News & Events

Nominate a DCH Nurse for the 2020 DAISY Award

Want to Thank Your Nurse? Honor the compassion and care nurses provide their patients everyday and nominate a nurse for the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Decatur County Hospital. 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… Read more »

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 donate factory-made personal protective equipment (N95 masks, gowns or face shields), we will accept those as well. For all donations, please call (641) 446-4871 and… Read more »

COVID 19 Update

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the continually changing COVID-19 situation, only scheduled outpatients will be allowed through the main entrance of Decatur County Hospital effective as of 3:00pm on March 20, 2020. Scheduled outpatients include those with appointments to any outpatient clinic, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, infusion, Senior Life Solutions, radiology, and/ or lab. The Medical… Read more »

DCH Corner – Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

February is Heart Month, and the week of February 9-15, 2020 is recognized as Cardiac Rehabilitation Week. The Decatur County Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation program is a medically supervised outpatient program for patients who are recovering after heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty (stents) or heart surgery. Cardiac rehab doesn’t change your past, but it can help… Read more »

Healthcare Transportation Now Offered in County

Written by: Corey Lindsey, Leon Journal-Reporter The Decatur County Hospital, Decatur County Public Health, and Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa (CHCSI) are pleased to announce the offering of Healthcare Transportation to residents of Decatur County. Providing such transportation was one of the top eight needs that was discussed during a Community Health Needs Assessment… Read more »

DCH Welcomes New Physician

Starting January 24, Dr. Dallas Mullock, DO joined DCH as a new emergency department / medical-surgical physician. Dr. Mullock, raised on a farm in Worth County, Missouri, graduated from A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. He completed his residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO.  He is… Read more »

Dine with DCH – Cough, Laugh, Sneeze, Leak?

Join us for our next educational event and a ladies night out! Dr. Earle M. Pescatore presents: “Cough, Laugh, Sneeze, Leak?” January 30, 2020 5:30 pm at Decatur County Hospital 1405 NW Church Street, Leon Meal provided Prize drawings Just Because Gift Shop open late Local Vendors on site Please RSVP to Cheri Jensen by… Read more »

DCH Corner – Cold Vs. Flu

This year has been an active year for cold and flu viruses. As we continue to experience high rates of viral colds and flu, we want to be sure we share the differences between a cold and the flu virus, and how you should deal with each. What is the difference between a cold and… Read more »

Neurology Services Now Available at Decatur County Hospital

Beginning November 18th, the DCH Outpatient Clinic welcomes Dr. Loutfi to provide Neurology services. Dr. Loutfi will offer services 5 days each month, during the 3rd week of the month. Dr. Loutfi will offer the following services at DCH: Multiple Sclerosis Migraine Botox for Migraines Parkinson’s Dementia Stroke Neuropathy General Neurology Epilepsy Seizures Nerve Conduction… Read more »

Decatur County Hospital Angel Tree

Angel Tree 2019

Do you or someone you know need help with Christmas this year? Decatur County Hospital Employee Activity Committee is now taking applications for our Angel Tree. Any family in the Central Decatur School District who has a need for Christmas is eligible. If you need help or know of someone that needs help, please download… Read more »

physical therapy awareness month

DCH Corner – Physical Therapy Awareness Month

October is Physical Therapy Awareness Month. Decatur County Hospital Rehabilitation Services offer various types of physical therapy and related services. All of our therapists are highly trained and effective in their services. Whether you are recovering from a fall, illness, or surgery, Decatur County Hospital Physical Therapy offers comprehensive and individual treatment plans to help… Read more »

national suicide awareness month

DCH Corner – Resources for Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and all month long we’ve been dedicating our DCH Corner to articles about suicide risks, suicide prevention, and ways you can support loved ones or receive support. These articles are also archived on our website (www.decaturcountyhospital.org). You can also join the Senior Life Solutions staff at Decatur County Hospital… Read more »

national suicide awareness month

DCH Corner – Teen Suicide

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and all month long we’ll be dedicating our DCH Corner to articles about suicide risks, suicide prevention, and ways you can support loved ones or receive support. These articles will also be archived on our website (www.decaturcountyhospital.org). You can also visit the DCH lobby during the month of September… Read more »

national preparedness month

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, which aims at promoting emergency planning for families and communities. Click here to visit the official website of the Department of Homeland Security. The website has a ton of useful information on making disaster kits, formulating safety and financial plans,  developing evacuation plans, and talking to your kids and family… Read more »

national suicide awareness month

DCH Corner – Suicide Signs and Symptoms

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and all month long we’ll be dedicating our DCH Corner to articles about suicide risks, suicide prevention, and ways you can support loved ones or receive support. These articles will also be archived on our website (www.decaturcountyhospital.org). You can also visit the DCH lobby during the month of September… Read more »

national suicide awareness month

DCH Corner – National Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and all month long we’ll be dedicating our DCH Corner to articles about suicide risks, suicide prevention, and ways you can support loved ones or receive support. These articles will also be archived on our website (www.decaturcountyhospital.org). You can also visit the DCH lobby during the month of September… Read more »

Auxiliary scholarship winner

DCH Auxiliary Awards $1,500 Scholarship

Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the DCH Auxiliary scholarship! Amarillo Reyes will use this $1,500 scholarship to continue her education at DMACC to become a Respiratory Therapist. Presenting the award last week at the Decatur County Fair were Auxiliary members Patricia Klinker and Shirley Hill. Photo credit to Corey Lindsey at the Leon Journal-Reporter…. Read more »

Neurology outpatient clinic

DCH Corner – Decatur County Hospital Adds Neurology Specialty Clinic

Decatur County Hospital will soon welcome a new service to our Specialty Clinic by providing Neurology services at DCH each month. Neurology is the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It has two major divisions 1) central nervous… Read more »

DCH Auxiliary Offers $1,500 Scholarship

The DCH Auxiliary has announced a $1,500 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 »

orthopedic surgery clinic

DCH to Offer Orthopedic Surgery Outpatient Clinic

Beginning June 27th, DCH is excited to welcome a new Outpatient Clinic to our services. Dr. Thomas Anderson and Dr. David Beard will offer Orthopedic Surgical services and deliver exceptional care, close to home. Dr. Anderson will start at DCH on June 27th and 28th, and Dr. Anderson and Dr. Beard will alternate visits on… Read more »

DCH outpatient clinic rheumatology

DCH to Offer Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic

Beginning July 15th, DCH is excited to welcome a new Outpatient Clinic to our services. Elizabeth Allen will offer Rheumatology services and deliver exceptional care, close to home. Elizabeth “Libby” Allen is an APRN and Family Nurse Practitioner in Browning, Missouri. She graduated with honors in 2016. A rheumatologist is an internist who received further… Read more »

chronic pain management clinic DCH

DCH to Offer Chronic Pain Management Outpatient Clinic

Starting July 1, DCH will welcome a new Outpatient Clinic provider to our team. Chandra Brown, ARNP, FNP-C, will offer Chronic Pain Management services and deliver exceptional care, close to home. Chandra will start at DCH on July 1st and 29th, and will visit on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month starting in… Read more »