PAULDING — Paulding County Hospital announced Friday it is now able to provide Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC line) and midline catheter insertion services at its facility.

The hospital is contracting with Vascular Access Consulting.

“This will alleviate the need to transfer patients to outlying facilities for these services,” said Ashley Smith, director of ER/medical-surgical nursing services at Paulding County Hospital. “This is great news for our facility and our community.”

The PICC line or midline catheter insertion is available on an inpatient or outpatient basis. An order from a provider is required, and the patient must meet a certain set of guidelines prior to insertion.

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