Witham recently learned that potable water within the Zionsville Medical Center at 1650 W. Oak Street, a building in which Witham rents office space, tested positive for low levels of legionella. This is not the variant most frequently identified in patients with Legionnaires’ disease. Witham also learned that there are concerns regarding histoplasmosis (a fungal infection) potentially related to the building.
Air testing of the building was performed and did not identify any significant concentration of fungal/mold spores or airborne legionella. Nonetheless, as a locally owned hospital, Witham takes great care in its responsibility to the community and the health and safety of its employees and patients are paramount considerations. Thus, working in consultation with the local health authorities, the decision has been made to relocate the Witham offices that reside within that building until we are able to return. Witham is currently working to transition all offices and services out of the Zionsville Medical Center.
Anyone who visited the Zionsville Medical Center and experiences any symptoms consistent with exposure to legionella or histoplasmosis, including but not limited to: cough, shortness of breath, fever, muscle or body aches, headaches, chills, unexplained weight loss, or chest pain, is encouraged to seek medical attention with his/her primary care provider and/or appropriate emergent care.
About Witham
Witham Health Services has served the residents of Boone and surrounding counties for over 105 years.
Under the current leadership of Dr. Raymond Ingham, President/CEO and the Board of Trustees, Witham Health Services has become a progressive, modern health care provider. We offer many of the medical services people need throughout their lifetime, right here, close to home. Whatever your health care needs are in the future, you won't have to travel far for quality care. We have offices in Crawfordsville, Frankfort, Jamestown, Lebanon, Thorntown, Whitestown at Anson and Zionsville.
With our physicians, specialists, and advanced equipment and procedures, you can count on exceptional care in friendly, familiar surroundings with your family and friends nearby. If you're hospitalized, your treatment will be managed by a physician or specialist you know and trust. Our staff takes pride in providing high quality care with a caring touch.
Witham Health Services is a county owned, nonprofit healthcare organization committed to improving health through excellence and personalized care. We also support the community through sponsorships, donations and partnerships that align with our Mission, Vision and Values.