We moved into our new state-of-the-art Health Center in April of 2009. Our name changed from Jefferson County Hospital to the Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC) to better reflect our commitment to exceptional health care services in one convenient location for the people of Jefferson County. The new Jefferson County Health Center facility is one of the leading hospitals in Iowa promoting green features through planning, design, and construction, to reduce waste and promote maximum efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability for greater patient safety, dignity, and wellness. The hospital and clinics incorporated innovative sustainable design features as outlined in the Green Guide for Health Care™.
Fairfield is a city of 9,600 and the county seat of Jefferson County in southeast Iowa. Fairfield offers the lifestyle that everyone needs and wants — no traffic jams, a stable, growing economy, some of the most academically distinguished schools in the state, lots of ethnic restaurants, theater companies and great recreational opportunities including the Jefferson County Trail that circles the city.
Fairfield is a place where metropolitan quality culture meets a small community’s approach to life. A bustling square. Specialty shops. Fine dining. A brimming calendar of events. And room to grow. With major employers in the manufacturing, biotech, and financial fields to complement a charming lifestyle district complete with the 32,000 square foot Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and 522-seat Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield offers its visitors and residents alike an unmatched living, working and playing experience.
Recently named by Smithsonian Magazine as one of America’s best small towns, Fairfield is big on culture and thriving on creativity. Fairfield lives like a metropolitan community, earning distinctions such as one of Iowa’s “Great Places” and being dubbed “America’s most unusual town” by Oprah.
Fairfield is a unique place where the Iowan approach to life is spiced up with diverse culture, an eclectic scene of entertainment, shops, and eateries. Visit for a day, a weekend or more. Have lunch at one of our bistros, visit with local artists during 1st Fridays Art Walk, bike through wetlands and prairies along the Fairfield Loop Trail, experience the magic of a Broadway-inspired show at the Sondheim Center and discover what makes Fairfield unique.