CHI Health Schuyler opened its doors on October 11, 1953, serving the communities of Schuyler, Clarkson, Howells, Leigh and the residents of rural Colfax County. In 1971, the hospital expanded to 52 acute care beds through two separate additions. In 1986 the hospital converted 31 beds to long-term care. Formerly known as Memorial Hospital, CHI Health Schuyler became part of Immanuel Health Systems in 1994 which evolved into becoming part of CHI Health (formerly known as Alegent Health) in 1996. A new clinic was constructed attached to the hospital in 1995 in addition to a new clinic being built in Howells to better serve the healthcare needs of the northern end of Colfax County.
The Heun Living Center, a multipurpose living addition for extended care residents, was completed in 1998. On April 1, 2000, the hospital converted to a Critical Access Hospital, a Medicare classification for small rural hospitals that, when certified, reimburses the facility for the cost of taking care of patients.
Through the years, CHI Health Schuyler has strived to improve the health status of Colfax County residents --- children, teens, adults, senior citizens, friends and neighbors. CHI Health Schuyler offers healthcare services to area residents – close to home -- right in their own community.