News & Events

DCH Corner – ENT Outpatient Clinic Offers Specialized Care Locally

If your primary care physician recommends a consultation with a specialist, ask them to refer you locally to Decatur County Hospital’s Outpatient Clinic service. Our Outpatient Clinics cover the following specialties: Cardiology Dermatology Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) General/Vascular Surgery Oncology/Hematology Orthopedics Pain Services Podiatry Pulmonology Urology This week’s DCH Corner focuses on our ENT… Read more »

DCH Corner – All About Wound Care Therapy

Each week, we at Decatur County Hospital will be writing an article to give you more information about our services. We want to help educate you on specialty services you may not know are provided close to home. After surgery or a serious injury, or if you have a reoccurring wound due to a health… Read more »

DCH Corner – All About Lymphedema Therapy

Each week, we at Decatur County Hospital will be writing an article to give you more information about our services. We want to help educate you on specialty services you may not know are provided close to home. This week’s DCH corner is about one of our specialty therapy services. In addition to physical and… Read more »

Department Spotlight – DCH Laboratory

The laboratory at Decatur County Hospital is equipped to provide inpatient, outpatient, and emergency lab services for the community using state of the art equipment. Our laboratory staff takes orders from any doctor, not only local providers. For emergencies, we keep blood in house for transfusions. We provide diagnostic testing for non-emergent outpatient patients Monday through Friday from 7:00… Read more »

DCH Auxiliary Offers $1000 Scholarship

The DCH Auxiliary has announced a $1,000 scholarship opportunity! Qualified applicants are: Second year or further into a health-care educational program. Resident of Decatur County (disregarding location of school) – OR – Currently employed by any health facility in the county (regardless of current residence). If current submitter has not been in school for a… Read more »

DCH Announces 2017 DAISY Award Winner

Desiree Dominguez was named the Daisy Award recipient for the year 2016, being nominated by numerous co-workers at Decatur County Hospital. We would also like to congratulate our other two nominees, Sandy Dougherty and Julie Benda. The Daisy Award is an award and recognition started by the Patrick Barnes family, who believe in the impact… Read more »

National Hospital Week Puts Spotlight on People

  A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the message organizers are… Read more »

DCH Welcomes New CEO

In partnership with Mercy Health Network (MHN), the Decatur County Hospital Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Boattenhamer as the new CEO of Decatur County Hospital (DCH).  The board and MHN underwent a comprehensive interview and selection process over the past months and are thrilled to bring a candidate with… Read more »

Decatur County Hospital to Host Dine with DCH Event on May 2

Decatur County Hospital will hold another “Dine with DCH” on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The event will feature a virtual tour of the hospital, a FREE meal, and an opportunity for residents to give feedback on hospital services. Starting at 5:30 pm, join employees in the Grand River Community Center to view… Read more »

PET/CT Technology at DCH Offers Improved Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

  Decatur County Hospital will offer patients a powerful diagnostic imaging system known as PET/CT. This hybrid technology that combines the strengths of two well-established imaging modalities in one imaging session to more accurately diagnose and locate cancers while increasing patient comfort. The service is scheduled to start on April 1, 2017, in conjunction with… Read more »

DCH Receives Prestigious Accreditation With ACHC

Decatur County Hospital recently received notification that its Sleep Lab has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). ACHC is a not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS. Due… Read more »

Decatur County Hospital to Host Dine with DCH Event on March 28

Decatur County Hospital will hold “Dine with DCH” on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The event will feature a virtual tour of the hospital, a FREE meal, and an opportunity for residents to give feedback on hospital services. Starting at 5:30 pm, join employees in the Lamoni Community Center to view a… Read more »

Department Spotlight-Radiology

The Decatur County Hospital radiology department offers a variety of completely digital diagnostic imaging tools, which allows the highest quality results while maximizing patient convenience and comfort. Computerized imaging provides faster service and more comprehensive records for patients. Radiology Services are available from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. (Call for… Read more »

5K Fun Run & Walk During Donate Life Month

Join Decatur County Hospital for a 5K Fun Run & Walk for Donate Life Month! When: April 1, 2017 Time: 8:00 am – Flag raising & presentation 8:30 am – 5K begins Race will follow the Little River Recreation Trail, and a shorter route will be available. A free breakfast will be provided starting at 9… Read more »

Nominate a DCH Nurse for the DAISY Award

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP), thus giving name to the award “Diseases Attacking the Immune System” DAISY. Patrick’s family was completely awestruck by the care and compassion that they and Patrick were… Read more »

Decatur County Hospital to Host Wellness Week February 13-19

Decatur County Hospital will host Wellness Week February 13-17 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am each day. Each morning, the lab department will be open for walk-ins to get the following tests: $40.00 Wellness Panel (Includes: Metabolic Panel, CBC, Lipid Panel, and Liver Function) Individual Choices $25.00 Lipid Panel Only (part of Wellness Panel) (Includes Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL & Blood Sugar) $10.00 Blood Sugar Only (part of Wellness Panel) $10.00 Cholesterol Only (part of Wellness Panel) $10.00 HGB A1C Only $15.00 TSH Only $15.00 PSA Only $10.00 AST/ALT (Liver Function) Only  As a special treat, the DCH Auxiliary will host a Bake Sale on… Read more »

Decatur County Hospital to Hold Open House on February 9th

Decatur County Hospital will hold an open house on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The open house will feature tours of the facility, a FREE meal, and an opportunity for residents to give feedback on hospital services. Starting at 5:30 pm, join employees in the lobby to get a tour… Read more »

Leon Community Meal Program: An Ongoing Adventure

Since July 2016, the new Leon Community Meal Program has been going strong. When changes were announced from the previous meal site operators, the community of Leon was called upon to make a quick and necessary move to improve and continue meals for our residents.  In less than thirty days, the community took responsibility of… Read more »

Saturday CT Scans Coming Soon

Decatur County Hospital will soon offer CT Scans on Saturdays. Starting January 7th, appointments will be held each Saturday from 8 am to noon. Appointments must be made by 10 am on the Thursday before the appointment. To ask questions or make an appointment, call 641-446-2239.

2016 Holiday Bazaar

Mark your calendars for our holiday bazaar on Friday, December 2, 2016! Get your holiday shopping done all in one place. Starting at 1 pm, we’ll have baked goods, gift items, snoozie slippers and more!

Now Accepting Applications for the Angel Tree

Do you need help with Christmas this year?  Decatur County Hospital Employee Activity Committee now taking applications for any family in the Central Decatur School District for needs for Christmas.  If you need help or know of someone that needs help please contact Angie Wells at 641-446-2341 or Stevie Parmer at 641-446-2311. Download the application… Read more »

World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day

On November 17th, Decatur County Hospital joins hospitals across the country and globe in observing World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day. Decatur County Hospital’s special activities will recognize the contributions of the Staff and their role as goodwill ambassadors for the hospital. Suzanne Cooner, CEO of Decatur County Hospital commented, “All of us at DCH… Read more »

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. There are many staggering statistics regarding the impact of diabetes on American citizens. Lower your sugar intake, and talk to your doctor about a healthy diet solution if you feel you need a change. Read through the graphic below for more information on the impact of diabetes in the… Read more »

Dr. Wehling Hosts Free Informational Meeting

Join us for a free informational meeting on Wednesday, November 2 at the Decatur County Hospital Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m., where General/Vascular Surgeon Dr. Ed Wehling, will share information about treatment options for arterial, venous, and vascular disease. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Andi Masters, VP of Outpatient Services, at 641-446-2322.