Greene County General Hospital is thrilled to welcome board-certified general surgeon, Lucio Giovanni “LG” Palanca, MD to the GCGH family. As a general surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Palanca will perform a broad range of surgical procedures and consultations exclusively at GCGH. Starting in September, his office will be located on the second floor of the Hospital in the Outpatient Clinic area. His recent departure from Putnam County Hospital, where he served as the main “go to” … [Read more...] about Greene County General Hospital Welcomes General Surgeon, Dr. Lucio Palanca
Greene County General Hospital is thrilled to announce the County’s first Perinatal Navigator, Nicole Page, RN. Page will serve families of Greene County as a resource for prenatal and postnatal care as well as up through the first 18 months of the baby’s life. Funding for the Perinatal Navigator Program at GCGH came from part of a $4.6 million federal grant to the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA). The grant was awarded to the IRHA from the Health Resources and Services Administration, … [Read more...] about GCGH Announces Greene County’s First Perinatal Navigator
Extraordinary Employees Recognized at Greene County General Hospital Victoria Coffey wins DAISY Award and Jill Bailey wins PETAL Award Nurses at Greene County General Hospital are being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Employees outside of nursing staff are also being honored with the PETAL Award for exceptional service. Victoria “Tori” Coffey, RN, … [Read more...] about Victoria Coffey wins Daisy Award and Jill Bailey wins PETAL Award
A team of administrative, rehabilitation , surgical and orthopedic staff from Greene County General Hospital traveled to Gulf Breeze, Florida this week to receive training at the esteemed Andrews Research and Education Foundation where TeamOrtho physician, Dr. John Hammerstein is completing a Sports medicine fellowship. This September, Dr. Hammerstein will begin performing surgical orthopedic and sports medicine services exclusively at Greene County General Hospital and in the TeamOrtho … [Read more...] about Greene County General Hospital Visits Andrews Institute Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Ask an OB-GYN, Series I, Blog 4- Can Being Overweight/Underweight Affect My Pregnancy? Continuing from Blog 3, “Why is a Healthy Diet Important for a Healthy Pregnancy,” this post discusses the importance of healthy weight during pregnancy. As I stated in my last blog, obesity in pregnancy is now one of our most concerning problems in obstetrics. In fact, maternal obesity is now considered one of the most commonly occurring risk factors seen in obstetric practice. Obesity is a condition in … [Read more...] about Ask an OB-GYN- Can Being Overweight/Underweight Affect My Pregnancy?
Ask an OB-GYN, Series I, Blog 3- Why is a healthy diet important for a healthy pregnancy? A healthy diet prior to pregnancy is important to maintain the proper nutrients needed for your baby’s organs to form correctly. In addition, if you are already anemic due to deficiencies in things such as iron or vitamin B12, anemia will usually worsen during pregnancy. Correcting that beforehand is very helpful. Obesity in pregnancy is now one of our most concerning problems in Obstetrics. Obesity … [Read more...] about Ask an OB-GYN- Why is a Healthy Diet Important for a Healthy Pregnancy?