Gordon Winkler CEO

Gordon W. Winkler, Administrator/CEO

Welcome to Ringgold County Hospital, where we provide quality health care close to home. Services provided by our 16-bed critical access hospital have expanded far beyond inpatient care. We now provide same-day and outpatient surgeries, infusion therapy, cardiopulmonary rehab, physical therapy, sleep studies, medical imaging and more. The hospital also owns and operates the Ringgold County Ambulance Service and the Mt. Ayr Medical Clinic. New services and equipment are added as resources permit so that Ringgold County Hospital can continue to serve the health-care needs of our local residents.

Ringgold County Hospital opened on April 17, 1951, with 21 employees. Today, we offer the skills and expertise of over 125 employees, many in positions using technology not yet imagined in 1951. The hospital has been managed through an affiliation agreement with Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines since 1986, which provides administrative and other support services at the hospital’s request. In the current health-care environment, it is critical for our hospital to stay abreast of new developments and technologies and gain advantages from sharing resources to benefit those we serve.

OUR MISSION

WE BELIEVE that individuals are entitled to have their health-care needs met in the communities in which they live.

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY of each employee to conduct themselves according to the highest standards of conduct and ethical behavior.

IT IS IMPORTANT to be receptive to our public’s and employees’ comments and opinions of our services.

IT IS THE RIGHT of individuals using our services to expect an excellence in the standards of services provided.

WE RECOGNIZE that as a community-based hospital we have an obligation to participate in programs that sustain the viability of the community in general as well as the hospital.

 

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