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 News Link host Mikaela Hunt talks with Radiology Clinical Coordinator Jeri Ann Higgins about the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Decatur Memorial Hospital..

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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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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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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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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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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