Emergency Department | Humboldt County Memorial Hospital

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department provides emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. We are proud to staff our Emergency Department around the clock with highly skilled registered nurses, paramedics, EMT’s and ED techs dedicated to Emergency Nursing. All of our registered nurses have advanced training in adult and pediatric emergency procedures and trauma care, and collectively bring nearly 150 years of experience to the practice of Emergency Medicine. Our paramedics, EMT’s and techs that assist in the ED are highly trained, caring and professional individuals who help to provide our patients with exceptional care.

We offer the latest diagnostic and monitoring equipment, plus the 24 hour availability of our complete Laboratory, Radiology, Respiratory and hospital owned Ambulance services. In addition to our local physician coverage, we have immediate access to many area specialty physicians to assist in providing the most comprehensive care to our patients.

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital is certified as a Community Trauma Care Facility by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of EMS, providing our community with an organized Trauma Team that is ready to respond, treat, and stabilize time critical injuries, and coordinate ground or air transport to appropriate regional Trauma Facilities.

Emergency Medical Service (EMS)

The HCMH Ambulance Service reach and exceed the ‘gold standard’ in urgent response. Emergency calls that fall under the classification of "Urgent" emergencies will set off a response from not only the ambulance crew, but available "off call" EMS personnel.

The system is highly organized with each EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) being able to establish radio contact with the Humboldt County Law Enforcement Center, the ambulance crew and the hospital. The ambulance department is leading the way to this concept and takes pride to offer this type of volunteer service to our patients.

Life Flight

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital has partnered with LifeFlight in Fort Dodge to bring rapid air transport for critically-ill and injured patients. They provide air ambulance services 24/7 to our region. The helipad is located conveniently near our Emergency Department and is able to transport patients to Fort Dodge, Des Moines, Mason City, Iowa City and Rochester.

The ability to stabilize and transport patients as quickly as possible is critical, which is why LifeFlight and its crew can be instrumental during life-threatening situations. In addition to providing transport from an emergency scene, LifeFlight also transports between hospitals if a patient is in need of specialized medical or surgical treatment.

Alan Weiss, RN ED/OPI Manager
1000 15th Street North, Humboldt, IA 50548
Phone (515) 332-7659 | Fax (515) 332-5318