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

Decatur County Hospital Named a 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Decatur County Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing exceptional care, close to home while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Greg Boattenhamer, DCH CEO. DCH… Read more »

Nominate a DCH Nurse for the 2018 DAISY Award

Want to Thank Your Nurse? Honor the compassion and care nurses provide their patients everyday and nominate a nurse for the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Decatur County Hospital. The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia… Read more »

DCH Corner – All About Vascular Surgery

Did you know? Decatur County Hospital offers many specialty services, so you can get quality care and avoid travel to another facility. These include specialty surgical services, such as vascular surgery. Dr. Ed Wehling is our on-staff vascular and general surgeon, providing specialty care, close to home. What do vascular surgeons do? Vascular surgeons are… Read more »