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Nursing Services


Greene County Medical Center
1000 West Lincoln Way
Jefferson, Iowa 50129
(515) 386-2114

Nursing Services

Our well-trained nursing staff is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient nursing services, including acute and skilled nursing care, hospice and respite care.

We care for many different patients - those who have an acute illness, are recovering from surgery, had a recent heart attack or are battling cancer. Skilled care (a step between hospitalization and home) is also offered. Two hospice rooms are furnished to be more homelike and comfortable for families.

Inpatient Nursing Services

Acute Nursing Services
Acute nursing staff provides medical-surgical and pediatric nursing care to those who are in need of daily physician and registered nurse care.   

Greene County Medical Center works contractually with local hospice agencies to provide care to terminally ill persons.  Acute Nursing staff work together with your chosen hospice provider to care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient with a terminal diagnosis.  There are three comfortable hospice rooms with the feeling of home at the Medical Center for patients and families to be together.  We can also arrange respite care in collaboration with your hospice provider for the rejuvenation of the caregiver.  Greene County Medical Center works closely with UnityPoint Hospice and other hospice providers.

Skilled Care
Skilled care is offered to patients who require additional hospitalization after receiving treatment or a surgical procedure.  A skilled level of care means that your condition has improved, but you are not quite ready to return home. The patient may require rehabilitation, wound care, nursing observation or extended IV therapy after surgery and hospitalization.  Skilled care assists patients with a safe transition from an acute hospital setting to skilled care and finally to their homes or previous living environment. Click here for more information.

Extended Care
The Greene County Medical Center Extended Care program brings together a compassionate and dedicated team of healthcare professionals who work with families in planning and carrying out individualized care for those unable to return to a previous living arrangement. The private-pay, patient-centered program provides a more permanent, nurse-assisted living option in a warm environment.  Click here for more information.

Wound Care
Wound Care is available to treat unhealed or recurring wounds as well as wounds related to diabetes and other illnesses.

Outpatient Nursing Services

A variety of Outpatient Nursing Services are available. These include:

  • Administration of blood products
  • Administration of IV medications and antibiotics
  • IV fluid administration for hydration
  • Immunoglobin administration
  • Administration of IM and Sub Q injections, including Lovenox and Epogen
  • Wound Care including dressing change
  • Wound Vac therapy


Learn more about how you can make a nomination for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

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