St.Vincent Clay Hospital has been serving Clay County residents since 1928. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and was designated as a Critical Access Hospital in 2001. This federal designation provides hospitals with special cost-based reimbursement, helping ensure that residents in smaller rural communities have access to high-quality physician and hospital services 24 hours a day. The hospital supports the medical needs of the community with a 24-hour physician staffed emergency department. Inpatient and ambulatory services include: surgery, radiology, cardiology, pulmonology, laboratory, speech, physical and occupational therapy. Medical specialties available at the facility include: general surgery, orthopaedics, cardiology, oncology, pulmonology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology and podiatry.