About the Organization
Our integrated system of care includes an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, a planned long-term acute care hospital, comprehensive behavioral health services, a strategically growing number of outlying clinics, and a full range of inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory care programs. Founded in 1961, Howard Regional employs more than 1,400 persons. The third largest employer in Kokomo is Howard Regional Health System. HRHS is the largest healthcare employer in Kokomo. Howard Regional Health System (HRHS) employs over 20 physicians. As such, there are many primary care physicians practicing on the campus of HRHS.
Howard Regional Health Systems service area is home to approximately 250,000 people. The area has a rich history and diverse culture, with strong healthcare and educational communities. Located within an hour of Indianapolis, the city of Kokomo is the heart of Howard Regionals service area.
Howard Regional Health System is a regional acute care hospital system comprised of two hospitals on three campuses. Well-positioned financially to move forward with a comprehensive three-year strategic plan, our focus is on continued growth and enhanced quality services.
Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Howard Regional Health System earns consistently high patient satisfaction ratings. The System provides a broad range of acute care and ancillary services. Our West Campus Specialty Hospital and the rehabilitation services it offers rounds out our continuum of care.
Acute care services include, but are not limited to, cardiology, behavioral health, emergency services, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, intensive care, neurology, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology, opthamology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, podiatry, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, rheumatology, urology and vascular surgery. The System also provides various other services and facilities including ambulatory care, anesthesia, blood bank, cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetic center, laboratory services, linear accelerator and IMRT therapy, lithotripsy, nuclear medicine, outpatient surgery, radiology, physical and respiratory therapy and womens imaging, diagnostic and wellness services among others. Howard Regional Health System also offers Kokomo and surrounding communities a wide range of support groups, health education and special programs.
Patients are the key reason we do what we do. Howard Regional is proud to consistently receive high patient satisfaction ratings placing among the top hospitals in the country. HRHS has grown significantly over the years, continuing to be the local market share leader.
HRHS is currently in the process of building a new Emergency Room. We are fortunate to have Board Certified Emergency Room physicians at our Level 3 Trauma center. We also have the services of a helicopter agency stationed on campus. Our ER will expand from 12 rooms to 24 rooms in a new state of the art facility. HRHS is also planning to double the size of its ICU from 8 to 16 beds, will also add more labor delivery rooms, post partum rooms, and medical surgical rooms to its main campus. HRHS is adding a new long term acute care facility to its west campus.
Housing & Schools
North Central Indiana offers its residents the best of all worlds. Rural homesteads nestle in green fields just minutes away from thriving towns and bustling cities. Family values are reflected in excellent schools, churches, recreational activities and family-oriented cultural events.
From the friendly, hometown atmosphere of Kokomo neighborhoods to the cosmopolitan areas on the north side of Indianapolis, north central Indiana offers something for everyone: spectacular golf courses, exceptional shopping, unique entertainment and more.
Kokomo itself is the "City of Firsts," claiming a number of inventions that changed American lives. America's first car invented by Elwood Haynes in 1894... the first canned tomato juice developed by Kemp Brothers Canning Company in 1928... the first all transistor car radio developed by Delco Radio division of G.M. in 1957. The entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking from which these and other "firsts" grew are woven into the fabric of life in Kokomo, Indiana.