Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Health

March 7, 2014

Hospital Foundation grants fund community health programs and services

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With patient and visitor safety, security, and trust of paramount importance at DCMH, the Hospital Foundation awarded the Security Committee $2090.50 to purchase equipment associated with the new Vendormate Non-employment Tracking System. This program will replace inefficient guest monitoring procedures with computerized kiosks for check-in and badge printing. Patient-related guest will not apply to the system, which will be established to monitor vendors and contracted workers as they enter and exit the facility.

DCMH’s Rehabilitation Services was awarded $4200 to add additional comfort to those suffering from lymphedema. Lymphedema is swelling that commonly occurs with any cancer or treatment for cancer that affects the lymph nodes, and with this funded project DCMH therapists in coordination with the Cancer Care Clinic will be trained in the management of the side effect. Equally, funds will pay for massage therapy services to help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

These advancements will enhance the comprehensive treatment offered to cancer patients at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

According to Bryan Robbins, Director of the Hospital Foundation, “The Hospital Foundation felt these projects addressed both community needs and enhanced the services our Hospital and its professionals provide. From patient security, to community health fairs, to the addition of specific therapy services, DCMH continues to advance the health and wellness of our community, and donors to the Hospital Foundation can be proud to be a part of that progress.

The Hospital Foundation Board includes President, Susan Burkhart, Vice-President, Daryl Smith, Secretary, Nancy Sheffer, Treasurer, Cris Reynolds and Board members Cleo Duncan, George Reiger, MarySue McGinn, Joan Eversole, Dr. Mary McCullough and DCMH CEO Linda Simmons.

In upcoming events, the Hospital Foundation’s 7th Annual Gala Fundraiser “South Pacific Sunset” will take place on Friday, April 11th at the Columbus Commons in Columbus. For more information, online reservations, or sponsorship opportunities check out www.dcmh.net/gala or call the Hospital Foundation at 663-1220.

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