DMH News


Decatur Memorial Hospital To Hold Free Diabetes Open House On March 9  - 2/26/2015
"Decatur Memorial Hospital’s Specific Performance Enhancement Center will hold its Diabetes Update 2015 on Monday, March 9, from noon to 4 p.m. at Richland Community College’s Shilling Education Center, located at One College Park, in Decatur. Doors open at"

DMH Thrift Shop To Host Upcoming Sales  - 2/11/2015
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital Thrift Shop has announced upcoming sales. There is a Big Sale scheduled through Friday, Feb. 20. Everything in the store will be 50 percent off."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Announces Community Programs and Screenings for American Heart Month  - 1/22/2015
"Decatur Memorial Hospital Announces Community Programs and Screenings for American Heart Month"

DMH to Partner with PointCore to Provide Electronic Medical Record  - 1/21/2015
"(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..."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Women's Breast Health Education Benefits From Golf Tournament Proceeds  - 12/5/2014
"Decatur, Ill…A check for $4,361.57 was presented to Decatur Memorial Foundation today from the South Side Country Club Ladies 9 and 18-hole golf leagues with funds raised during their recent golf tournament."

Remember Loved Ones with Holiday Lights at Decatur Memorial Hospital  - 11/26/2014
"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 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."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Institute Joins Largest National Lung Cancer Awareness Event  - 11/9/2014
"Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Institute will host a Shine a Light event on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur, 210 W. McKinley Ave."

DMH To Hold Early Detection Connection For Breast Cancer Awareness  - 9/25/2014
"Decatur, Ill. – Decatur Memorial Hospital will hold its Early Detection Connection program on Friday, Oct. 3 to recognize October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month."

Twenty-fifth Shoreline Classic Running Event Held This Sunday  - 9/17/2014
"Decatur, Ill…Join Decatur Memorial Hospital, the Decatur Running Club, and WAND-TV for the 25th annual Shoreline Classic on Sept. 21, at Nelson Park."

DMH CrossFit Enhance Hosts Second Annual D-Town Throwdown  - 9/11/2014
"The second annual DMH CrossFit Enhance D-Town Throwdown is Sept. 27 and 28 at the DMH Crossfit Enhance gym located at 2122 N. 27th St., in Decatur."

DMH Radiation Oncology Earns ACR Accreditation  - 9/2/2014
"Decatur, IL…Decatur Memorial Hospital Radiation Oncology has been awarded a three year-term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR)."

Decatur Memorial Hospital Offers Friday Night Sports Injury Clinics  - 8/26/2014
"Decatur, Ill…Get your football injury checked out right after the game. Every Friday during regular football season, beginning Friday, Aug. 29, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. patients with football injuries will be seen at DMH Emergency Care Center/Orthomed."

DMH Thrift Shop to Host Upcoming Sales  - 8/26/2014
"Decatur Memorial Hospital Thrift Shop has announced upcoming sales. There is currently a sale that will features items at a 75 percent discount. This sale will be held until Friday, Sept. 5."

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"

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."

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."

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."

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"

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."

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"

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"

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"

DMH Receives Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award  - 4/19/2012
"Decatur Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes DMH’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for st"

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"

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."

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"

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"

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."

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 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"

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"

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 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"

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."

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."

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 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"