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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. 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 10th 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 1-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, 2022 and again in 2023. This award recognizes the innovative and effective strategies that have enabled our hospital to achieve excellence in revenue cycle performance. VDMC is only the second hospital to receive this award more than once.

Patient Perspectives

I want to thank the Van Diest Emergency Medical Team for the outstanding care and treatment that I received on a recent visit. From the receptionist to the paramedic, the X-ray technician, the nurse, and Doctor Sonny – all were very knowledgeable, skilled, caring, patient, and empathetic. I gr...
Becky Hacker-Kluver
I had an exceptional experience during my recent stay at Van Diest Medical Center. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with a scenic and calming view of the central courtyard, which is well maintained. I was fortunate to have worked with many of the nursing staff in the past. As a patient, they...
John Boughton
My husband and I have lived in Webster City for almost 19 years. Five years ago, we made the decision to move my father here from Nebraska to take a more active role in his care. Unfortunately, over the new year he had to have emergency medical care followed by a stay in the hospital for a few days....
Tami Hejlik
The staff here are terrific! I’ve received excellent care and enjoyed my time, which you don’t usually say about a hospital stay. I've been a skilled care patient at Van Diest Medical Center for over two weeks, and I would do it all again in a heartbeat.
Linda Anderson
I was in the hospital following back surgery. I thought I could do in-home nursing care during my recovery, but we quickly discovered that was in error. This facility, God bless them! They were kind enough to allow me to start getting skilled care here and I’ve come a long ways in my recovery...
Leo Lambi
The care here has been extraordinary. I have not encountered a single unpleasant person. The nurses are just wonderful. It doesn’t matter how long I want to talk about the disease process or my pills, they stay as long as I need. There’s no time pressure. Everyone had a smile on their fa...
Norene Sorenson

February 23, 2024

VDMC lab techs arrive from overseas Recruiting qualified candidates for certain healthcare positions can be challenging in today’s world. Kerrie Schmidt, laboratory manager at Van Diest Medical Center, experienced that challenge as she tried to hire additional medical lab technologists. Ultimately, she reached halfway around the world and found two...

November 29, 2023

Your gift, of any size, will help us continue our mission to enhance the lives of people in our community by providing exceptional, patient-centered healthcare. When you make a donation to the Van Diest Medical Center Foundation, you're helping us transform healthcare and touch the lives of the people in...

November 6, 2023

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), has released its coveted Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for the 2022 data collection period. Van Diest Medical Center (VDMC) is proud to announce its Level 8 achievement for the Acute and Ambulatory survey selection. 

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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, Stratford and Fort Dodge. 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 lridge@vandiestmc.org or phone at 515-832-7700.

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