Celebrate increased primary care access in Paoli via a virtual ribbon-cutting

August 28, 2020

Access to regular primary care is an important part of a person’s long-term health, and yet people living in rural areas don’t always have this resource readily available. IU Health is bridging a gap in care for Paoli residents by bringing this access to them.

Community members are invited to the live, virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for the IU Health Paoli Family and Internal Medicine facility at 4 pm on Thursday, Sept. 3 on the IU Health Paoli Hospital Facebook page.

“We are very fortunate to have such high-caliber physicians and nurse practitioners in Paoli, and particularly, to have providers who are already familiar with the community,” said Larry Bailey, IU Health Paoli Hospital President. “The new IU Health Paoli Family and Internal Medicine facility will increase access to high quality healthcare in the south central region and represents a significant step toward achieving IU Health’s ultimate goal of making Indiana one of the healthiest states in the country.”

The new facility is on track to open in September and will offer leading-edge care from skilled healthcare professionals including Jessica Dowe, MD, PhD, Julie Maudlin, NP, and Sarah Whiteman, NP-C.

“The IU Health team has been working diligently to prepare the new space for the public,” said Bailey. “While we’ve always been focused on safety, we’ve taken even more steps to prioritize the health of patients and visitors during COVID-19.”

These steps include symptom screenings, a universal masks mandate, social distancing requirements, limited waiting room time, continual disinfecting, and increased access to virtual visits.

To learn about the steps IU Health is taking to keep patients and visitors safe at all healthcare facilities, visit the online IU Health COVID-19 Resource Center.

After the facility opens, community members will be able to call 812.723.7440 to schedule an appointment or stop by for a walk-in visit. This office will be open to care for patients from 7 am – 7 pm, Monday – Saturday at 560 W Longest St in Paoli. The opening date will be announced soon.

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