Increased Demand Underscores Need for New Lab Construction

 A new lab under construction at Clarke County Hospital (CCH) will accommodate an uptick in demand for testing.

“During the past year, CCH’s lab staff performed more than 100,000 tests, which is an increase of about 12 percent from the previous two years,” said Lindsay Masters, Clarke County Hospital Lab Manager.

The total cost of the project is about $470,000. When finished, the lab will be about 60 percent larger than the current one. While construction is underway, the hospital will continue to provide its usual testing.

Corey Garner, CCH Carpenter, will oversee the project, which was designed by architecture firm Shive-Hattery.


About: Clarke County Hospital (CCH) is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Osceola, Iowa. For nearly 60 years, Clarke County Hospital has provided health care services to the community and surrounding areas of Clarke County. CCH is an affiliate of UnityPoint Health.