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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, 

Residents of Jones County and surrounding areas are fortunate to have convenient access to Jones Regional Hospital for lab tests, exams performed by specialists, full range of therapies and scheduled surgeries. The hospital has the latest diagnostic tools, often eliminating a need of traveling to a larger hospital. 

I have personally experienced all of these services as a patient, and while at the hospital with family or friends seeking emergency care. I also have had surgeries (scheduled and unscheduled) in Cedar Rapid – the admission process in Cedar Rapids was thorough but more stressful than I experienced at Jones Regional Hospital. 

During my recent surgery at Jones Regional, I answered questions asked by different staff members to ensure that each staff member was informed of any risk during or after my surgery. A follow-up call the next day confirmed that Jones Regional Hospital is truly a “Top-One-Hundred Hospital” as noted on the banner above the entrance to the hospital. 

Phil Owen

Monticello, Iowa


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