Hospital CEO Receives National Recognition

Sioux Center Health CEO Cory Nelson has been recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review among 67 CEOs and top leaders of critical access hospitals from across the U.S. The leaders recognized have successfully navigated their organizations through the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to focus on growing access to care as a valuable community resource.

As CEO of Sioux Center Health, Cory. Nelson oversees strategic planning, program development and modification, and coordination of all operations in alignment with the organization’s mission. In addition, he also serves on the Sioux Center Health Foundation Board. Some of Cory Nelson’s most recent accomplishments include solidifying an obstetrics partnership with another regional facility, creating a medical director partnership with a federally qualified health center, and growing Sioux Center Health by over 50 percent over the last four years. Under his leadership, the organization has been named a top workplace by the Des Moines Register and has won Northwest Iowa Review’s Best of the N’West categories two years in a row.

Sioux Center Health is a non-profit, community hospital established in 1946 by a group of local leaders who envisioned a health ministry to serve the needs of the community. It is governed by forty community members who serve on the Board of Directors. For more information about Sioux Center Health, please visit