Clinic Completes Move to Hospital

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A Greencastle health care provider has completed its relocation to Putnam County Hospital. Johnson Nichols Health Clinic says the move will allow it to partner with the hospital to provide enhanced services.

November 11, 2014

News Release

Greencastle, Ind. -- Johnson Nichols Health Clinic, a community-based healthcare provider serving residents of Putnam and Owen Counties, has moved from its 141 Martinsville St. location in Greencastle to Putnam County Hospital. This move will allow residents in Greencastle and surrounding communities to have convenient access to the clinic’s array of health services in a centrally located, modern facility.

Johnson Nichols opened its Putnam County Hospital office and began seeing patients on Oct. 17, 2014.

"We are excited to have made the move to Putnam County Hospital," said Stephanie LaFontaine, executive director of Johnson Nichols Health Clinic. "Our relocation into its state-of-the-art facilities enables us to not only continue the services that are integral to our mission of community-based healthcare, but also to come together with the hospital to share best practices that will assist us in enhancing these services."

At Putnam County Hospital, Johnson Nichols will continue to provide a range of healthcare services to the Putnam County community, including family planning, physical examinations and immunizations for children, diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses, and prenatal care and education. Additionally, the clinic’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the only one of its kind in Putnam County, will continue providing food and nutrition education to low-income pregnant and postpartum women and their children.

"Johnson Nichols Health Clinic plays a critical role in the delivery of healthcare in this region, and we are delighted to welcome its providers to our hospital," said Dennis Weatherford, chief executive officer of Putnam County Hospital. "As part of the Putnam County Hospital campus, Johnson Nichols will be able to care for its patients in a modern clinic space that offers convenient access to an array of additional healthcare services that will benefit both staff and patients. This is an exciting opportunity to enable collaboration among healthcare providers and further strengthen healthcare delivery in our community."

Johnson Nichols Health Clinic, which is part of Centerstone, has offered healthcare services at two locations in Putnam and Owen Counties since 1983. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay for services. Locations accept health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid and have a sliding fee scale for low-income residents without health insurance.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Johnson Nichols, please call 765-653-6171.

About Putnam County Hospital

Putnam County Hospital has been serving its community with premium quality healthcare since 1924. Putnam County Hospital is proud to offer state-of-the-art services, which once could only be accessed through larger healthcare facilities, with personalized compassion and care. Accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program and licensed by the Indiana State Board of Health, Putnam County Hospital continuously strives to provide exceptional healthcare for our community. Every patient. Every time. For more information on Putnam County Hospital’s services, call 765-655-5121 or go to www.pchosp.org.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health, substance abuse, education, and integrated health services to Indiana residents for nearly 60 years. Through more than 60 facilities in 17 Indiana counties, Centerstone serves approximately 25,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. It is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or visit www.centerstone.org.

Source: Putnam County Hospital