Services Offered

outside view of MDH AVHS services include Medical Surgical Care, Emergency Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Urological Surgery, Breathe E-Z Medical Equipment (Respiratory), Respiratory Therapy, Endoscopy Services, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Therapy, Home Health Care, Swing-Bed, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Out-Patient Geriatric Psych, Long-Term Care and Physician Clinical Services.

Outreach clinics are offered at our facility to include the addition of Cardiology, Ears, Nose & Throat, Orthopedics, Podiatry and Urology. Diagnostic services include Radiology, Sonography, Computed Tomography, Laboratory (including microbiology), Bone Densitometry, Pulmonary Lab, MRI (mobile), Mammography and Nuclear Medicine.

AVHS operates Rural Health Clinics in the communities of Meade, Plains, and Fowler. Our Long-Term Care Services are provided at the Lone Tree Retirement Center here in Meade.

As Artesian Valley Health System continues to grow, it will remain firmly committed to providing quality services to all who come to our doors.

About Artesian Valley Health System

The Meade Hospital District was formed in the early 1950's. Over the next 50 years, the original building was remodeled and expanded several times. In November of 2000, the voters of the Hospital District approved the construction of a new facility. With this approval the citizens of Meade County and surrounding counties are able to receive advanced healthcare services in a new modern facility.

In 2005, the Hospital assumed the operation of (3) Rural Health Clinics and also purchased the Lone Tree Retirement Center. These acquisitions led the Board of Directors and Staff to explore a name change that reflects the wide array of services provided by the Hospital District. The Hospital District is now doing business as Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS).

Our Mission

Artesian Valley Health System exists to enhance the lives of those who entrust us with their care by providing an exceptional health care experience with compassion and quality while meeting the unique needs of all members of our communities.


Artesian Valley Health System will be a financially and operationally healthy organization that is the preferred choice for the communities we serve where people recognize the hospital as their point of entry into the healthcare system.


Through ~ Honor ~ Courage ~ Commitment ~ we will pursue excellence in providing outstanding health care. These core values reflect our dedication to service and are the benchmark against which we are measured.