Your Hospital, Your Community: Recognized
November 21, 2013
Your Hospital recently received an award for demonstrating excellence and innovation in the area of community engagement. DCMH is committed to engaging and communicating with our patients, partners, and the communities we serve. The National Rural Health Resource Center recognized DCMH for our demonstrated excellence and innovation in initiatives for improving population health, in leadership engaging and communicating with patients, partners, and the community, and for established methods for gathering data from the community and incorporating results into project planning. The Critical Access Hospital Recognition award was established by The Center and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) to recognize the excellent work in critical access hospitals (CAH) throughout the country. The recognition promotes excellence and innovation and honors the achievements and results of CAHs while publicizing successful strategies.
This year, 16 CAHs were nominated for recognition. “This year’s recipients embody both outstanding commitment to their communities and meaningful innovation,” said Terry Hill, Executive Director of The Center. “They demonstrate that rural hospitals can lead the way in the rapidly changing health care industry.”
Health care delivered in rural communities is affordable, high quality, and necessary to the good health of the entire community. “Engaging our patients, partners, and community members is crucial to understanding the needs of our patients and ensuring the continued success of our hospital,” replied Linda Simmons, hospital CEO and President.
Hospital Foundation Funds Programs
November 07, 2013
Selected programs at Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) received a total $17,560 in grants from the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County to expand services for the community.The funds are raised by the Hospital Foundation through the daffodil project, special events such as the Gala and Golf Outing, individual donations, and bequests.Programs receiving funding this round include:The Workwell Occupational Health Services received $3785 to fund supplies for multiple healthfairs throughout the community. The funds will be used to pay for screening supplies commonly requested for these events, including glucose and cholesterol screenings for attendees.
A $5000 award was given to the Infection Prevention Department of the Hospital, to help cover the costs of Flu vaccinations for the community. With an escalation of Flu-related cases reported last year, the Hospital has been especially proactive in providing flu shots this year—vaccinating over 3,000 residents through numerous flu clinics throughout the county. Each year the Hospital provides free Flu vaccinations to anyone in the county wanting protection from the influenza virus.A $5000 grant was made to the Decatur County Memorial Hospital Mammography Assistance Program which provides breast care for Decatur County and surrounding area residents who either have no health insurance or are under-insured, and fall within the financial guidelines set forth by the Hospital. Those who qualify will receive much needed access to screening mammograms, as well as diagnostic mammograms and additional radiological studies when necessary.
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DCMH Welcomes New Pulmonologists
November 07, 2013
DCMH has welcomed three new visiting pulmonologists to its campus including Dr. Aaron Bruns, Dr. Michael Snyder & Dr. Mohammad Tariq.
Here at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, our new team of pulmonary doctors provide quality care for all patients with pulmonary disease and can help provide services for lung and respiratory system conditions, including: Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, lung infections, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary rehabilitation, sleep disorders and more. DCMH’s new visiting pulmonologists are accepting patients immediately. Call (812) 663-1311 for more information or to schedule your appointment today.
Spirit of Women
Decatur County Memorial Hospital is a member of Spirit of Women, a network of more than 150 premier hospitals and health systems throughout the United Stated dedicated to advancing the cause of women's health.
This exciting program promotes Decatur County Memorial Hospital as the regional leader in women's health education and community outreach.
Spirit of Women is a national movement for women's wellness led by local leading hospitals such as Decatur County Memorial Hospital and supported by corporate partners and national media with the mission to motivate women and their families to make positive changes in their lives by emphasizing their total well being.
Spirit of Women at Decatur County Memorial Hospital has plenty of exciting events coming up!
Dec. Co. Homemakers Help Plant Daffodils
November 15, 2013
“They were like machines…”—that’s how Hospital Foundation Director Bryan Robbins described the women of the Decatur County Extension Homemakers that helped plant 350 daffodil bulbs around the Decatur County Memorial Hospital campus earlier this week. “They got done in an hour and a half, and I think I was the only one sweating.” The flowers were part of the Hospital Foundation’s annual Daffodil Campaign, in which generous donors give to the Foundation in memory of individuals, special occasions, extra efforts, or simply as a thank you, and an according number of daffodils are planted to bloom each spring.
Hospital Foundation funds health programs
November 14, 2013
Selected programs at Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) received a total $17,560 in grants from the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County to expand services for the community.The funds are raised by the Hospital Foundation through the daffodil project, special events such as the Gala and Golf Outing, individual donations, and bequests.
Programs receiving funding this round include:The Workwell Occupational Health Services received $3785 to fund supplies for multiple healthfairs throughout the community. The funds will be used to pay for screening supplies commonly requested for these events, including glucose and cholesterol screenings for attendees. A $5000 award was given to the Infection Prevention Department of the Hospital, to help cover the costs of Flu vaccinations for the community.
Collection Associates Help Fight Breast Cancer
November 14, 2013
The employees of Collection Associates helped the community fight Breast Cancer this past week when they contributed over $500 to the Hospital Foundation to help fund Decatur County Memorial Hospital’s Mammography Assistance Program. The funds were raised through “jeans passes,” raffles, and more during October to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The group chose a local recipient in the Hospital’s assistance program, which helps fund screenings for uninsured or under-insured patients that meet income qualifications.