About Harrison County Community Hospital
Harrison County Community Hospital is nestled among the rolling hills of Northwestern Missouri. Approximately one-hundred miles from Des Moines, Iowa and one-hundred miles from Kansas City, Missouri, Harrison County Community Hospital serves surrounding rural communities from a conveniently centralized location.
Harrison County Community Hospital will be the preferred healthcare provider in the region, continually offering high quality services our communities expect and deserve.
Harrison County Community Hospital will provide high quality, patient-focused health care with professionalism and compassion to all who seek our care, with emphasis on quality outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Harrison County Community Hospital has been caring for the health of our communities for more than fifty years.
The early 1950s construction of Noll Memorial Hospital was made entirely possible by private donations. The hospital was chartered in Bethany, Missouri on November 27, 1951 as a nonprofit institution. The principal contribution for the construction of Noll Memorial was donated by Mr. and Mrs. J.E. (Jake) Noll and Laura B. Noll, widow of Joseph Noll, as a gift to the community from which their family prospered. The five acre site on which the hospital was constructed was provided by Dr. Beulah Cushman and Mrs. W.W. Bailey, in support of their father A.F. Cushman, who dreamed that someday a community hospital would be built on the plot of land.
The Bethany Clinic provided equipment which had been previously used in the former Bethany Hospital. The remainder of financing for the hospital construction and equipment was made through gifts and pledges, paid over a three-year period. The construction of the original 26-bed facility consisted of one level, plus a basement. In the early 1960s a new wing was added to the original structure.
In 1989 the voters of Harrison County approved the formation of a hospital district which had the ability to issue a tax levy to help support the community hospital. The hospital facility was leased to the Harrison County Hospital District on April 1, 1990. At that time, the hospital district took over full administration of the hospital operations. The property was permanently transferred from the Noll Memorial Hospital Association to the Harrison County Hospital District on June 17, 1991.
In October 2001, Harrison County Community Hospital received designation as a “Critical Access Hospital,” under the Medicare program.
Since 2004, the facility has continued to grow and upgrade. The most recent renovations include a new admissions area, Emergency Room, waiting room, surgical suite, Therapy Department, and expanded space for lab and radiology.
Because of the vision of generous donors in years past and present, Harrison County Community Hospital stands as a service facility for the people of Harrison County and surrounding areas. Our Board of Directors, administration, and staff continue to strive toward improvements to better care for our communities.