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History

Ottumwa Regional Health Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and is a member of the Iowa and American Hospital Associations.

Over 100 Years of Caring

Ottumwa Regional Health Center began as the Ottumwa Hospital Association in 1892 and admitted its first patient in 1894. It has provided general acute care hospital service from its Pennsylvania Avenue site since 1952. The Health Center offers secondary level health care to residents in Wapello County and the seven surrounding counties.

ORHC places an increasing emphasis on relationships with neighboring community hospitals, physicians, and agencies who depend on providers in Ottumwa for specialty care. Further, ORHC strives to improve the quality of human health through local and regional collaboration at the lowest responsible cost.

Services Available

At Ottumwa Regional Health Center (ORHC), we know that people in southern Iowa and northern Missouri want and expect quality health care — and they want it close to home.

So we reach out in a wide range of healthcare capabilities — for our patients in the hospital; for outpatient, one-day services; and outreach services that we take to the people where they live. We have the professional medical expertise and the latest medical equipment to respond quickly and effectively to their medical needs. And, we reach out with the gentle touch of neighbors helping neighbors.

Ottumwa Regional is always looking for ways to improve our already recognized high standards of quality care and help limit health care costs to our patients.

Everyone at ORHC works together to exceed the expectations of our patients and families the first time…and every time.