"Thomas Duke Seldomridge was the first baby born at Decatur Memorial Hospital on Jan.19, 1916. He weighed 10 pounds."
"In the late 1800s, babies were not born in hospitals. In 1896, Mrs. Sue Hagaman dreamed of a hospital in Decatur where babies could be born. She knew her dream was the right thing to do."
"Decatur, Ill…Checks totaling $7,794.00 were presented to Decatur Memorial Foundation recently from the South Side Country Club Ladies 9 and 18-hole golf leagues with funds raised during their recent golf tournament."
"For the fifth consecutive year, Decatur Memorial Hospital was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics."
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll."
"October 20, 2015 – Decatur Memorial Hospital and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine today announced an expanded collaboration that will allow patients easier access to specialty services."
"Decatur area older adults can now turn to Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH) when they need hospitalized for behavioral health issues."
"The latest CT scanning technology is now available in the Decatur Memorial Hospital Emergency Care Center."
"Illinois Health and Science (IHS) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire IBA Molecular North America, Inc. (IBAM NA), the US subsidiary of IBA Molecular."
"(January 20, 2015, Decatur, Ill) Decatur Memorial Hospital has partnered with POINTcore, LLC, a division of OSF Healthcare System in Peoria, Ill., to implement EPIC, a single electronic medical record (EMR) system that will further enable DMH physicians..."
"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"
"For the fourth consecutive year, Decatur Memorial Hospital was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics."
"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 is partnering with the Shoreline Classic as a presenting sponsor for the 2014 race."
"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"
"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 has received an Excellence Award for Clinical Care from VHA Inc., the national healthcare network."
"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."
"Decatur Memorial Hospital and Crossing Healthcare formerly known as CHIC have partnered together to form a new access clinic for the community called Crossing Healthcare at DMH. The new clinic, located adjacent to the DMH Emergency Care Center, opens April"
"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, 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 – 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, 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."
"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, 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."
"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 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 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."
"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."
"A revolutionary new heart test called Cardiac PET/CT is now being offered at Decatur Memorial Hospital in the fight against heart disease."
"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."
"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 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"
"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, 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)."
"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 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"
"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, 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"
"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."
"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"
"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"
"Decatur, Ill. – Decatur Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters."
"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 has gifted an office building located at 310 W. William St., in Decatur to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois."
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has upgraded its da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system to the new da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System third generation technology."
"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, 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)."
"Decatur, Ill. -- Millkin University has contracted with Decatur Memorial Hospital to provide medical services through the DMH Medical Group to the Millikin Wellness Center."
"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, 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."
"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 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 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"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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 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."
"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"
"May, 27, 2010...DMH Emergency Care Center nurses have recently undergone training to become Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE’s)."
"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-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."
"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."
"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."
"Café DMH, Decatur Memorial Hospital’s new hospital cafeteria and kitchen, will open Monday, Nov. 16, 2009."
"Decatur Memorial Hospital PrimeTime is providing Zostavax® for adults age 60 and older."
"The Clarence G. Glenn Sleep Center at Decatur Memorial Hospital has been reaccredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)."
"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)."
"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 (DMH) welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon Marvin J. Derrick, M.D., to the DMH Heart & Lung Institute."
"Decatur Memorial Hospital will soon be the first in Decatur to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy to patients"
"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)."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® for cardiovascular care by the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters."
"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"
"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)."
"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"
"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."
"A Certificate of Need from the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board was granted today for the new Cancer Care Center of Decatur."
"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"
"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)."
"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"
"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 is the first hospital in Illinois to install the new Philips Precedence SPECT/CT system."
"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’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."
"Cancer patients’ range of treatment options is now even better, thanks to image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) now available at Decatur Memorial Hospital."
"The American Cancer Society estimates that about 60,000 people living in Illinois will be diagnosed with cancer this year."
"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"