Location Profile

Waterloo, Iowa

Facility Type
Corporate Headquarters
Facility Location
Waterloo, Iowa
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Waterloo, Iowa, and is a prominent source of healthcare in the region. Recognized by The Joint Commission and named a Top Performer for the nation, the facility has a proud tradition of excellence. The facility offers more than 10 specialties and employs over 200 healthcare professionals. Safe, compassionate care in services including pediatrics, women's health, and urgent care is available.

While exact numbers on the facility's diverse population figures are not available, they have a firm commitment towards Diversity and Inclusion. In addition to making a Declaration of Diversity, the facility forms community partnerships to ensure culturally competent care and diversity throughout its operations.

The professional organization for registered nurses in Iowa is the Iowa Nurses Association. Established in 1904, the organization advocates tirelessly for the nursing profession, nurses, and patient safety and well-being. They accomplish their goal through legislation, education, and other resources.

Community Overview

Diverse, entertaining, and perfect for adventure, Waterloo is a bustling city. Its active downtown and ample recreational activities keep visitors and residents entertained, plus more than 11 annual festivals mean there's always something happening in Waterloo. While in Waterloo, you can enjoy a small-town feel while still having the amenities of a big city. Living in Waterloo means enjoying a beautiful quaint city that doesn't lack the amenities of a much larger city, plus having quick access to nature and recreation. Waterloo, along with its sister city, Cedar Falls, Iowa, just a short drive away, offers something for everyone. The two together are known locally as "The Cedar Valley," and both are vibrant cities that shine. Deeply entrenched in history, heritage, and the arts, the city is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Each year more than 15 festivals and events are held here, with family-friendly options like the food festival Taste of Loo, the Downtown Fireworks Festival, Irish Fest, and the Winter Wonderloo.

To learn more about Waterloo, visit the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living

While the provider itself doesn't offer housing options, there are several apartment complexes within a short drive. Edgemont Park Apartments, Waterloo Apartments, Colonial Manor Apartments, and Legacy Manor of Waterloo are less than 10 minutes away. There may also be private homes available for rent.


A traditional daycare facility is not on-site, but the provider does have a temporary childcare center for sick or injured children. Grin & Grow Child Care, A to Z Learning Center & Day Care, and Happy Time Preschool & Daycare are within a 10-minute drive from the facility. The Iowa Department of Human Services has a Child Care Provider Search to help families find options for childcare in their area.

Nearly all of the public schools in Waterloo are served by Waterloo Community Schools, the 6th largest school district in Iowa. The district has 11 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools, and 1 alternative high school.  Innovative and exceptional, the school district offers a rigorous curriculum to its students. More than 50% of its students are proficient in math and reading, according to test scores. One of the cornerstones of the district's excellence is the pre-K-12 Expand Learning Program. This enrichment program expands students' horizons and develops challenges for their unique abilities.  STEM subjects are thoroughly taught at the middle school level, and the district offers robotics and LEGO teams as extracurriculars to encourage more interest in science, math, and technology. High school students have the option to take several dual-enrollment classes and earn college credit. With an average graduation rate of 95%, both West High and East High have been recognized by the U.S. News and World Report's Best U.S. High Schools list. There are also 8 private schools in Waterloo.

Not only is Waterloo Community Schools an excellent school district, but it's also highly culturally diverse with a focus on celebrating everyone's unique background. Ranked the 2nd most diverse school district in Iowa, it received a 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Award. The school district notes that 45 different languages are spoken among its student body.

Of Waterloo's elementary schools, Lowell Elementary School, Kingsley Elementary School, Kittrell Elementary School are all within 10 minutes from the facility. Central Middle School and East High School are the closest middle/high schools.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

With more than 100 unique shops to explore, Waterloo is perfect for any shopper's wants or budget. The downtown area has a variety of retailers with merchandise like gifts, books, home products, and vintage furniture, while the Crossroads Mall features stores like At Home, Foot Locker, and Rue 21. Waterloo also features popular big-box stores like Walmart and Target, and Kohl's is just 12 minutes away in nearby Cedar Falls, Iowa.

There are so many things to see and experience in Waterloo you won't know where to start. The Waterloo Center for the Arts helps connect people through the arts with live performances and classes throughout the year. It also maintains a youth space with exhibits and activities to help children explore the world of art in a fun way. In the summer and fall months, the Center presents free concerts and movies at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre. Want more family-friendly entertainment? The Waterloo Community Playhouse and Black Hawk Children's Theatre have been entertaining audiences since 1916 and is the oldest community theatre in Iowa. Their seasons always include family-friendly productions based on beloved movies, fairy tales, and children's books.

Waterloo's museums are centrally located in the same area known as The Grout Museum District. Covering everything from science to technology to local heritage, the Grout has 3 museums and 2 historic sites. One of the most popular museums with families is The Grout Museum of History & Science. The educational space includes exhibits on Northeast Iowa's history and boasts the area's only public planetarium. Museum exhibits include a life-size depiction of pioneer life in 1846, antique machines, and hundreds of photos. Also in the Grout District is the Carl A & Peggy Bluedorn Science Imaginarium which has over 90 hands-on exhibits demonstrating science. You can build robots, learn how hot air balloons work, and discover all kinds of interesting facts about our world. The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Museum is dedicated to the sacrifice and service of Iowa veterans. Outside of the district is the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, a free museum about the iconic farm equipment brand. A large display of vintage tractors and John Deere memorabilia awaits visitors here.

Waterloo is one of the best outdoor recreation areas in the Midwest and has an abundance of things to do outside and indoors. Lost Island Theme Park is an excellent spot to visit during the warmer months which has 5 water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, 18-hole mini-golf, and go-kart racing. More thrilling fun awaits at Palmer's Family Fun, an amusement complex with laser tag, batting cage, go karts, and a driving range. For those who want a quiet nature retreat, George Wyth State Park is an urban sanctuary. The park's trails systems are diverse and linked to a 100-mile trail network that extends throughout Waterloo and neighboring Cedar Falls. There are also 4 lakes for boating and fishing within the park, including George Wyth Lake, a gentle lake with a swimming beach. Another tranquil spot is The Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens. This spectacular garden space spans 40 acres including an award-winning children's garden and hundreds of native plants.

Like other areas of Iowa, Waterloo is growing slowly in diversity, with 18.4% of its residents born outside the United States. There aren't any Filipino restaurants located directly in Waterloo. Pinoy Cafe in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is less than an hour's drive away.

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Crime Rate

Waterloo is safe for families, and the city's crime rate has decreased by 12% over the last year. Crime prevention efforts by the 120-officer police department include community policing, public patrol, and specialized tasks units.

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