DMH Receives National Award for Wound Care

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 of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal.

There were 621 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 423 achieved the honor. 

 

Celebrate World Kidney Day with DMH on Thursday, March 14

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 and issues related to dialysis and transplantation. The presentation will conclude with guest speaker Yifei (Alex) Sun, MD, Vascular Surgeon, DMH Vein & Vascular Institute discussing Vascular Access.

“It is crucial that we encourage and facilitate education, early detection and a healthy life style starting at birth and continuing through to old age, to combat the increase of preventable kidney damage,” said Dr. Hasnain.

Refreshments will be served. Dialysis Units and DMH Kidney Specialists will be available for questions. Please call 217-876-2850 to register or visit https://www.dmhcares.com/events/world-kidney-day/

DMH Community Health Calendar

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 G. Glenn Sleep Center, 3rd floor DMH. Have a snoring problem? Tired during the day? Have 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 morning for results. By appointment only – call Centralized Scheduling 217-876-1111.

DMH Lymphedema Support Group, Mar. 4, from 5 to 6 p.m. FREE in the DMH Rehabilitation Services Department Conference Room, 2300 N. Edward Street, Decatur. This group provides support to people with lymphedema, and empowers those who have lymphedema and their families to share information and experiences. For more information, or to register, call 217-876-2620.

Cardiac Rehab Orientation, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mar. 5, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 1 to 3 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur – meet at Heart and Lung Institute Registration Desk. This orientation is for the Cardiac Rehabilitation program and requires a physician referral. For more information, call 217-876-2496.

Pulmonary Rehab Orientation, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mar. 5, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur – meet at Heart and Lung Institute Registration Desk. This orientation is for the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program and requires a physician referral. For more information, call 217-876-2496.

Growing Through Grief Series, Mar. 5, 10-11:30 a.m. FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur, Education Classrooms, 210 W. McKinley Ave. Growing Through Grief is a five-week series for Adults. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or Call 217-876-4735.

Bone Density Screening, Mar. 6, 9 to 11 a.m. FREE, DMH Breast Center, 302 W. Hay St., Suite 117A. Detect the early stage of osteoporosis with this free screening. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call for an appointment, 217-876-4377.

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Helping Hands Bereavement for Children, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, 3:30 p.m., FREE. Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W. McKinley, Ave, Decatur, IL. Meets in the Art Therapy room. Helping Hands is a support group for children ages five to 15. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4735.

Infant CPR Class Mar. 11, 7 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital – OB Classrooms- 3rd Floor, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur, IL. This class teaches moms, dads and anyone caring for infants (including grandparents and babysitters) the skills needed for infant CPR and is taught by Pediatric Registered Nurses certified in CPR instruction. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3100.

Natural Nutrition Weight Management Orientation, Mar. 14, 12 p.m., Mar. 28, 5:30 p.m., FREE, DMH Family Medicine, 4775 East Maryland Street, Decatur. Learn more about our natural approach for weight loss. Obtain knowledge on nutrition and how to work out effectively. A physician and a one-on-one health coach are on hand to supervise weight loss and help set and reach personal goals. Plus, learn about our meal replacement product with all natural ingredients. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4249.

Childbirth Experience Class #1, Mar. 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Class #2, Mar. 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital – OB Classroom, 2300 N. Edward Street, Decatur. Class #1 addresses what to expect before, during and after childbirth: birth by C-section: pain management; and when to come to the hospital. Class #2 is taught by a certified lactation counselor who reviews breast feeding (pumping/storing, positioning your baby, tips for success) and newborn care in early days and beyond. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3400.

Facing Cancer Together, Mar. 13, 1:30 p.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W. McKinley Ave., Education Classrooms. A monthly support group for all cancer patients and their families. The group offers an opportunity to share thoughts, feelings and information. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4735. Pink Link Breast Cancer Support Group, Mar. 14, 6 p.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W. McKinley Ave., Education Classrooms. This group offers an opportunity to share thoughts, feelings and information. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call, 217-876-4377.

Cardiopulmonary Rehab Nutrition Class, Mar. 14, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Classroom A. There will be a cooking demo during this class. Participants are to meet at the Heart and Lung Institute Registration Desk at Decatur Memorial Hospital, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur. For more information, call 217-876-2496.

World Kidney Day Seminar, March 14, 5 to 7:30 p.m. FREE, DMH Classrooms, 2300 N. Edward St. DMH Kidney Specialists M. Dawood, MD; M. Hasnain, MD; and M. Qureshi, MD will discuss risk factors, early detection of kidney disease, basic management and issues related to dialysis transplantation. The presentation will conclude with guest speaker Yifei (Alex) Sun, MD, Vascular Surgeon, DMH Vein & Vascular Institute discussing Vascular Access. Register at https://www.dmhcares.com/events/world-kidney-day/ or by calling 217-876-2850.

Brain Tumor Support Group, Mar. 16, 10 a.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur – Education Classroom. 210 W. McKinley Ave. Support group for individuals who have experienced brain tumors and their families. Register online at https://www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4735.

Family Birth Center Tour, Mar. 19, 7 p.m., FREE, meet in DMH Kirkland Lobby. Everything you need to know to plan for your hospital stay, from understanding the admission process, to touring the labor rooms and descriptions of tests your physician may order. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3400.

Expectant Grandparent, Mar. 18, 7- 8:30 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital- OB Classroom. This class covers newborn care, childproofing a home, toys for various ages and other new grandparent concerns. Registration is required. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3100.

Diabetes Support Group, Mar. 20, 11 a.m.-Noon, 5:30 – 6:30pm, FREE, PT Conference Room. The morning support group guest speaker is Vicki Burke, Speech Therapist. The evening support group guest speaker is Penny Butts, personal trainer/fitness instructor YMCA and Diabetes prevention program. The evening support group is at 4775 East Maryland. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call the DMH Diabetes Education Center at 217-876-2699 for more information.

Cardiopulmonary Risk Factors Education, Mar. 22, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Classroom B. Cardiac Risk Factors is an educational class that assists clients to recognize and change their risk factors to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle. Participants are to meet at the Heart and Lung Institute Registration Desk at Decatur Memorial Hospital, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur. For more information, call 217-876-2496.

Renewal Bereavement Support Group, Mar. 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur – Education Classroom, 210 W. McKinley Ave. A bereavement support group for those who have lost a loved one and have completed the Growing Through Grief series. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4735.

Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group, Mar. 26, 4:30 to6 p.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur, Education Classroom, 210 W. McKinley Ave. Support group for prostate cancer patients and spouses. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4735.

Safe Sitter Class, Mar. 30, 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., $30, Decatur Memorial Hospital- OB Classroom. This one-session class teaches 11-13 year-old girls and boys how to handle emergencies and provide safe child care. Participants should bring a sack lunch. Drinks/snack provided. Registration is required. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3100.

InBeTWEEN for Girls, Mar. 30, 10 to 11:00 a.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital- OB Classroom. Girls ages nine to 12 years, are invited (along with a parent) to learn more about the life issues that are important for teens to know: health, physical and emotional changes for puberty, the reproductive system, the importance of nutrition and exercise, caring for your body, coping with new feelings and relationships. Registration is required. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3100.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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, DMH Medical Group. “However, it is a preventable and very curable disease if caught early. DMH offers colonoscopies and other screening tests, in an effort to make colon cancer screening a routine part of preventive health care.” Dr. Singh notes if you meet any one of the following criteria, it is time to schedule a colonoscopy:

* Age 45 or older

* Have a family member who’s had colorectal cancer or colon polyps

* Have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease)

* Have experienced symptoms such as blood in your stool, abdominal pain, or a change in bowel movements.

For more information on colorectal cancer screening, prevention and treatment, call Decatur Memorial Hospital’s GI Navigator at 217-876-1846.

DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CALENDAR –January

DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CALENDAR –January

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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 problem? Tired during the day? Have high blood pressure? Talk with a Registered Sleep Tech about your risk factors and take home a simple device to wear overnight with this free screening. Bring device back the next morning for results. By appointment only – call Centralized Scheduling 217-876-1111.

Helping Hands Bereavement for Children, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 3:30 p.m., FREE. Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W. McKinley, Ave, Decatur, IL. Meets in the Art Therapy room. Helping Hands is a support group for children ages five to 15. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4735.

Cardiac Rehab Orientation, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 24, 29, 31, 1 to 3 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur – meet at Heart and Lung Institute Registration Desk. This orientation is for the Cardiac Rehabilitation program and requires a physician referral. For more information, call 217-876-2496.

Pulmonary Rehab Orientation, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 24, 29, 31, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur – meet at Heart and Lung Institute Registration Desk. This orientation is for the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program and requires a physician referral. For more information, call 217-876-2496.

DMH Lymphedema Support Group, Jan. 7, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. FREE in the DMH Rehabilitation Services Department Conference Room, 2300 N. Edward Street, Decatur. This group provides support to people with lymphedema, and empowers those who have lymphedema and their families to share information and experiences. For more information, or to register, call 217-876-2620.

Natural Nutrition Weight Management Orientation, Jan. 8, 12 p.m., Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m., FREE, DMH Family Medicine, 4775 East Maryland Street, Decatur. Learn more about our natural approach for weight loss. Obtain knowledge on nutrition and how to work out effectively. A physician and a one-on-one health coach are on hand to supervise weight loss and help set and reach personal goals. Plus, learn about our meal replacement product with all natural ingredients. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4249.

Bone Density Screening, Jan. 9, 9 to 11 a.m. FREE, DMH Breast Center, 302 W. Hay St., Suite 117A. Detect the early stage of osteoporosis with this free screening. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call for an appointment, 217-876-4377.

Facing Cancer Together, Jan. 9, 1:30 p.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W. McKinley Ave., Education Classrooms. A monthly support group for all cancer patients and their families. The group offers an opportunity to share thoughts, feelings and information. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4735. Pink Link Breast Cancer Support Group, Jan. 10, 6 p.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W. McKinley Ave., Education Classrooms. This group offers an opportunity to share thoughts, feelings and information. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call, 217-876-4377.

Infant CPR Class Jan. 14, 7 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital – OB Classrooms- 3rd Floor, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur, IL. This class teaches moms, dads and anyone caring for infants (including grandparents and babysitters) the skills needed for infant CPR and is taught by Pediatric Registered Nurses certified in CPR instruction. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3100.

Diabetes Support Group, Jan. 16, 11 a.m.-Noon, 5:30 – 6:30pm, FREE, PT Conference Room. The afternoon support group guest speaker will be Tim Stone, CEO. The evening support group is at 4775 East Maryland with Anna Sanders, LANA as your guest speaker. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call the DMH Diabetes Education Center at 217-876-2699 for more information.

Childbirth Experience Class #1, Jan. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Class #2, Jan. 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital – OB Classroom, 2300 N. Edward Street, Decatur. Class #1 addresses what to expect before, during and after childbirth: birth by C-section: pain management; and when to come to the hospital. Class #2 is taught by a certified lactation counselor who reviews breast feeding (pumping/storing, positioning your baby, tips for success) and newborn care in early days and beyond. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3400.

Cardiopulmonary Rehab Nutrition Class, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Classroom A. Participants are to meet at the Heart and Lung Institute Registration Desk at Decatur Memorial Hospital, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur. For more information, call 217-876-2496.

Brain Tumor Support Group, Jan. 19, 10 a.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur – Education Classroom. 210 W. McKinley Ave. Support group for individuals who have experienced brain tumors and their families. Register online at https://www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4735.

Expectant Grandparent, Jan. 21, 7- 8:30 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital- OB Classroom. This class covers newborn care, childproofing a home, toys for various ages and other new grandparent concerns. Registration is required. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3100.

Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group, Jan. 22, 4:30-6 p.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur, Education Classroom, 210 W. McKinley Ave. Support group for prostate cancer patients and spouses. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4735.

Family Birth Center Tour, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., FREE, meet in DMH Kirkland Lobby. Everything you need to know to plan for your hospital stay, from understanding the admission process, to touring the labor rooms and descriptions of tests your physician may order. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-3400.

Renewal Bereavement Support Group, Jan. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m., FREE, Cancer Care Center of Decatur – Education Classroom, 210 W. McKinley Ave. A bereavement support group for those who have lost a loved one and have completed the Growing Through Grief series. Register online at www.dmhcares.com or call 217-876-4735.

Cardiopulmonary Risk Factors Education, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., FREE, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Classroom B. Cardiac Risk Factors is an educational class that assists clients to recognize and change their risk factors to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle. Participants are to meet at the Heart and Lung Institute Registration Desk at Decatur Memorial Hospital, 2300 N. Edward St., Decatur. For more information, call 217-876-2496.

DMH Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

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 from their respective organizations.

Decatur Memorial underwent a rigorous onsite review. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

Decatur Memorial Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients through its Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend DMH for becoming a leader in stroke care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community.”

“We congratulate Decatur Memorial Hospital for achieving this designation,” said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “By adhering to this very specific set of treatment guidelines DMH has clearly made it a priority to deliver high quality care to all patients affected by stroke.”

“Decatur Memorial Hospital is pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” said Timothy D. Stone, Jr., President & CEO, Decatur Memorial Hospital. “The certification provides us with the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide as well as to continually strive to advance our care even further.”

Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

DMH Awarded Advanced Certification in COPD From Joint Commission

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® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

DMH recently underwent a rigorous on-site review. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with COPD-specific requirements. These requirements include the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease’s Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD and the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society’s Standards for the Diagnosis and Management of patients with COPD.

Established in 2007 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification in COPD was developed in collaboration with the American Lung Association. The certification recognizes Joint Commission-accredited organizations in the outpatient and ambulatory care setting that focus their efforts on:

  • Staff education requirements,
  • Use of spirometry,
  • Smoking cessation,
  • Risk factor reduction,
  • Patient education on self-management of COPD, and
  • Coordination of care.

“Decatur Memorial Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with COPD,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend DMH for becoming a leader in COPD care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for lung disease patients in its community.”

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

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 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study uses 2016 and 2017 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, 2017 Medicare cost reports (2016 if 2017 reports were not available) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare published in the second quarter of 2018. Hospitals were scored in key value-based performance areas: risk-adjusted mortality, risk-adjusted complications, percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, 30-day mortality rates, 30-day readmission rates, severity-adjusted average length of stay, wage- and severity-adjusted average cost per case and, new this year, CMS 30-day episode payment measures.

“This national recognition for nine years is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our entire cardiovascular team at Decatur Memorial Hospital,” said Timothy D. Stone Jr.,President & CEO, Decatur Memorial Hospital. “DMH continues to set the quality standard for heart care in our community.”

If all cardiovascular providers in the U.S. performed at the level of this year’s winners (based on Medicare patients only), results industry-wide could amount to: over 10,300 additional lives saved, $1.8 billion saved, and 2,800 additional bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free.

“Cardiovascular disease is among the most widespread and costliest diseases in the U.S. with an annual price tag of roughly $317 billion. It is estimated that cardiovascular disease accounts for approximately $1 out of every $6 spent on healthcare in the country.i That’s why it is so critical that hospitals find new and innovative ways to deliver better care at a lower cost,” said Ekta Punwani, 100 Top Hospitals® program leader at IBM Watson Health. “The winning hospitals in our study have established the new benchmark for cardiac care performance by driving consistently better outcomes at a lower cost per case than non-winning hospitals.”

The winning hospitals were announced in the November 5th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine. For more information, visit www.100tophospitals.com.

Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH), located in Decatur, Ill., is a 300 bed, not-for-profit, community hospital that has been providing medical care since 1916 for the residents of Central Illinois. Today, DMH has nearly 2,300 dedicated employees, 300 physicians, and is a designated Level II Trauma Center. DMH has been recognized nine years as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital from IBM Watson Health. For more information, visit www.dmhcares.com.

About the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® Program

The IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, formerly the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, program uses independent, objective research to analyze hospital and health system performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award for top performance. Award-winning hospitals and health systems prove that better care is possible and provide an example for other organizations to follow across the industry. The 100 Top Hospitals award winners demonstrate top performance on both how patients are cared for under clinical measures and how the hospital performs as an efficient business. 100 Top Hospitals is a registered trademark of IBM. Visit 100tophospitals.com for more information.

About IBM Watson Health

IBM Watson Health is dedicated to the development and implementation of cognitive and data-driven technologies to advance health. Watson Health technologies are tackling a wide range of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges including cancer, diabetes, drug discovery and more. Learn more at ibm.com/watson/health.