Adding to the appeal of Putnam County is our quality healthcare services where our physicians provide patients with the most personal, warm, and quality of care possible. In Putnam, our physicians go above the standard of care and treat every patient with dignity and “hometown care” that is not common in most cities today.
We have state-of-the-art services that are equal to neighboring large cities. Located within Palatka is Putnam County Medical Center (PCMC) – a 99 bed hospital offering a 10-bed critical care unit, skilled nursing unit, progressive care unit, medical and surgical units, family birthplace center, and a 24-hour emergency department.
The citizens of Putnam County rely on Putnam Community Medical Center for their healthcare. With over 100 physicians representing more than 20 medical specialties, the hospital averages in excess of 7000 admissions a year. They accommodate approximately 33,000 emergency visits, 44,000 outpatient visits, and over 600 new babies born each year at PCMC.
A major employer in the community, PCMC has an annual payroll of $27 million. They continue to invest in state-of-the-art technology and recruit physicians to meet the growing needs of the communities they serve. Putnam Community Medical Center has earned the Joint Commissions’ highest vote of confidence with a three-year accreditation.
Putnam Community Medical Center is part of the LifePoint Hospitals Company. LifePoint Hospitals is a leading hospital company focused on providing quality healthcare services close to home. Through its subsidiaries, LifePoint operates 49 hospitals in 17 states. With a mission of “Making Communities Healthier℗” LifePoint is the sole community hospital provider in the majority of the communities it serves.
Palatka is also home to an oncology practice that is a member of one of Florida’s largest cancer teams (Florida Radiation Oncology Group), Cancer Center of Putnam. Cancer Center of Putnam provides state-of-the-art technology such as treating cancer patients with Image Guided Radiation Therapy. And by providing clinical trials with RTOG, which means patients may receive clinical proven treatments before they become the standard of care. As well as new modern cancer techniques such as Dose Verification System, which ensures patients are receiving the correct dose of radiation daily.