CEO Welcome Message

Fillmore County Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality of healthcare services to Fillmore County and the entire surrounding region that we serve. Our providers and caregivers are comprised of people you know and trust – they are your friends, family, and neighbors. Our Mission is to deliver integrated, patient and family focused healthcare where safety, compassion, innovation, and teaching are vital to your experience. We take pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations.

We look forward to hearing about your experience as a patient either directly or through our patient surveys. We are proud of this organization – its history of compassionate care, its commitment to state of the art facilities and equipment, and its growth over time.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you.

Chris Nichols

Vision Statement

Fillmore County Hospital will be the regional leader for valued health services. Our Team will be recognized for its knowledge and compassion in delivering exceptional care, innovative services, and trusted outreach and education in all stages of life.

Mission Statement

The Fillmore County Hospital team delivers an integrated patient and family focused care experience where quality, compassion, innovation, and teaching are vital.

Core Values

Authenticity, Integrity, Awareness, Courage, Perseverance, Faith, Purpose, Vision, Focus, Enthusiasm, Service, Leadership


Our Philosophy: Every staff member at Fillmore County Hospital is part of the Quality Improvement Team. Together, we strive to provide exceptional care to all who enter our doors.

Board of Trustees

A hospital’s board of trustees is entrusted with the great responsibility of overseeing one of the community’s most important institutions—one that exists for the treatment and protection of the health care needs of the community’s citizens.

Deborah Hoarty – President

Taylor Kahlandt

Allan Jefferson

Tyler Williams

Richard Walter - Secretary


Be remembered for you kindness.

Whether you think of yourself as rich or poor or somewhere in between, your gift to your community will make a lasting impression. The “Good Life” we cherish is worth preserving and passing on the next generation.

About Fillmore County Hospital

Fillmore County Hospital is a county owned Critical Access Hospital with 20 acute care beds, a 24/7 Emergency Department, an extensive outpatient behavioral health program, and a full array of outpatient and specialty clinic services. Previously located in a landlocked location close to downtown on “old Highway 81”, we constructed a beautiful new facility out on the Highway 81 bypass road that has allowed for significant growth of our services and space as well as better access for our patients. We opened the doors to our new state-of-the-art hospital campus on March 1, 2012.

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Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is charged with running the day to day operations of the hospital.  It’s their responsibility to evaluate and communicate the needs of the providers, patients and employees to the Hospital Board.  They gather information and implement needed changes that improve the quality and efficiency of care in the facility. It is also their responsibility, along with the Hospital Board, to identify strategic initiatives and implement a strategic plan.  They also ensure, with the help of department heads and all other hospital employees, that all our departments are functioning in the safest, most efficient and compliant manner to appropriately provide exceptional care for our patients.