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The Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC) is dedicated to providing an exceptional health care experience. Putting their patients first means delivering safe, high-quality care, in an environment of trust and satisfaction.
KHC's commitment to better serving patients began in fall 2014 with a $15 million investment to upgrade the Knoxville facility. As part of that initiative, the inpatient hospital rooms and Surgery and Emergency departments were enlarged and modernized. We also constructed a new primary care clinic, physical therapy gym and new treatment rooms.
Renovating the Knoxville health care complex was only the first step; there is so much more that we can do to enhance services and the patient experience.
The Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Foundation is raising funds to support these major initiatives.
Operating Room Expansion
Operating Room Expansion
KHC has uniquely positioned itself as a regional destination for surgical care, offering access to highly skilled surgeons representing several specialties. A wide spectrum of surgeries are performed in Knoxville, from general surgeries, orthopaedic, foot and ankle, ENT, plastic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, cataract, pain management, and others.
In December 2016, KHC introduced its NAVIO robotic-assisted surgical knee replacement system, a big advancement in precision knee surgery. KHC is the only medical facility in Iowa with surgeons, Dr. Todd Peterson and Dr. Mark Fish, certified to perform both partial and total knee replacements using this system. As such, there is peak demand for access to these skilled surgeons by persons suffering from knee pain.
The overall growing demand for surgical services has generated an urgent need for additional operating room space. The financial need for expanded operating room space, equipment, and associated air handling, and heating and cooling, is up to $5 million.
In April of 2005, Knoxville Area Community Hospital & Clinic is located in Pleasantville, Iowa. While the building has been functional, it lacks the features of a modern health care clinic, and has insufficient space to expand services or add health care providers. In addition, the facility is in dire need of aesthetic upgrades.
On March 2, 2017, the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics announced that Peoples Bank had generously agreed to donate their Pleasantville branch building at 102 N. Washington St. to the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. The bank building is connected to and lies adjacent to the Pleasantville Clinic.
The former bank building has provided the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics with an opportunity to expand its Pleasantville Clinic and offer some of the acquired building space for lease. The expanded clinic site will accommodate increased patient volumes, expanded clinical services, and additional space to provide care for patients in a healing, comfortable, and more private environment.
KHC seeks capital improvement funds to support this major investment in the Pleasantville community, aimed at enhancing and modernizing access to critical healthcare services for the area.
Watch for more information on this exciting project!