Month: August 2017

PCH leads efforts in quality improvement of regional long-term care facilities

In January 2015, ISDH launched the Regional Healthcare Quality Improvement Collaborative grant, a grant which has now funded nine Regional Collaboratives across the state with the goal of improving quality of care in Indiana long-term care (LTC) facilities. Each collaborative will learn about and implement the Quality Assurance Process Improvement (QAPI) model – an initiative …

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3D mammography exams arrive at PCH

Putnam County Hospitalwill offer Genius 3D Mammography exams, developed by Hologic Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing. In conventional 2D mammography, overlapping tissue …

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PCH Cancer Center offering navigation program to patients

The care team members at Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center have developed a Breast and Lung Cancer Navigation Program. Navigation is a process of care management that begins when a person receives a suspicious finding on their mammogram, nodule in their lung or a cancer diagnosis. This one-on-one assistance helps to ensure timely diagnosis and …

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AAA screenings now available at Putnam County Hospital

Putnam County Hospital is now offering Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screenings, hospital officials have announced. An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), a specific kind of aneurysm, is the swelling of the body’s largest artery. AAA typically has no symptoms, which is why having a screening is important. While AAA is a potentially life-threatening condition, the good news …

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Free wellness screening at Aug. 5 Farmer’s Market

Be Well, the Putnam County Hospital wellness team, will be offering free wellness screenings to the community at the Greencastle Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Aug 5 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The complimentary screening includes the opportunity for individuals to learn their vitals such as height, weight, BMI and blood pressure. Glucose and cholesterol will …

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Aug. 28 luncheon to kick off Women Walk Putnam County

Incorporating physical activity into your everyday routine is important for good health. Physical activity helps weight management, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, and strengthens bones (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Oftentimes when individuals think of physical activity our minds automatically think of running and/or jogging. However, did you know that walking produces some …

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Putnam County Hospital earns 4-Star quality rating

Monday, January 16, 2017 Putnam County Hospital has earned a 4-Star Overall Hospital Quality Rating, based on data collected on Hospital Compare. The ratings for hospital facilities throughout the nation were released to the public in December 2016. How did Putnam County Hospital earn the 4-Star rating? The new Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating summarizes …

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