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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 annually in November.

Nancy’s Giving Tree Fund

This fund was created by the family of Nancy Schmalenberg after her sudden passing in June of 2016. Nancy was a 30+ year employee of the DCMH lab. Donations from this fund are used to purchase meaningful gifts for patients and staff, young and old, undergoing difficult treatments, braving a tough diagnosis, or who might simply need encouragement or inspiration!

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.