Rice County District Hospital opened its doors in 1959 with a mission to serve our community’s healthcare needs with dignity and respect.
The history of the hospital is much more than bricks and mortar. It is rich with community involvement, dedicated to serving the residents of Rice County and surrounding communities.
Over the past 57 years, the hospital has evolved with state-of-the-art medical technology to diagnose and treat our patients, including an on-site stroke robot and CT scan equipment.
The hospital continues to renovate with projects designed to provide comprehensive medical treatment and excellent patient care. The additions of the Sterling Medical Center in 2011, and Lyons Medical Center in 2012 created easy access for appointments ranging from newborn checkups to addressing geriatric concerns.
Local partnerships with Meals on Wheels and Care Jail were established so that the hospital could provide food to the aging and incarcerated.
Under the leadership of hospital CEO, George Stover, Rice County District Hospital operates with the designation of a Critical Access Hospital, open for emergency services 24/7 and provides personalized, around-the-clock care for patients, utilizing a staff of more than 120.
Rice County District Hospital is proud to be a pillar within the community, dedicated to caring for the people and families in the heartland.