Advance Directives

If you are 18 or older and mentally competent, you have the right to make decisions about your medical treatment. In the instance that you are in a situation where you are unable to make decisions regarding your healthcare or treatment, you may want to prepare with either a living will or an advance directive.

An Advance Directive provides specific directives about the course of treatment that is to be followed by health care providers and caregivers in the event you, as a patient, are unable to communicate your wishes.

A healthcare power of attorney is another option in such a scenario.

To obtain either document, please contact the MCRHC Discharge Planner at 641-732-6007.

MCRHC has been recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the fourth time MCRHC has received this national honor.

Awarded honorees are determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. To determine the 2024 list, the Chartis Center used the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charges, and financial efficiency.

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all rural and community and critical access hospitals nationally. There is no application process and recognition is solely based on performance data.

MCRHC previously received Top 100 honors in 2018, 2019 and 2023.