Emergency Services


24 Hour Emergency Room

Crawford County Memorial Hospital has a fully-staffed Emergency Room available 24 hours a day throughout the year. All patients are accepted for care, regardless of ability to pay.

The state-of-the-art Emergency Room features two trauma bays and several private exam rooms. The ER has a separate entrance away from the main entrance of the hospital to ensure additional privacy for patients. There are several parking spaces reserved for ER patients for added convenience.

The hospital’s Emergency Department is certified as a Level IV Community Trauma Care Facility in the state of Iowa. This means the ER staff is highly trained and capable of caring for the urgent and special needs of trauma patients.

In the event of an emergency, residents are reminded to always call 9-1-1 first.


Meet Our Doctors

Medical Director

Emergency Room Providers



The Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) Ambulance department consists of highly skilled professionals who are trained to provide rapid assessment of injury and provide urgent care. Upon arrival at an accident scene, crews are able to start IV’s, stabilize patients, provide adequate airways for patients to breath (intubation), immobilize the spine, administer numerous medications, offer emotional support to family members, and much more. Their services under extreme pressure can help improve the outcomes of patients in emergency situations.

As a hospital-based county ambulance service, the CCMH Ambulance staff responds to needs throughout Crawford County. In fact, the department:

  • Covers 780 square miles of territory
  • Responds to more than 1300 calls each year
  • Provide Paramedic level support to ambulance services in surrounding Crawford County communities
  • Maintains 3 ambulances fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Each ambulance is equipped with GPS to assist with navigation throughout county
  • Transports critically ill patients to specialty care facilities when needed
In the event of an emergency, residents are reminded to always call 9-1-1 first.

Ambulance Services

Our Ambulance crews provide numerous other services for the benefit of the community. Examples include:

  • Organizing and coordinating annual day-long EMS Conference for more than 100 local participants
  • Drawing blood for lab tests for residents at Eventide, Reed House and Denison Care Center as needed
  • Standing by at area football games, rodeos and other special events throughout the county
  • Participating in community parades
  • Providing tours of the ambulances to grade school children
  • Educating and/or training area fire departments and first responders as requested
  • Serving as a clinical site for EMT students
  • Provide community education programs such as CPR and first aid
  • Work closely with other community response agencies and organizations for emergency preparedness


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This contact form is designed for general inquiries and not intended for urgent matters or medical advice. If you are seeking answers to a medical question, please contact your medical provider or call the hospital operator at 712.265.2500