COSHOCTON, Ohio, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Healthcare Foundation and Coshocton County Memorial Hospital announced today that Prime Healthcare Foundation has completed its acquisition of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital in Coshocton, Ohio. The hospital will retain a local governing board and not-for-profit status as a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, an affiliate of Prime Healthcare. As a result of the sale, the hospital will now be known as Coshocton Regional Medical Center.
"Prime Healthcare looks forward to working with the physicians, nurses and employees at Coshocton Regional Medical Center to ensure the best care and service for patients and members of the community," said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare. "Prime Healthcare is grateful to continue Coshocton's legacy of providing quality and compassionate healthcare, with millions of dollars of investment over the next five years in capital equipment and infrastructure improvements." The Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3, non-profit public charity dedicated to improving access to healthcare and increasing educational opportunities in healthcare, has donated millions of dollars to save financially distressed and bankrupt hospitals, improving their quality of care and turning them into important community assets. "Our hospital has a 107-year history of service to our communities," said Max Crown, Board of Trustees Chairman at Coshocton. "Now, as Coshocton Regional Medical Center and a member of Prime Healthcare, we have a renewed opportunity to prosper with a proven leader in quality healthcare." Coshocton Regional Medical Center was on the brink of closure in March, 2016. Prime Healthcare Foundation submitted a Letter of Intent to purchase the hospital and the majority of its assets through bankruptcy court approval in September 2016 and issued an order to proceed with the acquisition. The Ohio Attorney General's office also approved the transaction, which is required for the sale of non-profit healthcare providers, after holding a public forum on the acquisition. Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a 56-bed acute care hospital that recently earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The hospital and its team of physicians serve a population of 36,500 residents in Coshocton County and surrounding counties in the eastern central Ohio region with emergency, diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services. "We're excited to welcome the Coshocton team to Prime Healthcare," said Luis Leon, President of Operations of Prime Healthcare, Division II. "Our mission at Prime Healthcare is to save and improve hospitals so they can deliver compassionate, quality healthcare in their local communities. Coshocton Regional Medical Center holds a special place in the community and is a vibrant, committed hospital with talented staff and physicians." With the addition of Coshocton Regional Medical Center, Prime Healthcare now owns and operates 44 hospitals in 14 states with nearly 43,500 employees and physicians. Twelve of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation. Prime Healthcare hospitals are regularly recognized for high quality care and the health system is one of the fastest growing hospital systems in the United States. About Coshocton County Memorial Hospital: Coshocton County Memorial Hospital is a 56-bed hospital in Coshocton, Ohio, providing 24-hour emergency and acute care services with a network of hospital-based physician clinics serving Coshocton and surrounding counties. For more than 100 years, Coshocton Hospital has served Eastern Central Ohio with high quality diagnostic, rehabilitation and acute healthcare services. For more information, please visit www.ccmh.com. About Prime Healthcare Services and Foundation:Prime Healthcare Services is an award-winning national hospital system with 44 hospitals providing nearly 43,500 jobs in 14 states. Twelve of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. The mission of the Prime Healthcare Foundation is to provide quality, compassionate healthcare for all, and serve communities through various charitable and educational initiatives. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in thecountry, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. It has been recognized as among the "100 Top Hospitals" in the nation 36 times and among the "15 Top Health Systems" three times. Numerous hospitals have been recognized by The Joint Commission as among the "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures."For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160118/323248LOGO