Press release from Dearborn County Hospital
(Rising Sun, Ind.) - Dearborn County Hospital and the City of Rising Sun are working cooperatively to maintain the clinical services available at the Rising Sun Medical Center. In an agreement finalized early this year, Dearborn County Hospital will now operate the healthcare facility located at 230 Sixth Street in Rising Sun.
“We are pleased that DCH is able to play a leading role in the continued operations of the Rising Sun Medical Center,” stated Roger D. Howard, Dearborn County Hospital President/CEO. “Even though the agreement for operations of the Medical Center is between the City and DCH, the primary beneficiaries will be the residents of Rising Sun and Ohio County.
“Currently, the hospital is working to recruit a full time primary care physician for the Center,” continued Mr. Howard. “This new physician will work in cooperation with the current Medical Center staff including General Practitioner Dr. Gary Scudder and Family Nurse Practitioner Vanessa Longacre.
“Our goal is to not only maintain the Rising Sun Medical Center, but to increase usage of the facility. Increased utilization of the Center is good for everyone and could possibly result in additional services being available there in the future.”
“The City appreciates the efforts put forth by Dearborn County Hospital on behalf of the Rising Sun Medical Center. Having access to a primary care physician or family nurse practitioner on a full time basis means a great deal to the community. For many individuals, especially the elderly, it eliminates concerns regarding transportation to Lawrenceburg or beyond. Others just appreciate the convenience, time savings and security that having a hometown doctor provides. The Medical Center is also a key asset for the City when recruiting new businesses to the area,” noted Rising Sun Mayor Branden Roeder.
“Rising Sun, as well as all of Ohio County, is an extremely important part of the DCH service area,” concluded Mr. Howard. “We are happy that we could work with the City in ensuring the continued operation of the Rising Sun Medical Center for the area’s residents.”
For more information or an appointment at the Rising Sun Medical Center, please call (812) 438-2555.