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


Is it Flu or Ebola?

Check out this information sheet from the CDC on information comparing and contrasting Flu and Ebola.


10/29/2014 is World Stroke Day!

The Decatur County Hospital along with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association ask that you encourage family and friends to take the Pledge to End Stroke this October 29th!


DCH recieves award for Emergency Preparedness!

The Decatur County Hospital was recognized with the 2014 Safeguard Iowa Partners in Preparedness Award during the 2014 Annual Safeguard Iowa Meeting during the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Conference.