Blog Posts in 2020

  • Neat Feet Clinic

    Daviess Community Hospital announces the schedule for the 2020 DCH Neat Feet Clinic has been changed. This service is provided once per month at Senior & Family Services in Washington from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A Registered Nurse from Daviess Community Hospital will trim toenails, file toenails, assess feet for any abnormalities, and apply lotion to groomed feet. The Registered Nurse will ...

  • DCH Acute Rehabilitation Unit Receives CARF Accreditation

    DCH Acute Rehabilitation Unit Receives CARF Accreditation The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) surveyed the Acute Rehab Unit in November 2019. Notification was received in January that the Daviess Community Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Unit is accredited by CARF International for a period of one year for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs - Hospital (Adults). ...

  • Valerie Dyer, FNP joins Washington Surgical Associates

    Valerie Dyer, FNP joins Washington Surgical Associates Daviess Community Hospital and Washington Surgical Associates are pleased to welcome Nurse Practitioner, Valerie Dyer, to the general surgery practice. Valerie graduated from Western Governors University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and her Master of Science Nurse Practitioner from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2020. ...

  • DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL UPDATES ENHANCED VISITOR POLICY

    DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL UPDATES ENHANCED VISITOR POLICY (Washington, IN) – Daviess Community Hospital announced details of the facility’s enhanced visitor policy which takes effect on 6/5/20. The purpose of this policy is to provide a safe and phased-in approach to visitation after restricted access due to a public health emergency (i.e. pandemic). This policy allows for enhanced ...

  • DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OFFERS RESPIRATORY CARE SCREENING SITE

    (Washington, IN) – Daviess Community Hospital announced today that the temporary Respiratory Care Screening Site (RCSS) for patients suspected of having the coronavirus (COVID-19) will cease operations at 4pm on Friday, May 8 th. This military-grade tent/structure, which was stocked with medical supplies and staffed by DCH medical personnel, was designed as a temporary screening and ...

  • Nurses Week Address

    Heroes : “You Make a Difference” According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary a Hero is: he·​ro | \ ˈhir-(ˌ)ō \ plural heroes Definition of hero 1a : a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability b : an illustrious warrior c : a person admired for achievements and noble qualities d : one who shows great courage In honor of ...

  • Letter from Daviess Community Hospital CEO

    The following is a letter to the community from Daviess Community Hospital’s CEO, Tracy Conroy. The way we deliver healthcare has changed drastically due to the Pandemic. We have worked hard and made necessary changes to ensure the safety of our community, patients, and employees. We have all adhered to the guidelines of sheltering in place, universal masking, and frequent hand washing. Due ...

  • Dr. Campagna shares: A THANK YOU letter to our community

    A THANK YOU to Our community: For those of you who do not know me, I am Dr. Jessica Campagna, a hospitalist at Daviess Community Hospital. A hospitalist is someone who manages patients admitted to the hospital, who is not primarily managed by a specialist such as a surgeon. I have been at DCH since July 2018. Since coming to DCH I have largely felt respected and encouraged by my colleagues, ...

  • DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TO RESUME ELECTIVE SURGERIES

    DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TO RESUME ELECTIVE SURGERIES (Washington, IN) – Governor Eric Holcomb’s recent order to allow hospitals to resume elective surgeries and other invasive procedures has paved the way for Daviess Community Hospital surgeons and other surgical team members to return to the operating room. DCH provider offices have been contacting patients whose procedure or ...

  • DCH FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES 2020 HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

    DCH FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES 2020 HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Washington, IN -Daviess Community Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the 2020 Health Career Scholarship Awards Due to the gathering restrictions as a result of the current pandemic, we are unable to celebrate these recipients with a reception. Ten area students have been recognized for their ...

  • DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IMPLEMENTS COST SAVING STRATEGY

    (Washington, IN) – Daviess Community Hospital announced today that the hospital will be initiating cost-cutting measures to help stabilize their financial position. In March, the hospital began postponing and cancelling elective surgeries as well as “wellness” visits at outpatient clinics after Governor Eric Holcomb implemented the stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

  • DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION RECEIVES GRANT

    Daviess Community Hospital Foundation was notified today that they are the recipient of a Rapid Response Grant. The grant amount of $5,000.00 will be used to cover the cost of additional Personal Protective Equipment which has been purchased in preparation for a potential surge in patients This grant was made possible by the Rapid Response Funds from the following Community Foundations: - Daviess ...

  • DCH Offers Respiratory Care Screening Site

    DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OFFERS RESPIRATORY CARE SCREENING SITE (Washington, IN) – Daviess Community Hospital has opened a temporary Respiratory Care Screening Site (RCSS) for screening and assessment of patients suspected of having the coronavirus (COVID-19). This military-grade tent/structure is stocked with medical supplies and is staffed by DCH providers, nurses and technicians. It is ...

  • DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CELEBRATES DOCTORS' DAY

    DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CELEBRATES DOCTORS’ DAY (Washington, IN) – Daviess Community Hospital recognizes the importance of all physicians throughout the year, but especially on National Doctors Day. This day serves as a reminder of the crucial role all physicians play in protecting and improving the health of our nation. National Doctors' Day, which is celebrated on March 30 th ...

  • DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INCREASES VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

    DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INCREASES VISITOR RESTRICTIONS (Washington, IN) – Following the state of Indiana’s declaration of a public health state of emergency, Daviess Community Hospital is increasing visitor restrictions. Per CDC and ISDH guidelines, Daviess Community Hospital has implemented the following visitor restrictions and alerts: Daviess Community Hospital is limiting access ...

  • Maternal & Child Health Needs Assessment

    The Indiana Department of Health is conducting a maternal and child health needs assessment. Please respond to this short 15 minute sur vey and share it with your network of family, friends, and neighbors to make sure the needs of women, children, teens and families in your community are heard! www.research.net/r/TitleV-IN

  • Daviess County Now Offering Peer Recovery Services

    Daviess County Now Offering Peer Recovery Services January 27, 2020 (Washington, IN) – Across the country, emergency departments are treating rising numbers of patients harmed by using alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, and other substances. Between 2006 and 2014, emergency room visits for alcohol and substance use disorders increased about 75% . Once these individuals have been medically ...

  • Provider Recognition Dinner

    DAVIESS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Hosts Medical Provider Recognition Dinner January 27, 2020 (WASHINGTON, IN) – Daviess Community Hospital recently honored area medical providers for their years of service by hosting the annual recognition dinner at the Washington Country Club. Over sixty providers, members of the Board of Governors, administrative team and spouses were in attendance. Tracy Conroy, ...

  • Barr-Reeve Students Give Back

    Barr-Reeve Students Give Back Three high school students from Barr-Reeve are spreading cheer this holiday season by donating toys, bibs, color books and other items to Daviess Community Hospital. At DCH, each child who is admitted to the hospital receives a bag which includes a blanket, age-appropriate toy or book. The donated items will be included in bags throughout 2020. Items also included in ...

  • First Baby of 2018 and Last Baby of 2019 are Siblings

    First Baby of 2018 and Last Baby of 2019 are Siblings Ayla and Garrick Walls have spent more than one New Year’s Day at Daviess Community Hospital. On January 4, 2018, Lyra Ann Walls came into the world and became the first baby born at Daviess Community Hospital that year. Just two years later, the Walls family welcomed their third daughter, Lynix, on December 31, 2019. While it ...

  • DCH Announces 1st baby of 2020

    Daviess Community Hospital Announces 1 st Baby of 2020 ( Washington, IN ) — Ringing in the New Year in a hospital bed is not what people typically plan or look forward to unless they are waiting on the arrival of a baby. Erin and Bryce Newton were counting the days until January 8 th when their new baby was due to be born. Little Sydney Catherine Newton surprised them by coming just after ...

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