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Who will own KershawHealth?
Duke LifePoint, Capella to present partnership proposals
KershawHealth could come under new management in the near future. Monday, the healthcare organizations board of trustees voted unanimously to hear partnership proposals from two Tennessee-based companies -- Duke LifePoint Healthcare and Capella Healthcare. Duke LifePoint maintains a relationship with Lexington Medical Centers heart center. Capella announced Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville. - photo by KershawHealth website
One of two for-profit hospital companies may become KershawHealth’s partner as the county’s non-profit hospital seeks to offset current and future multi-million dollar losses. Following a more than two-hour executive session Monday night, KershawHealth Board of Trustee member Derial Ogburn motioned to invite Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., and Duke LifePoint Healthcare of Brentwood, Tenn., to make “presentations … in support of their prospective proposals.” Board Chair Karen Eckford clarified immediately after the meeting that Duke LifePoint and Capella would be presenting “partnership proposals.”