Hendricks Regional Hospital is coming to Putnam County

Thursday, December 17, 2009

BAINBRIDGE -- A representative from Hendricks Regional Hospital confirmed today that property has been purchased west of Bainbridge and the facility intends to have a satellite office in Putnam County.

"We have purchased a piece of property just outside Bainbridge and are working on plans for the building," said the Hendricks representative, who asked to remain unidentified.

Putnam County Hospital's clinic and marketing coordinator, Jennifer Bedwell, confirmed that HRH would be coming to the county. She said she did not know what impact, if any, the new hospital would have on Putnam County Hospital.

More details will be reported as they become available.

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    -- Posted by turttlelady on Thu, Dec 17, 2009, at 9:28 PM
  • Great, great, great......cant wait, wait wait.

    -- Posted by tjchopper on Thu, Dec 17, 2009, at 10:43 PM
  • In a County with little or no forward looking political leadership a sister County comes to the rescue. Thank you Hendricks County.

    -- Posted by bilbo baggins on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 12:52 AM
  • Great!!! I think it is good for Putnam County!!

    -- Posted by coltsfan25 on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 7:16 AM
  • It's good that Putnam County Hospital will have competition and will have to set up their customer service.

    -- Posted by nikkilpn on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 8:45 AM
  • Great, Bainbridge needs this so badly! We welcome you.

    -- Posted by bannerstuff on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 9:04 AM
  • The HRH person refers to 'a satellite office', while the PCH person refers to 'new hospital' -- big difference between a satellite office and a hospital. PCH has a doctor's office there, which was quite busy when they had a doctor there, but it's currently sitting empty. Many of those (former) patients have already switched to doctors in Hendricks County.

    Notagain -- You hit the nail on the head! Many families have already changed from PCH to HRH due to issues with the accounting department at PCH. You would think people would choose hospitals based on the doctors and the service and care, but when people change because of billing issues, the board needs to take a long, hard look at this!!

    -- Posted by howsthishappen on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 9:16 AM
  • I am actually glad Hendricks is coming to Putnam County. I think an Immediate Care Center would be more beneficial in our area. Where people can get not only to see a doctor but the testing they need without traveling. But I do feel sorry for Putnam County employees. How is this going to effect them??

    -- Posted by ptnmctyrsdnt on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 9:47 AM
  • I know more Putnam Co. residents that travel to Hendricks Co. for their Health Care needs, doctors, immediate care, and hospital. I think this is great for Putnam Co. and will be great for the town of Bainbridge. I too agree with previous comments. This will force PCH to step it up in the customer service area and maybe for once put patients as a priority?

    -- Posted by putnamborn on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 9:57 AM
  • I recently had an xray at PCH and was disappointed with the lack of professionalism by the entire crew in the area that day. Can't hurt to have some "healthy" competition.

    -- Posted by foxtrotter on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 9:58 AM
  • Boy, the Putnam County Hospital haters are out in force today! My experience with PCH has been positive. I had to visit the emergency room a few months back and they were very helpful and professional. I do have several friends that do not like PCH and go to Danville. But, I'll bet there are lots of people in Hendricks County that do not like HCH. Whether it is to be a "hospital" or a "satellite office" remains to be seen. Whichever it is, it will be nice for those who do not like our local county hospital.

    -- Posted by not gullible on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 9:59 AM
  • I am very glad to hear HRH is coming to Putnam County. My wife worked at the doctor's office in Bainbridge up until a few months ago. The lack of professionalism is very evident from top to bottom. Back when the previous doctor left there was no letter to the patients of the doctor's office so many were blindsided by her leaving. Which is why many left. My wife never got any clear answers as to her job security and whether or not a new doctor would be hired, which is why she finally had to go find another job before she was let go because she saw the writing on the wall. It is important to the people who live in Northern Putnam County to have a doctor near by so they do not have to travel so far. PCH had those patients and lost them because they had no respect for their customers. I myself have went to PCH for a few things and always walked away very unhappy with the professionalism and treatment, not to mention the screw ups in billing that always occur. Welcome HRH and hopefully you continue to take patients away from PCH. Maybe then somethings will change at the top

    -- Posted by Heritage Lake Resident on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 10:48 AM
  • howthishappens,

    I agree with you about the board taking a look at things..however when the board is run by one person and one person alone telling the county commissioners whom to appoint nothing will ever be changed.

    It will be a blessing to have HRH in Putnam County.

    -- Posted by girlmd on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 11:32 AM
  • Several times I have had to go to PCH and the last time, it was my heart. They were very professional and kind. When they were not able to get the beat of my heart back to normal, they transferred me to St. Vincents. The whole time I was in their care, they made me feel safe. It's maybe a smaller hospital but they have always taken good care of me.

    -- Posted by Questions on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 12:58 PM
  • It's not a hospital it's just a new office. I drive past the former Dr.'s office in Bainbridge everyday. It is such a shame to see it sitting empty. Looks like there has been ample time to get it filled.

    -- Posted by floyd'srangerriders on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 1:16 PM
  • This is great for putnam county. I know many patients that were left without a doctor, worried about getting care for their family. Dr. Dorsch was a great loss to PCH. I have to say I can't wait for this practice to open. This is a great move for HRH....but I guess since I am an employee of HRH I would think this. I also worked for PCH for 5 years before coming to HRH. All I can say is there is no competition...At HRH we treat people better

    -- Posted by northcounty08 on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 2:02 PM
  • I fail to see where this a county government problem. I think it always helps to have some competition no matter what the business is.

    -- Posted by teach4ever on Fri, Dec 18, 2009, at 5:52 PM
  • As a response to all the negative Nellie's out there concerning Putnam County Hospital. A reoccurring theme is arising from some of the comments posted. You all want to be customers and treated as customers. Really, Really,. I am sorry but you are not customers you are patients. When you cease to be patients and become customers in health care, you then have a situation that is consumer driven, aka the client is directing health care. This is how the Michael Jackson situations occur. Because the patient doesn't always know best and they are not always right.

    -- Posted by pronurse.55 on Sun, Jan 17, 2010, at 12:36 PM
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