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

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Neck Pillows for DCH Patients

Pictured: (Back Row L to R) Rachel Duncan, Sharon South, Jane Fleming, Nedra Hearron. (Front Row L to R) Delaine Ploessel, Rilma Driskill, and Marilyn Lesan. Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary members and Leon Methodist Church Ladies spent an afternoon to hand sew and stuff neck pillows for patients. Since January, the Auxiliary members have made… Read more »

Financial Assistance Program

DCH Financial Assistance Program

Decatur County Hospital is committed to providing financial assistance to persons who have healthcare needs and are uninsured, underinsured, ineligible for a government program, or otherwise unable to pay, for medically necessary care based on their individual financial situation. Financial assistance will be available only to residents of Decatur County, or the immediate surrounding area consistent with its mission… Read more »