Adena Health System in southeastern Ohio took several steps closer to adding Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) to its family of hospitals, with the approvals on several agreements by the Adena Board of Trustees and Fayette County Commissioners. The Adena Board of Trustees agreed to move forward on all transaction agreements for Adena to acquire the 25-bed critical access hospital. The FCMH Board of Trustees also adopted a motion to move forward with the agreement as well. Under the approved agreement, Adena would begin a management agreement of FCMH operations on February 15, with targeted completion of the transaction April 1.
Additionally, the Fayette County Commissioners agreed to move forward with the transfer of real estate and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) management agreements to Adena. Because FCMH is currently county-owned, Commission approval of the agreements was needed.
Adena has been providing a wide range of primary and specialty care services to residents in Fayette County since 2012. Adena and FCMH partnered on a formal clinical affiliation agreement in September 2018, expanding the volume of specialty care being offered on the hospital’s Washington Court House campus.
Adena Health System currently includes Adena Regional Medical Center, located in Chillicothe; Adena Greenfield Medical Center; and Adena Pike Medical Center, located in Waverly. FCMH, which will be rebranded as Adena Fayette Medical Center, will be Adena’s fourth hospital in its system.
This was reported by Adena Health System on February 2, 2021.
Contact information: Adena Health System, 272 Hospital Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601; 740-779-7500; Website: www.adena.org
Contact information: Fayette County Memorial Hospital, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, OH 43160; 740-335-1210; Website: www.fcmh.org