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DCH Opening Milan Primary Care In February

Posted On January 21, 2014

Press release from Dearborn County Hospital

 

Work is nearing completion on Milan Primary Care, Dearborn County Hospital’s new primary care health facility in Milan.  Joining Roger D. Howard, DCH President/CEO and Tom Fuller, Vice President of Physician Network and Clinical Services (far right and far left respectively) for an early look at the facility are (left to right) Amy Works, FNP; John Ingram, Milan Town Manager; Robert Branigan and Paul Hildebrand, Milan Town Board Members; and Dale Holbert, Milan Clerk/Treasurer.  As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Mrs. Works will see patients by appointment at the facility.  provided

Work is nearing completion on Milan Primary Care, Dearborn County Hospital’s new primary care health facility in Milan. Joining Roger D. Howard, DCH President/CEO and Tom Fuller, Vice President of Physician Network and Clinical Services (far right and far left respectively) for an early look at the facility are (left to right) Amy Works, FNP; John Ingram, Milan Town Manager; Robert Branigan and Paul Hildebrand, Milan Town Board Members; and Dale Holbert, Milan Clerk/Treasurer. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Mrs. Works will see patients by appointment at the facility.
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(Milan, Ind.) – Residents of Milan and the surrounding area will soon have a convenient 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.

 

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, Mrs. Works will see patients by appointment Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  Once the facility is established, the office hours may be modified to more accurately serve the needs of the community.

 

Mrs. 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.

 

A longtime resident of Rising Sun, Mrs. 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 Mrs. Works.  “As a Family Nurse Practitioner, 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.  I will also work closely with DCH Physician Partners, as well as area specialists, for the referral of patients when appropriate.”

 

“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 (State Route 350), Suite B, in Milan.