Small-Hospital Surgeon Carries Big Load, Bigger Smile

As the only general surgeon in an Iowa Critical Access Hospital, Dr. Chad McCance shoulders a tremendous responsibility and he never fails to deliver. Even if he has to hike through a blizzard to get to the hospital (and he has!), he is always ready to serve his patients. Dr. McCance works with area surgeons from three different hospitals to ensure each community has surgery coverage at all times. In 2016, he was on call a total of 272 days.

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