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As one of the critical businesses located in the Manning community and serving the broader IKM-Manning Community School District and rural four-county region of Carroll, Crawford, Shelby, & Audubon counties, we strive to connect our healthcare professionals with the community.

The Connect newsletter is distributed three times per year and highlights the dedicated healthcare professionals, inpatient and outpatient health services, and health recommendations for area residents.

We invite you to view the newsletter online or if you live in the service area it will be delivered to your door.


Stay connected and up to date on all things MRHC as well as important health information with our recent articles.

mental health services
Mental Health Resources at MRHC
“Based on the outcomes of our latest Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), mental health is one of the main concerns of our rural communities,” shared MRHC Education Coordinator, Julie Hodne,
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Mya Ertz
MRHC Inspires Ertz to Become a Nurse
“I always knew that I wanted to help people,” shared Mya Ertz, RN at MRHC. “I found that nursing had many different avenues to care for others, so my junior
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George Bruce
Bruce Named Outstanding Employee at MRHC
George Bruce, IT Specialist at Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC), was recognized for his exceptional performance and growth in his job and received the 2023 MRHC Outstanding Employee Award on
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Dr. Stokesbary, orthopedic surgeon
Hip Surgery Now Offered at MRHC
MRHC is excited to add hip surgeries to the list of orthopedic services offered in the Specialty Clinic. To accommodate this additional service, Dr. Steven Stokesbary, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., a Board-Certified
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Emmalee Bolin
Bolin Uses Personal Experience to Make a Difference at Recovery Center
Emmalee Bolin works as a counselor at the Recovery Center at MRHC and shares that her personal experience with addiction and recovery is what inspires her to help others. “I
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healthcare career camp
MRHC Hosts Healthcare Career Camp for Exira-EHK Students
MRHC hosted 24 students and five faculty from Exira-EHK Schools for a Healthcare Career Camp on Thursday, March 30th to introduce students to healthcare careers, tour the facility, and participate
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MRHC Patient Billing Process Update
Beginning the week of April 3rd, MRHC will begin to send the first patient statements out of our new electronic record system, Meditech, meaning that patients may receive two statements,
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Crisentia Blazek
Blazek Finds Opportunity to Grow Nursing Career at MRHC
After making her way to the United States from Indonesia, Crisentia Blazek eventually made Iowa her home and began her career as a nurse at MRHC. Blazek was born and
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Senior Life Solutions awards
Senior Life Solutions Awarded 2022 Training Site and Program Finalist of the Year
MRHC is pleased to announce that the hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program has received the 2022 Training Site and Program Finalist of the Year awards. Senior Life Solutions Program Director,
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