Linn County Emergency Medicine, PC (LCEM) is a private Group Practice comprised of ABEM certified Emergency Medicine physicians. Since 1994, LCEM has provided comprehensive Emergency Department coverage to our sole client, Mercy Medical Center. As of July 2017, LCEM has grown with the hospital to treat more than 55,000 patients annually.

LCEM provides 51 hours of daily physician coverage at Mercy Medical Center Emergency Department. In addition, there are thirty hours daily of Mid level coverage in the Mercy Medical Center Main ED and Fast Track, allowing for triple coverage, or more from 9 am to 3 am every day. There are only two hours per day with single provider coverage. In 2015, LCEM served a range from 115 patients per day and has peaked at 189 patients between the Main Emergency Department and the Fast Track.

At LCEM, we feel our dedication to the premise set forth in our mission statement as a guidepost, we are able to meet the challenge of providing the highest quality emergency medicine by qualified and experienced Emergency Medicine specialists and exceed the expectations of the hospital, the medical staff and the community.


LCEM is an all ABEM certified EM physician group committed to excellence in patient care and the democratic EM group modeL

LCEM stands committed to:

  • Treating our patients and colleagues with compassion, dignity, and respect
  • Functioning with honesty and integrity
  • Being the best EM group in Iowa
  • Partnering with Mercy Medical Center to improve the health of our community