5 key updates from Putnam County Hospital's pain management center

Written by Laura Dyrda | December 30, 2016 | Print  |

The Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle, Ind., released updates on its pain management center, according to a Banner Graphic report.

Here are five things to know:


1. The hospital opened the pain center at the Putnam County Hospital Surgery Center and Outpatient Clinic area inside the hospital in June 2015. Danielle Turnak, MD, staffs the center.


2. From January to August 2016, the hospital reported 87 percent of patients said they experienced significant improvements from their procedures.


3. Nearly all — 90 percent — of the patients were compliant with the established care plan.


4. Less than 0.8 percent of the patients returned to the emergency department with the same issue after receiving care at the pain center.


5. Radiofrequency ablation was beneficial for 97.5 percent of the patients who underwent the treatment.


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