Decatur County Memorial Hospital Receives $698,000 Grant

first_imgDecatur County Memorial Hospital Leadership Team members Amy Wickens, Executive Director of HR; Cathy Wichman CNO; Sen. Todd Young, Rex McKinney, President and CEO; Catherine Keck, CFO; and Suki Wright, Executive Director of Quality and Compliance.Greensburg, IN — U.S. Senator Todd Young was in Greensburg on Monday at Decatur County Memorial Hospital to congratulate the Hospital on receiving over $698,000 in grant funding for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. “Telehealth will allow Decatur County to leverage the latest technology to serve more Hoosiers, lower costs, and provide better care,” said Senator Young. “That’s why I was proud to support this dedicated telehealth funding in the CARES Act and I will continue to advocate for even more funding for Indiana.”According to DCMH CEO Rex McKinney, the grant has substantial significance, far beyond the hospital. “The network upgrades to our infrastructure will not only afford our community the ability to access medical care via the Internet and telehealth, but also provide benefits for eLearning opportunities. Our physicians and community have been very receptive to using technology to improve access to care. We are pleased to be able to expand our capabilities in this area.”The grant, awarded from the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau, will support:• Remote patient monitoring equipment• A patient telehealth platform• Network upgrades• Tablets, and mobile hotspots to provide a variety of telehealth options, including:   o Remote patient visits to reach a wide range of patients   o Rehabilitation assessments using telehealth for physical, occupational and speech therapies   o Behavioral health services for seniors in individual and group sessions, and   o Continuous remote monitoring of patients stable enough to be cared for in the home setting but showing symptoms of COVID-19 infection.DCMH was one out of a select group of hospitals to receive funding to provide health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country with telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved 444 funding applications in 46 states plus Washington, D.C. for a total of $157.64 million in funding.last_img read more

What is our biggest ‘Irishism’?

first_imgSSE Airtricity launched their #PowerOfGreen research findings highlighting the achievements the nation is proudest of, our stand-out character traits and the ‘Irishisms’ that people in Ireland most relate to. (1) People in Ireland take most pride in and reveals that 1 in 5 (22%) Irish people are most proud of being the first nation in the world to introduce marriage equality by populous vote. (2) This was closely followed by 1 in 6 being most proud of Ireland’s beautiful landscape.(3) The impact that Ireland has had on the global map by being the first nation in the world to introduce a ban on smoking in workplaces is still an achievement that people in Ireland are very proud of, ranking in the top 3.(4) Protecting our environment through recycling, renewable energy and waste reduction, came out as a top priority for the future, again ranking in the top 3. This reinforces the fact that being green is more than a colour to the people of Ireland and that the #PowerOfGreen is part of our identity, our energy and our traditions.(5) More than 1 in 4 (26%) of us believe we are most known for being a welcoming nation. (6) However, the trait we relate to most as a nation is our obsession with the weather with 1 in 3 people (32%) stating ‘talking about the weather constantly’ as our most relatable trait closely followed by not being able to take a compliment (16%), making a good cup of tea (15%) and adoring our Irish mammies (11%).Humour is seen as one of our top top three character traits (11%) that make us unique as a nation!Joining them was psychologist, Enda McNulty, who shared his expert point of view on what drives us as a nation, why economic recovery is at the forefront of our minds, with over 1 in 3 (37%) citing it as the biggest priority for Ireland at the moment, and why we consider Michael D. Higgins (16%) to best represent Ireland alongside Mary Robinson (12%) and Conor McGregor (10%).“As Irish people we’ve a lot to be proud of, be it the performances of our soccer team in France, our Olympic medallists in Rio, or our collective efforts in battling back from economic hardship. None of these achievements could have happened without the great personal and collective energy we put into realising them. Our willingness to put on the green jersey and pull together for our greater good is what we call the #PowerOfGreen. To better understand this we undertook research to ask Irish people what they felt our biggest achievements are and to identify the character traits and Irishisms which help us realise these achievements. We also spoke to renowned psychologist Enda McNulty and personalities from the world of sport and entertainment to tell us their thoughts on the #PowerOfGreen,” comments Ronan Brady, Head of Marketing and Digital at SSE Airtricity.What is our biggest ‘Irishism’? was last modified: September 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:#powerofgreenAirtricityIrelandpridesselast_img read more