Health center coming to Milan

Residents of Milan and the surrounding area will soon have a new primary care health facility in their community. Milan Primary Care, operated by Dearborn County Hospital, will open to the public in February. The office is located on State Route 350, just west of its intersection with State Route 101, next to Subway.

DCH Milan Primary Care

Work is nearing completion on Milan Primary Care, Dearborn County Hospital’s new primary care health facility in Milan. Pictured at the facility, from left, Tom Fuller, DCH vice president of Physician Network and Clinical Services, Amy Works, FNP; John Ingram, Milan Town Manager; Robert Branigan and Paul Hildebrand, Milan Town Board Members; and Dale Holbert, Milan Clerk/Treasurer, and Robert D. Howard, DCH President/CEO.

Comprised of more than 1,700 square feet, the facility will feature five examination/treatment rooms in addition to public and ancillary areas. Adult and pediatric patients can be seen for routine or non-emergent care, to receive an injection such as a flu shot or vaccine or to have blood drawn or a specimen collected.

Caring for patients at the new facility will be Amy Works, Family Nurse Practitioner. Initially, Works will see patients by appointment Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. until noon. Once the facility is established, the office hours may be modified to more accurately serve the needs of the community.

Works is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has approximately 38 years of hospital nursing experience including more than 20 years as an Emergency Department nurse. For the past 3½ years she has worked in the DCH Emergency Department as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Works earned her undergraduate degrees in nursing at Indiana University and Indiana Wesleyan University. She then went on to receive her Family Nurse Practitioner training/Masters of Science in Nursing Degree from Ball State University. “I am looking forward to using my training and experience to care for patients at Milan Primary Care,” noted Works. “My role is to provide preventive care, to diagnose and treat patients for common illnesses, to monitor and address symptoms associated with chronic diseases, and to educate and empower patients to take an active role in maintaining or improving their health.“

Milan Primary Care is the product of community input and discussions the hospital had with business and civic leaders in that area,” explained Roger D. Howard, Dearborn County Hospital President/CEO. “It’s just one example of how Dearborn County Hospital is working cooperatively with our communities to make quality healthcare accessible throughout the region.”

For more information regarding Milan Primary Care or to make an appointment, please call 812/654-7037. Milan Primary Care is located at 124 W. Indian Trail (SR 350).

Spotlight ends
Increasing costs cited

After 29 years, The Spotlight Advertiser, produced by Ripley Publishing Co., will cease production. The Spotlight goes to 13,600 households in the area.

Publisher Linda Chandler commented, “Due to increased mailing costs and advertising trends, the decision was made to no longer print and distribute The Spotlight.”

Contributing to the decision was the 7 percent rate increase by the US Post Office to go in effect at the end of the month. The Spotlight featured advertising from various local businesses and went to zip codes in Ripley County, and to some in Dearborn and Jefferson Counties. The last Spotlight distributed will be Jan. 27.

“Look for your favorite inserts and ads in the Osgood Journal and The Versailles Republican,” Chandler said

She also announced that Ripley Publishing is planning on launching an electronic version of the newspapers in March, where local subscribers can access the entire newspaper online, in addition to the print version. Watch the newspaper for more details!



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