Rural Health

Bringing better health care to Indiana’s smallest communities

Indiana cities are hubs of health care innovation. But outside these major metropolitan areas, hospitals and providers are harder to find. In fact, in an emergency, rural patients often travel twice as far as urban residents to the closest hospital. As a result, although only 20 percent of Americans live in rural areas, they account for 60 percent of trauma deaths. Sadly, that statistic could be compounded further, as 80 rural hospitals in the U.S. have closed since 2010, and one in three is financially vulnerable.

IHA continues to work to improve the quality and availability of health care in rural communities, but many challenges remain. By providing members with information about critical access hospitals serving Hoosiers in rural areas—and by offering advocacy opportunities through the Rural Health Council—we hope to improve care for all those who live outside of Indiana’s urban areas.

Critical Access Hospitals

Critical access hospitals are located in geographically remote areas to provide inpatient and outpatient care to citizens in rural areas. To be designated as a critical access hospital, a facility must:

  • Provide 24-hour emergency care
  • Have an average annual stay of less than 96 hours
  • Have 25 or fewer beds

Critical Access Hospitals in Indiana

HOSPITAL NAME

PHONE

CITY

WEBSITE

Adams Memorial Hospital

(260) 724-2145

Decatur

www.adamshospital.com

Cameron Memorial Community Hospital

(260) 665-2141

Angola

www.cameronmch.com

Community Hospital of Bremen

(574) 546-2211

Bremen

www.bremenhospital.com

Decatur County Memorial Hospital

(812) 663-4331

Greensburg

www.dcmh.net

Dukes Memorial Hospital

(765) 472-8000

Peru

www.dukesmemorialhosp.com

Franciscan Health Rensselaer

(219) 866-5141

Rensselaer

www.jchh.com

Gibson General Hospi

(812) 385-3401

Princeton

www.gibsongeneral.com

Greene County General Hospital

(812) 847-2281

Linton

www.greenecountyhospital.com

Harrison County Hospital

(812) 738-4251

Corydon

www.hchin.org

Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital

(812) 275-1200

Bedford

www.iuhealth.org

Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital

(765) 348-0300

Hartford City

www.iuhealth.org

Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital

(812) 723-2811

Paoli

www.iuhealth.org

Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital

(765) 675-8500

Tipton

www.iuhealth.org

Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital

(574) 583-7111

Monticello

iuhealth.org/white-memorial/

Jay County Hospital

(260) 726-7131

Portland

www.jaycountyhospital.com

Margaret Mary Health

(812) 934-6624

Batesville

www.mmch.org

Parkview LaGrange Hospital

(260) 463-9000

LaGrange

www.parkview.com

Parkview Wabash Hospital

(260) 563-3131

Wabash

www.wchospital.com

Perry County Memorial Hospital

(812) 547-7011

Tell City

www.pchospital.org

Pulaski Memorial Hospital

(574) 946-2100

Winamac

www.pmhnet.com

Putnam County Hospital

(765) 655-2583

Greencastle

www.pchosp.org

Rush Memorial Hospital

(765) 932-4111

Rushville

www.rushmemorial.com

Scott Memorial Hospital

(812) 752-3456

Scottsburg

www.scottmemorial.com

St. Vincent Clay

(812) 442-2500

Brazil

www.stvincent.org

St. Vincent Dunn

(812) 275-3331

Bedford

www.stvincent.org

St. Vincent Frankfort

(765) 656-3000

Frankfort

www.stvincent.org

St. Vincent Jennings

(812) 352-4200

North Vernon

www.stvincent.org

St. Vincent Mercy

(765) 552-4600

Elwood

www.stvincent.org

St. Vincent Randolph

(765) 584-0004

Winchester

www.stvincent.org

St. Vincent Salem

(812) 883-5881

Salem

www.stvincent.org

St. Vincent Warrick

(812) 897-4800

Boonville

www.stvincent.org

St. Vincent Williamsport

(765) 762-4000

Williamsport

www.stvincent.org

Sullivan County Community Hospital

(812) 268-4311

Sullivan

www.schosp.com

Union Hospital Clinton

(765) 832-1234

Clinton

www.uhhg.org

Woodlawn Hospital

(574) 223-3141

Rochester

www.woodlawnhospital.com

Join a community of rural health professionals

If you’re interested in working together with other health care professionals to address the challenges facing Indiana’s rural hospitals, IHA recommends exploring the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA)IRHA was organized in 1997, and since that time has grown and strengthened its membership. They work to improve the health of all Hoosiers in rural settings through leadership, education, advocacy, collaboration and resource development.

Become an Advocate
Keep track of Indiana legislation that affects access to care in rural communities through IHA’s Bill Track.

Rural Health Council
IHA’s Rural Health Council meets quarterly at IHA headquarters in Indianapolis to collaborate on solutions to the challenges facing Indiana’s rural hospitals.

Upcoming Meetings
October 13, 2017 10m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
All meetings are located in the IHA Basement Conference Center of 500 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204.

Council Documents
Discussion Board
This content is for members only. 

Chairman 
Thomas Barry, President/CEO, Pulaski Memorial Hospital 

Staff Liaison
Spencer L. Grover, FACHE

Members

NAME

 HOSPITAL

  TITLE

 ROLE

 TERM

 Brad Smith

 Rush Memorial Hospital

President/CEO

Member

2016

 Carl Risk, II

 Elkhart General Hospital

CEO/Administrator

Member

2016

 David W Hyatt

 Jay County Hospital

CEO

Member

2016

 David Bailey

 Community Hospital of Bremen

CEO

Member

2017

Debra Close

 Dukes Memorial Hospital

Chief Executive Officer

Member

2017

 Emilio Vazquez, MD

 DeKalb Health

Medical Director

Member

2017

 Emmett C Schuster

 Gibson General Hospital, Inc.

President/CEO

Member

2016

 Francis G Albarano, Jr

 St. Vincent Randolph Hospital

Administrator

Member

2016

Gary Adkins

 Parkview Noble Hospital

President

Member

2016

 Jeffrey Zeh

 Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital 

President

Member

2016

 Jerry Laue

 St. Vincent Clay Hospital

Administrator

Member

2017

John Alley

 Woodlawn Hospital

President/CEO

Member

2017

 Joni Perkins, RN

 Putnam County Hospital

Director/Nursing Services

Member

2016

 Joseph A Stuber, FACHE

Retired President/CEO

Member

2017

 Joseph Hooper

 Community Howard Regional Health

President/CEO

Member

2017

 Larry R Bailey

 Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital

CEO

Member

2016

 Loretta Schmidt

 Plymouth Medical Center

CNO

Member

2016

 Marilyn Custer-Mitchell

 Parkview Wabash Hospital

President/CEO

Member

2016

 Michelle Franklin

 Decatur County Memorial Hospital

Corporate Compliance Officer  

Member

 2016

 Perry Gay

 Logansport Memorial Hospital

President/CEO

Member

2016

 Randy White

 Fayette Regional Health System

President/CEO

Member

2016

 Robert Myers

 Goshen Health

COO

Member

2016

 Scott Gabriel

 Parkview Whitley Hospital

President

Member

2017

 Steven J West

 Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital

Chief Executive Officer

Member

2017

 Terri L Hill

 Union Hospital Clinton

Administrator

Member

2016

Thomas Barry

 Pulaski Memorial Hospital

President/CEO

Chairman

2016

 Thomas Barry

 Pulaski Memorial Hospital

President/CEO

Chairman

2017

 Timothy L Putnam, FACHE 

 Margaret Mary Health

President/CEO

Member

2016

 Timothy M Schreeg

Retired Vice President/COO

 Member

2017