Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Visitation Restrictions

Visitation restrictions are in effect at all Med Center Health hospitals and Cal Turner Rehab & Specialty Care.

See Med Center Health’s response to COVID-19 on our Coronavirus Update page.

History and Mission

In August 1926, the Bowling Green City Hospital opened its doors as a city-sponsored non-profit hospital. The objective of the hospital was to provide the best medical and surgical care at reasonable rates to all sick and injured persons without regard to race, creed or financial status. In 1951, the hospital became jointly owned and operated by the City and County and assumed the name Bowling Green-Warren County Hospital.

In 1978, the decision was made to construct a new, state-of-the-art medical facility to better serve the growing community. A private, non-profit corporation, the Bowling Green-Warren County Community Hospital Corporation, was formed in May 1977 to operate the then existing hospital and to construct a new hospital. On March 8, 1980, The Medical Center at Bowling Green opened and began serving more than 10 counties in Southcentral Kentucky as a regional medical center. Although the name is different, the goals and objectives of the hospital have not changed since 1926.

In 1984, corporate reorganization was completed, and Commonwealth Health Corporation, a non-profit holding company, was formed. Commonwealth Health Corporation has continued to expand and now encompasses many other subsidiaries impacting the lives of South Central Kentuckians. In 2016, the brand name Med Center Health was created.

By diversifying into a wide array of health-related areas, Med Center Health is strengthening its ability to provide needed healthcare in the community for many years to come.


Med Center Health’s mission is to care for people and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.


Med Center Health will be an innovative leader in healthcare delivery and outcome.


  • Quality — We are committed to providing the highest level of care and service at every opportunity.
  • People — People are our most valuable resource. We work together to achieve our organization’s goals. We treat everyone with honor, dignity and respect.
  • Accountability — Each of us is responsible for managing our resources ethically and wisely.