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Second annual Brogan ride nets $1,200 for cancer patients

July 25, 2017

      GREENSBURG – Normally, when the ground shakes, it’s a sign of trouble. But on June 10 the ground shook around Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) for a great reason: fundraising for local cancer patients. The second annual Mary Brogan ride passed through the DCMH parking lot en route to a beautiful trek throughout the region, all to benefit the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County’s Cancer Care Fund. These funds go directly to benefit local patients receiving care at DCMH’s Cancer Care Center. Ride organizer Brent Stauffacher understood the importance of the... View article

Protecting Your Skin While in a Vehicle

July 13, 2017

      For most people, car safety means seat belts and airbags. But there's another important way to stay out of harm's way on the road, and that's by protecting your skin from the sun. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology revealed that nearly 53 percent of skin cancers in the US occur on the left, or drivers' side of the body. If you're one of the approximately 208 million licensed drivers in the US, take heed: "The increase in left-sided skin cancers may be from the UV (ultraviolet) exposure we get when driving a car," said Susan T. Butler, MD, coauthor of the... View article

DCMH Healthy Fair, blood drive to be held Wednesday

June 26, 2017

GREENSBURG — Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) will be quite busy next Wednesday, June 28 with their annual Healthy Fair and a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greensburg Elementary School. DCMH says the Healthy Fair event offers free blood screenings, free Jimmy John’s lunch, health seminars with speakers, a bounce house and prizes. The Indiana Blood Center will be hosting the blood drive. Last year, more than 600 guests attended the Healthy Fair. DCMH marketing coordinator Amy Shearer said that, with approximately 85 booths that will be providing health-related information to the public, they... View article

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

June 16, 2017

State health officials are reminding Hoosier men to take precautions to protect their health for Mens Health Month in June. There are many conditions that disproportionately affect men, said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. Many of these health conditions, however, can be avoided with healthy lifestyle choices and regular medical care. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death nationwide, and it affects men especially. Between 70 and 89 percent of sudden cardiac events occur in men. Some health conditions affecting men, such as prostate... View article

DCMH hosting blood drive

June 12, 2017

GREENSBURG — Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) is hosting a blood drive provided by the Indiana Blood Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, at the Greensburg Elementary School. The blood drive will be taking place during DCMH’s annual Healthy Fair event. Everyone is encouraged to roll up their sleeves for those in need and sign up online at DonorPoint.org. Walk-ins are also welcome. All attendees who donate blood will be rewarded a free Live Here Give Here T-shirt. Visit our website at www.dcmh.net/blood-drive/ for more information. Need a good reason? Indiana Blood Center provides... View article

What is myHealth?

GREENSBURG — myHealth is Decatur County Memorial Hospital and its affiliated medical practices’ patient portal. The patient portal is a secure online web product that gives you 24-hour access to your personal health information. It can be accessed anywhere through the Decatur County Memorial Hospital website with an internet connection using a secure username and password. The information within myHealth is gleaned from our new comprehensive electronic medical record system, Meditech, which is utilized throughout our entire organization, including inpatient records, outpatient records, and clinic... View article