By Bringing Specialty Medical Care Close To Home We Save Our Community Members Travel Time And Inconvenience.

Most procedures can be performed at YOUR local hospital, Palo Alto County Hospital instead of having to unnecessarily travel out of town. If your specialist recommends a surgical procedure or a additional testing, be sure to ask that it be done at YOUR local hospital, PACH.

At Palo Alto County Health System, we take extra care to make sure you are comfortable before and after surgery.


Inpatient & Outpatient Surgery

PACHS has a fantastic team of surgeons that perform both inpatient and outpatient procedures.

Important Surgical Procedure Information

  • Scheduled Surgery

    Available Monday - Friday. Your surgical procedure will be scheduled through your Surgeon's office.

  • Anesthesia

    Coverage provided by Northwest Iowa Anesthesia, Inc.

  • Pre-Admission Teaching & Education

    You will receive a phone call from a PACHS nurse and a call from your surgeon's office with instructions for your you surgery as well as to answer any questions your might have.

If You Need More Information, Call 712.852.5500 To Talk Our Team In The Surgery Department.


Emergency Surgery

24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week

If you feel you are an immediate threat to yourself or others (violent, threatening violence, suicidal) - call 911 or 988 to speak with someone.

988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.