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.


Latest News

DCH Corner – A Letter from CEO Greg Boattenhamer

Rural hospitals across Iowa and the rest of the nation are facing some of the most threatening times I can recall in the past 30 years. Discussions at the federal level regarding pulling health insurance coverage away from 22 million Americans would most certainly create larger charity care and emergency room challenges for Decatur County… Read more »

DCH Corner – Community Service Counts

Decatur County Hospital places great importance on community involvement. We pride ourselves on being a community-focused hospital, with the best interest of the region in mind. In addition to our excellent staff, this community focus is made possible by many volunteers and donors who give donations and financial support to help us serve our patients…. Read more »

DCH Corner – Leon Community Meals Program

Almost one year ago, representatives of multiple community organizations banded together to revamp the community meal site program.  The Leon City Council, Decatur County Board of Supervisors, Decatur County Hospital, Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa (CHCSI) and Decatur County Public Health partnered to revive and improve the Leon Community Meal Program. Quality food is… Read more »