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Emergency Department changes at Methodist Health

Emergency Department changes at Methodist Health

Emergency DepartmentManagement of the Emergency Department at Methodist Health in Henderson is transitioning from an outside organization to Deaconess. The transition will be complete on Friday, February 28.

Emergency Department physicians and advanced practice providers will be staffed and managed by Deaconess while registered nurses and other support staff roles in the Emergency Department will continue to be employed and managed by Methodist Health.

Methodist Health formed an affiliation with Deaconess in 2018 to bring a shared focus on enhancing local care in western Kentucky by improving access to high quality services, standardizing care protocols, integrating electronic medical records and improving quality and efficiencies throughout Methodist Health. The change in management of the Emergency Department will help support the goals and vision of the affiliation.

“With our current management contract up for renewal, we took this as an opportunity to perform a careful and thorough review of that agreement,” said Linda E. White, Methodist Health CEO. “It was determined that Deaconess could best meet the needs of our patients while providing a local perspective at a lower cost.”