Hospital Foundation Funds
Hospital Foundation Directive Funding
The Hospital Foundation now offers a number of funds that can be supported with your gifts. These can be made in memory or honor of someone, or simply given to support the important efforts of Decatur County Memorial Hospital.
Pink Ribbon Fund
This fund was established in 2014 to provide both 2D and 3D mammograms, plus diagnostic testing associated with an abnormal mammogram to patients that financially qualify. Please call 812-663-1157 to schedule a mammogram.
Cancer Care Fund
Funds from this account can be used for our cancer patients including massages, back packs, gift cards as well as training for our dedicated staff.
Physical Therapy Fund
This fund was established for the speech and hearing therapies offered at DCMH, including our annual summer speech and hearing camp.
Men’s Health Fund
This fund was established in 2015 and allows DCMH to offer free screenings to men at our annual Men’s Tailgating Party, held in November.
Lung Screening Fund
This is our newest fund, established in September of 2018 to offer free lung screenings for those in need.
DCMH Greatest Need
The needs are always present in a rural facility where financial resources are limited. When giving to the “greatest need” you are allowing the Board of our Hospital Foundation to allocate the funds to the area that has the most immediate need for funding a special project, program or equipment. Three times yearly the Board reviews applications from DCMH Departments and allocates funds to well-documented and carefully planned projects.
DCMH Daffodil Project
The Daffodil Project provides an opportunity to have daffodils planted on the campus of Decatur County Memorial Hospital in memory, in honor, to celebrate, or just to support the important work at DCMH. In October of 2010 the 1,400th daffodil was planted by the Decatur County Extension Homemakers. Gifts of varying levels carry different numbers of daffodils and permanent plaque recognition for gifts over $250. For additional information on gift levels contact our office at 812-663-1220.
Marj Willer Fund
The Marjorie B. and Robert H. Willer Professional Development Fund for Nursing Staff was established by their children in memory of Marj and Bob’s long-term commitment to Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Marj joined the DCMH Staff in 1980, and would go on to complete her master’s in nursing administration while working as the full time as the director of nursing at DCMH. In his early retirement, Bob developed health problems and spent the last six months of his life in long-term care at DCMH. Marj continued to work at DCMH until 2011, when she retired at 81. She served more than 30 years as Director of Nursing, Vice President of Patient Care, and Vice President of Compliance and Quality. This fund honors the couple’s long term support of DCMH, and continues Marj’s vision for supporting the high quality of nursing at DCMH in the future.
Remembrance Garden Fund
The Hospital Foundation of Decatur in partnership with the Luke O’Mara Foundation has announced the establishment of The Remembrance Garden Fund, a tranquil space on the east side of the walking trail with stone wall seating, a dry creek bed, rocking chairs, and native plants providing beauty to enjoy in all season. The garden was locally designed, and the fund is to support its creation and continuation on the Decatur County Memorial Hospital campus. Giving to the Remembrance Fund allows donors to make a difference in the lives of those in our community. The garden will support the estimated 1 in 4 individuals and families whose lives are affected by the loss of a child.