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About Us

Winneshiek Medical Center provides the most comprehensive and specialized healthcare services in the region to support the wellness of the communities we serve.

Who We Are

More than 100 years ago, a group of forward-thinking Winneshiek County citizens had a vision: to build a hospital to support a healthy, vibrant and lasting community for future generations.  In 2005, Mayo Clinic Health System joined in that vision.  Today, the original hospital has evolved to become Winneshiek Medical Center and the two organizations, working together, further the legacy of providing quality and compassionate care.


Winneshiek Medical Center is the third largest Critical Access Hospital in Iowa.  With an active medical staff of over 35 Mayo Clinic Health System and Gundersen Health System physicians, and clinics in Decorah, Ossian and Mabel, Minnesota, Winneshiek Medical Center is the largest and most specialized hospital in the region.


Winneshiek Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.


Winneshiek Medical Center continues their commitment to the community by hiring skilled, compassionate staff, by bringing the newest medical technology into the region, and by providing care in a way that maintains the personal experience of a community hospital, but assures patients that they are receiving the very best in health care.

The WMC Impact

Whether it be jobs, access to health care or the economy, Winneshiek Medical Center makes a big impact on our region.

Mayo Clinic Health System Partnership

Since our partnership began in 2005, Winneshiek Medical Center, with physician services provided by Mayo Clinic Health System, has provided the most specialized and comprehensive care in the region. Click below to learn how our partnership improves the care of WMC patients.

WMC Locations
Decorah Clinic entrance
  • Family Medicine & Specialty Clinic
  • 901 Montgomery Street
    Decorah, Iowa 52101
Mabel Clinic entrance
  • Family Medicine Clinic
  • 114 South Main Street
    Mabel, Minnesota 55954
Ossian Clinic entrance
  • Family Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic
  • 112 East Main Street
    Ossian, Iowa 52161
As a large employer in Winneshiek County we have a responsibility to ensure the success and future growth of our rural communities. There are many variables to doing so, but child care is certainly a key component of that. (Speaking of WMC's land donation to Sunflower Child Development)
Steve Slessor, Chief Administrative Officer

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