Our History

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital has been helping to make the Guttenberg area a great place to live, work and play for more than 50 years. In 1961, GMH was established as a nonprofit municipal hospital under the charter of the City of Guttenberg, Iowa. Today GMH remains an independent community hospital providing acute and skilled healthcare services.

 
1998

The GMH Board of Directors votes to affiliate through a management agreement with the Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Through the affiliation, GMH also participates as a rural affiliate of UnityPoint Health as a member of the UnityPoint Health Community Network.

 
2001

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital becomes a state-licensed Critical Access Hospital delivering acute, skilled, observation and hospice inpatient services.

 
2008

Awarded Silver Level Baldridge Quality Award from Iowa Quality Center.

 
2011

GMH opens its new, $16 million hospital building with larger private rooms, increased parking and a helicopter landing pad that provides faster access to emergency care for patients throughout the area.

 
2012

Family Medicine Associates, PC, with clinics in Guttenberg, Edgewood and Garnavillo, joins Guttenberg Municipal Hospital and changes its name to Cornerstone Family Practice.

 
2013

GMH implements EPIC electronic health record system for better, more coordinated care. Now healthcare providers have access to a patient’s medical record, whether the patient is being seen at a Cornerstone clinic, the GMH emergency room, or hospitalized at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

 
2014

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital named a Top 100 Hospital by iVantage Analytics and a National Rural Hospital Association Top 20 Critical Access Hospital. GMH receives Guardian of Excellence Award for Inpatient Satisfaction from Press Ganey.

 
2015

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital named a Top 100 Hospital by iVantage Analytics. GMH receives Guardian of Excellence Award for Inpatient Satisfaction from Press Ganey. Cornerstone Family Practice clinic achieves NCQA certification as a Medical Home.

 
2016

Cornerstone Family Practice Clinic moves to newly remodeled location at 101 E. Watson St. in Garnavillo.

 

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