Effective Sunday, September 1, 2019, Methodist Hospital’s main campus
in Henderson, KY, as well as Methodist Hospital in Morganfield, KY, will
begin operating as Methodist Health.
When Methodist Hospital completed its affiliation with Deaconess in September
2018, the legal entity name was changed to Methodist Health, Inc. Following
a one-year period of transition, the name change becomes effective system-wide.
Methodist Hospital, founded in 1946 as an 80-bed one-story Hospital, has
grown to consist of a 192-bed multi-story Hospital in Henderson, a 25-bed
Critical Access Hospital and Level IV Trauma Center in Morganfield, and
the Methodist Physician Group, including more than 40 medical professionals
working in 14 clinics throughout three counties in western Kentucky.
Methodist’s health care team of nearly 900 employees services Henderson,
Union and Webster counties with a population over 75,000. The Hospital
also manages the city-county ambulance services.
Along with the name change to Methodist Health, a new mission statement
has been developed:
Methodist Health is committed to providing exceptional quality care to
promote the health of the people we serve.
Benny Nolen, President and CEO, commented, “In the 73 years since
Methodist Hospital was founded, the scope and breadth of facilities and
services offered has expanded exponentially. We are much more than a hospital.
For that reason, transitioning to Methodist Health better defines our
organization, our services and our commitment to health.”
“Since becoming a Deaconess Network Affiliate,” Nolen continued,
“we have been able to build on a shared vision that is improving
access to high quality services and enhancing efficiency for our patients
while remaining independent and under local control.”