Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg, Indiana

January 2014
Organization: 
Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH)

Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH), located in Greensburg, Indiana, reached out to its community in several ways. DCMH provided free influenza vaccines to the community at the Westport Health & Business Expo and free comprehensive blood screenings at the county health fair. With the help of small businesses, local organizations and active community members, the hospital and Decatur County came together to enhance the overall health of their small town.

Positive Outcomes

  • DCMH administered over 4,000 free influenza vaccines in 2012
  • Conducted over 250 free health education events
  • Developed partnership to implement a new clinic named StayWELL to offer employees at both major school corporations in the count an easy choice in health care

Top Accomplishments:

Hospital CEO and President, Linda Simmons, states, “Engaging our patients, partners, and community members is crucial to understanding the needs of our patients and ensuring the continued success of our hospital.”

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.