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The Alverno Health Care Facility was the first organization in Clinton, Iowa, dedicated to caring for the community’s elderly population.

The Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa opened the original facility, Mount Alverno, in 1914. The facility was named after Saint Francis’ mountain retreat of La Verna near Assisi.

At the time, it was the only retirement/nursing facility in Clinton County. By the late 1960s, the Sisters decided to build a new facility. The new building (still in use today) was built at 849 13th Avenue North in Clinton. When the new building opened on January 21, 1971, the name was changed to The Alverno Health Care Facility and it was licensed for 125 residents.

Over the years, the occupancy steadily increased. With the change in health care needs within the community, The Alverno shifted its emphasis from a retirement/nursing home to providing complex nursing care for individuals who were sub-acutely and chronically ill.

Today, The Alverno continues to serve Clinton and its surrounding communities. In addition to providing wonderful long-term care and dementia care, The Alverno is able to provide rehabilitation and skilled nursing care to those looking to recover from injury or illness prior to returning to their homes.

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1 The Alverno’s Mission Statement

As a visible witness to Christ’s healing mission,
The Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa
established THE ALVERNO to provide care for the aging
through an environment and professional services
which are life giving, supportive, and enabling for the aging person
and for every member of the staff

Respect for the dignity and self-worth of residents and staff members,
empathy for the losses as well as the spiritual growth, which are part of aging,
and compassion for the poor are the Franciscan marks of care,
which undergird the healing mission of THE ALVERNO.

1 Alverno Fast Facts:

  • The Alverno Health Care Facility: 132 beds
  • Private rooms: 101
  • Semi-private rooms: 17
  • Employees: 200
  • Incorporation status: Not for profit
  • Smoking policy: Smoke-free facility
  • Sponsorship: Trinity Senior Living Communities
  • Licensed by: State of Iowa Department of Health Professional

1 Affiliations:

  • Trinity Senior Living Communities
  • Sisters of Saint Francis of Clinton Iowa
  • American Health Care Association
  • American College of Health Care Administrations
  • Iowa Health Care Association
  • University of Iowa School of Nursing
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