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

Holiday Bazaar 2015

Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar

The Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary Bazaar will be Friday, December 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the hospital lobby!

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County Health Needs Assessment Forum Yields Good Information

Decatur County health agencies conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Community forum on Wednesday, November 18 at 5:30 at the Leon Golf and Country Club with 50 people in attendance. “Our community has a wealth of expertise to be tapped.” stated Kolton Hewlett with Decatur County Hospital, “For this reason, we decided to host… Read more »

Twins with Staff

Staff Celebrate Birth of Twins in ER One Year Ago

On the morning of October 31, 2014 a young woman rushed through the Emergency Room doors of Decatur County Hospital (DCH) shouting, “I’m think I’m in labor!” Seairra Stephenson, the expectant mother, was pregnant with twins and scheduled for an OB appointment later that morning in Des Moines; she did not make it. With contractions… Read more »