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 six physicians and four mid-level providers. Nineteen 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, Oncology, 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.
The modern facilities allow 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 the staff (about 35%) live outside of Winterset. In 2016 the payroll was over $7,515,000.
A 6,500 square foot addition (dedicated 2007) houses surgery and recovery rooms, specialty clinics and medical records. The hospital also added new procedure rooms, and renovated the 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 accommodations were made for hospice, bariatric, and pediatric patients and to meet isolation needs.
Expansion and renovation of the Health Trust Physician Clinic (HTPC) in 2011/2012 added approximately 1/3 again to the space available to the local physicians as well as provide space for visiting specialists.
In June of 2014 Madison County Health Care System transitioned their Middle River Hospice program to HCI Hospice Care Services 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 needed additional office space.
The Senior Life Solutions program was introduced in 2016 to provide a program dedicated to addressing the emotional and behavioral health of adults over the age of 65.
Financially, in 2016 we generated a net income of $1,624,142.
Charity care “write offs” in 2016 were $123,159.
In 2016 we received gifts, donations and grants in the amount of $97,836.