Methodist Hospital - Morganfield
More Than 40 Years Serving the Community
Methodist Hospital in Morganfield has been affiliated with Methodist Hospital
since September 1, 1987, and the facility marked 40 years of overall service
to the community on April 13, 2010.
The Hospital opened on April 13, 1970, as Union County Hospital, built
and operated by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). The following year,
a doctor's clinic building behind the Hospital were constructed.
In September 1984, a contest to rename the Hospital was held. Phillip Railey
was the winner of a $500 U.S. Savings Bond for providing the name chosen
- Valley View Medical Center. In July 1986, the countywide emergency ambulance
service contracted with the Hospital to operate from that site.
Joining Methodist Hospital
In October 1987, the facility was purchased by Methodist Hospital and renamed
Union County Methodist Hospital. The name changed slightly in late 1998
when Methodist Hospital announced a name change and new logo. At that
time, Union County Methodist Hospital became Methodist Hospital Union
County. In 2018, the Hospital became known as Methodist Hospital.
In addition to the 25-bed acute care wing, a 16-bed wing was operated as
an Extended Care Facility.
The Hospital operated as a 54-bed acute care and long term care facility
until January 2001. At that time Methodist Hospital in Morganfield became
a Critical Access Hospital and, as such, reduced the number of acute care
beds to 25, maintaining the 16 long term care beds. In April 2008, the
Hospital closed the LTC Unit and converted all of its rooms to private rooms.
The Hospital Today
Methodist Hospital in Morganfield now has approximately 140 employees and
offers 24 hour emergency room service, a Hospital-based ambulance service
and a full range of diagnostic tools ranging from spiral CT scanning to
ultrasound and mammography. Physical Therapy, Cardiopulmonary, Surgical
Services and Laboratory testing are available, too.