Needy Meds Receives $14,000 Donation From Henry County Hospital Foundation

Needy Meds is a community program sponsored by Henry Community Health to provide short-term prescription assistance to patients who usually are either uninsured or underinsured and cannot afford their medication.  These patients may be waiting to have their insurance application approved, recently unemployed with no insurance, have extremely high deductibles or a Medicare patient in… Read more »

Come Join The Fun — Hiking Club Begins

Spring is here and it’s time to get out and move. The HealthRidge Hiking Club offers you the opportunity to hike while enjoying the great outdoors and having fum with your fellow hikers. Invite your family and friends to join you. You’ll hike through spring flowers and trees. Anyone ages 13 and above (at any… Read more »

Flu Restrictions Lifted

The recent outbreak of flu in Henry County is subsiding. With that, visitation restrictions imposed at Henry Community Health have been lifted. Normal visitation has resumed. However, may we ask if you have cold or flu symptoms, please refrain from visiting until you are well. Remember, you still can spread germs up to seven days… Read more »

BirthCare Center at Henry Community Health Receives National Recognition

Henry Community Health’s Birthcare Center is ranked above both the national and state averages in a national survey of infant feeding practices in maternity care settings. The Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey was conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Henry Community Health received a 93 in the recently released… Read more »

Visitation Restrictions Announced At Henry Community Health Due To Flu Outbreak

Henry County is experiencing a late outbreak of seasonal flu with children and the elderly being the most adversely affected, although all ages are getting the flu. With an estimated 6 percent of Henry County residents with the flu, visitor restrictions began Wednesday, March 29 at Henry Community Health’s Main Campus/Hospital. At this time restrictions are… Read more »

HealthRidge Balance Clinic Can Help Reduce Falls-May 17 Screening Date

For more information or to register contact HealthRidge at 521.1216. The Balance Clinic at HealthRidge emphasizes practical strategies to improve balance, reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels.   Along with simple strength and balance exercises, the Balance Clinic offers information on the role vision plays in keeping you in balance, how medications can contribute to falls,… Read more »

Recommendations To Fight The Flu

How can I protect myself from flu this season? Get a flu shot if you haven’t had one. Take everyday preventive actions like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. What should I do if I get the flu? It’s usually a mild illness and you do not need medical care or antiviral… Read more »

A New Treatment For Chronic Pain

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRG) is used for difficult-to-treat chronic pain for patients with: • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) • Isolated chronic pain that could occur in the hip, knee, foot, or groin following an injury or surgical procedure and worsens over time. Dr. Scott Taylor is one of the first five physicians in Indiana trained to perform this… Read more »

Pregnant or Thinking About Getting Pregnant? You Need a Flu Shot

Flu shots are safe. They can be given during any trimester and will protect pregnant women and their unborn babies. They will even help protect the baby for up to 6 months after birth while the baby is too young to get a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on… Read more »

Influenza Is Dangerous For Children

Get Your Child’s Flu Shot Now Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Dr. Kenton Hilbish of New Castle Pediatrics agrees with the CDC and emphasizes “each year, many children get sick with seasonal influenza; some of those illnesses result in death”…. Read more »

Living Better With Diabetes

Let us help you to learn to care for your diabetes whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for many years. Your provider may refer you to any of these programs or you can refer yourself. Learn Skills To Manage Your Diabetes Class sessions focus on diet, medication, psychological aspects, exercise and complications…. Read more »

Seemingly Minor Cuts and Infections Can Cause Sepsis

While it may seem like a minor cut or a urinary tract infection that will go away, untreated both could lead to sepsis a dangerous infection that is potentially life-threatening. Any type of infection, anywhere in the body, can cause sepsis. This can include seemingly minor infections on the skin, urinary tract infections, pneumonia or… Read more »