Franklin Medical Center - Dows

103 East Ellsworth
Dows, IA 50071


About Us:

A tradition of caring since 1915, Franklin General Hospital has continued to meet and exceed the health care needs of Franklin County and surrounding areas.

Franklin General Hospital is a rural hospital with 25 acute care beds, a primary care clinic (Franklin Medical Center) and a 52-bed nursing facility providing high quality care in a rural setting. This "hometown" care includes the full continuum of primary healthcare…from health promotion to end of life care.

Outpatient services continue to expand at FGH/FMC and provide additional healthcare services to the community. Weekly, bi-weekly and/or monthly clinics with visiting physician specialists are offered in general surgery, audiology/ears, nose & throat, cardiology,  mental health counseling, neurology,  obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmology, orthodontics, orthopedics, podiatry, urology, and wound therapy.

These clinics combined with other outpatient services such as surgery, individualized patient education, chemotherapy, cardiac rehabilitation, stress testing, respiratory and physical therapy programs point to Franklin General Hospital’s drive to improve its overall accessibility to the public’s healthcare needs.

Hours of Operation:

Monday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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