SUZANNEMessage from the CEO

On behalf of the Decatur County Hospital’s (DCH) Board of Trustees, medical staff, volunteers, and employees, I welcome you to our website and hope you find it to be helpful and informative. DCH is a not-for-profit critical access hospital located in Leon, Iowa and is an affiliate of Mercy Health Network – Central Iowa, Des Moines.

As you explore our website, you will find a variety of information about our services, healthcare providers, and organizational news and events. If you are on social media, the hospital has a Facebook page where you can get more information about our services and receive timely notifications.

At DCH our desire is to treat you with the utmost care and compassion as an individual. We are committed to delivering healthcare that meets, and even exceeds, your expectations with a “hometown” touch. We aspire to provide the safest and highest quality healthcare by incorporating patient safety and quality into every aspect of our everyday processes.

As one of Decatur County’s largest employers, we are an organization that feels strongly about giving back to the community where we all live and work. We strive to be your first choice in healthcare for Decatur County and surrounding areas. Please feel free to contact us anytime with any specific questions or concerns you might have by using the “contact us” link on this site or emailing me at

Wishing you the best of health,
Suzanne L. Cooner
Chief Executive Officer



Latest News


DCH Family Health & Wellness Fair

Join Decatur County Hospital for our annual Health & Wellness Fair! From 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, October 22, join staff from DCH and representatives from many other community agencies to learn more about the health services in Decatur County. Family friendly activities include: Ambulance Tours Teddy Bear Clinic Emergency Preparedness Advance Directives/Living… Read more »


DCH Auxiliary Donates $15,000

On September 7, the Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary donated $15,000 for cardiac monitors in the Outpatient Surgery area. To learn more about the surgical services available at Decatur County Hospital, click here. To learn more about our surgical unit, click here. Thank you to all our wonderful Auxiliary volunteers and supporters who make projects like this possible!… Read more »


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Recently, Decatur County Hospital Staff and Auxiliary volunteers wore pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To learn more about Breast Cancer and the steps to early detection, click here. Some lifestyle choices may increase your risk for breast cancer (information taken from Drinking alcohol Drinking alcohol is clearly linked to an increased risk of… Read more »