About Ringgold County Hospital
Welcome to Ringgold County Hospital (RCH), where we provide high-quality healthcare, close to home. Don’t settle for having to drive for hours to a distant medical provider, only to end up being treated like a number and rushed through appointments. At RCH, you can rely on top-notch medical care by providers who treat you like family. That’s because we're here for you – and we have been since 1951.
Services provided by our 16-bed critical access hospital have expanded far beyond inpatient care. We now provide same-day 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 Mount Ayr Medical Clinic. We also regularly host specialty outpatient clinics, so our patients have access to the specialist care they need, when and where they need it. We are continually adding new services and equipment as resources permit, so we can continue to serve as your partner in health.
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Ringgold County Hospital opened on April 17, 1951, with just 21 employees. Today, we are able to offer our patients access to the skills and expertise of more than 130 employees – many using technology not even 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 healthcare 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 & Vision
As an affiliate of MercyOne, our unified mission is serving with fidelity to the Gospel as a compassionate, healing ministry of Jesus Christ to transform the health of our communities.
Our vision is to set the standard for a personalized and radically convenient system of health services.
- We believe that individuals are entitled to have their healthcare 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 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.
Why Choose Us
The benefits of having your healthcare needs met by providers in our hospital, family practice clinic, and specialty outpatient clinics include that we:
- Offer personalized care by neighbors caring for neighbors
- Advocate for your health
- Focus on your continuity of care, overall wellness, and helping you live your best life
- Coordinate with other healthcare entities and services in the area
- Are radically convenient
About Ringgold County
Mount Ayr is located near the Iowa - Missouri border and is the county seat of Ringgold County, Iowa. Surrounding communities include Diagonal, Kellerton, Tingley, Ellston, Beaconsfield, Redding, Delphos, Maloy, Sun Valley Lake, and Benton.
Ringgold County is a popular destination for hunters and anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Local parks, museums, and lakes provide a wide range of recreational opportunities. In the Mount Ayr area, you can fish, boat, cross-country ski, run trails, and more. The City of Mount Ayr welcomes you to explore the Lucky Lanes bowling alley, Princess Theater, Judge Lewis Park and its outdoor swimming pool, Mount Ayr Golf & Country Club, and several county parks. There are many shops and restaurants that appeal to a variety of tastes and interests located close to the town square business district.
The Mount Ayr and Diagonal school districts include the Family Resource Center preschool/day care, an elementary school (grades K–6) and a middle/high school (grades 7–12). Mount Ayr and Diagonal schools have a long-standing reputation for educational excellence and provide a variety of extracurricular activities
Would you like to know more about Ringgold County Hospital and our role serving patients from Mount Ayr, Iowa, and the surrounding communities? Call our main phone line at (641) 464-3226. We’re always happy to help.