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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 6th 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 half 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.

Dedicated to the Community

Van Diest Medical Center is dedicated to enhancing our community. Over the last year, more than 500 hours of community service were logged by the organization. VDMC also received the Governor's Volunteer Award for outstanding volunteer service in the State of Iowa.

"My virtual visit with Dr. Suzanne was fantastic! I appreciated being able to save the time, energy and money of an in-person visit since I am from out of town."

- Integrative Medicine Patient

"The staff was diligent, caring and very attentive in our time of need. I am convinced your team of caregivers truly made the difference in my son's quick recovery."

- Molly B.

"On the absolute worst day of my life, your staff brought me more comfort than you will ever know. I will forever be grateful for the compassion you showed my family."

- Marne M.

"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

December 3, 2019

Grab your friends and family and join us for a FREE holiday movie sponsored by Van Diest Medical Center!

November 13, 2019

Congrats to our November 2019 C.A.R.E.S. Award Recipient, Emily Maines!

November 11, 2019

Congratulations to the winner of our October Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Basket, Jennifer Harris!

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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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