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$1000 will be awarded to one person annually.


Applicant’s home address must be in Decatur County. 

Applicant must be entering, or already beyond the second year of a college, university, or technical school in a health career field.

The college, university, or technical school program must be accredited.
To Apply:

Send letter of application to:      Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary

Attn: Tammy Heintz

1405 NW Church Street

Leon, Iowa 50144

Include: applicant’s name, home address, school address, phone and email;and a short essay about yourself and your goals.

·         Enclose three letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, etc.  Recommendation letters may also be sent to the above address separately.

·         Enclose a copy of your grades/transcripts from your first/or prior year of your program.

·         Deadline for completed application process is June 30, 2014.

·         Recipient will be notified by Sharon South and the presentation will be at the Decatur County Fair.



Decatur County Hospital Recognized as a StormReady Supporter

Officials from NOAA's National Weather Service recognized the Decatur County Hospital on December 19, 2013 as a StormReady® Supporter. The Decatur County Hospital joins seven other Iowa agencies or businesses as a StormReady® Supporter.

"StormReady Supporters take a new, proactive approach to improving hazardous weather operations, response and preparedness," said Jeff Johnson, Acting Meteorologist in Charge at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Des Moines, IA.

The program is voluntary and provides businesses and groups with clear-cut advice from a partnership between local National Weather Service forecast offices and state and local emergency managers. To be recognized as a StormReady® Supporter, a business or group must:

Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center;
Have more than one way to receive severe weather forecasts and warnings and to alert the public;
Create a system that monitors local weather conditions;
Promote the importance of public readiness through training and seminars;
Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes specific instructions and protocols in responding to different severe weather hazards.
Des Moines National Weather Service Acting Meteorologist in Charge Jeff Johnson presented Safety Coordinator Troy Armstrong with a framed StormReady® Supporter certificate at the Decatur County Hospital on December 19, 2013

NOAA and the National Weather Service are dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental stewardship of the nation's coastal and marine resources.


From left to right - Jeff Johnson, Acting Meteorologist in Charge, Des Moines, IA and Lynn Milnes, CEO, Troy Armstrong, Safety Coordinator/AEMT, Jo Beth Smith, CSS, and Kevin Frost, Ambulance Director/Paramedic all of Decatur County Hospital.

New Service at DCH!!


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  Decatur County Hospital Rehabilitation Department is now offering Lymphedema Therapy!!!


  Lymphedema is a manageable disorder with the guidance of your physician and treatment with complete decongestive therapy techniques.  This treatment is now being offered at the Decatur County Hospital Rehab Department. If you, or someone you know, has or suspects they have this condition, please contact your primary care physician.


Melissa Smith PTA,CLT completed her Lymphedema certification in Ohio through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in September 2013.

For more information, or if you have questions regarding Lymphedema and possible treatment please contact Decatur County Hospital Rehab at 641-446-2219 

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