About Clay County Hospital and Medical Clinics

Clay County Hospital is committed to providing the highest standard of quality, patient-centered healthcare to our community. Clay County Hospital is managed by SSM Health and is proud to offer you and your family services for a lifetime of care.



To be the model among rural health-care delivery organizations as measured by our:

  • Outstanding patient advocacy and loyalty.
  • Unsurpassed clinical quality and patient safety.
  • Significant contribution to medical education.
  • Exceptional employee satisfaction and workforce development.
  • Excellent financial and operation management.

Clay County Hospital is…

Patient Focused: We consider the patient in all that we do. Our patients are treated with compassion and respect and we earn their trust in every encounter they have with us. From the hospital floor to the business office, we work for our patient.

Disciplined: We take seriously our responsibility to be good stewards of all that is entrusted to us. We wisely manage our processes, assets and finances to ensure we have the resources to meet the health-care needs of our communities now and in the future.

Knowledge Driven: We are focused on innovation, creativity and the sharing of best practices to improve the delivery of healthcare. We identify and embrace research, new techniques, ideas and advancements and each of us is committed to continually improving our individual skills, knowledge and talents.

Motivated Leaders: We are solution-oriented. We continually seek ways to improve our organization to better serve our communities’ health care needs and are committed to challenging each other to transform the delivery of health care services.

Clay County Hospital demonstrates…

Trust, dignity and respect: Everyone brings value and deserves the opportunities and supportive environments that allow them to reach their full professional potential. Leaders are to serve with humility, understanding and consideration for the value that our similarities and differences bring to the fulfillment of our mission.

High ethical standards and behaviors: This is the foundation on which Clay County Hospital’s success and reputation are built. Each of us is responsible for ensuring that our relationships with all our associates are honest, fair and uphold our corporate and individual integrity.

Teamwork and accountability: Working together allows us to accomplish more than we could individually.Each of us is responsible for doing our best, keeping our commitments and sharing our knowledge to advance the mission of Clay County Hospital and SSM Health.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Has accredited Clay County Hospital as a result of it demonstrating compliance to the highest national standards for safety and quality of care.

Joint Commission standards deal with an organization’s quality and safety-of-care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. Clay County Hospital voluntarily submits to the evaluation of our compliance with nationwide hospital standards for excellence in patient care delivery. Joint Commission accreditation is your guarantee that Clay County Hospital is practicing constant quality monitoring to provide you with excellent health care.

Good information helps you make good decisions about your health and health care needs. In this section we report quantitative measures of the quality of the care we provide at Clay County Hospital.

These results show you how we measure up compared to national data and accepted care standards.

  • Service Excellence
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Infection Prevention
  • Infection Control
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Coronary Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Pneumonia