Henry County Hospital Recognized by iVantage and NOSORH

Henry County Hospital has been recognized for overall excellence in Quality, Outcomes and Financial Strength by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH). The award reflects a top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation. The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX… Read more »

What Is A Breast Health Navigator?

A Breast Health Nurse Navigator manages many aspects of programs, developing and maintaining quality patient services and ensures patients have continuity of care. She intervenes from the time an abnormal mammogram is detected through diagnosis, treatment and follow-up as needed with a survivorship plan of care. The Breast Health Navigator at Henry County Hospital is… Read more »

Dr. Gould Retires: New era at NC Pediatrics

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 By TRAVIS WEIK tweik@thecouriertimes.com After 40 years of practicing medicine, local pediatrician Robert Gould is retiring. Today is his last day. Gould has been a staple in the lives of Henry County families since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. Gould has been handing out shots and bandages for so long,… Read more »

Learn More About the Medical Informatics Engineering Data Breach That May Impact You

Letters from Medical Informatics Engineering have been sent to inform patients with the extent of individual information exposed. To better assist those who may potentially have been affected, Medical Informatics Engineering has established a confidential, toll-free hotline to answer questions. This hotline is available Monday through Friday, 9 am-9 pm and can be reached at 866.328.1987 or http://www.mieweb.com/

Disaster Readiness

By ABBIE WILLANS For The Courier-Times A boy with a crushed chest cavity “died” on the table at Henry County Hospital Tuesday, with an actress playing his distraught mother screaming and clutching at him. Four-year-old Kinley Burgess had surprisingly realistic “lacerations” and “burns” on her face as a nurse walked her into the hospital. “Mommy… Read more »

Susan Julian Completes Functional Medicine Course

By Susan Julian, FNP-BC Susan Julian, FNP-BC recently attended a six-day intensive continuing medical education course offered by The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), located in Federal Way, WA. Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice addresses one of the key issues in healthcare practice today – improving the management of complex, chronic disease. The training Susan… Read more »

Baby Love: Helping You to Commit to a Smoke-Free Pregnancy

It’s Never Too Early Or Too Late To Stop Smoking Many do not realize it, but the decision to quit smoking protects the people in your life. Smoking harms not only the smoker, but your loved ones as well. No amount of secondhand smoke is safe. The main way smoking hurts non-smokers is through secondhand… Read more »

Henry County Hospital Recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience

Courier-Times Report Henry County Hospital is one of the top five percent of hospitals in the Nation which has achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. HCH was identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for… Read more »

Free Mammograms Available Through ICAP/HCH Mammogram Assistance Program

To make sure all Henry County women are properly screened for breast cancer the ICAP/HCH Mammogram Assistance Program provides free mammograms for those who are uninsured or underinsured. Funding for the program comes through generous local donations as well as grants such as from the Indianapolis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and… Read more »

5 Important Things to Know About Mammograms

They can save your life. Finding breast cancer early reduces your risk of dying from the disease by 25-30% or more. Don’t be afraid. It is a fast, safe procedure and discomfort is minimal for most women. Get the best quality you can. Go to an accredited facility with digital mammography and CAD (computer-aided detection)… Read more »

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What do you do to help yourself and others? Mammograms don’t prevent breast cancer, but they can save lives by finding breast cancer as early as possible. But mammograms alone aren’t the answer. Women also need to practice breast self-examination, get regular breast examinations by an experienced health care professional, and, in some cases, also… Read more »

The Importance of Sports Physicals

Let’s face it. Everyone is busy. And, it can be easy to wait until the last minute to make sure your child receives their annual sports physical. We think summer will slow down, but it rarely does. So, this year Henry County Sports Medicine will be marking their 20th year with their Student Sports Physicals… Read more »