Skiff Medical Center is a standalone, not-for-profit organization. It is owned by the city of Newton, Iowa, county seat of Jasper County. Located on Interstate 80, the nation's only east/west transcontinental interstate highway, Newton is about 30 miles east of the Des Moines metropolitan area, which has a population in excess of 400,000. The medical center is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees elected to four-year overlapping terms by Newton voters.
Skiff has a well-deserved reputation for bucking the trend of diminished health care in rural America by enhancing the quantity and quality of its services during the last two decades. This has been accomplished by expanding, remodeling and providing technological improvements to its physical facilities and by adding new physicians. Skiff employees and local doctors are known for their highly productive "Iowa work ethic," emphasis on compassion and quality patient service, and loyalty to Skiff and the community.
Skiff's main campus in Newton has 68 beds and about 200,000 square feet of space. Attached to the hospital is a 50,000-square-foot medical office building containing local physician practices and the hospital's physical medicine and rehabilitation center. Freestanding medical clinics owned by Skiff are located in nearby communities Colfax, Baxter and Monroe.
With more than 350 employees, Skiff is the third largest employer in Jasper County, behind the local school system and the county government. – less – More from ZoomInfo »