Cancer Care

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Putnam County Hospital offers a peaceful setting for patients who are undergoing cancer treatments.  Our unit has seven infusion bays adjacent to the nursing stations and three private examination rooms.  We provide a comprehensive plan with holistic care that meets the medical, spiritual, and emotional needs of our clients. The most up-to-date treatment is delivered from physicians and medical professionals who know and care about our patients and their families.

Dr. Frank Workman, a physician with IU Health, is a Medical Oncologist/Hematologist who treats patients battling cancer or blood disorders.  He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Hematology.  He sees patients at our facility on Mondays and Thursdays.

The Cancer Center is staffed by three Registered Nurses and one LPN.  All of the center’s nursing staff have been oncology trained by Community Cancer Care, Inc. or Indiana University Staff.   Continued education concerning cancer, the most up-to-date treatments, and symptom management is important to us.   Registered nurses are oncology-certified through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), a national organization.  Active membership in the local Illiana Chapter of ONS allows the nursing staff to attend monthly meetings to discuss new and current treatments.

The Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons.  Accreditation is renewed every three years by adhering to stringent guidelines that ensure our clients receive the best care possible.  Our first review was conducted in 1988 and the Cancer Center has remained accredited with the last survey conducted in 2010.

In compliance with the accreditation process and to continue growth, our hospital physicians, surgeons, radiologists and oncology staff meet regularly for professional development and discussion regarding trends for our particular area.  For more information regarding Putnam County’s cancer statistics and the care provided locally, see below:

Cancer Center Annual Reports

Outreach Plan and Outcomes

 

Printed copies are available at the Cancer Center upon request or by calling 765-655-2581.

Appointments may be made by calling the Cancer Center at 765-655-2581.

 

Supporting the Cancer Center

The Cancer Center was announced as a recipient of a Putnam County Community Foundation Endowment in 2008.  Donations to this fund are used for the education of patients, community members, and the oncology and hospital staff.  Annual screenings for Skin and Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness programs are a few of the events also supported with these funds.

If you would like to make a contribution, you may do so by visiting the Cancer Center or by mailing it to one of the following:

Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center

1542 S Bloomington Street

Greencastle, IN 46135

Putnam County Community Foundation  (LINK to PCCF)

2 S. Jackson Street

Greencastle, IN 46135

Checks should be payable to “Putnam County Community Cancer Center Foundation Endowment”.   For more information, please contact the Cancer Center at 765-655-2581.

 

Click on the PowerPoint presentation below to learn a little more about our cancer center:
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