About DMH


Old DMH at ChristmasAn American flag bearing only 48 stars waved above Decatur Memorial Hospital when its doors first opened on Jan. 1, 1916.

Just as this symbol of our American heritage has endured war, plague, growth and prosperity, DMH's commitment has withstood the test of time, growing stronger and more dedicated with each passing decade. Throughout the years, Decatur Memorial Hospital has been transformed from a one-building facility to a multi-facility medical complex with 30 satellite offices offering the latest in healthcare diagnostic and treatment modalities.

A not-for-profit, private hospital, Decatur Memorial Hospital’s mission—to continuously improve and maintain the health of people living in the communities we serve—comes to fruition thanks to the hospital’s nearly 2,500 caring, dedicated employees.

Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital

Located in the heart of Central Illinois, Decatur Memorial Hospital is a licensed and fully accredited 300-bed facility that offers a wide range of general and specialized diagnostic, surgical and treatment services. DMH encompasses 12 state-of-the-art Centers of Excellence which focus on proven quality healthcare. DMH has been recognized as a 2012 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital from Truven Health Analytics. In 2011, DMH was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters. DMH offers a full range of comprehensive acute inpatient, surgical and outpatient, care including centers of excellence such as—

  • Cancer Care Institute
  • Heart and Lung Institute
  • ENTA Allergy, Head and Neck Institute
  • Family Birth Center
  • Women’s Health and Breast Center
  • Clinical Research and more.

With almost 300 physicians representing a large variety of medical and surgical professions, DMH’s care extends throughout Macon County and into neighboring Dewitt and Moultrie counties.

Decatur Memorial Hospital is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health. It is also licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to perform radioactive medical procedures. DMH is affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Medicine’s School of Basic Medical Science and Clinical Medicine and with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Family Practice Residency Program. DMH is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Illinois Hospital & Health Care Association, Voluntary Hospitals of America, Inc and VHA Mid-America.

DMH Nursing Care Administration is affiliated with Millikin University’s School of Nursing, Richland Community College, Parkland College, Decatur School District #61 Vocational Center, LakeLand College School of Nursing and Illinois Wesleyan University School of Nursing.

The Nurse Anesthetist Program is accredited by the Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs/Schools.

The DMH Cancer Care Institute is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and affiliated with the Association of Community Cancer Centers.

  • DMH Oncology Research is an approved Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) funded by the National Cancer Institute.
  • DMH Center for Screening Mammography is accredited by the American College of Radiology and approved by the Federal Food & Drug Administration.
  • DMH Radiation Therapy department is accredited by the American Board of Radiology and the American College of Radiology; the department is accredited in physics by the American Board of Radiology and in dosimetry by the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists. The Radiation Therapy department is affiliated with Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, which is approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the Committee on Allied Health.