County seeking ‘Indiana Healthy Community’ title

Monday, September 12, 2016 One major threat to continued economic success in Indiana communities is the increasingly poor health of Hoosiers – and the subsequent high health care costs. A glaring example: The Kaiser Family Foundation ranked Indiana sixth highest for health care costs in 2015. While workplace wellness has [...]

Registration now open for Dining with Diabetes

Sunday, September 11, 2016 Jennifer Cannon, Extension Educator Do you have type 2 diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well reducing your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you. The Purdue Extension Putnam County office will be offering [...]

PCH partners with YMCA

Friday, June 17, 2016 Eric Bernsee, Editor As the goal of establishing a YMCA community center in Greencastle continues to move forward, one of the key components emerging is a developing partnership with Putnam County Hospital. While no location has been selected for such a facility and a full go-ahead on [...]

Cancer Center to host open house June 30

Sunday, June 19, 2016 Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center invites the public to its open house on Thursday, June 30 from 4-6 p.m. in the Cancer Center lobby, located on the second floor of the hospital. The Cancer Center invites the community, patients and friends to celebrate the retirement of [...]

Partnership provides more diabetes and endocrinology care in Putnam County

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Timothy Shoemaker, MD, a member of Franciscan Physician Network, is now seeing patients every other Thursday at Putnam County Hospital in the newly renovated third-floor Outpatient Specialty Clinic.Dr. Shoemaker, who practices with Diabetes and Endocrinology Specialists in Indianapolis, specializes in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, gestational [...]

PCH announces adult and pediatric urology specialty

Thursday, August 4, 2016 Steven Kim, MD, is now seeing adult and pediatric patients (ages two and up) every Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital in the newly renovated third-floor Outpatient Specialty Clinic. Dr. Kim, who practices in Indianapolis, Avon, Franklin, Kokomo and now Greencastle, specializes in: -- Urologic oncology: cancers [...]

Women Walk Putnam County opens 2016 season

Friday, August 12, 2016 Gathering recently for a luncheon to kick off their 2016 of wlaking, a group of mostly retirement age Putnam County women renewed their commitment to healthy living. Women Walk Putnam County, now in its fourth year of existence, will be hosting walks at various places around [...]

September is Pain Awareness Month

Monday, September 5, 2016 September is Pain Awareness Month, and the care team at Putnam County Pain Management is dedicated to educating the community on the impact of chronic pain, along with the options for those who suffer have to find relief.The purpose of Pain Awareness Month is to create greater [...]

Putnam County Hospital Guild hosting membership drive

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 The Putnam County Hospital Guild is conducting its annual membership drive. The Hospital Guild is a charitable organization dedicated to assisting Putnam County Hospital (PCH) in carrying out its mission and improving the lives of its patients through service and fundraising. The organization is open to both [...]