Gordon Winkler CEO

Greetings from CEO Gordon Winkler

At the start of this new year, are you thinking about a new you? If this is the year you’re going to start that exercise and healthy living program, I hope you’ll find inspiration in Lori Mercer’s story. With determination and support from her family, co-workers, and friends, she achieved her 2017 goal and is ready to do more in 2018!

Our employee wellness program, “Live Healthy RCH,” is an example of how a group of dedicated people with a common goal can improve their lives and the lives of those around them, simply because they care. Here at Ringgold County Hospital, “Caring is our Calling.” We take it very seriously and it extends from caring for our patients, to caring for ourselves. I want to thank all of you who sought out services here at RCH during 2017.

Your confidence in us to treat you and your family means so much. Every day, we do all we can to exceed your expectations. I hope you each have a happy and healthy 2018!

By the numbers!
Ringgold County Hospital and the Mount Ayr Medical Clinic are staffed by dedicated health care providers who take care of this community 365 days a year. We measure patient visits, procedures, and tests. We measure hours spent as volunteers in our schools. And these numbers are impressive.
In 2017, the RCH staff performed:
• Surgical procedures: 499
• Orthopedic surgical procedures: 63
• Physical therapy procedures: 8,597
• Cardiac rehab procedures: 313
• Medical Imaging procedures: 6,299
• Laboratory tests: 136,407
• Mount Ayr Medical Clinic visits: 10,181
• Ambulance runs: 520
• Athletic trainer hours: 117

However, the smiles we offer, the hands we hold, the care we give, and the comfort we provide can’t be measured. At Ringgold County Hospital, it’s clear that Caring is our Calling.