Health and Wellnes

Ribbon cutting opens Hi-Rail path

Nov 9, 2018
City of Evansville

You may notice more walkers, runners, and bike riders along Highway 41 in Evansville.








City leaders have officially opened the Hi-Rail Greenway. 

The 2.5-mile trail was installed along a former railroad bed next to 41 between Riverside and Walnut.

Methodist, Deaconess Sign Affiliation Agreement

Sep 21, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Methodist Hospital in Henderson has finalized its affiliation agreement with Evansville-based Deaconess Health System. 

As of 12:33 Friday afternoon, Methodist has become what administrators are calling a “Deaconess network affiliate.”

Deaconess will own a third of Methodist and get a minority stake in its board, but the hospitals will remain independent.

Deaconess will invest in renovations to the emergency department at the Methodist Hospital in Union County. Deaconess will also renovate office space at the Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

German Township issues boil advisory

Sep 14, 2018

A boil water advisory has been issued for an area just west of Evansville.

The German Township Water District says the advisory affects customers along Hwy 66 from Rexing Road west to Winternheimer Road, including Downen Road and Coachlite Drive.

In a news release, the district says water pressure fell below a mandated level during maintenance work. 

The water district says contamination is unlikely, but it’s recommending all tap water be brought to a complete boil for five minutes before using it for cooking or drinking.

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The Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) has received a grant to improve the lives of people with dementia, according to a press release from the university. 

The money comes from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). The nearly $800,000 will fund training for nursing home workers in the care of dementia patients.

EVSC tests lead levels in schools

Aug 22, 2018

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation says water fixtures in all of its school buildings have been tested for lead. 

In a news release, the EVSC says it took part in a voluntary state program to identify any water fixtures with lead content that exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “action level” of 15 parts per billion.

The release says tests of the more than 1500 fixtures showed 96 percent of them fell within the safe lead-level range, well below the EPA recommended action level.