Grievance Procedure

As we aspire to provide high-quality, respectful, and affordable medical, dental, and behavioral health care to improve the health and well-being of our community we want to make sure you are aware of how you can voice a concern and/or grievance. 

Informal Concern/Feedback:

  • Is information or feedback you want Crescent Community Health Care (CCHC) to be aware of that is not an expression of dissatisfaction in care/services provided. 
    • Example: Notification and/or clarification of confusing signage or wording
  • This information or feedback can be reported to any CCHC staff.

Formal Grievance/Concern:

  • An incident, complaint, and/or concern (i.e. issue) related to the care and/or services received from your provider or member of the care team staff that can be reported verbally or written. 
    • Example: Disrespectful or rude behavior by member(s) of my care team.
  • Any formal grievance/concern should include but is not limited to the name(s) of those involved, date/time/location, any witnesses, and a detailed account of the incident/concern. 
    • A formal complaint form can be requested from front a desk staff, a department supervisor/manager or downloaded below.
  • Please use the following steps to address your issue. DO NOT continue to the next step once your issue has been resolved.
    • Step 1: (Initial)
      • Address your issue with the provider/staff directly involved with the incident/complaint/concern you are filing on.
    • Step 2: (Appeal)
      • Address your issue with the providers/staff’s department manager
    • Step 3: (Appeal)
      • Address your issue with CCHC’s Chief Operating Officer
      • Phone: (563) 690-2873
      • Email 
    • Step 4: (Appeal)
      • Address your issue with the Patient & Family Advisory Council
      • Phone: (563) 690-2884
      • Email
    • Step 5: (External)
      • Address your issue with the Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals: Health Facilities Division
      • Lucas State Office Building; Des Moines, IA 50319
      • Phone: (515) 281-4115 or (877) 686-0027

All grievances need to be filed no later than 60 days after event/issue you are reporting on. You can expect a response from CCHC staff within 2 business days from the date of your “initial” complaint and 10 business days from the date of the “appeal” for any appeals (steps 2/3/4). CCHC is not responsible for any direct response to an “external” complaint.