Skiff Medical Center is a standalone, not-for-profit organization. It is owned by the city of Newton, Iowa, county seat of Jasper County. Located on Interstate 80, the nation’s only east/west transcontinental interstate highway, Newton is about 30 miles east of the Des Moines metropolitan area, which has a population in excess of 400,000. The medical center is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees elected to four-year overlapping terms by Newton voters.
At Skiff, the best care is close to home™. We provide services to Jasper County residents in all major health areas, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology, obstetrics, emergency medicine, hospice, home care, laboratory, respiratory, audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The Skiff Specialty Clinic hosts more than 20 physicians specializing in cardiology, dermatology, ENT, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonology and urology. Skiff also serves the nearby communities of Baxter, Colfax and Monroe through partnerships with NewCare medical clinics, and enjoys a close relationship with the physicians of Newton Clinic and other area providers.
Skiff’s main campus in Newton has 48 beds and about 200,000 square feet of space. Attached to the hospital is a 50,000-square-foot medical office building containing local physician practices and the hospital’s physical medicine and rehabilitation center.
With more than 350 employees, Skiff is the third largest employer in Jasper County, behind the local school system and the county government.