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We recognize the fast, effective care in the Emergency Department is crucial to better outcomes. At DMH, our Emergency Care Center and Level II Trauma Center will provide patients access to quality care quicker.
When Minutes Matter Most
Access to state-of-the-art technology is the key to efficient emergency services. We have incorporated diagnostic technology including, LightSpeed CT and Diagnostic Digital X-ray within our Emergency Care Center to improve the diagnosis of heart attack, stroke and traumatic injuries.
The Emergency Care Center at Decatur Memorial Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and accepts and treats patients of all ages and diagnoses. The nurses and doctors all receive specialized training for patients who present special challenges, such as pediatric and trauma patients. The Office of the Inspector General Of Illinois also cited us for our accomplishments in the area of identification and prevention of domestic violence.
Many xray and lab procedures can be completed right in the department, which keeps the patient from having to be moved from one area to another to get diagnostic studies done. Additionally, our nursing staff is competent in cardiac monitoring techniques and respiratory care treatments so that they can deliver this care to our patients rather than wait for staff from other departments to arrive to perform these tasks.
Also we have added televisions to our treatment rooms to make the stay more comfortable and less isolating. In addition to our nursing and physician staff, we employ PALS (patient assistant liaison), Greeters, Secretaries, and Nursing Technicians, to assist in keeping our patients and their families comfortable and informed during their stay with us.
We are very proud of the care we deliver and our constant focus is to improve this process.
When it’s your life. Distance Matters.
Through DMH’s Level II Trauma Center, Macon County and the surrounding counties will have access to quality trauma care without having to travel outside of Decatur.
With 24/7 surgical coverage by our team of traumatologists and specially trained nurses, patients will have access to trauma care around the clock. Armed with the latest imaging capabilities, our physicians can deliver precise images of vital organs and severe injuries in seconds.
DMH Emergency Care Center