DMH News


Clinical Trial Available Locally For Recurrent Prostate Cancer Patients  - 11/12/2014
"A new clinical research trial will begin at Decatur Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The trial, entitled Expanded Access to Diagnostic Imaging for Staging of Recurrent Prostate Cancer, Protocol number – ZM-CCH-40-PTL0914 is designed to re"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for the Fourth Year in a Row by Truven Health Analytics  - 11/10/2014
"For the fourth consecutive year, Decatur Memorial Hospital was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics."

Heartland Cancer Research National Community Oncology Research Program Receives Grant from National Cancer Institute  - 8/7/2014
"The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has recently awarded $2,520,862 each year over five years to the Heartland Cancer Research National Community Oncology Research Program (Heartland NCORP)."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Partners with Shoreline Classic to Celebrate 25th Anniversary  - 6/16/2014
"Decatur Memorial Hospital is partnering with the Shoreline Classic as a presenting sponsor for the 2014 race."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Honored with Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care for Three Consecutive Years  - 5/22/2014
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital has received for the third consecutive year the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/Ame"

Center Point May 2014 Economic Impact  - 5/12/2014
"A special edition on how DMH impacts our local economy."

DMH Health Specifics, home to the Specific Performance Enhancement Center and DMH Crossfit Enhance  - 5/7/2014
"DMH Health Specifics is the new name of Decatur Memorial Hospital’s wellness initiative which encompasses the Specific Performance Enhancement Center (SPEC) and DMH Crossfit Enhance."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Receives 2014 VHA Excellence Award for Clinical Care  - 4/29/2014
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has received an Excellence Award for Clinical Care from VHA Inc., the national healthcare network."

DMH CrossFit Enhance Members Qualify for World Competition  - 4/21/2014
"DMH CrossFit Enhance member Lance Schaefer, 61, is ranked one of the top 20 CrossFit athletes in the world in the Masters Men 60 Plus Division for the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games."

CHIC at DMH opens April 15, 2014  - 4/15/2014
"Decatur Memorial Hospital and the Community Health Improvement Center (CHIC) have partnered together to form a new access clinic for the community called CHIC at DMH. The new clinic, located adjacent to the DMH Emergency Care Center, opens April 15."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Now Uses Illuminating Vein-Finding Technology  - 4/10/2014
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital now uses the AccuVein AV400-a small, lightweight, handheld vein illumination device that projects a safe pattern of light on a patient’s skin that reveals the position of underlying veins."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory Receives Reaccreditation  - 4/8/2014
"Decatur, Ill… Decatur Memorial Hospital Heart & Lung Institute’s Echocardiography Laboratory was recently granted a three-year term of accreditation in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Offers Bariatric Services Through Partnership with Memorial Medical Center, Springfield Clinic  - 3/4/2014
"DECATUR – Decatur Memorial Hospital is offering a new comprehensive bariatric services program through an innovative partnership with Memorial Medical Center and Springfield Clinic in Springfield."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Women’s Breast Health Education Benefits from Golf Tournament Proceeds  - 11/14/2013
"Decatur, Illinois... A check for $6,231.00 was presented to Decatur Memorial Foundation today from the South Side Country Club Golf League Par for a Cure Golf Tournament Committee with funds raised during their Golf Tournament."

Remember Loved Ones with Holiday Lights at Decatur Memorial Hospital  - 11/13/2013
"Decatur, Ill…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 Café DMH. You will also receive a remembrance card with your loved"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for the Third Year in a Row by Truven Health Analytics  - 11/5/2013
"For the third consecutive year, Decatur Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and qua"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Donates Funds to the Hospital  - 11/1/2013
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented a $166,000 check to DMH at the Auxiliary’s annual meeting, held October 22, 2013. The Auxiliary is celebrating its 60 year anniversary."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to Hold Annual Craft Show & Bake Sale  - 10/24/2013
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual craft show and bake sale on Friday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Classrooms at the hospital, located at 2300 N. Edward Street, Decatur."

DMH CrossFit Enhance to Participate in Mt. Zion Schools Health and Wellness Week  - 10/21/2013
"Approximately 700 students from McGaughey Elementary School and Mt. Zion Elementary School will experience a DMH CrossFit Enhance workout."

Xenex’s Germ-zapping Robot Enhancing Patient Safety at Decatur Memorial Hospital  - 8/2/2013
"As hospitals across the nation look for new and innovative ways to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms that put patients at risk, Decatur Memorial Hospital has taken a leap into the future with the installation of two germ-zappi"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Adds New Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Resource with Hana™ Table  - 7/16/2013
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has a new surgical table, called the hana™ table for use in minimally invasive hip replacement surgery and trauma procedures that enables the orthopaedic surgeon to replace the hip ..."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award  - 5/9/2013
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, the highest level award for stroke care, from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Receives Blue Distinction Center+ Designation  - 2/27/2013
"Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has named the Central Illinois Orthopaedic Center at Decatur Memorial Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ in Knee and Hip Replacement."

Celebrate American Heart Month with Decatur Memorial Hospital  - 1/29/2013
"Get close to your heart in February by celebrating American Heart Month with Decatur Memorial Hospital. Learn how to improve and maintain heart health at various events and activities sponsored by DMH."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Wound Clinic Open House  - 1/23/2013
"Visit Decatur’s premier wound clinic at Decatur Memorial Hospital for an Open House on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m."

Cardiac PET/CT Now Available At Decatur Memorial Hospital To Help Doctors Diagnose Heart Disease Non-Invasively  - 11/30/2012
"A revolutionary new heart test called Cardiac PET/CT is now being offered at Decatur Memorial Hospital in the fight against heart disease."

DaTscan™ Now Available At Decatur Memorial Hospital To Help Doctors Differentiate Parkinson's Disease From Essential Tremors  - 11/30/2012
"DaTscan™ is the first FDA-approved diagnostic imaging agent of its kind in the United States to help doctors evaluate patients with suspected Parkinson’s Disease and is available for the first time in Decatur, only at Decatur Memorial Hospital."

DMH Awarded Certification From The Joint Commission For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  - 11/27/2012
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for the Second Consecutive Year by Truven Health Analytics  - 10/1/2012
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. The study examined the performance of more than 1,000 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart att"

DMH to Hold Update on Prostate Cancer during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month  - 9/21/2012
"Decatur, Ill. – Decatur Memorial Hospital will hold a free Update on Prostate Cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the DMH Classrooms."

DMH To Hold Early Detection Connection For Breast Cancer Awareness  - 9/17/2012
"Decatur, Ill. – Decatur Memorial Hospital will hold its Early Detection Connection program on Friday, Oct. 5 to recognize October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month."

DMH to Hold Free Educational Program for World Sepsis Day  - 9/7/2012
"Decatur, Ill. – Decatur Memorial Hospital will hold a free educational program for World Sepsis Day. The program will be held Thursday, Sept. 13 in the DMH Classrooms. Doors open at 4 p.m. and presentations begin at 5 p.m."

DaTscan™ Now Available At Decatur Memorial Hospital To Help Doctors Differentiate Parkinson's Disease From Essential Tremors  - 9/6/2012
"DaTscan™ is the first FDA-approved diagnostic imaging agent of its kind in the United States to help doctors evaluate patients with suspected Parkinson’s Disease and is available for the first time in Decatur, only at Decatur Memorial Hospital."

DMH to Hold Free Screenings for National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month  - 8/29/2012
"Decatur Memorial Hospital will hold FREE prostate cancer screenings during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September. The screenings will be held Thursday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur at 210 W. McKinley"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Cardiologist  - 8/23/2012
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital welcomes Cardiologist Anuradha Kolluru, MD. Dr. Kolluru specializes in the treatment of heart and vascular diseases. She completed both a clinical cardiovascular fellowship and an internal medicine residency at St. J"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Earns ACR Re-Accreditation  - 8/20/2012
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR)."

DMH Awarded Certification From The Joint Commission For Hip And Knee Replacement Program  - 7/10/2012
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Hip and Knee Replacement Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific ca"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Parish Nurse Training Sessions Set  - 6/21/2012
"Decatur, Ill… Decatur Memorial Foundation Community Nurse Program will be hosting their 17th parish nurse program this fall."

Have Dinner with a Doctor at Decatur Memorial Hospital  - 6/8/2012
"Decatur, Ill… Enjoy dinner at Decatur Memorial Hospital while listening to a doctor discuss important information about your health."

National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration to be Held in Decatur June 7, 2012  - 5/29/2012
"Decatur, IL – Cancer survivors are invited to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel. The event is hosted by Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, Decatur Memorial Hospital and"

DMH Cancer Care Institute to Help Educate Men about Prostate Health  - 5/16/2012
"Decatur, Ill. – The DMH Cancer Care Institute is teaming up with local churches for the fourth year in a row in the fight against prostate cancer this Father’s Day."

The Future of Spine Surgery Available Today At Decatur Memorial Hospital  - 5/16/2012
"Decatur Memorial Hospital announced today that it has entered a new era in advanced patient care with the O-arm® Multidimensional Imaging System manufactured and distributed by the Navigation division of Medtronic, Inc. Medtronic is the world’s largest med"

Free Educational Program for National Stroke Awareness Month  - 4/12/2012
"Decatur, Ill. – Decatur Memorial Hospital will hold a free educational program to kick-off May as National Stroke Awareness Month. The public is invited to attend the program on Saturday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Classrooms at DMH."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory Receives Reaccreditation  - 3/29/2012
"Decatur, Ill… Decatur Memorial Hospital Heart & Lung Institute’s Echocardiography Laboratory was recently granted a three-year term of accreditation in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic and Adult Transesophageal by the Intersocietal Accre"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Varicose Vein Center Now Open  - 3/19/2012
"Decatur, Ill… The Decatur Memorial Hospital Varicose Vein Center, located in Suite 2350 of the hospital at 2300 North Edward St. is now open. Board certified DMH Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Marvin Derrick, M.D., utilizes the latest in advanced tec"

Illinois Heart Specialists at Decatur Memorial Hospital Host Open House  - 3/9/2012
"Decatur, Ill…Illinois Heart Specialists at Decatur Memorial Hospital will host an open house for the community on Saturday, March 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. The cardiac physicians group has relocated into newly renovated and expanded space conveniently located i"

New Advanced X-Ray System at Decatur Memorial Hospital Helps Physicians Diagnose and Treat Heart Disease and Vascular Disease  - 3/8/2012
"Decatur, Ill…Doctors at Decatur Memorial Hospital are using an advanced digital X-ray imaging system to see extremely detailed, real-time images of patient anatomy during procedures that require precision."

Celebrate American Heart Month with Decatur Memorial Hospital  - 2/2/2012
"Decatur, Ill…Get close to your heart in February by celebrating American Heart Month with Decatur Memorial Hospital. Learn how to improve and maintain heart health at various events and activities sponsored by DMH."

DMH Offers Support Group for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers  - 1/22/2012
"Decatur, Ill. – The physical and emotional changes resulting from a stroke can be difficult for stroke survivors and their caregivers to adjust to. Decatur Memorial Hospital offers “Stroke of Luck,” a support group for people recovering from stroke and th"

Here’s to a New Year and a New You in 2012!  - 12/21/2011
"Decatur, Ill. – If you’ve had trouble keeping your New Year’s resolutions in years past, turn to the DMH Wellness Center this January."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Accepts Gingerbread Village Donation from Millikin University  - 12/5/2011
"Fifty-five hours, one chef, and 16 children…that’s what it took to create a Gingerbread Winter Wonderland. Millikin University Foodservice Chef Brian Pehr was assisted by a group of community children to create the gingerbread village, donated to Decatur"

Remember Loved Ones with a Holiday Light at Decatur Memorial Hospital  - 11/17/2011
"Decatur, Ill…Remember your loved ones with a holiday light at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Decatur Memorial Foundation will host One Light to Remember, a lighting ceremony to commemorate and honor loved ones, on Thursday, Dec.1, at 5:30 p.m., in Barnes Lobb"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters  - 11/14/2011
"Decatur, Ill. – Decatur Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters."

DMH Medical Group Introduces E-visits  - 11/4/2011
"Decatur, Ill. – DMH Medical Group has introduced DMH e-visits, online doctor “visits” that are a convenient option for the treatment of minor symptoms such as coughs and colds."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Gifts Property to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois  - 11/2/2011
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has gifted an office building located at 310 W. William St., in Decatur to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Upgrades da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Surgical System Technology to the new da Vinci® Si™  - 10/31/2011
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has upgraded its da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system to the new da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System third generation technology."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Stars In Their Own Pink Glove Dance Video To Support Breast Cancer Awareness  - 10/3/2011
"The Pink Glove Dance is spreading to Decatur Memorial Hospital to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention. The video features more than 250 DMH employees, physicians and volunteers and stars one local breast cancer survivor."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory Receives Reaccreditation  - 8/22/2011
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital Heart & Lung Institute’s Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory was recently granted reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL)."

DMH – Millikin University announce new partnership for Millikin Wellness Center  - 8/12/2011
"Decatur, Ill. -- Millkin University has contracted with Decatur Memorial Hospital to provide medical services through the DMH Medical Group to the Millikin Wellness Center."

DMH Express Care East to Relocate This Fall to New Location  - 8/10/2011
"Decatur Memorial Hospital’s Express Care East will re-locate this fall to a new facility located at 4455 U.S. Route 36 East, just east of Ruby Tuesday."

Decatur Memorial Hospital is the Winner of Modern Healthcare’s 2011 IT Case Study Contest  - 7/13/2011
"Decatur, Ill. – Decatur Memorial Hospital is the winner of Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2011 IT Case Study Contest. The national contest is held each year to recognize health information technology implementation projects that have improved patient care."

DMH and National Cancer Institute Honor Central Illinois Clinical Trial Participants  - 7/12/2011
"Decatur, Ill. – More than 400 people, including cancer patients, family members, friends, physicians and researchers attended a dinner to honor local participants in cancer clinical trials. Celebrating You! was held by the DMH Cancer Care Institute and"

DMH to Begin Monthly Diabetes Support Group  - 7/6/2011
"The DMH Wellness Center will begin a free monthly diabetes support group for anyone needing help and support managing diabetes. The first meeting will be held Thursday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to noon at the DMH Wellness Center at 241 W. Weaver Rd. in Forsy"

Dr. Anthony McCormack and Dr. Timothy Miller Awarded NCQA Recognition  - 6/3/2011
"DMH Medical Group Physicians Anthony T. McCormack, M.D., and Timothy A. Miller, M.D., have been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Physician Practice Connections® Patient-Centered Medical Home™."

Decatur Memorial Hospital to Hold Free Educational Program for National Stroke Awareness Month  - 5/18/2011
"Decatur Memorial Hospital will hold a free educational program in May to recognize National Stroke Awareness Month. The public is invited to attend the program on Tuesday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the DMH Classrooms at Decatur Memorial Hospital."

Dr. Larry Holder Earns Fellow in Hospital Medicine Designation  - 5/6/2011
"The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has announced that Decatur Memorial Hospital Hospitalist Larry W. Holder, M.D., has earned the Fellow in the Hospital Medicine (FHM) designation."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters  - 3/31/2011
"Decatur Memorial Hospital was recently named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters. The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient"

Celebrate World Kidney Day with Decatur Memorial Hospital  - 3/8/2011
"Decatur Memorial Hospital will host a free World Kidney Day event Thursday, March 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. to help raise awareness about Chronic Kidney Disease. Free comprehensive health screenings will be offered in the Decatur Memorial Hospital classrooms."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Receives American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award  - 3/3/2011
"Decatur, Ill. – Decatur Memorial Hospital recently received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM– Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Decatur Memorial Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a"

Olympic Weightlifting CrossFit Trainer Course to be Held at Decatur Memorial Hospital’s CrossFit Enhance  - 2/24/2011
"Decatur Memorial Hospital’s CrossFit Enhance will host an Olympic Weightlifting CrossFit Trainer Certification Course Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Awarded Certification from the Joint Commission  - 1/27/2011
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety"

Redbird Rookies Needs Volunteer Coaches  - 1/26/2011
"Volunteer coaches are needed for the Redbird Rookies 2011 season. “We had more than 500 players last year on 34 teams and are preparing for around 700 this season so we’ll need about 45 coaches,” said Wendell Becton, M.D., DMH’s Sports Medicine Medical"

For the First Time in the United States New Tape That Makes Starting an IV Easier Available at Decatur Memorial Hospital  - 12/9/2010
"Decatur Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in the United States to receive delivery from Medline Industries of a new invention called Tapease™ that makes starting an IV easier."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Women’s Breast Health Education Benefits from Golf Tournament Proceeds  - 12/7/2010
"A check for $25,000 was presented to Decatur Memorial Foundation today from the Sandy McKenzie Memorial Golf Tournament Committee with funds raised during the Tenth Annual Sandy McKenzie Golf Tournament."

Decatur Memorial Foundation will receive a check from the Sandy McKenzie Golf Tournament Committee  - 11/30/2010
"The Decatur Memorial Foundation will receive a check from the Sandy McKenzie Golf Tournament Committee to benefit breast cancer research in Decatur and Macon County; the Mammography Initiative; and the HER (Helping Each other Recover) breast cancer support"

Central Illinois Cancer Research Program Receives Grant From The National Cancer Institute  - 9/29/2010
"The National Cancer Institute has awarded the Central Illinois Community Clinical Oncology Program (CICCOP) $1,270,000 to help fund cancer research initiatives in the local community this year. Decatur Memorial Hospital serves as the central office for th"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Sets New Standard in Reducing Deaths From Sepsis and Septic Shock  - 9/10/2010
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has set a new standard for treating patients suffering from sepsis and septic shock, and these standards are directly reducing the number ofassociated deaths within the hospital."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Recognized for Implementing Quality Stroke Care  - 7/23/2010
"July 23, 2010...Decatur Memorial Hospital has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® pr"

DMH Nurses Take Course To Assist Victims Of Sexual Assult  - 5/27/2010
"May, 27, 2010...DMH Emergency Care Center nurses have recently undergone training to become Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE’s)."

New PET/CT Scanner at Decatur Memorial Hospital Helps Doctors  - 4/8/2010
"Decatur Memorial Hospital recently installed an advanced PET/CT scanner that can transform the way doctors diagnose and treat cancer, neurological disorders and heart disease."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Re-Names Diagnostic Radiology Department to the G. Richard Locke, M.D. Diagnostic Imaging Center  - 1/14/2010
"Decatur Memorial Hospital re-named the Diagnostic Radiology Department to the G. Richard Locke, M.D. Diagnostic Imaging Center at a public dedication ceremony in the hospital’s Kirkland Lobby on Jan. 14."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Women’s Breast Health Education Benefits from Golf Tournament Proceeds  - 12/17/2009
"A check for $23,000 was presented to Decatur Memorial Foundation today from the Sandy McKenzie Memorial Golf Tournament Committee with funds raised during the Ninth Annual Sandy McKenzie Golf Tournament."

Cancer Care Center of Decatur Is Now Open  - 11/13/2009
"The Cancer Care Center of Decatur, located at 210 W. McKinley Avenue, is a newly-opened 55,400 square foot state-of-the-art facility that offers a full spectrum of outpatient cancer services."

DMH Announces Grand Opening of Café DMH  - 10/29/2009
"Café DMH, Decatur Memorial Hospital’s new hospital cafeteria and kitchen, will open Monday, Nov. 16, 2009."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Primetime Provides Shingles Vaccine  - 8/28/2009
"Decatur Memorial Hospital PrimeTime is providing Zostavax® for adults age 60 and older."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Sleep Center Receives Special Accreditation  - 8/26/2009
"The Clarence G. Glenn Sleep Center at Decatur Memorial Hospital has been reaccredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)."

DMH Wellness Center Introduces the Prevention Plan to Community  - 8/13/2009
"The DMH Wellness Center is now offering an affordable healthcare program to the community called The Prevention Plan."

DMH Rehabilitation Programs Receive Highest Quality Certification  - 8/7/2009
"The DMH Inpatient Rehabilitation Skilled Nursing Unit and the DMH Outpatient Rehabilitation Program are now accredited by the internationally recognized Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)."

Introducing the New DMH Millennium Pain Center  - 8/3/2009
"The new DMH Millennium Pain Center opened Aug. 3, 2009 on the Decatur Memorial Hospital campus in the West Hay Medical Center in Suite 100."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Welcomes Newest Cardiac Team Member Marvin Derrick, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon  - 7/10/2009
"Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH) welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon Marvin J. Derrick, M.D., to the DMH Heart & Lung Institute."

DMH Announces Grand Opening of Hyperbaric Chambers  - 5/22/2009
"Decatur Memorial Hospital will soon be the first in Decatur to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy to patients"

DMH Echocardiography Laboratory Receives Reaccreditation  - 4/22/2009
"Decatur Memorial Hospital Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging, part of the DMH Heart & Lung Institute, was reaccredited by the Intersociety Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL)."

DMH Nursing Education Endowment Fund Celebrates $1 Million Mark  - 4/8/2009
"The Decatur Memorial Hospital Nursing Education Endowment Fund has reached the $1 million mark. The Educational Fund was established at DMH to assist hospital employees in reaching their educational goals."

DMH Wins First Place in McKesson’s CPOE National Competition  - 3/23/2009
"Decatur Memorial Hospital Wins First Place in McKesson’s CPOE National Competition Enhancing Patient Outcomes, Improving Medication Safety Top-performers earn recognition during second annual competition."


Decatur Memorial Hospital Constructs New Redundant Data Center  - 2/5/2009
"In a proactive security and failsafe measure, Decatur Memorial Hospital has constructed a new Redundant Data Center to minimize the impact to access electronic patient medical records in the event of a disaster to the hospital’s Primary Data Center."

DMH Expands & Relocates DMH Express Care North  - 1/23/2009
"A grand opening of the new DMH Express Care North will be Jan. 26, following a move from its current location at 2975 N. Water St., to a larger new state-of-the-art facility located at 3131 N. Water St."

Sandy McKenzie Memorial Golf Tournament Proceeds Awarded to DMH  - 12/2/2008
"Decatur Memorial Hospital will be awarded the proceeds from the Sandy McKenzie Memorial Golf Tournament. The news conference and check presentation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital Barnes Lobby."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Named One of the Nation's Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters  - 11/18/2008
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® for cardiovascular care by the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters."

DMH is the first in downstate Illinois to offer the new GE LOGIQ® E9 Ultrasound Scanner  - 10/22/2008
"Decatur Memorial Hospital is the first in downstate Illinois to offer patients the newest technology in ultrasound that fuses ultrasound together with CT and MRI images using the new GE LOGIQ® E9 Ultrasound Scanner providing radiologists a multi-image view"

DMH Receives Program Certification from AACVPR  - 10/13/2008
"Decatur Memorial Hospital is Macon County’s only hospital that has met the criteria for Certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)."

DMH Opens Senior Life Enrichment Center  - 10/3/2008
"A new health care option for seniors is available on the campus of Decatur Memorial Hospital. The DMH Senior Life Enrichment Center was designed to meet the specific needs of our growing population, age 55 and over. It is exclusively for seniors who want t"

New Express Care Location  - 9/15/2008
"Decatur Memorial Hospital is planning a new state-of-the-art DMH Express Care facility located at 3131 N. Water St., on the site of the former Lone Star Restaurant."

Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board Approves Cancer Care Center of Decatur  - 7/1/2008
"A Certificate of Need from the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board was granted today for the new Cancer Care Center of Decatur."

Doctors Receive National Recognition for Providing Quality Diabetes Care  - 6/30/2008
"The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently recognized family practitioners Anthony McCormack, M.D., Timothy Miller, M.D., Kristin Newcome, M.D., and Brian Yocks, M.D., with recognition from the"

DMH Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory Receives Reaccreditation  - 6/12/2008
"Decatur Memorial Hospital Heart and Lung Institute’s Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory recently was granted reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL)."

During a stroke, get to the experts FAST!  - 6/1/2008
"Stroke. Just mentioning the word evokes fear and dread. And it should. In the United States, stroke is the third leading cause of death."

Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois Receives Prominent ASCO Clinical Trials Award for Improving Cancer Care through Clinical Research  - 5/8/2008
"Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois (CCSCI) is one of only 10 community oncology practices in the country to receive honors from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and The ASCO Cancer Foundation for efforts to improve care of people w"

More precise radiation treatment in just minutes  - 3/1/2008
"Shorter cancer treatment times. More efficient radiation therapy. “These two significant advantages clinched Decatur Memorial Hospital's decision to be the first U.S. hospital to order the new RapidArc® Radiotherapy system by Varian."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Installs Newest Level in Diagnostic Technology  - 9/4/2007
"Decatur Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in Illinois to install the new Philips Precedence SPECT/CT system."

DMH Installs Revolutionary CT Imaging Technology  - 8/21/2006
"The LightSpeed® VCT is the world’s first Volume Computed Tomography (VCT) system. Decatur Memorial Hospital now offers an innovative way for its physicians to obtain the information they need to diagnose disease and life-threatening illnesses, includin"

Decatur Memorial Hospital Improves Patient MRI Experience At South Shores Imaging Center with New Open System From Philips Medical Systems  - 5/24/2006
"Decatur Memorial Hospital’s South Shores Imaging Center is only the second in the United States and the third in the world to install the Philips Panorama 1.0T open high-field MRI system combined with a virtual environment."

State of the Art Radiation Therapy Offered at DMH  - 5/21/2006
"Cancer patients’ range of treatment options is now even better, thanks to image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) now available at Decatur Memorial Hospital."

New Radiation Technology to Fight Cancer in Decatur  - 4/11/2006
"The American Cancer Society estimates that about 60,000 people living in Illinois will be diagnosed with cancer this year."

New Closure® procedure eliminates need for vein stripping  - 1/30/2006
"Thanks to a new Interventional Radiology procedure, central Illinois varicose vein sufferers can get quick practically pain-free relief. Decatur Memorial Hospital is the first and only downstate hospital to offer Closure®, an outpatient alternative to vein"