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About Methodist Health Union County

More Than 40 Years Serving the Community

Methodist Health in Morganfield has been affiliated with Methodist Health since September 1, 1987, and the facility marked 40 years of overall service to the community on April 13, 2010.

The Hospital opened on April 13, 1970, as Union County Hospital, built and operated by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). The following year, a doctor's clinic building behind the Hospital were constructed.

In September 1984, a contest to rename the Hospital was held. Phillip Railey was the winner of a $500 U.S. Savings Bond for providing the name chosen - Valley View Medical Center. In July 1986, the countywide emergency ambulance service contracted with the Hospital to operate from that site.

Joining Methodist Health

In October 1987, the facility was purchased by Methodist Health and renamed Union County Methodist Health. The name changed slightly in late 1998 when Methodist Health announced a name change and new logo. At that time, Union County Methodist Health became Methodist Health Union County. In 2018, the Hospital became known as Methodist Health.

In addition to the 25-bed acute care wing, a 16-bed wing was operated as an Extended Care Facility.

The Hospital operated as a 54-bed acute care and long term care facility until January 2001. At that time Methodist Health in Morganfield became a Critical Access Hospital and, as such, reduced the number of acute care beds to 25, maintaining the 16 long term care beds. In April 2008, the Hospital closed the LTC Unit and converted all of its rooms to private rooms.

The Hospital Today

Methodist Health in Morganfield now has approximately 140 employees and offers 24 hour emergency room service, a Hospital-based ambulance service and a full range of diagnostic tools ranging from spiral CT scanning to ultrasound and mammography. Physical Therapy, Cardiopulmonary, Surgical Services and Laboratory testing are available, too.