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.
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.
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 touting with the 2017 National Hospital Week theme “The Healing Heart of Healthcare.”
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 Shared Medical Services of Cottage Grove, WI.
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.
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 availability.)
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 am in the DCH parking lot.
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 the meal site.
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.