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Dr. Jackie Graber
Returns Home
For Jackie Graber, MD, returning to Daviess County to
practice medicine means practicing side-by-side with
familiar faces in familiar surroundings.
Dr. Graber, a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, has joined the
hospital’s Medical Staff and began practicing at DCH in January.
She is the daughter of Daviess County Councilman Jack Graber
and his wife, Til, of rural Montgomery, and a Barr-Reeve High
School graduate.
Dr. Graber completed undergraduate work at the University of
Southern Indiana in Evansville and earned her medical degree
at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
She completed an internship in preliminary medicine at
St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis and a residency program
in the Department of Anesthesia at Indiana University School
of Medicine.
Prior to joining the DCH staff, Dr. Graber practiced at Community
Anesthesia Associates and Riverview Anesthesiologists in
Indianapolis. In her work at Daviess Community Hospital, she
will practice with Daniel McCarthy, MD, DCH Anesthesiologist,
and with the hospital’s surgical services team.
Anesthesiology at DCH
Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain
and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery. As
physicians, anesthesiologists are responsible for administering anesthesia to
relieve pain and for managing vital life functions during surgery. After surgery,
they maintain the patient in a comfortable state during the recovery, and are
involved in the provision of critical care medicine in the intensive care unit.
Anesthesiologists at DCH
Jackie Graber, MD
Daviess Community Hospital
Washington, Indiana
Dr. Graber is a member of the Indiana and American
Society of Anesthesiologists and is Board Certified
with the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Daniel McCarthy, MD
Daviess Community Hospital
Washington, Indiana
Dr. McCarthy is a member of the Indiana and
American Society of Anesthesiologists and the
Society of Obstetric and Perinatal Anesthesiology.
Dr. Graber and her husband, Marcus Thorne, MD, and their
four children have recently relocated to their new home in
Dr. Marcus Thorne
Is New Orthopaedic
arcus Thorne, MD, is the hospital’s new orthopaedic
surgeon. He is the hospital’s second orthopaedic
surgeon, along with George Morgan, MD.
An Indianapolis Cathedral High School graduate, Dr. Thorne
graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame,
where he played football under the direction of Coach Lou Holtz.
He earned his medical degree at the Indiana University School
of Medicine and is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and
a member of the Indiana State Medical Association and the
Notre Dame Orthopedic Society.
Prior to joining the DCH staff, he practiced at Central Indiana
Orthopedics and the Indiana Orthopedic Center in Indianapolis.
He performed surgeries at Community Hospitals in Indianapolis,
Major Hospital in Shelbyville, and St. John’s Hospital in
Anderson. In addition to general orthopaedics, he has special
interests in sports medicine and healing sports injuries.
With Dr. Thorne’s arrival, DCH now has two orthopaedic
surgeons. Dr. George Morgan provides surgical care at DCH,
and his office is located in the DCH Medical Clinic in Washington.
Dr. Thorne’s practice is located at 1807 South State Highway 57
in Washington, in the same building as the hospital’s Quick Care
clinic, near the Walmart SuperCenter. For an appointment, please
call 812-254-BONE (2663).
Professional Care with a Personal Touch |
Orthopaedics at DCH
Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases
of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your
bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves and allows you to
move, work and be active. Once devoted to the care of children with spine
and limb deformities, orthopaedists now care for patients of all ages, from
newborns with clubfeet to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery to
older people with arthritis. Anyone can break a bone, and if it happens to you,
our team is here to help.
Daviess Community Hospital’s Orthopaedic Surgeons
George Morgan, MD, FRCSC
DCH Medical Clinic
300 NE 14th Street
Washington, Indiana
Dr. Morgan is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
and Surgeons and is Board Certified and a member of
the College of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Marcus Thorne, MD
1807 South State Highway 57
Washington, Indiana
812-254-BONE (2663)
Dr. Thorne is a member of the Indiana State Medical
Association and the Notre Dame Orthopedic Society
and is Board Certified with the American Board of
Orthopedic Surgery.
Winter 2011
Help Your Teen Avoid Sports Injuries
Is your teenager tumbling her
way toward the Olympics or
swimming like the next Michael
Phelps? Having the determination to train
hard is great! But remember this: Sportsrelated injuries aren't just for higher-level
athletes. Teens are at risk, too.
An increasing number of teen athletes
suffer overuse injuries, or injuries caused
by a repetitive motion that creates damage
over time. More teens stick to one sport
year-round by participating in traveling
teams and off-season camps – and miss
out on the conditioning benefits of crosstraining in another sport or the chance to
recover during downtime.
Remind your teen that it's important to
train wisely and be properly conditioned
for athletics. Even if teens have the
energy to practice hard day after day,
their bodies need time to recover.
Some injuries, particularly traumatic injuries
such as a fracture from a sudden collision
or a scrape from a fall, are more difficult
to prevent. Injuries caused by overuse, on
the other hand, can often be avoided by
taking precautions before, during and after
training. Encourage your teen to play it
smart with the following advice:
Get a physical before starting a new
sport or beginning the season. Your physician can help assess your readiness for
starting an athletic program.
Be active before beginning a sport. Get
at least 30 minutes of exercise most
days of the week for at least six to eight
weeks before the sport begins.
Cross-train and stay in good overall
physical fitness. Be sure to include exercises that promote aerobic fitness, strength
and flexibility in your workout routine.
Use proper equipment, including good
shoes (when applicable) and gear that is
appropriate for your activity.
Give yourself a break. Don’t train hard
every day – spend some days working
on other techniques or muscle groups
that you don’t focus on in your sport.
Make sure to let your body rest.
Our team of orthopaedic surgeons and
physical therapists can help you excel
in your sport by assessing your sportreadiness and suggesting conditioning
activities that are right for you. For more
information on our orthopaedic services
and the physical therapy at Daviess
Community Hospital, visit us online at
Identify Overuse Injuries
Don’t let these common overuse injuries put you on the sidelines:
tress fractures – tiny cracks on the surface of the bone caused by
repeated stress on that area.
endinitis – an inflammation of the tendon, often in the shoulder, biceps
or elbow, caused by repetitive stretching.
• Shin splints – pain in the shin, or tibia, often caused by over-training.
wimmer’s shoulder – a painful swelling of the shoulder caused by
making repeated throwing or swimming arm motions.
ItÕs Hip!
Pain Relief and Improved Mobility with a Hip Replacement
When the hip is working properly, you can
move, sit, bend and turn without pain. Yet
as one of the body’s largest weight-bearing
joints, the hip represents an intricate system of bones,
cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons where all
sorts of things can go painfully wrong.
Stay Safe on
Slippery Streets
and Sidewalks
Symptoms Signaling Surgical
Hip replacement is usually presented as a treatment
option when other therapies, such as pain medications,
have been exhausted. The people most likely to
consider having a hip replacement are those suffering
debilitating pain from severe osteoarthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis, a hip injury, a bone tumor or bone loss due to
inadequate blood supply. In the past, hip replacements
have typically been options for adults age 60 and older;
however, newer technology has improved artificial joints
significantly, making them a viable solution for active,
younger people, too.
If you have tried a pain medication regimen and still
experience the following symptoms, discuss a hip
replacement with your physician who may refer you to
one of our orthopaedic specialists, George Morgan, MD,
or Marcus Thorne, MD.
Persistent pain that keeps you from sleeping at night.
Little to no relief from pain medications.
Trouble going up or down stairs.
Difficulty rising from a seated to standing position.
Avoiding activities you enjoy because of the pain.
When the temperature dips, will you slip? During
the winter months, making a grocery store run,
fueling your car and even getting the mail may
entail braving icy conditions on foot.
Be prepared for walking on slippery surfaces
with these tips.
the hip and increase activity levels. Once the recovery
process is completed, most people experience greater
mobility and less joint pain.
Our Orthopaedic Specialists Can Help
In addition to total hip replacements, a growing list of
minimally invasive procedures such as hip resurfacing
and anterior hip replacements may be options for
you. Our orthopaedic specialists can discuss the
benefits and risks of hip replacement surgery and other
procedures, and help you determine which is right for
you. They include:
What You Can Expect
The success rate of hip replacement surgery is high.
Studies have shown that more than 90% of people who
have a hip replacement will not need another artificial
hip joint replacement.*
During traditional hip replacement surgery, the femoral
head or “ball” of the thighbone is replaced with a metal
ball and attached to a stem that fits into the thighbone.
A socket is then implanted into the pelvic bone to
replace the damaged socket. The prostheses used may
be made from a combination of durable, wear-resistant
materials including plastic and metal. The surgery
typically takes two to three hours, followed by a few
days of recovery in the hospital.
After returning home, patients typically participate in a
rehabilitation program. Physical therapists help patients
through a series of exercises designed to strengthen
Professional Care with a Personal Touch
George Morgan, MD, FRCSC
DCH Medical Clinic
300 NE 14th Street
Washington, Indiana
Phone: 812-254-2754
Marcus Thorne, MD
1807 South State Highway 57
Washington, Indiana
Phone: 812-254-BONE (2663)
* Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
Skin Diseases,
When Out and About:
• Wear boots or flat shoes with grooved,
non-slip rubber soles for traction.
• Look at the ground in front of you so you
aren’t surprised by icy patches.
• Take small steps and walk slowly. It may
help to point your toes out like a penguin
to increase your center of gravity.
• Go sideways down stairs.
• Keep your hands free when possible —
this will help you stay balanced. If you are
carrying bags with handles, distribute the
weight evenly.
At Home:
• Make sure sidewalks and steps are shoveled
and well-lit. Sprinkle sand or gravel on
walkways for better traction, or use de-icer
that contains calcium magnesium acetate to
melt ice.
• Remove wet boots on a mat so they don’t
make floors slick.
• Strengthen your core (center body) with
exercises such as abdominal crunches or
hula-hooping. A strong core helps improve
your balance.
If You Slip
Falling on the ice can be painful. If you or a
loved one falls and experiences more than
minor bruising, be sure to seek medical
attention. Broken bones and head injuries may
require calling 911 to receive emergency care.
Gifts Make a Positive Impact at DCH
Financial support from the
community has always been
an important part of Daviess
Community Hospital’s success. The
original funding used to establish
The Daviess County Hospital of
Washington, Indiana, in 1913 was
provided by compassionate individuals and that legacy continues today.
The Foundation is a separate nonprofit
organization that serves as the fundraising arm of the hospital. Ensuring that
DCH continues to provide excellent
patient care is the Foundation’s primary
objective. The Foundation annually
provides scholarships for students
pursuing careers in healthcare, with a
focus on providing support for those
who hope to continue the legacy of
DCH. The community as a whole benefits from the Foundation as a result of
better patient care, too – by providing
financial support for services like the
new portable ultrasound program.
Donors to the Hospital come from
all walks of life and income levels.
They are patients, family members,
employees, medical staff, concerned
individuals, corporations, organizations, retirees, the auxiliary and private
and corporate foundations. Last year,
donors gave from $1 to $2,500 and
collectively, their donations totaled
$31,962. Your gift combined with
those of other caring people has a
positive impact on the hospital. Every
gift counts!
Give a Gift Today
Donations to the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation
offer many tax advantages. Federal deductions and income
tax credits and other financial benefits are available to donors
and their heirs through estate planning. Your personal tax advisor,
attorney or trust officer can advise you of the benefits available to you.
To make a gift, complete the following information and return with your
check or pledge to: Daviess Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box
760, Washington, Indiana 47501, or call 812-254-8858.
State_______ ZIP_____________ Phone__________________________
On Nov. 9, Max (above), son of Abby Swartzentruber of Odon,
celebrated his 5th birthday at a party in his home with friends. Instead
of a present for himself, Max asked all his friends to bring a new book
for a sick or hurt child who receives care at DCH. Here’s Max with all
the books he brought to us for DCH pediatrics patients. He is shown
with (left to right) Jan Brennaman, RN, Nursing Director of Acute Care
Services; Deb Aders, Vice President of Nursing; and Gary Kendrick,
CEO. We appreciate Max’s thoughtfulness and his generous gift for our
young patients at DCH.
Enclosed is my gift of $_______ or I pledge $________ to the DCH
Please bill me:
 Quarterly
 Semi-Annually
 Other (describe____________________________________________)
 Please contact me about my gift.
Thank you very much for your gift!
The Daviess Community Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to
enhance and complement the mission of Daviess Community Hospital by providing
a means for philanthropic support of the hospital and by strengthening relationships
between the hospital and the people who live in our communities.
Mr. Sheldon Graber, President
Mr. Alan Goodwin, Vice President
Mr. Brad Hardcastle, Secretary/Treasurer
Mrs. Beth Davis
Dr. Jonathan Frances
Mr. Gary G. Kendrick
Mrs. Chastity Matthews
Mr. Ken Parsons
Mrs. Sue Pearson
Mr. Randy Stoll
Mr. Kenneth Swartzentruber
Mr. Tyson Wagler
Mrs. Pam Williams
Introducing WellnessWorks!
Administrators in area schools are always looking for ways to keep children
safe and healthy. But recently, officials took an added step to keep their
teachers and staff safe and healthy both at school and at home.
Daviess Community Hospital’s new occupational wellness program, WellnessWorks,
now provides free medical service coordination for teachers and staff in the Washington,
North Daviess, Barr-Reeve and Loogootee school systems. With just one call to a
toll-free, 24-hour-a-day phone number, teachers and staff can schedule medical
appointments, testing and procedures quickly and conveniently.
In addition to free service coordination, useful health and wellness tips and updates
about DCH services are also shared with school administrators so that information
can be passed on to employees. That means employees receive newsletters with
wellness tips and useful information about everything from reduced-cost screening
mammograms to healthy recipes.
WellnessWorks is available to businesses of all sizes in Daviess and surrounding
counties. For more information, contact Angie Steiner, WellnessWorks Corporate
Health Consultant, at 812-257-7595, or Service Coordination at 888-977-3319.
School superintendents from four area schools recently signed up for the hospital’s new WellnessWorks
program. Meeting with Angie Steiner, WellnessWorks Corporate Health Consultant (center), were (left to
right) Dr. Brian Harmon, Barr-Reeve; Mr. Robert Bell, North Daviess; Dr. Bruce Hatton, Washington; and Mr.
Larry Weitkamp, Loogootee.
DCH Community Events and Opportunities
Need a speaker for your nonprofit group? We welcome
the opportunity to share our knowledge, expertise and
caring with your group. Call 812-254-8620, ext. 1141.
Medical Nutritional Therapy
Assessment of your eating habits, diet planning and
nutrition education with our registered dietitian according to your physician’s orders. Call 812-254-8866.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
Free support, education and networking for those
with Alzheimer’s and family and friends of those
with the disease. Call 812-254-8620, ext. 1622.
Save a Life!
First aid, CPR and Advanced Life Support classes
offer skills training to respond appropriately to medical
emergencies. All classes meet current American Heart
Association guidelines. Call 812-254-8620, ext. 1141.
Childbirth Class
A series of prepared childbirth classes includes
relaxation and breathing techniques, as well as
details about all phases of labor and birth, medical
intervention, a tour of our OB department and more.
Call 812-254-8869.
Mr. Gary G. Kendrick,
Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Deborah Aders,
Chief Nursing Officer
Neat Feet Clinic
A registered nurse trims and files toenails and
assesses feet for abnormalities. Second Friday of the
month at Senior and Family Services in Washington.
Appointment necessary. Call 812-254-8855.
Pre-Diabetes Course
A program to help you prevent the development of
diabetes, including information about diet, exercise,
monitoring and medications. Call 812-254-8866.
Diabetes Education Course
A series of programs covering basic diabetes
management, diet, monitoring, exercise and
medications. Call 812-254-8866.
Breast Cancer Sharing and Surviving Group
Support, education and networking for those experiencing breast cancer and their families and friends.
Call 812-254-8892.
Diabetes Support Group
Free support, education and networking for those
with diabetes and their families and friends. Call
Families Facing Cancer Support Group
Support, education and networking for those
with cancer and their families and friends. Call
Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
The group meets at the hospital monthly to help
caregivers and parents who have experienced the
devastation of a baby’s death due to early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life.
Call 254-8880.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
A registered dietitian will assess your needs, design
a plan and instruct you on how to successfully
implement a plan. Call 812-254-8866.
Mr. Brad Hardcastle,
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ken Parsons, President
Mr. Steve Myers
Mr. Anthony Showalter,
Vice President
Mr. Deron Steiner
Mrs. Shelly Deem, Secretary
Mrs. Jeannie Burks
Mrs. Julie Helm-Chapman
Dr. Daniel McCarthy
Mr. Michael Taylor,
County Commissioner
Mr. Anthony Wichman,
County Commissioner
Mr. Larry Wilson,
County Commissioner
Dr. Jonathan Frances,
Chief of Staff
Dr. Suresh Lohano,
Chief of Medicine
Dr. Michael Baker,
Vice Chief of Staff
Dr. Daniel McCarthy,
Chief of Surgery
Dr. Amy Campbell,
1314 East Walnut St., Washington, IN
812-254-2760 • 1-800-356-2077
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3  Introducing Wellness Works!
3  Give a Gift Today
2  Pain Relief and Improved Mobility with a Hip Replacement
2  Help Your Teen Avoid Sports Injuries
1  Orthopaedics at DCH
1  Anesthesiology at DCH