Health Insurance Marketplace (Obamacare) Enrollment November 1-December 15

Do you have phone insurance? What about car insurance? Then why not health insurance?  Even if you’re healthy now, you never know when an illness or injury could happen. The Health Insurance Marketplace (Obamacare) open enrollment is November 1-December 15, 2017 for new and returning enrollees.  You can compare 2018 health plans and prices to… Read more »

Dr. Michele Whitt Joins Antolin & Benninger Obstetrics/Gynecology

Women’s health services in New Castle have expanded with the addition of Dr. Michele Whitt who has joined Antolin & Benninger Obstetrics/Gynecology in New Castle Dr. Whitt is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. From wellness exams to contraception counseling, having a baby, GYN problems and… Read more »

October 23 Offices Opening at Northfield Park Primary Care Campus

New Castle Pediatrics, New Castle Immediate Care & Family Health (formerly New Castle Walk-In Care) and Neighborhood Pharmacy will open October 23. All three offices are moving from their current locations to the new primary care campus located at 152 Wittenbraker Avenue just off Indiana 3 in front of the YMCA. New Castle Pediatrics 8… Read more »

Yoga Classes Begin October 23 and October 25 at HealthRidge

Yoga 101 classes will begin October 23 at HealthRidge Wellness Center at Forest Ridge Medical Pavilion. October 25 classes also are beginning. Yoga 101 is an introductory series for people who are new to Yoga.  This class provides an essential foundation for Yoga and will consist of an introduction to yoga history and philosophy, as… Read more »

How Care Coordination Can Improve Patient Outcomes

A few years ago, just as I was starting a new role as care coordinator at Henry Community Health (HCH), an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), I was asked to consult with a patient who was causing some frustration for our clinicians and the pharmacy team. This patient was always out of her medicine before she was supposed… Read more »

Our New Primary Care Campus Is Now Open

Our new Primary Care Campus on Wittenbraker Avenue at Northfield Park just west of the Henry County YMCA is open. The new building is designed for patient convenience with three physician offices, a lab draw area, Neighborhood Pharmacy and classrooms for health education programs. Now open is New Castle Family & Internal Medicine’s second office… Read more »

New Castle Family & Internal Medicine’s Northfield Park Office Opens August 28

Providers now at NCFIM’s second office include David Barr, MD; Robert Stevenson, MD; Erica Baumgartner, FNP-BC; Lindsey Miles, FNP-BC; Taylor Moore, FNP-BC; Sara Mueller, FNP-BC; Joy Hinshaw, Care Coordination; Ashley Reno, RN, Care Coordination. Jim Nelson, ACSW, will move to the new office in mid-September. The Northfield Park Primary Care Campus is located just west… Read more »

Whooping Cough Cases Confirmed In Henry County

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious illness that causes intense fits of coughing. The illness often starts like the common cold, with a runny nose, sneezing, and a mild cough or fever. After 1 to 2 weeks, severe coughing starts. The cough often ends with a whooping sound as air is inhaled. “While it mainly… Read more »

HCH Foundation Awards $14,000 to YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program


A $14,000 grant has been given to the Henry County YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program by the Henry County Hospital Foundation to help reduce the incidence of diabetes by focusing on people with prediabetes. National statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes that can lead to diabetes… Read more »