Daughters of Charity National Health System plans to add a small public hospital to an eight-hospital regional healthcare network it has in Indiana.
The hospital, 27-bed Randolph County Hospital and Health Services in Winchester, Ind., will join Indianapolis-based Central Indiana Health System. CIHS is the holding company for the Daughters' 621-bed St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, Indianapolis, and 157-bed Saint Joseph Hospital and Health Center, Kokomo, Ind., said Patrick Morrison, manager of public relations at St. Vincent.
St. Vincent has been managing five rural health clinics for Randolph County Hospital for the past 18 months.
In the proposed deal, CIHS would assume ownership of Randolph County Hospital in July 2000.
The Daughters also will spend $156 million to build a replacement hospital in Randolph County, Morrison said.
The deal still needs final approval from Randolph County officials and leaders of the St. Louis-based Daughters of Charity.