Craig Johnson, MD
Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Michigan State University where he received his medical degree. Dr. Johnson completed his residency at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Indiana in Family Practice. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He was previously a partner in group practice in Brazil Indiana where he provided comprehensive medical care including Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Adult and Geriatric Care in the outpatient clinic, nursing homes and hospital. Dr. Johnson also practiced at Union Hospital in the Emergency Department, as Hospitalist and was a preceptor for Family Practice residents. He has served as medical director for several nursing homes in the area. Dr. Johnson joined the medical staff at Putnam County Hospital in 2015 where he currently practices as a Hospitalist. He serves as the Vice President of the medical staff and sits on the Peer Review committee.
Sharon Nicoson, NP
John Savage, MD
Aditya Ahlawat, MD
Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is designed to care for critically ill patients requiring more intensive monitoring by our compassionate nursing staff. Our staff is trained to care for those patients with more complex health needs and look forward to providing the quality care that these patients and their families need.
Putnam County Hospital Swingbed Program is designed for those patients unable to care for themselves and requiring additional therapy and/or care prior to discharge. Patients admitted to the Swingbed Program remain on the Med/Surg Unit to receive the additional care and therapy. Additional activities for these patients are coordinated by the Activity Director with their interests and abilities taken into consideration. Patients must meet certain Medicare guidelines to be admitted into the program. Occasionally, commercial insurance policies will provide for skilled nursing in a swing bed program and will recommend the program for persons needing further rehabilitation.
Putnam County Hospital’s Medical/Surgical Unit provides quality care for patients of all ages with a wide range of acute and/or chronic illnesses. Patients requiring a shorter length of stay for evaluation or testing purposes, as well as those who require surgery are included on Med/Surg or observation unit. Cardiac telemetry monitoring is also provided for those who may need it during their stay.
At Putnam County Hospital, we understand that children are not just small adults. They require individualized appropriate care by staff experienced and trained to care for pediatric patients. We provide that care for the pediatric population on both the Med-Surg and Intensive Care Units.
Nursing Services at Putnam County Hospital provides services for patients needing procedures such as injections, transfusions, IV antibiotics and hydration therapy. It provides a warm caring atmosphere close to home to receive the treatment needed without having to travel. Our nursing services are staffed by our acute care nursing staff who are trained in these procedures.
Putnam County Hospital recognizes that you have choices regarding where you receive your health care services. We strive to ensure that when you give us the privilege to serve you, it will be the best possible experience. Part of our service excellence is ensuring that you receive high quality and safe care. For this reason, Putnam County Hospital continuously works to improving our delivery of care.
Your safety is our primary concern. We are continually looking at manners to enhance a safe environment. Putnam County Hospital voluntarily participates in national programs which serve to improve safety and decrease risk for harm while you or your loved one is in our care. Some of our initiatives include, but are not limited to:
- Infection Prevention
- Fall Prevention
- Elimination of Medication Errors
- Proper Patient Identification
- Improved Communication
Putnam County Hospital knows it is important for you to have useful and accurate information when selecting a provider for your healthcare. We believe in being transparent, open and honest about the quality of care we provide our patients and our continuous efforts to improve that care.
Putnam County Hospital voluntarily gathers and reports data in accordance to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Hospitals participating in this initiative report data in several areas, including acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), congestive heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. CMS has established criteria to help hospitals improve the quality of care provided to patients with these diagnoses. This information allows us to evaluate how we can continuously improve to better serve you.