February 20, 2020

Methodist Health Will Join Deaconess Health System

Methodist Health (Henderson, KY) has opted to affiliate with  Deaconess Health System, effective July 1. Like many small hospitals, Methodist Health has experienced financial struggles, losing $8 million in this most recent fiscal year. According to Deaconess, the merger will allow Methodist Health patients to keep their doctors and insurance plans while also gaining access to more specialty services and improved electronic medical records. An integration steering team of representatives from Methodist Health and Deaconess will oversee this transition period with a goal of “keeping quality health care local, with local decision making and a local focus.”