November 4, 2014 (Greencastle, IN) Putnam County Hospital, an established rural critical access hospital, has started a new partnership with OPYS Physician Services, in Greencastle, Indiana. OPYS will provide emergency medicine management and staffing services for the hospital’s emergency department. On November 1, OPYS commenced service for the Emergency Department that cares for approximately 13,000 patients annually. While the partnership brings new, highly trained team members to the hospital, Raymond VanVuren, M.D., will continue as a staff physician, and Brian Downen, M.D., and Anthony Heavin, M.D. will be taking the role as medical directors under the OPYS partnership.
“We’re very excited to work with OPYS, an Indiana-based physician staffing and management company, known for its commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate care,” said Mr. Dennis Weatherford, CEO of Putnam County Hospital. “We share that commitment to patient-centered care, and look forward to working with OPYS to continually improve the emergency care experience for patients.”
Indianapolis-based OPYS is a leading provider of physician services. A vision of Dr. Andre Creese, MD, CEO, and a working emergency physician, OPYS-affiliated physicians provide quality and efficient emergency medicine, hospitalist medicine, and urgent care services throughout Indiana. For more information about OPYS, visit www.opys.com
About Putnam County Hospital
Since opening its doors in 1924, Putnam County Hospital has offered solutions to their ever-changing healthcare needs, and would bring technologies only previously offered in larger cities to their rural community. Classified as a 25-bed critical access hospital, Putnam County Hospital provides inpatient acute care and emergency services to the residents of Putnam County in west-central Indiana.
For more information about Putnam County Hospital, visit Putnam County Hospital or call 765-653-5121.