About Mary Greeley Medical Center

Mary Greeley Medical Center is the health care provider on which central Iowans depend. We have earned this reputation by bringing together extraordinary people and state-of-the-art facilities in a progressive community.

We are a 220-bed regional referral center in Ames, Iowa; serving a 13-county region throughout central Iowa. We provide our patients with the kind of care and services usually found in major metropolitan areas.  

Our Mission

We provide high quality, cost effective health care services that advance the health of central Iowans through specialized care and personal touch.

Our Vision

We will be the medical center of choice.

Our Values

We take PRIDE in the quality of care we provide to our patients, visitors and families.


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We are committed to you and your care. We boast a medical staff of more than 171 professionals offering over 36 specialties and sub-specialties. Those physicians are supported by a medical center staff of more than 1,300. Our nurse-to-patient ratio is among the best in Iowa and the nation. 

To make your visit to Mary Greeley Medical Center the best it can be, we offer valet parking, art displays throughout the medical center, a Gift Shop, Burgie's Coffee Shop, plants, music and outdoor gardens.

In addition we have close partnerships with all the major physician clinics in the area. McFarland Clinic PC is a multi-specialty clinic based in Ames. Doran Clinic for Women is based in Ames and offers women's services, including gynecology and obstetrics. The Iowa Heart Center is the largest heart specialty clinic in Iowa and has an office located in Ames. Wolfe Eye Clinic specializes in eye care and has more than 20 clinics throughout Iowa.


Since 2000, Mary Greeley Medical Center has made a number of facility investments, including:

  • Construction of a new, more spacious, patient tower;
  • Expansion of the Medical Arts Building, which included the addition of a therapy pool;
  • Construction of the North Addition, which houses outpatient services of the William R. Bliss Cancer Center, additional operating rooms, the PET Imaging Center of Central Iowa, the Bessie Myers Auditorium and conference room space.
  • Opening of the Israel Family Hospice House. The house offers those in the final stages of life a home-like setting in which to spend their final days. The house is an important part of the health care continuum provided by our home hospice program.
  • Major imaging equipment including a new MRI, PET Scanner, CT Scanner and countless other high-tech devices.


Ames is a Midwestern community consistently rated by national publications as one of the best communities to visit, live, work and go to school. With a population of just over 50,000, The City of Ames prides itself on the quality of its public school system, its parks and bike paths, recreational and cultural opportunities, and award-winning public transit system.

The city is also home to Iowa State University, which contributes a beautiful campus, high-quality stage productions and concerts at the Iowa State Center; a diverse and free public lectures program and Big 12 Conference athletics.


Mary Greeley Medical Center is the major healthcare provider in Story County and serves a 13-county region in central Iowa. While the majority of our patients come to us from Story, Boone, Hamilton, Hardin and Marshall counties, we serve Iowans across the state.

We were founded in 1916 as a gift from Wallace Greeley to the City of Ames and have served as a municipal hospital ever since. While we are city-owned, we do not receive tax support of any kind. Still, we are able to offer the lowest charges in the state for medical centers of comparable size and specialization.

These factors, combined with our people, facilities and community provide us a reputation that is unmatched. We are able to offer you high-tech care from skilled professionals--the kind of care usually found in major metropolitan areas--right here in central Iowa.

For that we are proud.

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