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

DCH Announces 2019 DAISY Award Recipient

On Friday, May 10, during the DCH Nurses Week/Hospital Week BBQ, this year’s DAISY Award winner was announced. The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.  The nurses at DCH are all deserving of this award.  However, several people nominated one nurse this… Read more »

Phone Outage – May 3, 2019

EDIT: As of 6:30 pm, our phones are back up and running. Thank you for your patience.   We’re experiencing a phone outage due to a cut phone line, and our main phone is currently out of service (as of 4:32 pm on May 3, 2019). To reach us, please call 641-446-2221. If there is… Read more »

Decatur County Hospital to Offer Women’s Health Outpatient Clinic

Starting May 14, 2019, Decatur County Hospital will add a provider to our Outpatient Clinic to meet the unique health needs of women in Decatur County and the surrounding region. Dr. Earle M. Pescatore, Jr., a specialist in urogynecology, will visit DCH’s Outpatient Clinic every Tuesday to provide women’s health services. Dr. Pescatore will also provide… Read more »

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