St. Vincent Evansville and Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the highly-anticipated Ascension St. Vincent Orthopedic Hospital, on Thursday, June 27. Media are invited to join for a private tour of the facility beginning at 2:00 p.m. on June 27. Representatives from Ascension St. Vincent and Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons will share remarks at 3:15 p.m. followed by a ribbon cutting.The public is invited to attend a Community Open House event on Saturday, June 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Attendees will be able to tour the hospital, learn more about services from clinical experts and enter into prize drawings.The $95 million, 135,000-square-foot, four-story Ascension St. Vincent Orthopedic Hospital is located at the northeast corner of Warrick Wellness Trail and Epworth Road. In the area, the facility joins the Ascension St. Vincent Cancer Center/Ascension Medical Group Oncology Hematology and St. Vincent Epworth Crossing all located within steps of the Warrick Wellness Trail.The Ascension St. Vincent Orthopedic Hospital will officially open for patients on July 8, 2019. The facility has been designed with significant input from trusted clinical experts at Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons. Patients can expect the highest quality and a superior patient experience with highly coordinated care from pre-procedure testing all the way through surgery to therapy and other needs post-surgery. The hospital includes 24 inpatient rooms (with room for expansion), 10 operating suites (with room for expansion), and two procedure rooms. Services provided will include:Elective orthopedic and spine surgeries (inpatient and outpatient)Pre-procedure educationImaging services (CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound, MRI)LaboratoryPhysical TherapyRespiratory TherapyDurable Medical EquipmentPastoral Care & ChapelHospitalistsDining ServicesCommunity Meeting SpaceFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Harrison County, In. — Indiana Conservation Officers arrested a Harrison County couple Thursday after they were caught illegally digging for artifacts along the Ohio River.James Schuppert, 56, and Diana Hutchinson, 50, both of Central, face multiple charges, including Indiana Department of Natural Resources archaeological violations, methamphetamine manufacturing, illegal ginseng possession, and illegal wildlife possession.Officers had received numerous reports of illegal archaeological digging and criminal trespass along the banks of the Ohio River in recent weeks and stepped up patrols. Thursday afternoon, Officer Jim Schreck observed a suspicious vehicle parked in a field outside of Mauckport, and began a foot search along the riverbank.During the search, the suspects returned to their vehicle and left the area. Shortly afterward, Indiana Conservation Officers Paul Crockett, Zac Howerton, Cpl. Mick Rutherford, and Schreck located the vehicle at Schuppert’s residence, and investigated.After obtaining a search warrant, officers located a meth lab, drugs and paraphernalia, illegally possessed ginseng, box turtle parts, and a large amount of archaeological artifacts. The artifacts included arrowheads and stone tools/implements, some of which are suspected to have been illegally excavated and/or stolen from landowners.Schuppert and Hutchinson were arrested at their residence without incident. Members of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section assisted at the scene.For more information on Indiana’s archaeology program click here.