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Skiff Medical Center

HQ: Newton, IA   |  

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.


Skiff has a well-deserved reputation for bucking the trend of diminished health care in rural America by enhancing the quantity and quality of its services during the last two decades. This has been accomplished by expanding, remodeling and providing technological improvements to its physical facilities and by adding new physicians.  Skiff employees and local doctors are known for their highly productive “Iowa work ethic,” emphasis on compassion and quality patient service, and loyalty to Skiff and the community.


Competitive wages; Iowa Pension Employee Retirement System (IPERS); 403(b) tax shelter accounts; health and dental insurance; prescription drug coverage; health service discount; flexible spending accounts; paid time off (PTO); holiday premium pay; differential pay; CEU credits (16 hours per year, RNs and LPNs); continuing education opportunities; term life insurance; multiple health and wellness programs; free mammography screenings and much more.


Skiff Medical Center will be firmly established as a treasured community asset reaching beyond the medical center walls to demonstrate our dedication to wellness, the healing of the sick and the relief of suffering.
Our mission is to meet community needs by providing professionally delivered health care services which are compassionate, personalized and highly skilled.
Our shared values are: Integrity, Service, Passion, Advocacy, Responsibility, Kindness (iSpark)

  • Integrity – We are sincere and honest in everything we do. We inspire trust.
  • Service – We are unyielding in our commitment to quality through excellence, innovation and growth.
  • Passion – We are passionate about our calling: caring for our patients and each other
  • Advocacy – We are dedicated to supporting the communities we serve in everything we do.
  • Responsibility – We take ownership of our resources and are efficient and effective in using them.
  • Kindness – We value people, listen to them and care about their feelings.


At Skiff Medical Center, our employees work together to ensure a high-level of quality, compassionate patient care. By taking advantage of on-the-job opportunities and continuing education programs, our staff provides the best care with the latest health practices.

By adhering to a high-level of professionalism, with a focus on safety and the cultivation of responsible ownership for our duties, Skiff strengthens not only the care provided to our patients, but also establishes an unwavering dedication to teamwork at Skiff. We are passionate about our patients and their well-being.

204 N. 4th Ave. E.
Newton, Iowa 50208
(641) 78-SKIFF (787-5433) | | |