DMH News Link with NowDecatur.com

DMH News Link with NowDecatur.com

DMH Newslink with NowDecatur.com.  Your trusted source for the latest in healthcare news. 

DMH Newslink Host Mikayla Hunt sits down with Joanna Shepard, Executive Director and DMH Emergency Care to get an inside look at the traumatic injuries the ER sees caused by accidents related to texting and driving.

 

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DMH To Host One Light To Remember

November 15, 2019 – Remember your loved one with a holiday light at Decatur Memorial Hospital. For each $10 donation, a light will be designated to shine at DMH through the holiday season outside Barnes Lobby. You will also receive a remembrance card with your loved one’s name written in calligraphy as a keepsake. Since 1990,…Continue Reading

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DMH Hosting Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group

November 14, 2019 – Decatur Memorial Hospital is now offering a support group for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The DMH Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group will provide resources, the latest information, and support. The group’s first meeting will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20 in Café DMH meeting room 2. This no-cost program…Continue Reading

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DMH Community Calendar

DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CALENDAR – November Decatur, Ill… E-Birth Class, $40 Online website class for expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site class due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions. Cost of the program is $40. Register online at https://www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3400. Sleep Apnea Screening, FREE, Dr. Clarence G. Glenn…Continue Reading

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Decatur Memorial Officially Joins Memorial Health System

October 2, 2019 – Decatur Memorial Hospital has cleared all regulatory approvals and  became the fifth hospital to join Memorial Health System. Decatur Memorial Hospital becomes the eighth full affiliate of Memorial Health System and its second largest hospital. “Our affiliation with Memorial Health System will better position us to meet our community’s health care needs,”…Continue Reading

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DMH Community Health Calendar for October

September 29, 2019 – E-Birth Class, $40 Online website class for expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site class due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions. Cost of the program is $40. Register online at https://www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3400. Sleep Apnea Screening, FREE, Dr. Clarence G. Glenn Sleep Center, 3rd floor DMH. Have…Continue Reading

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7th Annual D-Town Throwdown

September 16, 2019 – The seventh annual DMH CrossFit Enhance D-Town Throwdown will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Decatur Memorial Hospital Crossfit Enhance gym located at 2122 N. 27th St., Decatur. The D-Town Throwdown is a team-based fitness competition, comprised of teams of two males and two females and features…Continue Reading

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Central Illinois Community Clinical Oncology Program Receives Funding

Decatur, Ill…Central Illinois Community Clinical Oncology Program (CICCOP) from Decatur was one of the beneficiaries of the Heartland NCORP funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The Heartland Cancer Research National Community Oncology Research Program (Heartland NCORP) was formed in 2013 through the cooperative efforts of three community cancer research programs (CCOP’s); Missouri Baptist Heartland…Continue Reading

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DMH Receives Heart Association/ Stroke Association Honor

August 14, 2019 – Decatur Memorial Hospital has received an honor from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association with a Gold Plus Achievement Award.  The award recognizes a commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.  DMH additionally received the…Continue Reading

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DMH Receives Get With the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor

Decatur Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. DMH earned the award…Continue Reading

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DMH Medical Group Welcomes Nauman Jahangir, MD

August 6th, 2019 – Nauman Jahangir, MD, has joined the DMH Medical Group and is welcoming new patients at Decatur Neurosurgery Associates, 2 Memorial Drive, Suite 202, Decatur. Dr. Jahangir brings his expertise in Neurology to the DMH Medical Group after completing a Neurology Residency with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield. He also…Continue Reading

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DMH Receives A Rating From Safety Organization

Friday May 17,2019 – Decatur Memorial Hospital has been awarded an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group.  The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and…Continue Reading

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DMH To Host Stroke Symposium

April 30, 2019 – A common misconception is that strokes occur only in older adults. Although your stroke risk increases with age, a stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Decatur Memorial Hospital is holding it’s annual stroke symposium on May 9th to talk about symptoms and the future of stroke treatment as part of stroke awareness month…Continue Reading

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DMH Receives National Award for Wound Care

April 15, 2019 – DMH’s Wound Center has been recognized with a National award for clinical excellence.   The  Center of Distinction Award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services was presented to DMH for outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate…Continue Reading

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Celebrate World Kidney Day with DMH on Thursday, March 14

March 10, 2019 – Decatur Memorial Hospital will host a free educational seminar celebrating World Kidney Day, Thursday, March 14, from 5 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. in the DMH Classrooms. DMH Kidney Specialists Mohammed Dawood, MD, Mohammad Hasnain, MD, and M. Mustansar Qureshi, MD will discuss risk factors, early detection of kidney disease, basic management…Continue Reading

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DMH Community Health Calendar

March 4, 2019 –  DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CALENDAR – March E-Birth Class, $40 Online website class for expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site class due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions. Cost of the program is $40. Register online at https://www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3400. Sleep Apnea Screening, FREE, Dr. Clarence…Continue Reading

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 1, 2019 –  March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Decatur Memorial Hospital is raising awareness of this potentially life-threatening disease. “Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, with more than 140,000 women and men are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year,” explains Ranjodh Singh, M.D., colorectal surgeon,…Continue Reading

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DMH Announces Employee of the year 

January 28, 2019 –  Decatur Memorial Hospital employees selected patient transportation valet, Brenda Knight as the 2018 Employee of the Year.  Knight, widely known for her kind approach, her steadfast commitment and her consistently pleasant demeanor even during the coldest months, started working at DMH in 1981, when her reputation for always putting the patient’s needs…Continue Reading

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DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CALENDAR –January

Decatur, Il- E-Birth Class, $40 Online website class for expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site class due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions. Cost of the program is $40. Register online at https://www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3400. Sleep Apnea Screening, FREE, Dr. Clarence G. Glenn Sleep Center, 3rd floor DMH. Have a snoring…Continue Reading

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New Neurosurgeon Joins DMH Medical Group

December 25 – Dr. Ratul Raychaudhuri has joined the DMH Medical Group and is seeing patients at Decatur Neurosurgery Associates of Decatur, located on the Decatur Memorial Hospital campus. Raychaudhuri’s practice includes general neurosurgery. He comes to Decatur Memorial Hospital from Mercy St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, and Terre Haute (Ind.) Regional Hospital, after…Continue Reading

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DMH Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AWARDED ADVANCED CERTIFICATION FOR PRIMARY STROKE CENTERS Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality…Continue Reading

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DMH Awarded Advanced Certification in COPD From Joint Commission

DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AWARDED ADVANCED CERTIFICATION IN CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE  FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION   Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for both the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Advanced Certification in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The Gold Seal of Approval®…Continue Reading

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Decatur Memorial Hospital Again Named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

  Novermber 8, 2018- Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital was today named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. The Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ study is now in its 20th year. This is the ninth time Decatur Memorial Hospital has been recognized with this honor. The Watson Health 50…Continue Reading

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Report Names DMH Among Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals

November 8 – Decatur Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. The Watson Health study is in its 20th year and DMH has been recognized nine times. The winning hospitals were announced in this week’s edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. “This national recognition for nine…Continue Reading

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Community Health Calendar for November

November 1, 2018 –  Decatur, Ill… Sleep Apnea Screening, FREE, Dr. Clarence Glenn Sleep Center, 3rd floor DMH.   Have a snoring problem?  Tired during the day?  High blood pressure?  Talk with a Registered Sleep Tech about your risk factors and take home an simple device to wear overnight with this free screening.  Bring device back the next…Continue Reading

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DMH working to “Shine A Light on Lung Cancer”

  November 1, 2018- November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Nationally, more than 200 healthcare facilities across the country will join together to present Shine a Light on Lung Cancer in celebration, remembrance and support. This free, educational event is being hosted by the DMH Cancer Care Institute from 5:30—7 pm at the Cancer Care…Continue Reading

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WATCH: DMH Announces New President and CEO

July 24, 2019 – Drew Early, vice president of operations for Memorial Medical Center, will become the next president and CEO of Decatur Memorial Hospital, pending the successful completion of its affiliation with the Springfield-based health system. The nonprofit hospital’s board of directors approved Early’s appointment at its meeting on July 23. He is expected to…Continue Reading

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DMH News Link – Nutrition

Eating right as a family can be difficult. DMH News Link host Mikaela Hunt chats with Clinical Nutrition Manager Kaitlin Byrd about why it is difficult, and offer potential solutions that could benefit you and your family. Continue Reading

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DMH News Link – Desi Dennis, M.D.

What’s it like to diagnose a patient with breast cancer? What is it like to deliver possible life changing news? Get a doctor’s perspective with DMH News Link host Mikaela Hunt in an exclusive NowDecatur interview with Interventional Radiologist Dr. Desi Dennis. Continue Reading