Welcome to Decatur County Hospital!

On behalf of the Decatur County Hospital’s (DCH) Board of Trustees, medical staff, volunteers, and employees, we 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.

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Latest News

Department Spotlight: Medical-Surgical Nursing Staff

The medical-surgical staff at DCH focus everyday on providing exceptional care for patients and families. Our nursing staff possesses specialized skills and knowledge of the entire spectrum of nursing care. They make a difference by building the profession of nursing, mentoring and nurturing each other, advocating for patients and families, serving our communities through care… Read more »

Now Accepting Applications for the Angel Tree

Do you or someone you know need help with Christmas this year? Decatur County Hospital Employee Activity Committee is now taking applications for our Angel Tree. Any family in the Central Decatur School District who has a need for Christmas is eligible. If you need help or know of someone that needs help, please download… Read more »

Important Information for AmeriHealth Caritas Patients

As a Decatur County Hospital patient, we are committed to you; and we care about your health and the health of your family. This is why keeping you informed about a recent change involving your health care plan is important to us. What is happening? Amerihealth Caritas is withdrawing from the Iowa Medicaid Managed Care… Read more »