Women Walk Putnam County stepping up for fourth season

The American Heart Association reports heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States of America. Reports show heart disease causes one in three deaths each year. The American Heart Association also reports since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and the gap between men [...]

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 [...]

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 of [...]

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 [...]

Gastroenterology care now available at Putnam hospital

Sunday, February 26, 2017 Putnam County Hospital has announced that gastroenterology specialists with Meridian Medical Group, PC are now seeing patients in the newly renovated third-floor outpatient specialty clinic. Dave Thomas, MD, Olajide Odelowo, MD, Kashif Ahmed, MD, Mehul Patel, MD and Wen Boynton, MD, all board certified in gastroenterology, currently [...]

Dine with a Doc set for Monday, Feb. 27

Thursday, February 9, 2017 Hannah Cline Dine with a Doc is a free community-based program that welcomes the local senior public to hear an educational topic and ask questions while enjoying a complimentary lunch. This month’s speaker is registered dietician Hannah Cline. Cline was born and raised in Putnam County. She [...]

Annual Greencastle Sustainability Awards announced

Thursday, February 9, 2017 Prior to Thursday evening's City Council session at City Hall, Greencastle Sustainability Committee member Steve Fields (left) and John Garner (third from left) present the annual Sustainability Awards. Winners were (from left) Putnam County Hospital, represented by Jeff Mace; Wasser Brewery, represented by owners Chris and Angie [...]

Open house for free tobacco cessation effort Jan. 30 at PCH

Sunday, January 22, 2017 The Putnam County Hospital (PCH) is celebrating the Aspire Tobacco Free Program now available at the hospital. The open house will take place 4-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 in the Medical Office Building, located inside PCH. PCH, in partnership with Franciscan Health, is dedicated to helping neighbors, [...]

Hospital announces update on Pain Management Center

Thursday, December 29, 2016 Dr. Danielle Turnek With 2016 coming to an end, Putnam County Hospital this week released some statistics regarding the first 18 months of operations at the Putnam County Pain Management Center. The center opened in June 2015 as a balanced pain management [...]