CRHC Enhances Local Emergency Services

Clarinda, IA | March 9, 2020

Clarinda Regional Health Center is proud to announce the addition of Avera eCARE® Emergency services in Clarinda, Iowa.

CRHC provides emergency services to thousands of patients in the community each year. Open 24/7, the ER is equipped to handle any patient that comes through the door. However, access to a second set of eyes and ears can be beneficial in critical cases.  The new eCARE Emergency service will provide that extra support to CRHC’s clinicians when needed.

At the push of a button, local physicians and emergency room staff have immediate, virtual access to a team of physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine.

eCAREEmergency supports patient care in several ways:

  • Access to board-certified emergency physicians 24 hours a day
  • Connects rural communities to highly trained specialists
  • Activation of emergency transport teams as early as possible
  • Additional support during multiple emergencies
  • Fewer transfers so patients can stay close to home
  • Collaborative approach allows local caregivers to focus exclusively on patient care

“eCARE Emergency gives us the ability to extend and enhance the level of health care in our community,” said Tyler Hill, Chief Nursing Officer at CRHC. “It gives us access to the same type of specialists available in surrounding metropolitan cities, enabling us to deliver better care, right here in our community, and keep patients here whenever possible.”

Avera eCARE offers one of the largest telehealth networks in the United States, supporting more than 380 health centers, clinics, long-term care centers and correctional facilities within a fourteen -state region.

Please go to or call 712-542-2176 to learn more about health care services at CRHC. To learn more about Avera eCARE, go to