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Hospital waiting room remodel to improve patient, family experience

February 16, 2018

GREENSBURG – Tom Crist saw a need and addressed it. The Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) perioperative director wanted to improve a second-floor lounge for families as they awaited word on loved ones undergoing procedures at the hospital, so he set out to remodel the area in an effort to make it more “family-friendly.” “From a comfort standpoint, we felt our patients and their families deserved better,” said Crist, moments after cutting the ribbon on the enhanced waiting area in a special ceremony Monday. To make it happen, staff went “all out,” installing new lights, a large desk and... View article

Make positive changes during Cardiac Rehab Week

GREENSBURG — Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, Feb. 11 – 17, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), coincides with both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month in an effort to draw greater national attention to heart health. This year’s theme, “Making Positive Changes, One Beat at a Time,” honors the patients, families, and healthcare professionals who are dedicated to cardiac rehabilitation as a vehicle for a healthy lifestyle. Although cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US, there are millions of people who live with heart... View article

Hospital seeing more flu patients

February 8, 2018

GREENSBURG – Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) has seen an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for flu-like symptoms since November, but those numbers have tapered off slightly in recent days as more people are taking steps to prevent the spread of influenza. Decatur County Public Health Nurse Diane Berry-Stewart and Health Department office manager Carol Beck said last week that the health department is still offering free flu vaccines to the public during regular business hours, and visitors to DCMH hoping to prevent falling ill with the flu can receive the same shot. DCMH... View article

Tips and tricks to staying healthy, fit and safe

January 29, 2018

GREENSBURG — Although the winter season is exciting, it also tends to be a busy and stressful time of year for most individuals. Holidays, shopping and family gatherings can become very overwhelming and time-consuming. At times, people find themselves too busy to focus on the important things, like their own health. As the holidays wind down, and people are recovering from all the chaos brought on by the winter season, they find that their motivation to stay active is lacking. Some experience depression or feelings of anxiousness over expenses that accumulated throughout the holidays. Others let diet and healthy... View article

DCMH recognized as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest

January 16, 2018

WARREN, Mich. — The National Association for Business Resources has named Decatur County Memorial Hospital as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness®. This program honors companies and organizations that recognize and celebrate quality and excellence in employee and worksite health. The 2017 winning companies were evaluated by an assessment, created and administered by SynBella, the nation’s leading wellness systems firm. Company entries are examined statistically for quantitative data and examined on a point system based on criteria to benchmark and improve wellness program effectiveness. They... View article

Hospital Foundation welcomes new Director

January 4, 2018

The Hospital Foundation of Decatur County would like to announce their new Foundation Director, Susan Burkhart. Susan was born and raised in Greensburg, Indiana. After attending Greensburg Community High School, she went on to complete her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Communications at Ball State University. Susan has been employed at her family business Doerflinger Insurance Agency for over 20 years. She currently resides in Greensburg with her husband of 21 years, Daniel Burkhart, and their daughter, Ellie. Susan has had many years of experience with the Hospital Foundation. She has been a... View article