In January 2018, Central Community Hospital (CCH) Board of Directors and Mercy Health Network (MHN) signed a letter of intent for MHN to acquire CCH and fully integrate the hospital into Mercy Health Network. The official ownership change took place on October 1, 2018.
Mercy Health Network and Central Community Hospital leaders will gather for a blessing and official welcoming of the hospital at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6 in the front lobby of the hospital. The event is open to the public.
“We are excited to celebrate the transition of CCH to a fully-aligned affiliate of Mercy Health Network,” said Brooke Kensinger, CEO of Central Community Hospital. “This transition will allow the hospital to remain financially strong and serve the community far into the future.”
Central Community Hospital was founded in 1961 and is one of the smallest critical access hospitals in the state of Iowa. Mercy Health Network owns and operates eight major medical centers and seven community hospitals. Overall, MHN has more than 3,200 licensed hospital beds and 20,000 colleagues across the system. Together, MHN provides quality and compassionate care to 30 percent of the people in Iowa.