Recently, it was announced that UI Health Care is preparing to sell a clinic facility, located at 503 3 rd St., Kalona, to Washington County Hospital and Clinics (WCHC), pending approval by the Iowa Board of Regents. The proposed sale will enable the residents of Kalona and adjoining communities to be served by both UI Health Care and WCHC. The Kalona clinic will add to WCHCs facility portfolio, which includes a critical access hospital, Family Medicine Clinic, McCreedy Medical Clinic and Beans Pharmacy in Washington and a clinic in Columbus Junction. UI Health Care will continue to serve Kalona and Washington County residents through its Riverside clinic location and provide specialty outreach services at WCHC, including OBGYN, midwifery, urology, electrophysiology, dialysis, and emergency care. The Kalona family medicine clinic was acquired by UI Health Care in January 2024 through Mercy Iowa City’s bankruptcy process.