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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. Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa is a not-for-profit critical access hospital, and is an affiliate of MercyOne – 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 Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages where you can get more information about our services and receive timely notifications.

At DCH our mission is to “deliver exceptional care, close to home.” We are committed to delivering healthcare that exceeds your expectations while saving you the time and hassle of traveling to “the big city.” 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.


As a result of the overall downward trend in Covid-19 cases in Decatur County, we are implementing an amended visitor policy effective January 25th until further notice. The restriction of visitors in our Emergency Room, Outpatient Clinic, and Infusion area remains the same. Only patients who are being treated will be allowed in those areas, no visitors will be permitted.

In our Medical/Surgical area, we will allow one (1) visitor per patient. This visitor must remain the same throughout the entire patient stay. The person selected as the patient’s visitor will be allowed to visit between the hours of 7:00am and 4:00pm, must wear a face mask at all times while they are within the building, and movement will be restricted to entering and exiting the building and visiting the patient in their room. The visitor will not be allowed in any other areas of the building.

The DCH Auxiliary Just Because Gift Shop will reopen on January 25th with regular hours Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. 

The DCH Cafeteria is currently closed to the public.

For those needing assistance with billing questions or payments, please contact the DCH Business Office at 641-446-4871.  

For all other questions, please contact DCH Administration at 641-446-2339.



Decatur County Hospital has proudly served Decatur County, Iowa, and surrounding region since 1932. The current hospital is a state of the art Critical Access Hospital located on the site of the original hospital. We offer many services including: