North Iowa’s greatest resource is its people. Hancock County Health System (HCHS) is dedicated to professional and quality healthcare for the people of Hancock County and the surrounding area.
Our mission is to work together collaboratively to maintain and improve the health and well being of the families and communities we serve.
We value commitment, accountability, respect, excellence, and service in all of our providers at Hancock County Health System.
Garner is a proud community located in North Iowa, 12 miles west of Interstate 35 and the Avenue of the Saints. Garner has a long and distinguished history as a progressive and successful community. Garner prides itself on the outstanding quality of life. Safe & clean neighborhoods, recreational opportunities, and employment opportunities abound in Garner. Some of the more popular amenities include our zero-depth entry Aquatic Center built in 2007, our Veterans Memorial Recreation Center built in 2009, acquisition of the Garner Golf Course in 2014, and the Garner Public Library remodel project is currently underway. With great access to Mason City, Clear Lake, and Forest City, Garner has seen a boom in new home construction.
Hancock County is where "Quality Workers Enjoy Quality of Life". Like most of Iowa, we have well educated, hardworking people who want to do quality work. They enjoy living in an area with pleasant scenery, family values, and hometown pride. We are convenient to interstate highways and high-speed wireless communication; golfing, lake recreation and snowmobiling are also here. With a strong commitment to family life, our communities offer everything you need - affordable housing, great health care, the finest K-12 schools, along with a variety of community celebrations and attractions that bring residents and visitors together to celebrate every year.
Imagine yourself where the best of small-town living is combined with big-city amenities and sophistication. Here in Mason City, the preserved beauty of the past enhances a modern-day lifestyle. As the largest city in the region, Mason City is the culture, entertainment and economic center of North Iowa. Conveniently located 120 miles north of Des Moines and 135 miles South of Minneapolis/St. Paul, vibrant shopping, delicious dining, and lively community events are all part of everyday life. Combined with quality schools, picturesque neighborhoods, and excellent employment opportunities, you quickly see why Mason City is a great place to call home. You’ll find homes for every taste and budget. Our vibrant, walkable downtown basks in natural beauty throughout every season of the year. Add that to the low cost of living and unique quality of life, and you’ll soon see how easy it is to fall in love with Mason City.
Jump right into family fun in Clear Lake! Outdoor recreation abounds on and around our 3,600-acre lake, bursting with activities! It is the home of a number of marinas, state parks, and also a popular summer destination for many vacationers. Clear Lake is also home to the Surf Ballroom, the famous venue where Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper played their last show. Classic, current and up-and-coming artists merge with music history at the Surf Ballroom. Family events invite you to reconnect with friends and the community.