Putnam Hospital Center (PHC) is a 164-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital offering the highest quality medical, surgical, psychiatric, pediatric and obstetrical/gynecological care, as well as 24-hour emergency services and home health care. The hospital, which affiliated with Health Quest in May 2001, has 110 medical/surgical beds, a 10-bed intensive care unit, a 10-bed pediatric unit, a 14-bed maternity unit and a 20-bed adult psychiatric unit; a full range of inpatient and outpatient services are offered.
Located on Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel, New York, PHC serves a growing population of more than 150,000 men, women and children who live and work in Putnam, northern Westchester and southern Dutchess counties; it is Putnam County's largest employer with a staff of over 300 highly qualified physicians, surgeons and allied health professionals and approximately 1000 employees.
Evolving from the 19-bed Mahopac Emergency Hospital, Putnam Community Hospital opened its doors in October 1964 as a 66-bed voluntary hospital serving the needs of a community of 45,000. In 1973, the Reed Building addition was constructed which created additional bed capacity and a new emergency room. In 1985, a reorganization took place in which the hospital changed its name to Putnam Hospital Center and established a parent company (Putnam Center, Inc.) and a foundation (Putnam Hospital Center Foundation); both the hospital and the foundation became subsidiaries of the new parent company.
In 1987-88, the Certified Home Health Care Agency and the Long Term Home Health Care Program were added in order to accommodate the changes in how patient care was being provided. In 1990, the 20-bed adult psychiatric unit was constructed in response to the community's need for mental health services. This was followed in 1994 with the Celia Dill Dialysis Center for outpatients. In February 1999, a new birthing center was opened and in June of 2001, a new building on campus was opened with a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery unit, MRI center, pain management program, outpatient radiology and physical therapy departments, 36 physicians' offices and administrative offices. A new two-story 20,000 square foot building housing a new and expanded emergency department and additional physicians' offices was opened in May 2003. PHC is currently undertaking a major building project that will include the construction of a five-story 111,000 square foot patient building with enhanced oncology and cardiology services, private patient rooms and physician offices; renovation of 20,000 square feet of existing space to centralize services and enhance clinical programs; and the creation of an additional 50% in parking spaces.
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