Johnson Memorial Health Services is a hospital district consisting of City of Dawson and seven townships: Baxter, Cerro, Gordo, Hamlin, Lac qui Parle, Maxwell, Providence and Riverside.


Stacey Lee, CEO

Approximately 3,400 people live in the community.

We are proud of our modern medical facility and that we are able to offer a wide variety of outreach and specialized services, using the most current technology available. However, what we are most proud of is the dedicated medical staff and team of employees that serve the Dawson Area Hospital District and sets Johnson Memorial Health Services apart from the rest.

Mission Statement

To Deliver Excellence in Health Care to our Local Community and Beyond.

Vision Statement

We Inspire Change and Make a Healthy Difference in People’s Lives.

Value Statement


TRUST: We count on and support one another individually and as team members.

EXCELLENCE: We perform at the highest level, always learning and looking for ways to improve.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We accept responsibility for our actions, attitudes, and health.

MUTUAL RESPECT/INTEGRITY: We embrace diversity and treat one another with dignity and empathy. We are principled, honest, and ethical, and we do the right thing for those we serve.