St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital

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St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital
St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital is an acute care hospital in Williamsport, Indiana, operated by Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health. It has the distinction of being the smallest hospital in the state.

In 1933, a large residence on Monroe Street owned by the Van Reed family was purchased by Dr. Thomas E. Ward, who converted it into the county's first hospital. The American Hospital Association recognized it in 1936, and in 1944 the non-profit Community Hospital Association was formed to oversee hospital management. Many additions were made over subsequent decades, including an 18-bed wing in 1956, a new patient wing, ancillary wing, coronary care unit, revamped lobby and chapel in 1970, and an 18,000-square-foot (1,700 m 2) emergency room and outpatient service expansion in 1993. The non-profit St. Vincent Health network assumed sponsorship of the hospital in 1996, and in January 1997 renamed it to St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital. A 16-patient wing was completed in February 1999.

St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital primarily serves residents in Warren and Benton counties, and maintains a 24-hour emergency service as well as surgical facilities, diagnostic services and clinics. It employs a staff of approximately 180, including 13 physicians. The hospital also operates two satellite clinics -- St. Vincent's North on U.S. Route 41 north of town, and St. Vincent's South near Veedersburg.