About Us

Morton County Health System has a long history of serving the southwest corner of Kansas and the surrounding areas. Morton County Health system is the superior choice for your healthcare needs. Call us today to experience the difference.

Morton County Health System, we are always looking to add great Medical Professionals to our team! We are currently looking to add Medical Doctors, Physician Assistants, and Advanced Practice Nurses. Housing is also available near the hospital.

Morton County Health System is a 20-bed Acute Care Hospital with Emergency Department, as well as a Monday-Friday Clinic in Elkhart as well as a Clinic in Rolla, KS.

Elkhart is a great place to raise a family! Is is a small, "family-like" community that you can't find in the bigger cities. Elkhart also has a great school system! Noise is minimal, crime is minimal but the support and love from our great community is huge!

For more information on Morton County Health System, or the community, please feel free to reach out to the Chief of Human Resources, Leah Luera, at (620)697-2141 or email her at lluera@mchswercare.com.

Morton County Hospital is among 115 hospitals statewide being recognized for its exemplary achievements to improve patient safety.

The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) recognized Kansas hospitals recently at the conclusion of the

AHA/HRET Network- a major patient safety initiative spearheaded by the American Hospital Association/Health Research & educational trust (AHA/HRET) and coordinated in Kansas by KHC.

Morton County Hospital received Accomplishment recognition for working toward AHA/HRET Network goals set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions.

“We are pleased to receive this special recognition of our team’s patient-focused efforts to provide the best care possible to those we serve” said Patrick Custer, CEO of Morton County Hospital. “Working with the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative and its partners-as well as side-by-side with our peers across the state and with national experts- has provided our team the opportunity to advance patient safety and health outcomes more efficiently and effectively”

Since October 2016, more than 115 Kansas hospitals have worked collaboratively with KHC to achieve a 20 percent reduction in hospital-acquired conditions and a 12 percent reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions from 2014 baselines. Participating hospitals placed special focus on reducing patient harm, such as falls, adverse drug events, hospital-acquired infections, and pressure injuries. Hospitals also made progress in implementing key strategies for promoting health equity and patient and family engagement.

“We extend our congratulations and gratitude to all the hospitals across Kansas who participated in the AHA/HRET Network, “said KHC Executive Director Allison Peterson DeGroff. “For several years, this community of collaborative peers has inspired and driven each other to excel in leading data-driven quality improvement. It is challenging work- and it is critical work. Each hospital’s incremental changes lead to an exponential impact on the lives of patients and their families”

The AHA/HRET Network included more than 1,600 hospitals across 34 states and U.S. territories. The initiative was supported by CMS under contract number HHSM-500-2016-000067C. More information available at www.khconline.org/HIIN


Who We Are?

MCHS is patient focused, community founded!


Morton County Health System is an integral segment of our community we serve. MCHS will support community activities and pursue community input in order to better meet the needs of the communities served.

Our mission

To provide a high level of integrity and quality healthcare, easily accessible to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Our Vision

To promote and deliver the highest quality of an expanding health care service.

Timeline of Hospital

  • 1913 Original Hospital
  • 1957 Current Hospital in current location
  • 1980 Current Hospital remodeled