About WMC

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 third largest Critical Access Hospital in Iowa, and are owned by the citizens of Winneshiek County.  With an active medical staff of over 30 Mayo Clinic Health System and Gundersen Health physicians, and clinics in Decorah, Ossian and Mabel, Minnesota, Winneshiek Medical Center is the largest and most specialized hospital in the region.

Mayo Clinic Health System

Mayo Clinic Health System physicians provide primary and specialty care at Winneshiek Medical Center. Through professional and management service agreements, Winneshiek Medical Center retains its rich history as a county-owned medical center while benefitting from the shared medical expertise of professionals throughout the system. And, our solid connection to Mayo Clinic Health System allows for more advanced care for you and your family, should a need arise. Learn more about Mayo Clinic Health System

Our clinic became the first Mayo Clinic Health System site in 1992.  It has grown to become the most specialized primary and specialty care clinic in the area.

Full-time Mayo Clinic Health System surgeons provide care in the areas of:

  • General Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry

Primary Care for Families:

  • Family Medicine (including prenatal and obstetrical care)
  • Skin Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Behavioral Health

Outreach doctors from Mayo Clinic-Rochester and Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse come to WMC to provide care in the specialty areas of:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Nephrology (with an on-site Mayo Clinic Dialysis Center)
  • Oncology (cancer care)
  • Physical Medicine (pain management)
  • Urology