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Local healthcare providers recognized

June 21, 2018

The students and faculty at IU School of Nursing at IUPUC select a Preceptor of the Year from each of the counties sponsoring their student cohorts. They honor the recipients at their annual Advisory Council meeting and have the privilege of hearing some of their insights on being a preceptor. These nurses demonstrate excellence in their roles as preceptors and were chosen for their clinical knowledge, communication skills, professional work ethic, and leadership ability. The individual attention they provide in clinical and community settings while sharing their expertise is invaluable to the students. Decatur... View article

Anthem adds DCMH to ‘preferred’ list of care providers

June 20, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS-- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana (Anthem) is committed to increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare services. As part of this commitment, Anthem and Decatur County Memorial Hospital (Decatur) announced today that Anthem will be adding Decatur to its preferred list of care providers for its Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO) and Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO SNP) plans. Beginning on June 15, 2018, Decatur’s care providers will be considered in-network for these health plans, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers compared to seeing a care provider... View article

DCMH Earns ACR Accreditations

June 11, 2018

(Greensburg, IN) — Decatur County Memorial Hospital has been reawarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, ingested by the patient, to diagnose and treat a variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body. MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts... View article

Hospital hosted Relay Survivor Dinner

June 6, 2018

Decatur County Relay for Life has always been a popular event for this community. It is a way for people to come together and support one another, while taking a stand against Cancer. Decatur County Memorial Hospital enjoys going one step further and hosting a Survivor Dinner every year the evening of the event. DCMH Cancer Care team invites all cancer survivors and their families for an evening of celebration and recognition before the teams begin to walk. Nicolie Reed, DCMH Cancer Care Manager, stated, “The survivor dinner gives survivors the extra recognition they truly deserve. These survivors and their... View article

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 15, 2018

Do you love the warm feeling of the sun on your skin – that warmth you feel all the way to your bones? Do you love being outside walking, gardening, or even just reading a book on a park bench? OF COURSE YOU DO! Everyone wants to be outside living an active life and feeling healthy and vibrant. But what about the harmful effects of the sun? Did you know that up to 90% of skin changes that people think are related to aging are actually from the sun? By now, we all know that too much sun can cause skin damage. But what is “too much”? Too much sun = a lot of sun over your lifetime or more than one bad... View article

Ladies Library Luncheon well received

May 12, 2018

GREENSBURG - Local radio station WTRE and the Greensburg Public Library recently hosted their annual Mother’s Day luncheon program. The event included lunch provided by Izzy’s Catering, a do-it-yourself Pinterest painting project, and a hospital presentation by CEO Rex McKinney and OB/GYN Dr. Anxhela Treska. The women also were treated to a surprise guest, television host and producer Patty Spitler, along with her two canine companions. McKinney spoke to the women about the hospital’s goals for the upcoming year and how he is striving to connect with this community. “We want to show this community... View article