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Overview of Winneshiek Medical Center

Winneshiek Medical Center is a 25-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Decorah, Iowa. It is part of the Mayo Clinic Health System. Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa is a charitable nonprofit community hospital and clinic serving northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota since 1914. We are the second largest Critical Access Hospital in Iowa, and are owned by the citizens of Winneshiek County.

Our hospital services include multi-specialty surgical services; MRI, CT Scan, x-ray and 3D mammography led by an on-site radiologist; rehabilitation and sports medicine clinics in Decorah, Calmar, Ossian and Spring Grove, MN, with outreach to area schools and nursing homes; diabetic education; home medical equipment; home health and hospice; a hospitalist program for 24-hour inpatient care; a Skilled Care program for skilled nursing care for rehabilitation and recovery; and obstetrics services provided by both area physician groups. Winneshiek Medical Center also provides urgent care, a 24/7 emergency room and ambulance service staffed by Mayo Clinic Health System physicians, specialized nursing staff and paramedics.

Total beds: 25

Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospital

No of Affiliated Doctors: 76

Specialities: Multi Speciality

Medicare Quality data

The Medicare quality data presented below is derived from the www.cms.gov hospital compare data. Star ratings are limited in scope to the data sources they are derived from. The Hospital Compare overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures across 7 areas of quality into a single rating for each hospital.

Overall rating


Patient Experience


Safety of care


Timeliness of care


Staying out of Hospital after treatment


Above national average

Same as national average

Below national average

Patient Experience (HCHAPS) data from Medicare

This data is based on HCAHPS survey by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov).The HCAHPS survey is administered to a random sample of adult patients across medical conditions between 48 hours and 6 weeks after discharge; the survey isn't restricted to Medicare beneficiaries. Hospital Compare currently reports results for the categories listed below.    

77% Patients that would definitely recommend ( 5% higher than the national average )


AmeriGroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, Health Tradition Health Plan, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise, Medicare, Minnesota Medicaid



The hospital accepts various types of health insurance, but individual coverage may be variable. You should check with your insurance whether the hospital is in network or not. You can make payment via cash, check, online, credit card or debit card.

La Crosse Amtrak Station

Sutton Landing Strip Airport

You can request an appointment with specific doctor on hospital's website or make appointment request on HealthSoul.

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