Healthcare in Knox County Indiana
Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes first opened its doors in February, 1908 as a 25-bed facility. It is now a well respected, regional referral medical complex with an operating complement of 230+ beds and over 1,900 employees serving southwestern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.
Good Samaritan offers a broad range of medical services as well as some of the most progressive technology available. The Imaging Center has two 64-slice CT scanners with the capacity to provide virtual colonoscopies, cardiac angiograms and cardiac imaging. The Dayson Heart Center’s two cardiac labs provide superior diagnostic capabilities as well as pacemaker and AICD insertion, peripheral vascular stenting, drug-eluting stents, permanent pacemaker insertions, implantable defibrillator insertions, thrombolytic therapy and cardiac PCI, which includes balloon angioplasty and cardiac stenting. In fact, the hospital’s average door-to-balloon time is 63 minutes.
The hospital also has a state-of-the-art Same Day Surgery Center, with surgical suites designed with input from the hospital’s physicians. The Cancer Pavilion is a 25,000-square-foot comprehensive oncology care center, featuring one of the most advanced methods for delivering radiation therapy, a linear accelerator with IMRT. The Pavilion also has 12 fully-equipped infusion suites and other amenities for patients and families.
Good Samaritan Lincoln Trail Hospice is another service available in the region that fills the special needs of those dealing with a terminal illness. Lincoln Trail Hospice serves people within a 50-mile radius of Vincennes. In addition to volunteers there is a full-time professional staff of 19.
Wabash Valley Human Services, with administrative offices at 525 N. Fourth St., Vincennes, is a community action agency providing four counties with an array of services.
Welch Diabetes Center in Vincennes continues to expand. Stressing early diagnosis and education, the center reinforces its focus through support and encouragement for patients.
Today, in addition to the administrator, the center has two nurses, a full-time dietitian, and a coordinator and part-time dietitian to meet the expanding needs in southwestern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.
KCARC is a multi-faceted organization headquartered in Vincennes providing services for citizens with disabilities. KCARC services include a children's program which provides early childhood intervention.
Affiliated with Vincennes University, Generations is a not-for-profit corporation which serves elderly and disabled individuals of all ages in Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin and Pike counties.