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On July 5, 1952, the Allen County War Memorial Hospital opened in Scottsville, KY. The hospital featured 31 beds (9 private and 11 semi private rooms) and 12 bassinets.

On May 3, 1993, the hospital was assigned to The Medical Center at Bowling Green, and was renamed The Medical Center at Scottsville. In June, 1993, the Allen County Fiscal Court signed a letter of intent indicating their desire to sell the facility, and an ordinance was passed to sell the facility to Health Endowment Properties, AC. Inc. to assume all debts of the hospital, to operate the facility, and to construct a 52-bed replacement facility at an estimated cost of $9 million. With the support of CHC, The Medical Center at Scottsville began immediate plans for expansion and the addition of new services. The plan also involved the purchase of Hillview Manor Nursing Facility, and construction of a new medical complex on a 12-acre site on Burnley Road. The land was donated by Cal Turner, Sr. as part of a 1972 Turner Family Trust, and resulted in the construction of the Cal Turner Extended Care Pavilion in conjunction with the new hospital facility.

On March 10, 1994, The Medical Center at Scottsville sponsored the Scottsville Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast and unveiled the architectural plans of the new facility.

Meanwhile, many changes were made at the existing facility, new equipment was purchased and employee benefits were expanded with the implementation of a new health insurance plan, a retirement plan, salary adjustments, savings program, life insurance and a dental plan.

A Ground Breaking Ceremony was held on August 9, 1994, with over 200 in attendance. Louisville-based Wehr Constructors, Inc. was in charge of the project.

In September, 1995, The Medical Center at Scottsville received the “Hospital of the Year” award presented by Rehability Corporation. This award is presented to a hospital that meets or exceeds budgeted profits, receives all necessary and desirable accreditations, excels in customer service surveys, and consistently participates in company-wide projects with enthusiasm.

The Medical Center at Scottsville and Cal Turner Extended Care Pavilion held a grand opening ceremony on February 25, 1996, with approximately 1,000 individuals in attendance, including representatives from state and local government, business leaders, and citizens of Allen and surrounding counties. The final cost of the 80,000 square foot complex came in at $14 million and included 52 acute-care beds and 105 skilled care beds. Operations of the facility began on March 4, 1996. The addition of these facilities ensured that residents of Scottsville and Allen County had access to the latest in high quality service without the need to travel to other cities.

In July, 1998, the Scottsville Medical Plaza, located on the campus of The Medical Center at Scottsville was completed and a ribbon cutting ceremony was held. At the time, this 11,000 square foot facility housed Urgentcare, The Medical Clinic Pharmacy, and several physician practices. Today, it houses The Medical Center at Scottsville Rural Health Clinic.

On September 21, 2011 an open house and ribbon cutting took place for the first hospital expansion since the facility opened. The expansion included a new Specialty Clinic and an in-house MRI Suite.

The Medical Center at Scottsville offers residents of Scottsville and Allen County with convenient access to first-rate inpatient and outpatient services including a 24-hour, full service emergency room. Diagnostic Imaging services include MRI, CT scanning, digital mammography, 4D ultrasound and bone density testing. Physicians specializing in cardiology, general surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedics, psychiatry, pulmonology and urology see patients in Scottsville on special scheduled days and times as part of the hospital’s Physician Specialty Clinics. Other services include Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Senior Perspectives (outpatient mental health services for seniors), and comprehensive Rehabilitation Services including aquatic therapy provided at the Core of Scottsville.

A group of family practice physicians and nurse practitioner provide primary care at the Scottsville Rural Health Clinic. The Medical Center at Scottsville also operates the Fountain Run Rural Health Clinic in Fountain Run, Ky. which serves Allen, Barren and Monroe counties, and The Medical Center at Scottsville Primary Care Clinic in Scottsville.

Cal Turner Rehab and Specialty Care is a 110-bed long term care facility adjoining The Medical Center at Scottsville. The name was changed in 2012 to better reflect the focused care provided for rehab care, wound care, and special needs of residents. Cal Turner Rehab and Specialty Care provides an Activities staff, Executive Chef, Registered Dietician, Rehab professionals, along with a barber shop and beauty salon to help ensure the best quality of life possible for all residents at Cal Turner Rehab and Specialty Care.



Learn more about the history of The Medical Center at Scottsville's parent company, Commonwealth Health Corporation, with our history presentation.