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Remember Loved Ones with Holiday Lights at Decatur Memorial Hospital


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.  You will also receive a remembrance card with your loved one’s name written in calligraphy as a keepsake.

Since 1990, the hospital’s main entrance glows with hundreds of white lights; each shining light symbolizing the life of a loved one both past and present.

Decatur Memorial Foundation will host One Light to Remember, a lighting ceremony to commemorate and honor loved ones, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m., in Barnes Lobby at Decatur Memorial Hospital.  The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with performances by Millikin University’s A Capella Choir, First Baptist Church’s Carillon Bell Choir, and select members of the Millikin Youth Choir, accompanied by Beth Creighton.  At 6:15 there will be a lighting ceremony just outside the main entrance of the hospital, which will include prayer and holiday carols. Refreshments will be served in the Classroom Complex immediately following the lighting ceremony  To remember your loved one with a light, call Decatur Memorial Foundation, 217-876-2105.

Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH), located in Decatur, Ill., is a 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 and 300 physicians. DMH encompasses 12 state-of-the-art centers of excellence focusing on transforming modern medicine.  DMH has been recognized two consecutive years as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital from Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomas Reuters. For more information, call 217-876-2850.