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Daviess Community Hospital is a progressive rural hospital located at 1314 E. Walnut St. in Washington. It is committed to be a leader, in partnership with physicians, in providing quality healthcare services. The hospital serves nearly 38,000 residents in the area. DCH is governed by an 11-member board, staffed by more than 70 physicians and employs more than 550 people. It provides medical disciplines and a variety of healthcare services that improve the health of communities in the area. Medical disciplines covered at DCH and associated clinics include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, endocrinology, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, gastroenterology, neurology, hematology, oncology, urology, ophthalmology, general surgery, otolaryngology, pulmonology, podiatry pathology, psychiatry, radiology, rheumatology and sleep medicine. The hospital also offers inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiopulmonary services, cardiac rehab, laboratory and pathology services and radiology services including x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET/CT, mammography, and stereotactic breast biopsy.

In addition to a busy medical surgical unit, Daviess Community Hospital’s inpatient nursing units include intensive care, obstetrical care, pediatrics, inpatient rehabilitation and behavioral health.

The Montgomery area is served by a privately owned medical center. Jasper Memorial and Good Samaritan Hospitals also have a presence in the community.

The local area is also served by four nursing homes in Washington with Eastgate Manor Nursing Center, Hillside Manor, Prairie Village Living Center and Washington Nursing Center. In Odon, that service is provided by Ketcham Memorial Center. Some also offer rehabilitation services. Emerald House and The Legends, both in Washington, provide assisted living, as does Parkview Christian Home in Odon.

Daviess County has a health office in an annex next to the courthouse, at 303 E. Hefron St., Washington, which assists with children’s immunizations. This office also oversees food inspections and septic system permitting and has local birth and death records available.

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