LISTEN: Safety First with DMH’s Drew Early

LISTEN: Safety First with DMH’s Drew Early

May 6th, 2020- DMH’s Drew Early joins Byers & Co. to talk about how his team is actively engaged in planning for when the stay at home restrictions are lifted, encouraging those that need urgent care to do so, how they are executing more elective procedures with enhanced screening and safety measures, using their app to get services including prescriptions, and how safety is the key to all of their decisions. Listen to the podcast now.

DMH Opens Respiratory Screening Clinic

DMH Opens Respiratory Screening Clinic

March 19th, 2020- Memorial Health System opened a respiratory screening clinic at its Decatur Memorial Hospital ExpressCare East location today, 3/19/20, to screen people for the COVID-19 virus. The clinic is at 4455 US-36 East, Decatur, IL 62521. The respiratory clinic will operate seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. People coming to the respiratory clinic should call a hotline before they arrive. That number is 217-876-1200. The clinic is open to anyone with a respiratory problem that could be COVID-19.

All other DMH ExpressCare East patients should use the DMH ExpressCare North location at this time.

Memorial Behavioral Health Offers Free Community Hotline

Memorial Behavioral Health Offers Free Community Hotline

March 18th, 2020- – Central Illinois residents experiencing stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic or other issues in their lives can call a free, emotional support hotline operated by Memorial Behavioral Health.

The hotline, 217-588-5509, operated by trained mental health professionals, will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, for the foreseeable future. “During this time of uncertainty, it is normal to be feeling anxious, confused or concerned,” said Diana Knaebe, administrator of behavioral health for Memorial Health System.

Anyone in central Illinois can call this hotline, she said. If callers need services beyond their initial call, they will be directed to other providers at Memorial Behavioral Health. Memorial Behavioral Health is providing telehealth and phone appointments for its patients, Knaebe said. Other free and confidential options for people dealing with mental health issues include the national Crisis Text Line, which can be reached at 741741, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or 1-800-273-TALK. Both of those services operate 24 hours a day.

LISTEN: DMH Takes Community Initiative

LISTEN: DMH Takes Community Initiative

March 18th, 2020- Drew Early, president, and CEO of Decatur Memorial Hospital joins Byers & Co. to talk about DMH’s initiative to help the community during the Coronavirus including waiving the fee to use their virtual service and a respiratory drive-up service that can handle hundreds of patients in a single day. Listen to the podcast now.

Memorial Health System Opens Access To Free Virtual Care

Memorial Health System Opens Access To Free Virtual Care

March 17, 2020 –  Memorial Health System (Parent group of Decatur Memorial Hospital) has announced it has made it’s MemorialNow virtual-care service free to anyone in central Illinois.

The normal $40 fee-per-virtual visit will be waived for the foreseeable future. New users can download the free MemorialNow app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store or by visiting MemorialNow.com and following written instructions.

The service is open to any patient regardless of insurance status or whether the patient already uses a Memorial Health System doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

Jay Roszhart, president of the Memorial Health System ambulatory group, said offering free virtual visits will support community efforts to promote social distancing to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

“People in need of treatment for minor illnesses and injuries can avoid a trip to the clinic and access quick, reliable care without leaving home,” Roszhart said.

MemorialNow is accessible 24 hours a day, including holidays, and is staffed by Memorial nurse practitioners.

MemorialNow is a convenient and effective way to treat non-emergency illnesses such as a cold, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, fever and skin rashes. If a prescription is needed, free delivery is available from select pharmacies. Providers are able to send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

DMH Hosts Open Hiring Event

DMH Hosts Open Hiring Event

March 12th, 2020- Looking for a career where you can have a positive impact on the community? Decatur Memorial Hospital is hosting an Open Hiring Event. DMH will be conducting open interviews today from 1:00 p.m. to – 5:00 p.m. at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel. DMH has Job opportunities across several career areas, shifts, and schedule options.  

DMH Announces New Chief Medical Officer and Affiliate VP

DMH Announces New Chief Medical Officer and Affiliate VP

February 11, 2020 – Decatur Memorial Hospital has announced that Dr. Ted Clark will become the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer and Affiliate Vice President.  PreviouslyClark served as the medical director of Decatur Memorial Hospital’s emergency department since 2017. Clark has worked as a board-certified emergency medicine physician at Decatur Memorial and other Memorial Health System hospitals since he completed an emergency medicine residency in 2009 at Indiana University School of Medicine. While serving in his new role, Clark will maintain his clinical practice in the DMH Emergency Department.