Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


April 1, 2014

DCMH highlights programs during National Nutrition Month


The 2014 LiveWELL group – which included a diverse mix of ages, lifestyles and occupations – also met with Pray as a group every other week during the three-month program. The program concluded last night at DCMH with a 5k run/walk, which was open to all LiveWELL participants.

The LiveWELL program doesn’t completely end with the conclusion of the three-month period, Pray stressed. DCMH also maintains a LiveWELL support group graduates can attend for “continued support, motivation and education.”

DCMH’s ReCharge program also kicked off in March and recently finished its run at Greensburg Elementary School and the Decatur County Family YMCA. In April, the program moves to North Decatur Elementary School and St. Mary’s.

ReCharge, McDowell explained, is an after-school program “designed to help students learn about and practice good nutrition and physical activities through fun, team-based strategies.”

McDowell also touted the fact that DCMH’s Dietary staff recently ranked in the 99 percentile among area hospitals on Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction scores. According to the company website, Press Ganey Associates is a healthcare consulting firm based in South Bend that works with healthcare institutions around the county “to improve the quality of care they provide and their financial performance.”

McDowell and Pray both lauded DCMH’s cafeteria wellness initiatives, which implement focus groups and surveys to improve the hospital’s food and make it healthier.

DCMH is also unique, Pray explained, in that dietary aids from the kitchens regularly consult with all patients regarding food and meal preferences.

The hospital also held a “Weight Loss Panel” for its employees throughout March, wherein employees could listen to other employees tell stories in the hospital conference room about successful weight loss, McDowell said.

“It’s our job as the community hospital to be proactive,” she added. “So much of health and wellness relies on the individual making the right choices, that if we can be there as a guide and offer them ample resources and opportunities, then maybe individuals, couples, families and more will find is easier to start focusing on their overall wellness.”

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