town hospitality. We are dedicated to living our mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Location Details

Free parking for patients and visitors is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the lot directly in front of the medical center's main entrance. Patients and visitors are asked not to park in reserved areas or marked designated areas. Parking is allowed on the emergency department ramp for patients being seen in the emergency room.

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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Department Information

Chemotherapy & Infusion

Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite

Receive your chemotherapy, injections and infusion treatments close to home. Located on the first floor of Grinnell Regional Medical Center, the Auxiliary Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite was made possible thanks to a generous donation from the GRMC Auxiliary and other donors. For assistance getting your physician orders to the Auxiliary Chemotherapy & Infusion Suite or to schedule a walk-through tour, please call (641) 236-2395.


  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Laboratory Wellness Screening
Available on a walk-in basis, without a doctor's order.

UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center offers several blood tests to help you best monitor your health. We're here to make it convenient for you to stay on top of your key numbers for your best health.

  • Wellness screenings are available without an appointment.
  • Come to the hospital admitting area to request the screenings you need.
    • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, 7 a.m. to Noon
  • Cash, check or credit card payment is due at the time of the test. We don't require a physician's order for the test or ask for health insurance.
If you have questions, call (641) 236-2373 for more information.


Chemistry Panel and CBC $35*
Chemistry Panel $35*
CBC $10
TSH $15
PSA $20
A1C $17
Vitamin D $25
Vitamin B12 $25
 Ferritin $25
ABO/RH $20

*Fasting is necessary for the Chemistry Panel. You will need to fast for 10-12 hours prior to the Chemistry Panel Wellness Screen.

Nutritional Services

The Nutrition Therapy Department at UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient services and programs from registered dietitian nutritionists to keep you healthy. Eating a healthy and balanced diet reduces your chances of developing heart disease, cancer, obesity, osteoporosis, stroke, anemia, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. 

Individual Nutrition Counseling

The Nutrition Therapy Department offers one-on-one nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian. Physician referrals are required and can be faxed to the dietitians at (641) 236-2044.

Community/Worksite Wellness Presentations

The dietitian can prepare nutrition-related presentations or booths for your community event or health fair. Please contact a dietitian to inquire about availability.

Outpatient Support

Nutrition services are also available through the Diabetes and Nutrition Education Clinic. The clinic is devoted to helping individuals on their personal wellness journeys and offers information, instruction and support through educational programs and counseling sessions.

Talk with your doctor about scheduling an appointment with one of our clinic experts. A healthcare provider referral is required for a consultation with the Diabetes and Nutrition Education Clinic team.

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Cardiac Rehabilitation

The cardiac rehabilitation department at UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center is a Phase II program that provides monitored exercise and educational instruction to outpatients with heart disease. The education may cover topics such as risk modification, nutrition, medications, exercise plans and stress reduction.

  • Phase II cardiac rehabilitation is for patients after discharge from the hospital who have experienced a qualifying cardiovascular event or procedure.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program assists individuals with chronic lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and chronic bronchitis. 

  • Admission to the pulmonary rehabilitation program requires the patient have a medical diagnosis of a chronic respiratory condition or pulmonary function testing that shows moderate to severe COPD.
  • We also see patients with other respiratory diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and asthma. These patients should also have had a pulmonary function test completed, but there are no minimum requirements.

The goal of the outpatient program is to help patients function at their highest capacity through strength training and exercise, medical management, nutrition education and emotional support. The program also encourages self-management, to decrease symptoms and complications, and ideally, reduce hospitalizations.

For more information about the programs, please call (641) 236-2411 to speak with the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation team.

Rehabilitation Services (Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy)

We provide inpatient rehabilitation services to help our patients regain strength to improve independence for discharge.

This might look like the following:

  • Walking
  • Balance practice
  • Learning about assistive devices and doing trainings
  • Assisting daily activities of living
    • Bathing
    • Dressing
    • Toileting
  • Communication
  • Swallowing
Outpatient Services

Our team of physical, occupational and speech therapists also provide outpatient therapy as needed. Call (641) 236-2364 to learn more about our outpatient services.

Surgical Services at Grinnell Regional Medical Center

We are proud to offer a full spectrum of care, providing our patients access to traditional and specialty surgical services including bariatrics, ENT, general, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, thoracic and urology. To learn more about our surgery options, call (641) 236-7511.

Surgical Quality Partner of the American College of Surgeons 

American College of Surgeons Surgical Quality Partner logoAs one of only three American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Quality Partners in Iowa, we’re committed to the highest standards of surgical care. This designation reflects our proven record of adhering to the most rigorous standards in surgical quality – to minimize complications, improve outcomes and save lives. When you see the ACS Surgical Quality Partner mark in our hospital, you can trust that we’re dedicated to quality and relentless self-improvement.

Bariatric Surgery Quality Distinctions

Bariatric Surgey Accredited Center.pngWe're one of only a few rural hospitals with the distinction of Bariatric Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This demonstrates the high quality of our hospital, staff and procedures.

Since 2006, we have received the highly respected Wellmark Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery. This designation means we have good outcomes for overall patient safety and bariatric procedures.

Schedule an appointment or consultation with UnityPoint Health - Grinnell General Surgery and Weight Loss Surgery Clinic by calling (641) 236-4323.

Imaging Services at Grinnell Regional Medical Center

At Grinnell Regional Medical Center, our team of skilled technologists and board-certified radiologists provide quality diagnostic imaging with a focus on patient care, comfort and privacy.

We offer imaging technologies including:

  • 3D digital mammography
  • Bone density testing
  • X-ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Computerized tomography (CT)
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound imaging – to support women’s health with obstetrical imaging in addition to abdominal, vascular and echocardiography services

This team provides 24-hour coverage at GRMC. Contact Imaging Services at GRMC by calling (641) 236-2355.

Care You Can Trust

American College of Radiology Mammography Accredited logo.jpgThe American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation assures our patients that GRMC will provide quality diagnostic testing while adhering to the highest imaging standards. Trust and confidence in our imaging equipment and our technologists’ abilities will help us best serve our communities.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of mammography image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

Pink Ribbon Facility

It’s important to remember that breast cancer screenings are performed all year round, and the most important thing is not when you get screened but to complete annual screening any time throughout the year if recommended by your doctor. GRMC is proud to be recognized for excellence in breast health as a certified Pink Ribbon Facility by Hologic®. Our digital 3D mammography is the best screening tool available for breast cancer detection. Talk to your primary care provider or call (515) 241-6111 to schedule a mammogram in Grinnell.

Community Commitment

Community Health Needs Assessment

As part of our mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve, we strive to provide exemplary health care as well as health education and screenings to the public.

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Community Sponsorship

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center is proud to support non-profit organizations in the communities we serve.

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Quality Measures

At UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center, we strive for service excellence and are committed to publicly sharing quality data related to clinical outcomes, patient safety and patient experience.

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LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

Creating a welcoming experience and environment is at the core of our mission, vision and values. We believe healthcare equality is paramount in being a leader in our community and beyond. UnityPoint Health - Des Moines' Central Iowa hospitals, including Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Blank Children's Hospital, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Methodist West Hospital and Grinnell Regional Medical Center, have been named leaders in LGBTQ+ healthcare equality.
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Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Scholarship

We recognize the critically important role EMS holds for the overall health and well-being of our local communities and the challenge these vital services are facing. In response, UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center medical staff voted in 2022 to fund a scholarship for emergency medical service (EMS) students or services in Poweshiek County and surrounding areas.

  • The scholarship provides up to $750 of reimbursed cost to a student affiliated with local EMS or local EMS departments upon completion of an authorized EMS training program.
  • New and existing EMS volunteers are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, please contact Grinnell Regional Medical Center administration at (641) 236-2300.

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