About Us

Hegg Health Center is a faith-based, not-for-profit health center located in Rock Valley,Iowa.

Our mission for over 55 years, to which we make every effort to fulfill daily: to provide exceptional service, extraordinary care, to every person.

In 1967, Hegg Health Center opened its doors and began providing 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. 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.

1966: Grounding Breaking Ceremony for the hospital took place on August 25.
1967: Hegg Memorial Health Center opened its doors on October 12, 1967.
1970: Valley Manor was purchased by the hospital.
1980: Four Seasons Independent Living opens.
1996: Partnership with Avera brings specialists and technology advancements.
2008: Replacement of Valley Manor, including a name change to Whispering Heights.
2013: New Rehabilitation and Wellness Center expansion opened up to the public.
2018: Hegg Health Center opened new facility.

On January 22, 2018, Hegg Health Center opened its newly constructed facility to the public. The facility houses all of our services including the medical clinic, specialty outpatient services, surgery center, emergency department, rehabilitation, wellness, acute care wing and more.

The hospital is a 25-bed acute care facility. Through our partnership with Avera, electronic care is provided for care monitoring so patients can stay close to home while receiving additional care services.

For the local seniors, Whispering Heights is a 60-bed intermediate care facility, attached to the hospital, offering convenience in accessing a wide variety of healthcare services as well as amenities to meet the individuals needs of each resident. Whispering Heights provides 24-hour nursing care in a newly remodeled, homelike setting. Four Seasons is an independent Living facility, offering a wide variety of services, while promoting independence for each individual.

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.

Today, residents, patients and children can receive a full scope of care and treatment under one roof.