Welcome to DCH

Douglas County Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital in Alexandria, MN, with 99 beds. It is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), has a Level III trauma center and has twice been named as one of the Top 100 Hospitals by Thompson Reuters. 

Our Mission

Douglas County Hospital exists to provide quality health care services, to meet the needs of our customers and demonstrate our commitment to excellence.


Letter from our CEO

Thank you for visiting the website of Douglas County Hospital. We consider our site an extension of our organization, and a tool to make our resources increasingly accessible to the community. Here, you’ll find helpful information about our physicians, services and facilities and learn more about our commitment to providing high-quality patient care in a safe environment.

Since 1955, we have been honored to serve our community and region as a non-profit, community-owned and locally-governed hospital. We’re dedicated to providing local access to high-quality, comprehensive medical care and thank you for entrusting your health and that of your loved ones to us.

Our talented team of caregivers have brought many successes to our community – we have a certified Level III Trauma Center, accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), our Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and we have received the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement Medical Excellence Award by CareChex and the Blue Distinction Center for Hip & Knee Replacement from BlueCross BlueShield. None of these accomplishments would be possible without the support of everyone on our team and the patients and families we serve.

Thank you for visiting the Douglas County Hospital website. We invite you to call or visit Alexandria Clinic or Heartland Orthopedic Specialists to discover how our broad range of services can serve you and your family’s health and wellness needs.

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Carl Vaagenes, CEO