- Madison County Health Care System (MCHCS) is a modern 25-bed-licensed critical access facility located in Winterset, Iowa, the county seat of Madison County. It is located approximately 30 miles Southwest of Des Moines, Iowa's state capital. Winterset is 15 minutes south of I-80 and 15 minutes west of I-35.
- MCHCS is a tax-supported, not-for-profit institution established in 1949 to meet the needs of the 5,000 residents of Winterset and over 15,000 area residents including residents from Madison, Adair, Clarke, Dallas, Guthrie and Union counties.
- The medical center is served by five physicians and three mid-level providers. Twenty specialists bring their services to MCHCS to meet the needs of area residents. These specialties include Audiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), Neurology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Urology, Vascular studies and Women’s Health. General Surgery is also available at MCHCS. Recruiting exceptional medical staff is an ongoing commitment.
- Our modern facilities allow our patients to receive services close to home using state-of-the-art equipment such as:
- A “40 slice” CAT scan machine.
- Mobile MRI and nuclear medicine.
- The Kodak PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System) is used in Radiology to store images physicians to read images online.
- Upgraded digital mammography equipment and procedures make it a less stressful and daunting process for patients.
- New neoprobe gamma system
- Tertiary care via air ambulance is 20 minutes away door-to-door.
- Rehabilitation services through the Therapy and Chronic Disease Management Departments assist patients in returning to active daily living following an injury or an event.
- Employing approximately 150 full and part time employees, MCHCS is one of the county’s larger employers. Many of our staff members (about 35%) live outside of Winterset. In 2012 our payroll was almost $9,500,000.
- A 6,500 square foot addition (dedicated fall of 2007) houses surgery and recovery rooms, specialty clinics and medical records. This allowed us to add new procedure rooms, and a renovated administrative area.
- In December of 2011 we dedicated the new Medical/Surgical wing to the hospital. Providing 25 new private patient rooms, each with bath, the addition replaced rooms in the original hospital as well as in an addition from the late 1970s. Special rooms were constructed for hospice patients, bariatric patients, pediatric patients and special isolation rooms.
- Expansion and renovation of the Health Trust Physician Clinic in 2011/2012 has added approximately 1/3 again to the space available to our local physicians as well as provide space for some of our visiting specialists.
- In June of 2014 Madison County Health Care System transitioned their Middle River Hospice program to HCI to continue the dedication to meeting the end-of-life needs of area residents and their families.
- Renovation was completed in the spring of 2014 in the former patient area to create a new Chronic Disease Management and Therapy Department as well as additional offices and storage space.
- Financially, in 2012 we generated a net income of $982,370.
- Charity care “write offs” were $685,843.
- We received gifts and donations in the amount of $57,035
- The MCHCS impact is felt throughout the area through our services such as; Health Trust Physician Clinic and Earlham Clinic.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Nolte, Director, Public Relations and Development, (515) 462.9749, or (515) 468.8037(Cell).