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Welcome to Van Diest Medical Center

Van Diest Medical Center has been the premier healthcare facility in Hamilton County, Iowa, for over 100 years. We are committed to providing the highest quality care to patients, and dedicated to improving the quality of life for our families and communities throughout central Iowa. As an affiliate of MercyOne, Van Diest Medical Center is partnered with MercyOne-Des Moines. With this affiliation, the Board of Trustees maintains complete control of the hospital operations and management expertise, while taking advantage of the cost savings and educational offerings available to larger, tertiary facilities such as MercyOne.

As the hospital continues to grow and change, we strive to remain a constant caring organization, meeting the healthcare needs of those we serve.

CNOR Strong

The VDMC Surgery Team has earned the CNOR Strong designation for the 7th consecutive year! This designation was earned by having 75% of surgical nursing staff certified. This designation represents a facility-wide commitment to nursing excellence and outstanding patient care of nursing best practices.

Top Rated Hospital

With over 70 percent of our Board of Trustees certified through the Iowa Hospital Association, Van Diest Medical Center is designated a 2-Star Hospital through the Iowa Hospital Association.

Financial Excellence

Van Diest Medical Center received HFMA’s MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle in 2021, recognizing the innovative and effective strategies that have enabled our hospital to achieve excellence in revenue cycle performance.

Excellent use of PPE and new measures implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19. I felt safe in the hospital and clinic.

Love the customer service at the clinic. Registration staff, lab techs, nurses, and providers are all awesome! 

- Van Diest Family Health Clinic Patient

"The nurses here are amazing and have been taking care of my kids since they were babies. They are always so nice and eager to answer my questions."

- Van Diest Family Health Clinic Patient

I fully applaud all of the staff at VDMC! Thank you for taking such great care of me during my stay. 

- VDMC Patient

Excellent care from all staff and providers! We are very lucky to have such a great hospital and clinic here in Webster City.

-VDFHC Patient

I have always been well taken care of at Van Diest. From the registration staff to the doctors, my care was excellent. I feel so lucky to have the VDMC team taking care of me!

-VDFHC Patient

November 24, 2021

This holiday meal, as with all meals, it's important to do our stomachs a favor and keep health in mind.

August 3, 2021

We are excited to announce that Dr. Nikki Ehn was voted Best Physician in the Daily Freeman Journal’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Contest!

July 20, 2021

Check out some delicious summer salad recipes provided by our VDMC Dietitian, Kristi Zwiefel.

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Welcome to Van Diest Medical Center! For over 100 years, Hamilton County Public Hospital d/b/a Van Diest Medical Center has been the anchor of health, serving generations of families in Hamilton County and surrounding communities. Guided by our mission and vision, we continue to deliver high-quality, personalized health care services.  

Van Diest Medical Center is a fully accredited, federally-designated Critical Access Hospital, licensed to operate 25 beds for either acute or swing bed care needs. Our private rooms are designed for patient and family comfort. The Emergency Department provides two trauma rooms and four additional rooms to care for patients with emergency medical needs 24/7. Van Diest Family Health Clinic serves our patients with locations in Webster City, Jewell and Stratford. Although we have a state-of-the-art facility with advanced technology and modern equipment to care for our population, the foundation and most essential resource at Van Diest Medical Center is our people. This includes our physicians, advanced level practitioners, volunteers, and all caregivers who continue to deliver quality care to those we serve . 

On behalf of our entire family at Van Diest Medical Center, I want to thank you for allowing us to care for you. It is my goal that every encounter you have at Van Diest Medical Center meet or exceed your expectations. If for some reason it does not, I encourage you to please contact me by email at or phone at 515-832-7700.

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