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DCMH president, CEO to close chapter in April

March 28, 2017

  GREENSBURG — After six years, Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) President and CEO Linda Simmons will move on to future endeavors. Simmons final day will be on April 3, according to DCMH Governing Board Chairperson John Corya. Simmons first day on the job took place on April 4, 2011, meaning her tenure will come to an end just a day shy of the exact day she started. By way of Wyoming, Simmons arrived in Decatur following her departure from Memorial Hospital Sweetwater County. Following Thursday’s governing board meeting, Simmons took the time to reflect on her years at... View article

DCMH Hosting Blood Drive

February 27, 2017

GREENSBURG — Decatur County Memorial Hospital is hosting a blood drive provided by the Indiana Blood Center from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, in Conference Room D at the hospital. Everyone is encouraged to roll up their sleeves for those in need and sign up online at DonorPoint.org. Walk-ins are also welcome. Visit our website at www.dcmh.net/blood-drive/ for more information. Need a good reason? Indiana Blood Center provides blood to the Decatur County community and by donating, you could be helping a local resident. To make sure you are a qualified donor, check to see that you meet the following criteria:... View article

Fluttering in Your Chest May be a Sign of AFib

  More than 2 million people in the United States are thought to suffer from atrial fibrillation, making it one of the most common kinds of heart arrhythmias. An arrhythmia refers to a problem with heart rate or rhythm. According to Soo Park, MD, cardiologist with Indiana Heart Physicians, a Franciscan Physician Network practice, AFib is classically characterized by a fluttering in the chest. This disrupted heartbeat can happen at rest or when active. Afib occurs when a malfunction in the electrical system of the heart makes the upper chambers of the heart (called the atria) beat so quickly that... View article

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