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January is Cervical Health Month

January 30, 2017

Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV. Many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. Each year in the U.S. nearly 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and more than 4,000 die as a result. The disease takes an even greater toll globally as the vast majority of cervical cancers occur in low-income countries. In both the U.S.... View article

MainSource, DCMH donate to Cheer Fund

December 30, 2016

  GREENSBURG — The holidays are here, which means the more than 100-year-old Daily News Cheer Fund tradition is in full swing. The goal of the Cheer Fund has always been to bring the joy of Christmas to needy children and their families in Greensburg and Decatur County. And without the help of fellow community members, the mission of providing presents, food, and clothing would not be possible. Essentially, it’s the combination of the Decatur County/Greensburg family coming together for one common goal: sharing the giving spirit of the holidays. Recently, two local businesses joined in on the... View article

Senior Life Solutions celebrates with ribbon cutting

November 29, 2016

  GREENSBURG — Senior Life Solutions celebrated their opening with a ribbon cutting on the second floor of Decatur County Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 17 in front of staff and residents from the Tree City. Senior Life Solutions services are designed to provide assistance to those suffering from crying, hopelessness, loneliness, restlessness, sadness, depression, coping with loss, decreased energy, difficulty sleeping and low self-confidence. According to Program Director Jessica Couch, Senior Life Solutions opened and accepted their first patients back in October, but it has been an ongoing... View article

DCMH hosts holiday blood drive

GREENSBURG — Holidays are a slow time for blood donation because people are especially busy. However, the need for blood doesn’t take a holiday. Patients are still in the hospital and needing transfusions. To help meet the need, Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) will host a Holiday Blood Drive from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 in Conference Room D at the hospital. All those eligible are asked to sign up to give back this holiday season. A single pint of donated blood can save up to three lives. Everyone is encouraged to roll up their sleeves for those in need. Anyone interested in donating blood... View article

Over $4,000 raised for chemotherapy patients

November 1, 2016

GREENSBURG — After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, local breast cancer survivor, Jenell Schroeder was able to take a victory lap back in May for the first time during the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Decatur County. Schroeder said that educating people and raising awareness were the primary motives for speaking during the Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) Bingo Bash for Cancer Cure on Friday, Oct. 21 at Greensburg Elementary School with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward cancer care packages for chemotherapy patients. She acknowledged thata spreading information and telling... View article

Senior Life Solutions, DCMH to offer geriatric behavioral health

GREENSBURG — According to the United States Census Bureau, by the year 2030, Americans 65 and older will account for 70 million people, making up 20% of the U.S. population. With aging can come new challenges and difficult life transitions. These can include: the loss of loved ones, (spouse, siblings, friends, and/or adult children), the presence of chronic illness and its impact on independence and abilities, loss of employment, losses related to relocation, and loss of ability to drive. Many older adults in the community may feel reluctant to talk to family, friends, or primary care physicians about symptoms... View article