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Connecting You to Our Community Partners

Caring For Our Communities
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Our Community Partners

Caring For Our Communities Care Coordination

Health care professionals meet with patients to determine their needs and connect them with appropriate services in Council Bluffs.

For many decades, the health care system has operated in self-contained silos, resulting in fragmented care that focused on episodic treatment of disease rather than promoting the overall well-being of individuals. Tearing down the silos by fostering collaboration with hospitals, primary care, and community providers will improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital understands that transforming from a hospital system that treats people when they are sick or injured to a health system that improves the health and overall well-being of individuals and entire communities is vital in today's health care environment.

Effective change can only happen through collaboration among physicians, health systems, employers, and community leaders. Partnering with patients, families, medical home providers, and community providers to improve well-being and keep people healthier will help eliminate fragmentation and gaps in care and provide a sustainable infrastructure that improves the overall quality of health in the communities we serve.

We are building on this foundation and expanding the focus into the community that encompasses individuals who are under-resourced, uninsured, or under-insured, those who have health risks and who may have behavioral health concerns, and encouraging their participation in choosing appropriate access to care, connecting them to a primary care medical home and to much needed appropriate resources, which will foster improved navigation of the health care system and increase accountability across the continuum of care for individuals and the community health partners.

Steering Committee

Sandy Green

Program Director

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital

Sherrie McDonald

Co-Chair

Connections Agency Area on Aging

Tara Slevin

Co-Chair

Jennie Edmundson Foundation

Robin Shaver

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital

Jeanna Bull

Connections Agency Area on Aging

Maria Sieck

Pottawattamie County Public Health

Suzanne Watson

Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region

Mary-Beth Roskens

Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region


Community Partners

All Care Health Center

Working with you to stay healthy. Our providers believe in a patient-centered, team-based approach to care. The team consists of you, your health care provider, other health care professionals and trusted friends and family members. This team works together to help make the best choices about your health

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Connections Agency Area on Aging

Connections Area Agency on Aging is proud to serve individuals and families in western, southwestern, and south-central Iowa as they seek solutions and strive for independence and dignity.

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Jennie Edmundson Foundation

The Jennie Edmundson Foundation has been dedicated to helping Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital fulfill its mission: “To improve the quality of life by caring for the body and mind.” The Jennie Edmundson Foundation supports programs that benefit our patients and their families, our employees, volunteers, students, and the communities we serve in Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa.

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Legal Aid

Iowa Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization providing critical legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable Iowans who have nowhere else to turn.

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Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital has served the health and medical needs of southwestern Iowa since 1886. We have the only accredited cancer program in southwest Iowa. Our hospital is recognized for excellence in key quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

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Pottawattamie County Public Health

Pottawattamie County Division of Public Health’s mission is to work in partnership to protect all of Pottawattamie County residents’ health. Health; that optimal state of physical, mental, and environmental well-being that is a right and responsibility of all residents of Pottawattamie County.

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Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region

The region's plan is designed to improve health, hope, and successful outcomes for the adults in the region who have mental health disabilities and intellectual/developmental disabilities, including those with multi-occurring substance use issues, health issues, physical disabilities, brain injuries, and other complex human service needs.  It is our mission "to provide a responsive and welcoming system of support for overall mental wellness".

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Get in Touch

If you have any questions, please submit a request using the form on the Contact Us page or reach out directly to Sandy Green.

933 East Pierce Street,
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
ED Support: 24 hours a day

(712) 308-3498