Our Community

Winneshiek Medical Center is located in Decorah, Iowa, a community in scenic northeast Iowa. Nestled among the limestone bluffs of the Upper Iowa River, Decorah is home to approximately 8,000 residents and Luther College, a private liberal arts school. Decorah traces its roots to Norwegian settlers, a culture that influences the town today through Vesterhiem Museum and the annual Nordic Fest celebration.

Decorah is teeming with life. Due to a commitment to the arts, a dedication to sustainability, and a continued pursuit of community wellness, Decorah offers a quality of life rarely found in this day and age. First-rate schools provide quality education for your children and outside opportunities – from athletics to story time to community gardening – help enrich them beyond the classroom.

Decorah’s vibrant downtown district welcomes visitors throughout the year, who often stay in the historic Hotel Winneshiek, experience the outdoors on our paved bike trail, canoe the Upper Iowa River, enjoy a Center Stage Series performance at Luther College or a Poetry Slam at Arthaus, and dine at world-class establishments.

Decorah is a place where your neighbors care about you and your family. We invite you to spend some time with us and experience why people call Decorah – home.

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Explore Northeast Iowa

Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Winneshiek County Public Schools:

Luther College

Northeast Iowa Community College

Winneshiek County Development, Inc.

Northeast Iowa Tourism Association

Winneshiek County Conservation Board

Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative

Decorah Newspapers


Winneshiek Medical Center Application for Employment (pdf)

Please print, fill out and mail, or “save as” to your computer prior to filling out.  Then, attach the completed application to email: jobs@winmedical.org.