MONTICELLO – Baptist Health has officially added Drew Memorial Health System in Monticello to the Baptist Health system. Baptist Health recognized the momentous occasion during a ribbon cutting ceremony with hospital officials and local dignitaries at the hospital in December.
Operations include a 60-bed hospital, two clinics and home health. The Monticello hospital, which becomes Baptist Health’s 12th hospital, unveiled a new sign during the ceremony showing the updated name: “Baptist Health Medical Center-Drew County.”
“What an exciting day for Baptist Health and Drew County,” said Troy Wells, president and CEO of Baptist Health. “We’ve been looking forward to this day for many months. Working together we know that we can continue to provide the quality of health care that the residents of Drew County and surrounding areas deserve.”
“This is an energizing day for our physicians, caregivers and the entire community,” said Scott Barrilleaux, president of Baptist Health Medical Center-Drew County. “Combining forces with the outstanding reputation of the Baptist Health team will complement the quality of care this area has come to expect.”
The hospital, clinics and home health have approximately 300 employees in Drew County. The health system offers numerous services such as a cancer and infusion center, emergency department, wound center, rehab therapy, respiratory therapy, women’s services, a sleep center, radiology and laboratory, among others.
Baptist Health initially announced in October that it would begin managing the health system’s general operations until the official acquisition in December. Baptist Health added Drew Memorial Health System by subleasing its assets and assuming its operations.