Franklin General Hospital is a rural hospital with 25 acute care beds, a primary care clinic (Franklin Medical Center) and a 52-bed nursing facility providing high quality care in a rural setting.
Medical knowledge and technological innovation continue to drive the development of new diagnostic tools and more effective treatment. FGH strives to keep pace with these new technologies by acquiring the most up-to-date equipment in mammography, radiology, surgery, laboratory, telemedicine, CT (computerized tomography), physical and respiratory therapy, critical care and emergency services.
FGH also strives to keep pace with the health needs of the community. The partnership with physicians of Franklin Medical Center with the hospital is not only cost-efficient but provides greater customer service to patients and guests. FGH has answered the healthcare needs of people outside the Hampton City limits by providing satellite clinics in Dows, Dumont and Latimer.
Outpatient services continue to expand at FGH/FMC and provide additional healthcare services to the community. Weekly, bi-weekly and/or monthly clinics with visiting physician specialists are offered in general surgery, audiology/ears, nose & throat, cardiology, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmology, orthodontics, orthopedics, psychology, pulmonary, podiatry, and urology.
These clinics combined with other outpatient services such as surgery, individualized patient education, chemotherapy, cardiac rehabilitation, stress testing, respiratory and physical therapy programs point to Franklin General Hospital’s drive to improve its overall accessibility to the public’s healthcare needs.
For the aging population, FGH also provides access to long-term care. Here, 52 residents are cared for around the clock in a resident-centered atmosphere by qualified nursing staff. These residents have unlimited access to a physical therapist, activity director, licensed and registered dietitian, and full-time social worker, unlike many other nursing facilities in the area. Because the nursing facility is connected to the hospital and clinic, it can promptly provide many of these services to the resident. And because of this connection, it offers the resident the peace-of-mind, knowing all diagnostic, surgical and critical care units are just down the hall. The need for additional housing and services for the elderly led way to Franklin General Hospital's construction of an independent and assisted living facility, the Apple Valley Assisted Living, completed in 2001.
Commitment to People
Because of the many services it offers and the highly skilled professional staff it hires to deliver these services, FGH plays an important role in making the Franklin County area a great place to live and work. FGH expects to change in the future to serve the community better, but won’t change the way they care about people.
Franklin County has an amazing rural atmosphere that we invite you to share. There are a variety of historic and tourism sites and events throughout the county and throughout the year that will surely pique the interest of almost everyone.
Hampton offers a variety of unique specialty shops in our downtown district as well as outlying areas. The Geneva Market and the 3 County Garage Sale offer flea market lovers a continuous array of vintage, salvage, antiques, and hand crafted items. These all put the fun factor and adventure back in the shopping experience.
Two of our special treats are the Townsend Winery and the Rustic Brew. Both offer their own wonderful beverages and amazing atmosphere with their own blends of entertainment and activities.
If history intrigues you, we have a wealth of historic buildings as well as the Franklin County Historical Society, the Harriman-Nielson Historic Farm, the G.A.R. Memorial Hall, the Windsor Theatre, and The Franklin County Courthouse, just to name a few. The Franklin County Fair offers history in motion with Grandpa’s Farm and the Pioneer Village. As well as national talent, rodeos, car racing, vendor booths, 4H, and of course fair food.
We feature awesome outdoor events and facilities for the outdoor enthusiasts, from biking, walking, or running on the Rolling Prairie Trail to camping at the many county parks and Beeds Lake State Park. Hunters and fisherman will enjoy the diverse and seasonal wildlife offered in the many quality natural resource areas. Hampton is home to the prestigious Hampton Country Club, previously voted the best nine-hole course in Iowa. It features established trees, a short but tight layout, and some wickedly tricky greens that always leave golfers shaking their heads. The newest course in the area is the Ridge Stone Golf Club on the southwest side of Sheffield. This public-play-links-style layout has it all - a few trees, difficult bunkers, water hazards, elevated and fast greens and beautiful trees.
The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Franklin County Tourism boards of directors have plans to keep you entertained and having fun in Franklin County this year. We start off summer with Tuesdays on the Town every Tuesday in June in Band Shell Park! This event will take you back to when families would come downtown for their entertainment and spend time together. KLMJ Radio invites a Nashville Recording artist each Tuesday to perform live on the Band Shell stage. You will find food, vendors, and that old fashioned laid back feel right in your own backyard. June also features a Bluegrass Festival, July kicks off with Dumont Sand Baggin’ Day on the 9th and the Franklin County Fair the 13th through the 17th. We have events throughout the year some of the others include Summerfest, Geneva Market Days, Halloween Howl, Holly Dazzle Season, Friday Uncorked!, Visits with Santa, and so much more.