Fort Madison Community Hospital

Dedicated to improving the health of Fort Madison and surrounding communities, FMCH provides top-quality health care services in our full-service medical facility. Being named a Top Iowa Workplace for the past five years, is evident in the personalized care that you will receive by each of our employees whether you visit one of our FMCH Clinics, the emergency department, rehabilitation services or stay with us as an inpatient. Thank you for trusting us with your health care.

 

 
 

FMCH Family Practice Clinic Welcomes Dr. David

The Family Practice Clinic at Fort Madison Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Family Practitioner, Dr. Michael David, to their team of health care providers. 

Dr. David is a Board Certified Family Practice Provider and comes to FMCH with over thirty-five years of experience, mostly in private practice in Kansas and Oklahoma.  He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from the Kansas City University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his rotating internship at Osteopathic Hospital of Wichita.  Dr. David will see patients of all ages, from newborn to geriatrics.

“I am looking forward to being part of the community, taking care of patients who need both preventative and disease management healthcare,” expressed Dr. David. “I see my role as a Family Practitioner as two-fold.  First, by building a long-term relationship and sense of trust with my patients I can help them reduce their risk factors for disease through prevention-guiding them to better health.  Second, working with my patients to dig out those diagnoses that have been elusive so an appropriate treatment plan can be prescribed and patients can regain their health.”

“I knew I wanted to be a doctor since the age of seven.  My mother became ill with tuberculosis and was sent away to be treated.  When she returned she was well again.  This piqued my interest in healing people-which carried into my scouting days and eventually landed me my first job in a hospital at the age of 16, first in the Dietary department and then as an Orderly. I eventually achieved my goal of being a Family Practice Doctor.”

FMCH Home Health Care adds Hospice Care

Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) Home Health Care will begin offering Hospice Care in early Spring 2018.  This enhanced service line will now be known as FMCH Home Health & Hospice. 

FMCH Home Health & Hospice will continue to provide in-home health care services that include medical care, personal care and rehabilitation therapy while adding hospice care. The focus will remain on teaching clients to care for themselves, manage their health challenges and remain safely in the comfort of their own homes.  By adding hospice care, these professionals will be joined by a chaplain and social worker to provide continuity of care for chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patients.  Working together as a care team, they will be able to develop a personalized plan of care to help these patients and their families through this difficult journey. 

“We are really excited to offer hospice care to our clients.  Many times we find ourselves caring for their physical needs up to the point where hospice care takes over. We want to be able to continue the medical care while also providing the emotional and spiritual care so vital when our patients are facing a life-limiting illness or injury,” expressed Deb Green, FMCH Home Health & Hospice Director.  “We are very fortunate to have the support of our FMCH Foundation to help make this opportunity possible.” Read more...

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FMCH Home Health Care adds Hospice Care

Posted on 01-12-2018

Fort Madison Community Hospital (FMCH) Home Health Care will begin offering Hospice Care in early Spring 2018.

FMCH Family Practice Clinic Welcomes Dr. David

Posted on 01-11-2018

The Family Practice Clinic at Fort Madison Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Family Practitioner, Dr. Michael David, to their team of health care providers.

FMCH Auxiliary Announces Scholarship

Posted on 01-05-2018

The Fort Madison Community Hospital Auxiliary is now accepting applications for the Health Career scholarship sponsored by the organization.

Kathleen Canella Family Scholarship

Posted on 01-05-2018

The Kathleen Canella Family, in conjunction with the Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation, is now accepting applicants for the Kathleen Canella Family Scholarship.

Ann Torgler, ER, Named a 100 Great Iowa Nurse

Posted on 05-18-2017

Ann Torgler, ER, Named a 100 Great Iowa Nurse

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Health Notes Community Newsletter

FMCH Newsletter September 2017

Posted on 10-05-2017

FMCH Newsletter September 2017

Hospital News

FMCH Employees Walk for Heart Health

Posted on 02-14-2018

Fort Madison Community Hospital employees are walking for Heart Health.

FMCH Board of Directors Announces Changes

Posted on 02-01-2018

Jim Gerdes Announces Retirement from the Board

Newborns sporting red hats for a cause

Posted on 02-01-2018

FMCH Joins Forces with the American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation for Little Hats, Big Hearts Efforts

Southeast Iowa Hospitals to Evaluate Merger

Posted on 12-22-2017

Great River Health System and Fort Madison Community Hospital look to turn competition into collaboration

Pink Heals Firetruck at FMCH

Posted on 11-29-2017

Pink Fire Truck

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Hospital Videos

FMCH Virtual Tour

Posted on 01-12-2016

Virtual Hospital Tour

FMCH Carb Counting Video

Posted on 11-11-2014

Watch this helpful video from the FMCH Dietician, Cathy Mehmert, about Carb Counting.

FMCH Sleep Studies

Posted on 11-11-2014

Watch this video to see what you will experience while getting a Sleep Study at FMCH.

IHA Hospital Hero JoAnn Lampe 2014

Posted on 11-04-2014

JoAnn Lampe, CNO named Iowa Hospital Association Hospital Hero.

New Staff & Providers

FMP&S My Care Walk-in Clinic Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner

Posted on 11-04-2014

Welcome Family Nurse Practitioner, Sara Gudenkauf

Heather Elmore, P.N.P. joins FMP&S Pediatrics

Posted on 09-16-2014

A new pediatric provider to see patients September 15, 2014.

Patient Forms

Sweet Corn Festival Registration Form

Posted on 07-24-2015

Click here for the 2015 Sweet Corn Festival Run Registration Form

Consent to Release Information

Posted on 11-04-2014

Download this form if you wish to fill out the Consent to Release Information. This form is also available at FMCH.

Televison Spots

FMCH Changing Commercial 1

Posted on 04-07-2015

There seems to be a lot of talk about the ever changing face of healthcare. But at FMCH, you can expect some things to never change.

FMCH Changing Commercial 2

Posted on 04-07-2015

There seems to be a lot of talk about the ever changing face of healthcare. But at FMCH, you can expect some things to never change.

FMCH Changing Commercial 3

Posted on 04-07-2015

There seems to be a lot of talk about the ever changing face of healthcare. But at FMCH, you can expect some things to never change.

FMCH Changing Commercial 4

Posted on 04-07-2015

There seems to be a lot of talk about the ever changing face of healthcare. But at FMCH, you can expect some things to never change.

FMCH Changing Commercial 5

Posted on 04-07-2015

There seems to be a lot of talk about the ever changing face of healthcare. But at FMCH, you can expect some things to never change.

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Top Workplace Video

FMCH Named TopWorkplace in Iowa 2015

Posted on 01-25-2016

Watch this video to see why FMCH was named a Top Workplace in Iowa for the fourth year in a row.

FMCH Named Top Workplace in Iowa 2014

Posted on 10-13-2014

FMCH Named Top Workplace in Iowa 2014

FMCH Top Workplace 2013

Posted on 11-11-2013

FMCH Top Workplace 2013

Upcoming Events

  • FEB
    26

    Community CPR

    5:00PM - 7:00 PM

    Fort Madison Community Hospital will be offering a free Heartsaver CPR AED course on Monday, February 26th 5-7 pm in the Foggy Conference Room.

  • MAR
    5

    Prepared Childbirth Series

    6:00PM - 8:30 PM

    This is a three session class series that is offered during the last trimester. Participants will attend all the session dates listed in the series. This class covers the same topics as the one-day class but over three class sessions. A tour of The BirthPlace is included. This class will prepare mom and her partner for the birth experience. Topics include: relaxation, breathing, pain control, labor & delivery, C-Section, mom & baby care and breastfeeding. A tour of The BirthPlace is included.

  • MAR
    19

    Prepared Childbirth Series

    6:00PM - 8:30 PM

    This is a three session class series that is offered during the last trimester. Participants will attend all the session dates listed in the series. This class covers the same topics as the one-day class but over three class sessions. A tour of The BirthPlace is included. This class will prepare mom and her partner for the birth experience. Topics include: relaxation, breathing, pain control, labor & delivery, C-Section, mom & baby care and breastfeeding. A tour of The BirthPlace is included.

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