For nearly 100 years, Schneck Medical Center has been a leader in the provision of progressive health care in southern Indiana. Schneck, located in Seymour, Indiana, is a 113 all-private patient suite, not-for-profit acute care medical center. The newly expanded facility features the Outpatient Care Center offering a broad range of health care services and clinics, including a new Women’s Imaging Center offering one central location for mammograms, dexascans, ultrasounds and stereotactic breast biopsies, and providing the ultimate in patient comfort and privacy. The expanded emergency department offers larger trauma rooms with more advanced monitoring equipment, dedicated pediatric exam rooms, and a fast-track area for patients with less serious injuries and illnesses.
Additionally, Schneck’s health care services include the women’s health, cardiovascular care, pain management, rehabilitation, Integrative Medicine Center, advanced minimally invasive surgery, Surgical Weight Loss Center, sleep lab, hospice and home health, community wellness programs, and radiation and medical oncology in its outpatient Cancer Center.
Schneck is among the five-percent of hospitals nationwide that have achieved Magnet® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and among the twenty-percent that are have received Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Additionally, Schneck’s Cancer Center was recently honored for excellence as the recipient of a commendation from the Commission on Cancer by the American College of Surgeons. Employing a highly-qualified staff of more than 850 employees, Schneck Medical Center has consistently been named as one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work by The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and recognized nationally as one of the “Best Places to Work” in health care by Modern Health care magazine. For more information about Schneck Medical Center, visit www.schneckmed.org.
Affiliated with Schneck is Convenient Care. With locations in Jennings, Scott, and Washington counties, Convenient Care is a walk-in, prompt care medical facility designed to bring an unmatched level of convenience to quality medical care in the community. Open 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, Convenient Care’s board- certified physicians are available through appointments or individuals may simply walk in without an appointment. Convenient Care offers laboratory services and diagnostic imaging capabilities typically found only in a much larger medical setting.
Indiana Medical Liability Insurance
In response to its perceived crisis in the health care system, in 1975 Indiana became the first state to enact comprehensive medical malpractice tort reform with its Indiana Compensation Act for Patients (INCAP), presently called the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act. The Act, a model for other states, has stabilized medical liability insurance premiums as well as successfully capped damage awards and withstood challenges of constitutionality.