About Us

About Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Health Care System consists of Madison County Memorial Hospital, The Earlham Medical Clinic, and the Health Trust Physicians in Winterset. Through the two clinics there are six physicians and six mid-level providers meeting the health care needs of area residents in Family Practice Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatrics.

We are pleased to have recently secured an excellent, in-house Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in upper extremity procedures as well as general orthopedic surgery. We are served by almost twenty additional visiting specialists representing the fields of: audiology, cardiology, dermatology, ears, nose and throat, general surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, pain management, plastic surgery, podiatry, urology, and vascular surgery.

Madison County Health Care System has a commitment to meeting the health care needs of the residents of the area, and our team has pledged to follow our vision of “delivering compassionate health care with excellence.”

Recent Awards
In 2018 Madison County Health Care System was named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The award was based on performance across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective, and Financial Stability.

The organization was also named a 2018 Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register and their research partner Energage. The designation is based on anonymous feedback from employees on several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection

Our Mission
Delivering compassionate health care with excellence.

Our Vision
Partnering with others to foster opportunities to preserve and improve community health.

MercyOne Affiliation
We are a MercyOne Affiliate, which allows us to partner with MercyOne – Des Moines through a management and CAH agreement. The Madison County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees maintains complete control of Madison County Health Care System operations, while taking advantage of the cost savings, management expertise and educational offerings available to a larger, tertiary facility such as MercyOne.