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Adult and Child Neurology now at PCH

Putnam County Hospital has announced that Mellekate Vishwas, MD, a neurologist with UAP Clinic in Terre Haute, will be seeing patients in the third-floor Outpatient Specialty Clinic inside the hospital. Referrals and appointments are currently being accepted, with his first day in the specialty clinic in Greencastle planned for Oct. 9. Dr. Vishwas specialized [...]

Putnam Prompt Care After-Hours Clinic announces extended hours

Putnam Prompt Care After-Hours Clinic has been caring for patients in Putnam County and surrounding areas for a little over two years. The service has been much needed to keep family and friends close to home for after-hours care. As the clinic continues to grow, Putnam Prompt Care announces that the clinic will now [...]

GPD Car Seat Clinic set Sept. 18 at PCH

The Greencastle Police Department (GPD) will conduct its annual Car Seat Clinic as a requirement for the Greencastle Police Department Permanent Fitting Station. GPD is again partnering with Putnam County Hospital, (PCH) which will be the hosting site for the clinic. The Car Seat Clinic will be conducted 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at [...]

National Night Out says thank you

To the Editor: On behalf of the National Night Out Committee we are proud to announce that over 1,500 community members participated in our 11th annual event on Tuesday, Aug. 1st from 5-8 p.m. at Greencastle Robe-Ann Park. The activities however were stopped a little short due to an impending storm. Hot dogs, pizza, [...]

First Friday to again offer local ‘Taste’

Spurred on by the success of the 2016 partnership that brought Greencastle First Friday attendees to the annual Taste of Putnam County event, Main Street Greencastle and the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce have teamed up again this year. The upcoming First Friday event, set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 in downtown Greencastle, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]