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


Community Comes Together to Save Senior Meal Program in Leon

Several entities have partnered together, pooling their resources to continue to provide meals for seniors in the Community of Leon. These community partners include Leon’s New Horizons, Inc. (New-2-U), Decatur County Hospital, Decatur County Board of Supervisors, City of Leon, Decatur County Public Health, Decatur County Development Corporation, and the Leon Community Center Board. All… Read more »


Decatur County Hospital teams to build AED Registry

  PulsePoint AED is a free downloadable mobile app that users can place on their smartphones to identify nearby AEDS! Decatur County Hospital, in collaboration with the PulsePoint Foundation, has begun to create an AED registry for all Automated External Defibrillators (AED) within Decatur County.  The registry is available on a mobile app, “PulsePoint AED”, which… Read more »

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Decatur County Hospital Celebrates National Hospital Week

  This year’s National Hospital Week runs from May 8-14. We at Decatur County Hospital are invested in caring from the heart every day of every year. Decatur County Hospital is using this opportunity to remind the community that a hospital is more than a place where people go to heal – it is a… Read more »