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The staff at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics works very hard to provide our patients with a high level of medical expertise and services. We strive to achieve ultimate patient satisfaction in all that we do. We love to hear our patients' stories, because it means that we are providing exceptional service! Read our patient testimonials below to see what our patients are saying about us.

This past year I have received replacements in both hips, six months apart. The replacement process at Iowa Specialty is so complete that I would highly recommend the department..the instruction was wonderful, as was every aspect of the care. It is geared for success.

My name is Carrol Hill, and I live at The Meadows Independent Living in Clarion.  On January 30, 2017, I fell in my apartment when I got up to go to the kitchen.  Immediately, I felt a shooting pain in my back.  I was not close to my pull cords...

Name:  Dennis Welsh  Procedure:  Celleration Mist Therapy Procedure Dates:  October 2016 – January 2017 Procedure Location:  Clarion   1. Before your procedure, what medical conditions were you suffering from?   I had an ulceration on my left ankle that was open for over 4 years.   2. Since your procedure,...

February 2017 Patient Name:  Ida Eekhoff   Procedures: Left hip replacement (12-2016); left arm/hand surgery (5-2016); right hip replacement (10-2015); and stenosis in back (6-2015)   1. Before your surgery, what medical conditions were you suffering from?  Groin pain, knee pain, buttock pain, and back pain   2. Since your...

I was so nervous about my upcoming minor (major to me) surgery procedure.  Dr. Hill and the surgery staff and Jacob (anesthesia) did everything I asked for and made my surgery a minor thing.  Thank you to Krystal (surgery nurse) and Paula (Dr. Hill's nurse) for making sure I had...

My dad has been a patient in the Belmond facility for one week and I cannot express with words the extraordinary care he has received from the moment we walked into the ER thru his stay on the floor. Iowa Specialty offers care above and beyond any other facilities.

I highly recommend Dr. Gautam Kakade and the staff at the Clarion Specialty Hospital.

The hospital at Clarion couldn't have been nicer, and Dr. Li did a bang up job.  My scar on the right knee is straighter than the scar on my left. The physical therapy people didn't allow you to wimp out. 

"WOW, I cannot say enough good things about the surgical team, the nurses and other staff at Clarion including PT, dietary, OT etc... (I was in GOOD hands.) Would I do this again -YES."

"I am so pleased with the results and can not say enough good things about Dr. Kakade and his staff..."

"I would just like to take the opportunity to share what excellent care we received in the Belmond ER and the Belmond hospital."

Testimonial is from Linda Pingel of Fort Dodge - April 5, 2016.   When did you have knee replacement surgery? I had both knees replaced in 2003 by Dr. Li.   How was life before knee replacement surgery? It was awful. I was in so much pain. At work I...

"We had incredible staff help through our whole stay!"

"Scott (Schulte) ALWAYS has a smile..."

"I greatly appreciated the encouragement, monitoring, guidance and concern the rehab nurses provided."

"I would like to thank Trish and Emily for all the help I received after I had three stents placed in my heart."

  I am very pleased with the care I get, and I tell everyone.

We were extremely impressed with our experience at ISH – from the nursing staff to the doctors! Everyone was extremely helpful and accommodating to our needs, and we would encourage ISH to anyone. We loved our care, but more importantly the care of our baby and our birth experience. Everything...

During a discharge call back, a wife of one of our patients stated that “Not 1 person left my husband’s room without asking if we needed anything”. She was very impressed by this (she was in the medical field and kept an eye on EVERYTHING during the stay)!

We have 2 foster children living with us right now. I took them to see Dr. Griffith today in Belmond. I cannot rave about him enough! He was wonderful!!! A 10+ all the way!

Everyone made me feel so cared for.  When Brook called and asked me who my favorite was, I told her I couldn’t choose a favorite because everyone was so cheerful & caring. I have graduated to my 4 wheel walker; I even take some steps without anything. I am doing...

"What a wonderful staff that cares for the residents at Assisted Living. Before, during, and after my father passed away, everyone at Assisted Living did everything they could to make him comfortable and feel loved, with dignity and respect. Because of this wonderful staff, Dad was able to be at home, with his bride, until he left us." 

A guest staying in room 1 stopped at the nurses’ station to compliment the EVS crew on the cleanliness of the facility. She said “There’s no dust anywhere! Not even in the corners. I want them to come clean my house.” 

Life presents many challenges as we age and we have been very fortunate to have superior care for my Dad. Julie has made sure we always have our questions completely answered, she is quick to return a call when we need information, and always makes my dad comfortable by talking...

(Referring to Iowa Specialty Hospital - Clarion after having orthopedic surgery.) The nurses brought me a fan in the room. There was a nice comfy recliner for my husband to sleep in, and the nurses were very prompt answering the call lights. They even got me more mint tea when...

Belmond Campus
403 1st Street SE
Belmond, Iowa 50421
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Phone: (641) 444-3500
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Clarion Campus
1316 South Main Street
Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Phone: (515) 532-2811
Toll Free: (844) 474-4321
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