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About Methodist Health Henderson County

History & Tradition

A time of illness for you or a loved-one can be a turning point in your life. It can be a time of crisis, sorrow, anxious concern and an over-whelming feeling of helplessness, but it is not something you have to endure alone. Every day, dedicated Methodist Health employees provide healthcare of the highest quality, in a professional, secure, compassionate environment. From physicians to maintenance technicians, from nurses to housekeeping assistants, our patients are provided an atmosphere of respect and treated with dignity to facilitate the healing process physically, mentally and spiritually. In time of loss family and friends are provided comfort and solace by a caring, well-trained staff.

Our Chaplaincy Services are always available to provide counseling and comfort to patients and family members. When faced with difficult decisions, Methodist Health's Chaplain and its Chapel can be a source of spiritual comfort and support.

Where We Started

The Henderson Hospital was originally constructed in the summer of 1944 by the United States Federal Works Agency under the Lanham Act. The 80-bed, one-story, pavilion style, city county operated facility opened in 1946. This facility served the Hospital and community well and was used in part to house valuable services including out-patient surgery, and the Child Care Center until August 31, 2005 when this section was torn-down to make room for the new South Tower addition.

Changing with the Times

On August 16, 1948, the Hospital and approximately 21 acres of property were purchased by The Methodist Health in Henderson, Inc. With the financial and spiritual support of the Louisville Annual Conference of the Methodist Church, ownership was transferred to the Methodist Health of Henderson that eventually become known as "Community United Methodist Health, Inc."

By 1963, it became apparent the one-story facility would not meet the needs of the community and planning was initiated for development of a modern multi-story acute care facility. This facility adopted a phased method for planning and growth to meet community need. With the completion of Phase VIII, the newly constructed, six-floor North Tower addition, and the 50th Anniversary celebration, the organization reclaimed the name - Methodist Health.

The 1946 Hospital was demolished in August, 2005 to pave the way for construction of the South Tower providing for replacement of the hospital on this accessible community location overlooking the beautiful Ohio River.