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



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2016 Holiday Bazaar

Mark your calendars for our holiday bazaar on Friday, December 2, 2016! Get your holiday shopping done all in one place. Starting at 1 pm, we’ll have baked goods, gift items, snoozie slippers and more!


Now Accepting Applications for the Angel Tree

Do you need help with Christmas this year?  Decatur County Hospital Employee Activity Committee now taking applications for any family in the Central Decatur School District for needs for Christmas.  If you need help or know of someone that needs help please contact Angie Wells at 641-446-2341 or Stevie Parmer at 641-446-2311. Download the application… Read more »

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World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day

On November 17th, Decatur County Hospital joins hospitals across the country and globe in observing World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day. Decatur County Hospital’s special activities will recognize the contributions of the Staff and their role as goodwill ambassadors for the hospital. Suzanne Cooner, CEO of Decatur County Hospital commented, “All of us at DCH… Read more »