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Norton Healthcare Acquires Clark and Scott Memorial Health, Expanding Southern Indiana Presence

Written by : Arun Ramalingam

August 3, 2023

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Norton Healthcare is set to fully acquire Clark Memorial Health in Jeffersonville and Scott Memorial Health in Scottsburg. This transformative acquisition signifies a pivotal shift in the healthcare landscape of Southern Indiana, promising to expand services and provide heightened healthcare

Transition in Ownership

In a joint announcement, Clark Memorial Health and Norton Healthcare unveiled their agreement and overall plan for the future. Bringing an end to the joint partnership with LifePoint Health that has spanned since 2013. The two Southern Indiana hospitals are aimed to undergo a transition of full ownership to Norton Healthcare.

A vision for the future

Under this new arrangement, Norton Healthcare aims to usher in a new era of healthcare excellence for the communities served by Clark Memorial Health and Scott Memorial Health. Pledging to fortify specialized services, invest in workforce training and development, and explore avenues to enrich healthcare accessibility for the community. Norton Healthcare's strategic vision signals a commitment to the betterment of the local populace, a core tenet of its vision and mission to give back and fortify the community.

Local at heart

Dr. Eric Yazel, Clark County Health Officer, an emergency physician, and board member at Clark Memorial Health, expressed his enthusiasm for the transition. Having been an integral part of the medical community for years, Dr. Yazel applauds Norton Healthcare's reputation and anticipates a seamless transition that will catalyze the expansion of healthcare resources and specialized care within the region. He cites that this transition will strengthen the Healthcare provider and community relationship, something that is sorely needed in today's healthcare industry. He goes on to say

"I've been a physician in the area for years, and I've always had a lot of respect for Norton,' 'œWe had a degree of partnership with them already. But to strengthen that and have a greater local footprint in Southern Indiana will be a great move for the hospital and community.'

Uninterrupted care

As this ownership transition unfolds, patients can rest assured that their healthcare journeys will remain uninterrupted and unchanged. The familiar faces of their current physicians will continue to guide them through their care pathways and needs. The forthcoming changes are expected to include the introduction of fresh marketing and branding strategies, alongside the gradual expansion of services to further meet the evolving needs of the community.


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