About Us

Madison County Health Care System is committed to delivering equitable and inclusive healthcare services, ensuring an optimal patient experience and achieving better health outcomes for all. MCHCS consists of Madison County Memorial Hospital, The Earlham Medical Clinic, and the Health Trust Physicians Clinic in Winterset. Throughout the healthcare system, four physicians and nine advanced practice providers meet the healthcare needs of all area residents.

Our Rural Health Clinics provide:

  • Family Practice Medicine
  • Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics

We also offer in-house comprehensive specialty care:

  • Orthopaedic Care
  • General Surgery
  • Foot & Ankle Care
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Chronic Disease Management

We are served by a variety of visiting specialists through our Specialty Clinic:

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Ears, nose and throat
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Podiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

As your healthcare team, we are a central point of contact for all of your health needs and can help identify early signs of disease risks and prevent illness.

We strive to provide continuity of care – coordinating services across our healthcare system, linking you to specialists and resources, creating treatment plans, providing counseling, helping you understand your test results, and so much more.

Madison County Health Care System upholds its mission of “delivering compassionate healthcare with excellence,” focusing on equitable access to quality care for all residents of the area. We are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our healthcare services, insuring that every individual receives the care they deserve.

Recent Awards

  • Top Workplace Recognition:
    • Awarded in 2021, 2022, and 2023 by Des Moines Register and Energage, highlighting positive workplace culture
  • Critical Access Hospital Recognition:
    • Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in Patient Satisfaction in 2023
    • Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in 2018, demonstrating excellence in various hospital strengths
  • Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
    • Earlham Medical Clinic, obtained in 2020, currently recognized as a PCMH

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 Central Iowa 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.

Community Health Needs Assessment Results

At Madison County Health Care System, we are committed to understanding and addressing the health needs of our community. As part of this commitment, we recently conducted a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to gain insights into the most pressing health issues facing our community.

We are pleased to share the results of this assessment, which can be found in our final CHNA report. This report highlights key findings, identifies priority areas for intervention, and outlines strategies for improving community health outcomes.

To learn more about the findings of our CHNA and how we plan to address the identified needs, please download the full report below.

We believe that by working together with our community stakeholders, we can create positive and lasting change to improve the health and well-being of everyone we serve. Thank you for your continued support and partnership in this important endeavor.