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Find Top Health Care Close to Home in Story County

Residents can easily access high-quality medical facilities in the Ames, IA region.

By Kevin Litwin on May 25, 2021

Ames, Story County, IA
Jeff Adkins

Should a health issue arise, Ames/Story County residents don’t have to travel far to find high-quality care.>

The region is home to Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic and Story County Medical Center, and each facility is staffed with talented individuals who are ready to help patients get back to normal.

Story County Medical Center in Nevada, IA

Located in Nevada, Iowa, along with a clinic in Maxwell, Story County Medical Center (SCMC) provides care for the entire family. The center, which has been part of the community since it opened in 1996, offers same-day appointments for acute injuries and illnesses. Plus, SCMC boasts the only on-site helipad in Story County for air emergency transport.

Ames, Story County, IA
Jeff Adkins

McFarland Clinic Serves 12 Communities in Iowa

Five physicians founded McFarland Clinic – one of Iowa’s first multispecialty clinics – in January 1946. Today, it is Iowa’s largest physician-owned multispecialty clinic, welcoming over 1 million patients annually. A total of 280 providers and 1,000 staff members offer primary care. The network serves patients who live in 12 Iowa communities, and additional physician outreach clinics serve those in other areas.

Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA

Founded in 1916, Mary Greeley Medical Center (MGMC) in Ames boasts over 190 professionals who have expertise in 50 specialties and subspecialties. Patients from 13 central Iowa counties visit this 220-bed hospital for services ranging from behavioral health and cancer care to orthopedics, cardiac care and diabetes care. MGMC won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest recognition for performance excellence, and a prestigious Magnet Designation, the nation’s top recognition for nursing quality.

Learn more about Ames and Story County in the latest edition of Livability Ames/Story County, Iowa.

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