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TELL CITY, IN – The Board of Directors of Perry County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) announce a new affiliation with Deaconess Health System, effective January 1, 2023.

PCMH will remain a county-owned hospital, and will continue to be governed by the local board, with a local focus, improving not only the health of individual patients, but also the well-being of the overall community.

“In today’s healthcare climate, rural hospitals are faced with extensive challenges to provide the healthcare needed to best serve their communities,” said John B. Land, PCMH Board Chair. “As we began discussing this affiliation with Deaconess, it became apparent that our collaboration would enhance access to specialty health services for the community, helping more patients and their families stay closer to home.”

“I am pleased to welcome PCMH as our newest affiliate,” said Shawn McCoy, CEO, Deaconess Health System. “At Deaconess, we strongly believe in local decisions and local leadership for healthcare organizations. PCMH is already a high-quality, CMS 5-star rated organization, so we look forward to building on this strong foundation to add and diversify services available in and around Perry County.”

“Deaconess brings a tremendous amount of healthcare experience and resources to the Perry County community,” said Brian Herwig, Chief Executive Officer of PCMH. “PCMH will ensure that residents have access to quality care close to home through improved and expanded services.”

Meetings for medical staff and employees took place this week, sharing details of the announcement and answering questions. No staffing changes are anticipated, and employees will remain in their current roles.