Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC), parent company of The Medical Center, has assumed management of Clinton County Hospital effective immediately and will close on the acquisition of the hospital in March. Once the acquisition is complete, the hospital will become The Medical Center at Albany. Eric Hagan, Vice President of Commonwealth Health Corporation, will serve as Interim Administrator.
Clinton County Hospital is a 42-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital located in Albany, Kentucky. The hospital has served the residents of Clinton County and surrounding counties since 1951 and currently has 125 employees. With the addition of Clinton County Hospital to its family of hospitals, CHC now operates six acute care hospitals in Southcentral Kentucky including The Medical Centers in Bowling Green, Caverna, Franklin and Scottsville and Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green. CHC employs over 3,400 healthcare workers with a medical staff that includes over 350 physicians.
In October 2015 CHC was asked by Clinton County Hospital to evaluate operations at the hospital to determine the feasibility of acquiring the hospital.
“We look forward to serving the healthcare needs of residents in Clinton County and providing access to quality care close to home,” said Connie D. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of CHC and The Medical Center. “We are honored to have been invited into the community and are committed to improving and expanding local healthcare services.”