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In an effort to support our national campaign to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic, our center is taking steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community. The safety and well-being of our patients continues to be our primary concern. We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 nationally and within […]

Patient Messaging Service

* DDEC now offers a convenient HIPAA compliant, mobile phone texting solution to improve patient communication. * Features include * Pre-procedure appointment reminders * Post procedure check ups * Real time texting with patients * Emergency Mass Communication Simply provide your mobile phone number to receive text messages from DDEC!

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month If you are 50 or older it is time to get screened! Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages […]

“why should i get screened?”

Early-developing colon cancer often causes no symptoms. Screening can detect a problem you did not even know that you had. Approximately 80% of colon cancer cases have no prior family history and most have no symptoms.

80% By 2018

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is in March, but the fight against colon cancer, the 2nd deadliest cancer, continues all year long. DDEC was represented April 11th at the 3rd Annual Colorectal Collaborative Symposium held at the Community Cancer Center (CCC) in Normal, IL .  The meeting was sponsored by the American Cancer Society, SIU School […]

March is Colorectal Cancer awareness month!

DDEC is excited to announce that we have pledged to help reach the national goal of having 80% of people screened by 2018.  We are among many organizations that are campaigning towards the same goal that was founded by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. Join us in the fight by scheduling your Colon screening today. […]

GERD Remedies

November 21st – November 27th is known nationally as GERD awareness week. GERD stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. GERD is a digestive disorder that causes heartburn and indigestion stemming from acid reflux. At some point we have all experienced heartburn. Heartburn is the result of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) allowing acid to flow back […]

Do you have a healthy colon?

Colon health is important to keep your digestive system on track. The main function of the colon is waste management. The large intestines job is to absorb water, electrolytes, and store the waste-products until eliminated. This process should take anywhere from a few hours up to 24 hours after a meal. Unfortunately, our body starts […]

DDEC is an accredited ASC!

As August wraps up we’d like to share with you something exciting about the month! National ASC week was noticed from August 8th-12th and DDEC is recognized as an accredited ASC (Ambulatory Surgery Center). There are only 122 Medicare-Certified ASCs in Illinois and we are honored to be one of them! Being an ASC allows […]

Volunteer Appreciation

  DDEC would like to thank all of our Volunteer staff. Our facility was honored to have a group of extraordinarily helpful Junior Volunteers from the Summer 2016 program. From clerical work to helping the nursing staff, your time is greatly appreciated! Pictured above is DDEC staff with one of the Volunteers. Left to right: […]