CLARKSVILLE, IN (May 20, 2014) -- Highlighted by a special ribbon cutting ceremony, Kentuckiana Medical Center will commemorate its grand re-opening Thursday, May 29 at 11 a.m., marking the anniversary of the opening of the center on August 14, 2009. Physicians and hospital officials will mark the occasion with leaders from One Southern Indiana, Indiana State Senator, and Clark County Commissioners.
Kentuckiana Medical Center (KMC), managed by the national healthcare development firm Galichia Hospital Group (GHG), was recently obtained by Rialto Capital last November.
Michael Phillips, CEO of KMC, is excited about the growth of the hospital stating “Over the last 6 months KMC has invested over $13 million in the hospital expansion and has created over 170 jobs so far and is still growing.”
The 80,000-square-foot facility houses 46 patient beds, three operating rooms (OR), 10 ICU beds, and eight telemetry beds. The second phase will see the opening of three more OR’s as well as the 16-bed medical/surgical floor. The physical design of the building features a flow that directly reflects the working needs of physicians. The physical distance and relationships between areas of the hospital are meticulously thought out. In addition, Phillips says “KMC provides high quality patient care in Southern Indiana, reducing the need to drive to Louisville.”
The highlights of Kentuckiana Medical Center include:
- Multiple specialties & services on staff
- Emergency room 24/7 full service with minimal wait time
- Orthopedic surgery, General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Urology
- Accepts all insurance
- Rapid labs & x-ray results
- Nuclear camera used for diagnostics
- Cardiovascular services/ Open-heart surgery & diagnosis
- Ability to respond to physicians & patients needs (testing, administration, and equipment)
- Individual attention for patients (Excellent nurse-to-patient ratio)
- Easy access from regional area (Southern Indiana and Louisville, KY)
- The only place in a 100 mile radius that offers an innovated cardiopulmonary test that has been identifying early indicators of disease that other tests have historically missed.
The hospital’s notable reputation is attributed to its Consumer Reports rating as #1 Hospital in Louisville Area for Patient Safety. KMC is known for avoiding medical mortality, which is based on how likely patients are to die within 30 days of being admitted for a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia. KMC's better patient survival rate is credited to its heart doctors.
“KMC's foundation is in providing the best heart care in the area. The consumer reports data demonstrated that patients who had heart attacks and went to KMC had better survival rates than all other hospitals in the Louisville area,” says Phillips.
Phillips also states that Physicians are practicing at KMC because they believe patient care comes first. “All of the physicians who work at KMC are passionate about taking care of patients and feel that patient care comes first,” said Phillips. “We find that high quality physicians like to come to KMC because they feel they are empowered and provided the tools they need to allow them to provide the highest quality patient care.”
During the ceremony, KMC will donate an Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) to Jeffersonville High School, Charlestown Senior High School, New Albany High School, Our Lady of Providence Junior-Senior High School and Silver Creek High School. AED’s automatically diagnose life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and uses defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, which allows the patient’s heart to reestablish a normal rhythm.
KMC employs close to 200 people and is located just off U.S. 31 in Clarksville, IN, which is part of the greater Louisville Metropolitan area. KMC has been serving the community of Southern Indiana and Kentucky since 2009 and has since received certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation program (HFAP). For more information about Kentuckiana Medical Center, visit http://www.kentuckianamedcen.com.
About Galichia Hospital Group
Guided by Dr. Joseph Galichia, GHG's mission is to provide integrated healthcare systems that provide the highest quality care possible. The Group's model is to provide efficient, cost-effective health care services that meet the needs of the community while embracing the concept that patient care comes first. This vision is based on Dr. Galichia's experience providing medical care in many international locales and various healthcare systems. For more information, visit: http://www.galichiahospitalgroup.com.
About One Southern Indiana
One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving Clark and Floyd Counties. 1si’s mission is to provide the connections, resources and services that help businesses innovate and thrive in the Southern Indiana/Louisville metro area.
Since its inception, the organization has evolved to include a three-prong approach to serve its members and investors. Business Resources, as the chamber side of the organization, encompasses membership, signature events and programs which support and encourage business growth; Economic Development works to grow the regional economy through the attraction of new commerce and assists with retention and expansion of existing businesses;
Advocacy supports businesses at the government level by engaging in initiatives to preserve, protect and promote a business friendly environment free of obstacles to growth and development of commerce.