Stephanie Taets, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, joined the Mitchell County Regional Health Center provider team in June 2015. Taets is an Osage native and graduate of Osage High School.

She worked at MCRHC from 2002-2014 primarily as an RN in the OR/ER/Med Surg Departments. Her alma mater is Allen College, where she graduated in 2014 with her Post-Masters FNP Certification.

Taets provides care in the Emergency Department in addition to her family medicine practice in the MCRHC Riceville and Osage Clinics. She has a passion for Forensic Nursing, completing advanced training and Certification for Assault/Sexual Assault Examinations. She also provides specialty care for patients with all types of bowel and bladder dysfunction in the MCRHC Continence Care Clinic.

Taets chose a career in rural medicine because she enjoys getting to know patients for who they are as well as being able to help optimize their health. In her free time she enjoys gardening, golfing, travel, boating, and spending time with family. One of her favorite Mitchell County events is the 4th of July parade.

Certifications & Education

Medical Degree

  • Allen College, Waterloo, IA


  • Board Certified
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Locations & Contact Information

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.