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

Tara Spidle, Chief Financial Officer, accepts 2015 Volunteer Award from Governor Branstad on behalf of Decatur County Hospital

Decatur County Hospital Receives 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Award

Tara Spidle, Chief Finance Officer, accepts the 2015 Governor’s Award from Gov. Branstad on behalf of Decatur County Hospital.     Decatur County Hospital received a 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Terry E. Branstad during a special recognition ceremony held June 8 in Pleasant Hill. Decatur County Hospital CFO Tara Spidle received the award… Read more »

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Auxiliary Golf Tournament

      The 9th Annual Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament and Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, August 1 at 9:00 a.m. in Leon and Sunday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m. in Lamoni. Contact Linda Chastain or Carrie Melcher for more information!

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Katie Keeney is 2015 DAISY Award Recipient

Pictured Left to Right: Eli Yutzy, Mary Yutzy, Angel Keeney, Slater Keeney, Katie Keeney, and Aaron Keeney Katie Keeney, RN, was the recipient of the 2015 DAISY Award this year. Decatur County Hospital, along with the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, offers this award to their nursing staff. Nominations were taken through the end… Read more »