CLARKSVILLE — Employees of the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville have been notified that the hospital and its ancillary clinics and other facilities will close on April 27.
A warn notice, signed by Michael Phillips of Galichia Hospital Group, which manages the hospital, informed employees that their employment will be terminated on April 27 as a result of the closure.
"Your separation is expected to be permanent and no bumping rights exist," the letter states.
According to the letter, employee benefits coverage will also end on April 27.
Employees are being asked to work through the 60-day warn notice period and that employees "may be required to support work transition efforts or may need to be available to answer job related questions," the letter reads.
"While I realize this will be a difficult time for everyone my hope is that you will be able to remain professional and compassionate towards patients, patient families and your KMC Team members in the days ahead," Phillips states in the letter.
Kentuckiana Medical Center, 4601 Medical Plaza Way, off of U.S. 31 in Clarksville, employs over 200 people, and has been in operation since 2009, according to a 2014 post on its website. The post states that Kentuckiana Medical Center was ranked as the No. 1 Hospital in the Louisville area for Patient Safety by Consumer Reports.
That same year the hospital hosted a grand re-opening with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 80,000-square-foot hospital had been obtained by Rialto Capital in November 2013, after Kentuckiana Medical Center filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier that year.
At the time of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the hospital housed 46 patient beds, three operating rooms, 10 intensive care unit beds and eight telemetry beds. At the ceremony an announcement was made about a second phase of construction for three additional operating rooms as well as a 16-bed medical/surgical floor.
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