The hospitals coverage consists of point locations manually digitized from 1:24K USGS Quadrangles. Attribute data is derived from the '1994 Health Care Facilities In Iowa' book published by the Iowa Dept. of Inspections and Appeals, Division of Health Facilities. 'Hospital' means any place that is devoted primarily to the maintenance of facilities for the diagnosis, treatment or care of two or more non-related individuals suffering from illness, injury or deformity for a period exceeding 24 hours. It is also a place which is devoted primarily to the rendering of obstetrical or other medical/nursing care for two or more nonrelated individuals for a period exceeding 24 hours. It can be any institution, place, building or agency in which any accommodation is primarily maintained, furnished or offered for the care of two or more non-related aged or informed persons requiring or receiving chronic or convalescent care for a period exceeding 24 hours. Hospitals shall include sanitariums or other related institutions within the meaning of the federal Hill-Burton Act. A hospital shall include, in any event, any facilities wholly or partially constructed, or to be constructed, with federal assistance pursuant to Public Law 725, 79th Congress, approved August 13, 1946.