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Emergency medicine and ER doctors


When emergencies happen, they come at you fast. That's when you need a trusted team of professionals ready to help at a moment's notice. Our emergency medicine team uses state-of-the-art equipment and training to provide emergency care around the clock. Whether you've been involved in an accident, become ill or have other emergencies, our knowledgeable and compassionate team can help. We are constantly working toward creating an excellent experience for our patients.

Skiff ER facts:

  • Our department treats at least 9,500 patients each year. 
  • ER doctors and surgeons are available 24-7 should an ER patient require immediate diagnosis and/or surgery.
  • Our department has nine beds in all, with five exam rooms, a three-cart trauma and cardiac monitoring area and an orthopedic room.
  • All our ER nurses are certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and have completed the Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC). They are also HAZMAT-certified to deal with situations involving hazardous materials.
  • Skiff is a Level IV Trauma Center, certified to treat and stabilize any trauma patient, and coordinate the transfer of the patient to the appropriate Level I, II or III Trauma Center when appropriate.
  • Our ER is fully computerized, giving physicians immediate bedside access to patients' electronic medical records.

To learn more about emergency services Skiff provides to Newton, Jasper County and the Des Moines area, call (641) 787-3199.

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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