The following release is from an investor organization of the Alliance & Chamber.
Organization focused on expanding access to health care
WATERLOO – The health and well-being of our community is dependent on the health care available, the personal choices we make, and the places we live, learn, work and play. With the needs of our community in mind, Covenant Clinic is expanding health care access to the people of Waterloo by adding a new location at 220 Franklin Street.
“Covenant Clinic is proud to have such a vast clinic offering throughout the metro area and in rural communities throughout northeast Iowa,” said Jeff Halverson, Vice President of Covenant Clinic. “With a high focus on good health, we are always seeking opportunities to improve access for patients.”
Construction is currently underway to allow this new Covenant Clinic location to share the building already home to Family Video. The location will provide health care services to assist patients of all ages, including but not limited to preventive health exams, minor injury care and disease management.
This new Waterloo location will grant community members an additional entry point to the broad network of Covenant Clinic specialists and services offered by Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa.
Covenant Clinic Franklin Street is set to open before the end of the year. The facility joins Covenant Clinic which consists of a network of primary and multi-specialty physicians along with all the services offered at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, and Mercy Hospital in Oelwein.
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Iowa is a faith-based 511-bed, not-for-profit, comprehensive
medical/surgical health care provider offering acute levels of medical care at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo; Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, and Mercy hospital in Oelwein. Its services in the region also include Covenant Clinic with more than 107 primary care and specialty providers; Covenant Foundation, Sartori Health Care Foundation and Mercy Hospital Foundation. Areas of excellence include cardiology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, maternity and NICU, cancer treatment, minimally invasive and Bariatric surgery. The Iowa operations have been part of a 140 year system of care sponsored by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, formerly incorporated in 1983. In 2016, the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters transferred their Iowa operations to Mercy Health Network, an Iowa-based health care system based out of Des Moines, Iowa.
Mercy Health Network (MHN) is an integrated system of member hospitals and other health and patient care facilities united into one operating organization to improve the delivery of healthcare services to the people of Iowa and adjoining states. MHN’s sponsors own and operate medical centers and other services in Clinton, Des Moines, Dubuque, Mason City, and Sioux City and community hospitals in six other locations. In addition, MHN has 27 members who participate through contracts for management and other services. Mercy Health Network (MHN) was founded in 1998 under a joint operating agreement between two of the largest Catholic, not-for-profit health organizations in the United States: Catholic Health Initiatives, based in Englewood, Colorado, and Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Michigan.