Burgess is committed to improving the quality of life for the people and communities served, by providing excellent health care and exceptional patient experiences.

Burgess serves patients by offering numerous service lines, visiting specialists, a 24-hour staffed ER, surgical excellence, and a region-wide system of clinics, pharmacies, and wellness centers.

To be the best rural healthcare system in America is the Burgess vision, and Burgess employees are striving to achieve this on a daily basis. Burgess stays ahead of the technology curve and continually reevaluates the needs of the communities served.


Burgess employees are committed to providing patients with compassionate, knowledgeable and trustworthy care. Patients and their family members are welcomed with respect and a smile. Staff members sincerely listen with concern, offer intelligent, kind-hearted answers and team-based solutions in the most positive, safe and relaxed environment possible.

You don’t need to drive to a big city to find the highest-quality physicians, surgeons, therapists, mid-level providers, and nurses. Burgess provides award-winning care right here, close to home. It is care our patients not only trust – it is care they believe in.


High-tech equipment and the most qualified medical staff mean you don’t have to travel far for many of the surgical procedures your family needs. Our board-certified surgeon provides a variety of outpatient and inpatient surgeries, including pacemakers, hand surgeries, laparoscopic gallbladder surgeries, hernia repairs, breast biopsies, fracture repairs and much more.

Other specialty surgeons also perform a wide variety of procedures in Onawa, including joint replacements, neck surgery, cataract surgery, hysterectomies and sinus surgery. Burgess’ experienced nursing staff assists by providing top-notch pre- and postoperative care.

Burgess Health Center’s radiology department has the latest in radiologic equipment. Radiology at Burgess offers 4D ultrasound, 3D mammography, stroke screenings, MRI and CT scans.

Even Burgess Home Health & Hospice – known for its personal home care – uses the technology of telemonitoring equipment in the home to alert nurses at Burgess of changes in a patient’s vital signs and weight, which catches health problems before they worsen.


Services offered at Burgess include cardiac rehabilitation, mental health, diabetes education, and oncology/infusion services. Physical, occupational and speech therapies are offered for both outpatients and inpatients.

Burgess has wellness centers in both Onawa and Mapleton. The Wellness Center is a fitness club fully integrated with physical therapy providing fitness services to not only the healthy motivated population but also those who are medically compromised. Whether you have diabetes, high blood pressure, knee pain, or just want to shed a few pounds; you will have access to a staff member who will effectively measure, document, and manage your needs.

A wide variety of specialty clinics are regularly scheduled at Burgess in Onawa. Area residents can see specialty physicians on a regular basis, without having to travel out of town. The clinics offered are for audiology, cardiology, dermatology, ENT, gynecology, nephrology, neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, podiatry, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

With clinics all over Siouxland – including clinics in Mapleton and Sloan in Iowa – you’re never far from the quality care you can believe in. Our clinics are staffed by dedicated physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who provide a complete spectrum of healthcare services for your whole family.

At Burgess, we know that good health starts with wellness and preventive care. That’s why our clinics offer annual exams, vaccinations, school and work physicals, DOT physicals, well-child visits, chronic illness management, health education and more.

Whether it is offering information at the county fair, welcoming wellness walkers to use the hospital hallways, teaching residents about diabetes, offering cholesterol screenings, or teaching school children how to stay healthy, Burgess staff members are in the community making a difference.