MID-MISSOURI – A Texas-based hospital and medical management company has taken control of two Noble Health hospitals and nine of its medical clinics.
Platinum Team Management said an agreement has been reached with Noble Health and will begin the process of reopening Audrain Community Hospital and Callaway Community Hospital as soon as possible.
The two hospitals suspended services on March 25 for restructuring and financial reasons and laid off 175 employees on April 6.
“We are here to maintain local, quality health care in the region,” said Platinum Hospitals President Cory Countryman. “Without these hospitals, the local patient population would have to travel an hour from the area to receive health care services.”
Both hospitals will continue to provide services for the area, which Platinum described as a “medical wasteland”.
“The access to health care that these two generational hospitals have provided to residents of rural Missouri is critical,” a news release read. “Not just for emergencies, but for basic medical needs.”
This includes critical care, surgery, inpatient rehabilitation, women’s health, pain management, diagnostic services, infusion clinics, sports medicine, and wound and limb rescue, among others. .
Platinum Hospitals said it would rework operations, revitalize facilities, and provide sound medical management and innovation.