About Hegg

Our Mission

We serve together to heal body, mind, and spirit, To improve the health of our community, And to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.

Our Vision



Our History


In 1967, Hegg Health Center opened its doors and began providing exceptional patient care to the Rock Valley and surrounding communities. Hegg Health Center receives its name in honor of Dr. Lester R. Hegg, who began his career treating patients among Indian reservations in South Dakota. Dr. Hegg practiced in Rock Valley from the time of the Great Depression until his passing in May 1967.

During his time in Rock Valley, Dr. Hegg delivered over 3,000 babies – including 22 sets of twins and one set of triplets. Dr. Hegg not only serviced local Rock Valley residents, but also traveled to Canton, Le Mars, and Sioux Center to visit patients there. It was the passion and commitment of Dr. Hegg that led the Betterment Council to plan and begin building a hospital bearing his name in 1963 to honor his 35 years of service to the community.

It is amazing to look back on our astounding history that has had a profound impact on health care, not only in Rock Valley, but throughout our communities as well. What was once a stand-alone hospital that resided in a large home on 14th Avenue is now an integrated health center with many amazing providers, staff, and services.

Take a look at the last 50 years of Hegg Health Center.


About Rock Valley, Iowa

About Rock Valley, Iowa

Rock Valley’s Motto, “A Place of Opportunities” is an accurate way of describing what is happening in our progressive and growing community. With record levels of housing, construction, commercial and industrial development, we are building on our past and planning for the future.

Many factors contribute to the quality of life our residents enjoy and helps attract people and businesses to Rock Valley. Hegg Health Center provides quality health services through the clinic, hospital and nursing home. There are several active housing developments in the community that offer a wide range of housing options to those interested in building their new home. Job opportunities are plentiful in Rock Valley. A wide range of businesses are continually looking for educated and highly skilled employees to work for them. The Rock River provides numerous recreational activities, including trails, fishing, hunting, and camping opportunities. Our school systems have been recognized numerous times for their academic and athletic achievements.

To learn more about our community, visit the City of Rock Valley or Rock Valley Chamber website.

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Hegg Health Center Avera does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Hegg Health Center Avera or through a contractor or any other entity with which programs or activities are arranged.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes of the Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 80, 84, and 91.

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