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

Auxiliary Winner

Osborn Presented with DCH Auxiliary Scholarship

Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary members presented Haylie Osborn with the $1,000 DCH Auxiliary scholarship that is awarded annually.   Haylie is enrolled in the nursing program at Southwestern Community College. She is in her second year and just received her LPN license. She currently works full time at the Afton Nursing Home. She lives on… Read more »

Journey for Joy

Journey for Joy Foundation Donates Care Packages to DCH Oncology Patients

Pictured: Amber Rider, RN; Star Bethards, Journey for Joy; Dr. Matthew Hill; Julie Parmer, DCH Specialty Clinic Coordinator Star Bethards, Journey for Joy Board member donated care packages to be given to new oncology patients at Decatur County Hospital. Journey for Joy Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization which was started in memory and to… Read more »

Dr. Wehling Ad 08.05.16

Free Informational Meeting by Dr. Ed Wehling

Join us for a free informational meeting on Tuesday, August 23 at Leon SCIT Theatre at 6:00 p.m. General/Vascular Surgeon, Ed Wehling, will share information about treatment options for arterial, venous, and vascular disease. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Andi Masters, VP of Outpatient Services, at 641-446-2322.