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Terre Haute Regional Hospital
Terre Haute Regional Hospital is a 278-bed med-surg facility owned by HCA.
Terre Haute is a nice place to call home. It is a medium size city with a population of approximately 60,000 people and a county of approximately 106,000 people. The medical community pulls patients from a population of approximately 300,000. Residents of Terre Haute have much of what is available in a big city, but without the long drive times, traffic jams, high crime rate, and hurried unpleasant people.
The school system is very strong with many schools with a 4 star rating (the highest possible in the state). The school corporation offers a gifted and talented program for students of high academic ability. Beginning in second grade, there is a separate class for gifted and talented children. In addition, the schools have champion math, spelling, and chess teams. At the middle school and high school level, academics and athletic programs are strong. Terre Haute South High School is ranked number one in the state for college preparatory classes and advanced placement students. In addition, this last year the girl’s basketball and tennis teams won the state title. Private schools are also available in Terre Haute. There are two Catholic elementary schools and one Catholic middle school/high school. There is also a Christian academy. There are two Montessori Schools.
Terre Haute has four colleges. They are Indiana State University, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and Ivy Tech State College. Rose Hulman is the number one engineering school in the nation and offers engineering, math, and science degrees. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a private Catholic all girls college. It is one of the few colleges in the nation that offers an equestrian program. In addition, DePauw University, which is a very good liberal arts college, is located 40 miles from Terre Haute in Greencastle, Indiana. Indiana University’s campus in Bloomington, Indiana is approximately 50 miles from Terre Haute and Indiana University/Purdue University’s (IUPUI) campus in Indianapolis is approximately 70 miles from Terre Haute. IU and IUPUI offer law degree programs and IU offers a top-notch medical school with several satellite locations throughout the state. First and second year medical students can do many courses at ISU in Terre Haute and then return to the Indianapolis campus for the last two years of study. Many of our physicians teach courses in this program. It’s an opportunity for physicians interested in continuing academic activities.
Its proximity to many large cities is another reason why Terre Haute is a great place to call home. The city is approximately 70 miles from Indianapolis, 113 miles (1.5- 2.0 hours) from Evansville, 173 miles (3.5 hours) from St. Louis, 187 miles (4 hours) from Chicago, and 202 miles (4.5 hours) to Cincinnati.
Music lovers will enjoy the numerous concerts at area colleges as well as the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. There is a community theater and a children’s theater. There is also a children’s choir.
Residents of Terre Haute enjoy numerous recreational activities at area parks. The parks offer hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, nature study, and summer camps. Nearby parks offer further opportunities for fishing as well as recreational boating.
Low cost of living, low to zero crime rate, no traffic, fantastic schools, shopping, restaurants, and recreational activities are just some of the reasons why people like to call Terre Haute home. This is a brief summary of what Terre Haute provides its residents.