Dallas County Hospital News
Dallas County Hospital in Perry was recently named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital (rural hospital) by iVantage Health Analytics, a national consulting firm. The award places DCH in the top 8% of Critical Access Hospitals across the county, with the selection criteria including clinical and operational performance, and financial and qualitative outcomes.
The Wellness Council of Iowa recognized Dallas County Hospital and eight other Iowa employers, for excellence in worksite health promotion on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the fourth annual Healthy Iowa Awards. The awards were hosted at the Hy-Vee Conference Center in West Des Moines, Iowa. These eight organizations join a growing list of America’s Healthiest Companies as judged by the Wellness Council of America and the Wellness Council of Iowa.
Dallas County Hospital has been recognized by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative with a Divisional Patient Safety Award for “Hospital Acquired Conditions – Opportunities to Reduce Patient Harm.” This award specifically recognizes the improved patient fall rates and initiatives implemented by Dallas County Hospital nurses and staff.
Dallas County Hospital generates 114 jobs that add $8,930,163 to Dallas County's economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. In addition, Dallas County Hospital employees by themselves spend $2,909,750 on retail sales and contribute $174,585 in state sales tax revenue.
Dallas County Hospital Foundation is currently offering FREE Mammography Screening Services for a limited time at Dallas County Hospital in Perry.
The Iowa Department of Public Health has recently suspended the Iowa Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (IBCCEDP) due to unanticipated costs. As such, Dallas County Hospital, which currently provides screenings under this program, has temporarily postponed enrollments until at least July, 1, 2011, when funding for IBCCEDP is scheduled to be reinstated.
e Dallas County Hospital Foundation has received a $5,250 grant from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino through its 2010 Community Betterment Grant Program.
Dallas County Hospital is pleased to announce that its 2010 Annual Report is now available online. This past year's annual report highlights many DCH accomplishments and activities.
Matt Wille joins DCH after several years spent in Chicago. Though Dallas County Hospital’s new CEO Matt Wille has only been in Perry since the start of December, he likes what he sees.
Laurie Conner, currently the chief executive officer of Dallas County Hospital in Perry, has been named administrator of Mercy Medical Center–West Lakes and vice president, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. Laurie will begin her transition to the Mercy–West Lakes campus on Monday, Sept. 6.
Dallas County Hospital is pleased to announce that construction is scheduled to begin on the North employee/therapy parking lot renovation on Monday, June 14th, with completion by September 2010.
Congratulations to the Inpatient Team for being named Dallas County Hospital’s May Service Hero of the Month. The Inpatient Team, made up of staff from Med/Surg, Radiology, Lab, and Dietary, was recognized by the Service Team for their outstanding patient satisfaction results in April.
Dallas County Hospital generates 198 jobs that add $8,313,919 to the Dallas County economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association.
Dallas County Hospital is pleased to announce that the flu season visitor guidelines implemented in November will be lifted, effective immediately.