DECATUR – Decatur Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.
The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.
Decatur Memorial Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.
Decatur Memorial Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients through its Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend DMH for becoming a leader in stroke care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community.”
“We congratulate Decatur Memorial Hospital for achieving this designation,” said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “By adhering to this very specific set of treatment guidelines DMH has clearly made it a priority to deliver high quality care to all patients affected by stroke.”
“Decatur Memorial Hospital is pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association,” said Timothy D. Stone, Jr., president and CEO of Decatur Memorial Hospital. “The certification provides us with the opportunity to highlight the exceptional stroke care we provide as well as to continually strive to advance our care even further.”
Stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
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DECATUR – Hickory Point Bank announced Scott MacAdam has been named senior investment officer and chairman of Hickory Point Bank’s Trust Investment Committee.
DECATUR – Prairie State Bank & Trust would like to congratulate Emily Hahn on her promotion to commercial loan officer.
DECATUR – SYNERGY HomeCare of Central IL has been awarded the 2019 Best of Home Care by Home Care Pulse.
DECATUR -- Land of Lincoln Credit Union has earned a 5-Star Rating from BauerFinancial, “The Nation’s Premier Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm.”
DECATUR – Jennifer McMillin has joined the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois as chief development officer.
TUSCOLA – LyondellBasell, operator of the Tuscola Plant, has been named to Fortune Magazine's 2019 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies.”
DECATUR -- Litchfield resident Dawn Morris has been named the new executive director of the South Central Region of the American Red Cross, serving 43 counties through the Central, Quad Cities, West Central and South Central Illinois chapters.
DECATUR – Decatur Memorial Hospital employees selected Brenda Knight, patient transportation valet, as the 2018 Employee of the Year.
DECATUR – Dansig Insurance Risk Advisors is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrea Morey to assistant vice president of Commercial Insurance.
DECATUR -- Long-time Striglos employee Ryan Katt has been promoted to president.
DECATUR – Hickory Point Bank has announced that Jenny Krell has been promoted to vice president.
DECATUR — Bryan Smith, executive director for the Township Officials of Illinois and member of the Macon County Board, has been unanimously elected president of the National Association of Towns and Townships by the organization’s board of directors.
CHICAGO -- Archer Daniels Midland Co. has announced that Together We Grow – a consortium ADM began in 2016 to focus on educating, recruiting and retaining a more diverse workforce in the agriculture sector – has been recognized with Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2018 Innovations in Diversity Award.
DECATUR – Bodine Electric of Decatur reached a safety milestone earlier this month, passing the one-year mark without a recordable injury or illness.
DECATUR – Ratul Raychaudhuri, MD, has joined the DMH Medical Group and is seeing patients at Decatur Neurosurgery Associates of Decatur, located on the campus of Decatur Memorial Hospital at 2 Memorial Drive, Suite 207.
DECATUR – Decatur Memorial Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for both the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Advanced Certification in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
DECATUR – Decatur Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health.
DECATUR – May, Cocagne and King, P.C., (MCK) a Decatur-based accounting and consulting firm, has acquired Sulaski & Webb CPAs, a Bloomington-based accounting firm. Mary Ann Webb and Dawn Carlson, both partners with Sulaski & Webb, will remain as partners in MCK’s Bloomington office, and continue to lead their stellar team of professionals.
DECATUR – Busey Wealth Management welcomes Rachel Strode into the new role of Private Client Manager, serving the Decatur area.
DECATUR – Northgate Pet Clinic, Veterinary Dentistry,and Northgate Clinical Studies welcomes Dr. Jillian McDaniel to Decatur.
FORSYTH – J.L. Hubbard Insurance & Bonds in Forsyth was honored with the President’s Award from West Bend Mutual Insurance Company for earning top status in the company’s 2017 agency incentive program, Partners In Excellence.
DECATUR -- Blake Wallace, branch manager at Staley Credit Union, has been recognized by Credit Union Magazine as one of its 2018 Credit Union Rock Stars.
DECATUR – Muhammad Khan, M.D., has joined the DMH Medical Group. He is welcoming patients at Decatur Internal Medicine, 2975 N. Water St., Decatur.
DECATUR – Mt. Vernon Electric, a division of Decatur Industrial Electric, is pleased to announce Paul Yemm has joined the company as an account manager.
DECATUR -- Regions Bank has announced Bart Rose, Commercial Relationship Manager for Regions, will serve as Market Executive for the bank in Central Illinois and surrounding communities.
DECATUR – Decatur Memorial Hospital was named a “Best Hospital” by U. S. News & World Report, earning high performance ratings for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, lung cancer surgery, and colon cancer surgery.
DECATUR – Michael Kottwitz, MD, has joined the DMH Medical Group and is seeing seeing patients at Urology Associates of Decatur, located on the campus of Decatur Memorial Hospital at West Hay Medical Center, Suite 200.
DECATUR – Dr. Nathan Pyle has joined the DMH Medical Group and is seeing patients at DMH Gastroenterology, located on the campus of Decatur Memorial Hospital at Physicians Plaza West, 2 Memorial Drive, Suite 101. He joins Drs. Richard DiLorenzo, Victor Eloy and Sudhakar Sheth.
FORSYTH – Heather Saffer, a veteran of sales in the marketplace, has taken on a new position as the area sales rep for Ali Doolin State Farm.
BLOOMINGTON – Geiser Consultants LLC is pleased to announce that Tammy Halford has earned the designation of Professional EOS Implementer.
DECATUR – The Decatur Family YMCA welcomes Abby Lowe as sports program director.
DECATUR ‐‐ Investment Planners Inc. has announced that its board of directors has named A. Bayard Closser to succeed David Koshinski as the next president of Investment Planners, Inc. and IPI Wealth Management Inc.
DECATUR – Yifei (Alex) Sun, M.D., has joined the DMH Vein & Vascular Institute and will see patients on the campus of Decatur Memorial Hospital at Physicians Plaza East, 1 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur.
MATTOON – First Mid Bank & Trust recently announced that David Hiden has been named senior vice president, chief information officer.
DECATUR – Central Illinois Bank (a branch of CIBM Bank) is pleased to announce the addition of Kim Isom and Matt Danbury.
DECATUR – Brinkoetter & Associates is proud to announce the appointment of Kaitlyn Sorensen to marketing director.
DECATUR – Jim Wilkerson has joined Vieweg Real Estate as its director of marketing, technology and innovation.
DECATUR – Thirty-two doctors traveled to Decatur from all over the United States on June 15 and 16 to attend training at Dr. Richard Lohr's office.
DECATUR ― Decatur Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
DECATUR – In 1978, Sue Durbin started at Northgate Barber Shop and has continued to be an exceptional barber, team player and asset to the customers and staff.
DECATUR -- Gail Crookshank has joined Northgate Barber Shop as an additional barber for new and current customers.
DECATUR – Crown Toyota was recently presented with the prestigious President’s Award from Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
FORSYTH — Morgan Stanley has announced that Peter Hogan, a financial advisor in the firm’s Wealth Management office in Forsyth, has been awarded the certified financial planner designation.
DECATUR – The law firm of Erickson, Davis, Murphy, Johnson & Walsh, Ltd. is pleased to announce that David N. Reimer has become a partner of the firm.
DECATUR – Pekin Insurance is pleased to announced Dale Edgecombe, a member of Decatur Mutual Insurance Agency in Decatur, has met the criteria of excellence, commitment and dedication in the sale of life insurance to earn a membership in the Inner Circle Club from Pekin Life Insurance Company for the 20th consecutive year.
DECATUR – Dale Edgecombe, a member of Decatur Mutual Insurance Agency in Decatur, has met the criteria of excellence, commitment and dedication in the sale of life insurance to earn a membership in the Inner Circle Club from Pekin Life Insurance Company.
William P. Shade, III, Chairman of Soy Capital Bank and Trust Company and SCB Bancorp, Inc. (its parent company), is pleased to announce that C. Malcolm Head has been elected to the Board of Directors of both organizations.
CHICAGO – Archer Daniels Midland Co. has been named by USG Corporation as its Diversity & Inclusion Supplier of the Year for 2018.
DECATUR – Dale Edgecombe, a member of Decatur Mutual Insurance Agency in Decatur, has met the criteria of excellence, commitment and dedication in the sale of life insurance to earn a Gold Key Award from Pekin Life Insurance Company.
DECATUR – Brinkoetter & Associates, Realtors welcomes its newest real estate agent, Sandra Yelovich.
DECATUR – Mark Hite, owner of Eagle Rock Insurance Services, is the recipient of the Pekin Life Insurance Co. Silver Key Award.
DECATUR – Brinkoetter & Associates, Realtors welcomes its newest real estate agent, Jen Wood.
DECATUR – Brinkoetter & Associates, Realtors welcomes its newest real estate agent, Eric DeVore.
DECATUR – R.V. Evans Company, in its 81st year of operation, continues to grow and is proud to announce the following promotions:
DECATUR – Naomi D. Johnson, of Heckman Healthcare Services and Supplies in Decatur, has successfully completed a rigorous process to earn certification as a Mastectomy Fitter from the Board for Certification/Accreditation (BOC).
MATTOON – The East Central Illinois Development Corporation has selected Larissa Seward as its new executive director.
DECATUR --Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants is proud to announce the winners of the 5th Annual Patient Choice Awards.
DECATUR – Brinkoetter & Associates is pleased to announce that Joe P. Doolin of The Doolin Group and Brinkoetter & Associates, Realtors was named 2018 Realtor of the Year by the Central Illinois Board of Realtors.
DECATUR – Consociate is pleased to announce the promotion of Tina Suzewitz to Vice President of Executive and Human Resources.
DECATUR – Land of Lincoln Credit Union has announced the resignation of CEO Doug Harris, effective March 9.
DECATUR – Brinkoetter & Associates, Realtors welcomes its newest real estate agent, Iris Giuliani. Having grown up observing her family's involvement in real estate, Iris has decided to follow in their footsteps.
DECATUR – Long Creek Dental Care is proud to announce Warren F. Jesek, DDS, MAGD was elected the 61st president of the American Equilibration Society (AES) at the annual meeting in Chicago.
SULLIVAN – The Sullivan Chamber & Economic Development is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 annual awards.
DECATUR – Long Creek Dental Care is proud to announce that Dr. Jacob Coffey has joined Dr. Warren Jesek and his team of caring professionals
DECATUR – The Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes Susie Aubert as its director of meetings and conventions.
DECATUR – Hickory Point Bank has announced that Judy Lourash has been named mortgage lender for the Decatur area.
DECATUR – Land of Lincoln Credit Union recently obtained SBA Certified Lender status.
DECATUR -- Decatur Memorial Hospital was recently awarded a Five-Star Rating – the highest possible score – by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as announced by Medicare.gov on Hospital Compare.
HARRISTOWN– EPL Bio Analytical Services (EPL BAS) is once again a winner for the annual AGROW Best Supporting Role Award.