Ringgold County Hospital is a 16-bed Critical access hospital operating under Chapter 347 of the Code of Iowa. The hospital opened on April 17, 1951, with 21 employees. Today, we have 125 employees, many in positions using technology not yet imagined in 1951.
Services provided by the hospital have expanded beyond inpatient care. We now provide same-day and out-patient surgeries, infusion therapy, cardiac rehab, sleep studies, physical rehab, and much 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 fulfill its mission to the community.
Ringgold County Hospital has been managed since 1986 through an affiliation agreement with Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, which provides administrative and other support services at the hospital's request. In the current healthcare environment, it is critical for our hospital to stay abreast of new developments and technologies and gain advantages from sharing resources to benefit the patients we serve.
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 publics' 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.
Enduring Principles - Ask Yourself
||Do you exhibit honesty and integrity at all times?
||Do you show compassion for every patient, their family members and their loved ones?
||Do you strive to keep a positive attitude and approach every task with enthusiasm and energy?
||Do you treat all co-workers and partners with respect and recognize that everyone contributes to the hospital's success?
||Do you strive to provide the highest quality care and service?