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


Hospital Board Members Receive Trustee Education Certification

The Iowa Hospital Association recognized Hospital Board of Trustee Linda Chastain for completing the Trustee Education Certification (TEC) program at the advanced level. Chastain was recognized for this accomplishment at the 2016 IHA Governance Forum held in Des Moines on April 7. The TEC program requires board members to complete 12 continuing board education hours… Read more »

Aux Scholarship

Apply for the DCH Auxiliary Scholarship

Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship $1,000 Awarded to One Person Annually Requirements: Home address in Decatur County (school address can be any location) Entering, or already beyond second year of college of any technical training program in a health career area. Must be an accredited program. Application Process: Send letter of application to: Decatur County… Read more »