NEWS & EVENTS

The latest news and events for Decatur County Hospital are below. To learn more about a particular story, click on the "read more" button.
DCH Community Survey Now Available

DCH Community Survey Now Available

We need your help to drive the future of health care services at Decatur County Hospital. Take a community survey to tell us about your experience at DCH. …

Decatur County Hospital Seeks Nominations for The DAISY Award®…

Decatur County Hospital Seeks Nominations for The DAISY Award®…

We’ve recently boosted the services available in our Rehabilitation Services Department by adding a full-time Occupational Therapist, and additional Physical Therapist. With these new rehab providers, we have expanded our …

Pediatric Rehab Services

Pediatric Rehab Services

We’ve recently boosted the services available in our Rehabilitation Services Department by adding a full-time Occupational Therapist, and additional Physical Therapist. With these new rehab providers, we have expanded our …

Small Resolutions to Make a Big Difference

Small Resolutions to Make a Big Difference

In February 2019, Dr. Erika Brown, MD, joined Decatur County Hospital our Chief Medical Officer. As we kick of 2021, Dr. Brown has some advice to help you start or …

A Letter from our Board Chair

A Letter from our Board Chair

Linda Chastain has served as Chairperson of the Decatur County Hospital Board of Trustees since January 2017. As Linda ends her term as Chairperson, she reflected on successes and challenges …

DCH Corner – Looking Forward to 2021

DCH Corner – Looking Forward to 2021

At Decatur County Hospital, we're ready to usher in a new year with lots of new possibilities. For all your health care needs in 2021, we will be here to …

DCH Corner – We’re Here for You

DCH Corner – We’re Here for You

As we near the end of an unprecedented year for health care, we want to take the time to reflect on the positive things at Decatur County Hospital. As your …

Women’s Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Services Now Available

Women’s Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Services Now Available

As we work to provide services most needed for our community, we continue to expand the offerings in our women’s health area. New to DCH is a Women’s Pelvic Floor …

DCH Corner – Additional Benefits Added to the Leon…

DCH Corner – Additional Benefits Added to the Leon…

In 2016, a National Foundation to End Senior Hunger survey found that 16 percent of seniors face the threat of hunger in the United States. This hits especially close to …

DCH Corner – Physical Therapy Awareness Month

DCH Corner – Physical Therapy Awareness Month

Each year, we celebrate October as Physical Therapy Awareness Month. The Decatur County Hospital Rehabilitation Services team offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and related services. …

DCH Corner – Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Women’s…

DCH Corner – Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Women’s…

Each October is identified as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month, women are encouraged to assess their risk for this disease, get a mammogram, and learn how to perform …

DCH Corner – Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

DCH Corner – Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, a national recognition established by the Foundation for Women's Cancer in 1999. It is estimated that 98,000 women will be diagnosed with a gynecologic …

Warning Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide

Warning Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Decatur County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning …

Courtesy Van Marks 1000th Ride Milestone

Courtesy Van Marks 1000th Ride Milestone

The Decatur County Healthcare Courtesy Van continues to be a well-used service by patients seeking services at Decatur County Hospital, Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa, and Decatur County Public …

DCH is a One Stop Shop to Address Your…

DCH is a One Stop Shop to Address Your…

Do you suffer from pain during every day activities, at rest, or during active work? We can help. Addressing pain is not a one size fits all model. Every type …

Assistance for Seniors Available at Decatur County Hospital

Assistance for Seniors Available at Decatur County Hospital

Even as things throughout Iowa start to reopen, we remain in the midst of a serious crisis for Senior Citizens, our most vulnerable population for contracting Coronavirus. Their lives, under …

DCH Introduces Community Survey

DCH Introduces Community Survey

Traditionally, a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is conducted once every three (3) years in a community, and is a partnership between all healthcare agencies in the area. As we …

DCH Honors Nurse with DAISY Award

DCH Honors Nurse with DAISY Award

Each year, we take nominations and recognize an outstanding nurse at Decatur County Hospital with the DAISY Award. This year we received nominations for six nurses: Jackie Becker, Anita Brooks, …

Outpatient Clinics Reopen

Outpatient Clinics Reopen

Decatur County Hospital is open to care for your needs even during these uncertain times. Beginning this week, Governor Reynolds implemented new regulations which allow us to resume delivering exceptional …

DCH Accepting Face Mask Donations

DCH Accepting Face Mask Donations

Decatur County Hospital will be accepting hand sewn face masks. The following YouTube video and PDF give you the instructions for the masks we prefer. If you are able to …