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Patient surveys show OB physicians at DCMH on top

September 18, 2017

Improving the patient care experience has become a top priority for health care organizations nationwide. As health care costs continue to rise, enhancing the patient experience in health care offers providers a way to reduce costs, increase productivity, and improve operational performance. Patient experience Press Ganey surveys are one of the most effective tools for measuring, understanding and ultimately improving the patient care experience. A well-designed patient survey can provide an organization with remarkable clarity into the patient experience, highlighting what is working well and where focused attention... View article

DCMH receives new quality-based accreditations

— Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) announces the successful completion of its new accreditation process from DNV GL - Healthcare. By earning accreditation, DCMH has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL’s accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. “The DNV GL program is consistent with our long-term commitment to quality and patient safety,” says Brad Green, DCMH Quality Director. “The ability to integrate ISO... View article

What is a Hospitalist?

  Hospitalists are physicians typically trained in internal medicine or family practice who specialize in the care of hospitalized patients. They provide care for patients requiring medical treatment for diagnoses such as pneumonia, meningitis, gastrointestinal bleeding and chest pain. Hospitalists are familiar with the hospital’s systems, facilities and staff members, and maintain close relationships with specialty physicians such as cardiologists and surgeons. Hospitalists provide patients with continuity of care, allowing them to see the same physician for much of their hospital stay. Because they work... View article

DCMH Radiology/Imaging Services Receives Accreditation

September 14, 2017

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has recently awarded Decatur County Memorial Hospital the Accreditation of Ultrasound and Computer Tomography (CT). ACR was founded in 1924 as a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice and science of radiologic care. The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the... View article

American Heart Association recognizes Decatur County Memorial Hospital for workplace health achievement

Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health (Greensburg – 9/13/2017) – The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and DCMH achieved Bronze level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 30 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their... View article

Tee Off ‘Fore’ Tatas supporting women’s health

September 11, 2017

GREENSBURG – The Hospital Foundation of Decatur County will again host the Tee Off ‘Fore’ Tatas all-female “Goofy Golf” tournament at North Branch Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 15. A registration and cocktail hour will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Ladies will then walk the pink carpet, play a seven-hole golf tournament (no clubs required), and enjoy dinner and an awards ceremony before setting memorial lanterns alight at the closing ceremony. This special and unique event helps support the local women battling breast cancer and other women’s health issues in Decatur County. Now in its fifth year, proceeds... View article