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Skiff Foundation


Founded in 1992, the Skiff Medical Center Foundation provides health-related assistance to meet the needs of the community for generations to come. Hard-working people like you, who make generous contributions to the Foundation, become valuable building blocks that make health care more accessible, support health-care missions and make community support more available.

The mission of the Foundation is to support Skiff Medical Center in meeting the health needs of the communities it serves.

Our focus and goals:

  • New equipment and technology purchases
  • Facility renovations or expansions
  • Quality health-care programs and services

Made possible through your generosity

Thanks to community support and generous donors, Skiff has been able to make major facilities upgrades and purchase many pieces of equipment during the past several years.

Here are some of the Skiff Medical Center Foundation`s recent accomplishments:

Recent facility upgrades:

  • Upgraded an exam room in the Emergency Department to be a safe exam room for psychiatric patients
  • Remodel of the Obstetrics department and the addition of a natural birth suite
  • Support for the renovation of the Radiology department
  • Held a fundraising campaign to finance renovation of the Emergency Department and Med-Surg East wing
  • Remodel of the first-floor chapel through generous donations from a family and community organizations

Items purchased for use by Skiff:

  • Cataract surgical equipment
  • Fujinon 4440HD endoscopy suite equipment
  • Defibrillator
  • Five crash carts for standardized use throughout the hospital
  • Pediatric audiology equipment for Obstetrics
  • AccuVein vein visualization device for the Emergency Department and Med-Surg
  • Radiofrequency Ablation machine
  • Internal phone system upgrade
  • Three new exam stretchers for the Emergency Department
  • V-Scan handheld ultrasound
  • Security lock-down for Obstetrics
  • Microfiche machine for Health Information Management

Our Board of Directors

The Skiff Foundation is led by a Board of Directors who meet quarterly to make decisions regarding fundraising, contributions, and other Foundation business.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

  • Jeff King – Chair
  • Chad Klein – Vice Chair
  • Brett Altman – Board Secretary
  • Adam Otto – Treasurer
  • Amanda Price
  • Dianne Ruggle
  • Lois Vogel
  • Leisa Zylstra

Foundation and Mission Manager Leisa Zylstra is available to visit with you personally, or to give an information program at your event or service organization. She welcomes you to contact her at (641) 787-3179 or lzylstra@skiffmed.com.

Skiff Medical Center
204 N. 4th Ave E.
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 792-1273
Toll-free: (888) 792-1273

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Skiff Medical Center, a member of Mercy Health Network, is located in Newton, Iowa. We provide services to Jasper County residents in all major health areas, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology, obstetrics, emergency medicine, hospice, home care, laboratory, respiratory, audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The Skiff Specialty Clinic hosts more than 20 physicians specializing in cardiology, dermatology, ENT, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonology and urology.
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