HCA Agrees To Purchase Grandview Medical Center From Capella

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

HCA and Capella Healthcare on Tuesday announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of Grandview Medical Center in the Chattanooga area by Capella to HCA’s TriStar Division.


Grandview Medical Center is a 70-bed hospital in Jasper, that serves five counties in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. The hospital will become part of the Parkridge Health System in HCA’s TriStar Division. With the acquisition of Grandview, the Parkridge Health System will grow to five facilities in the Chattanooga market.


“The addition of Grandview Medical Center will enhance our ability to serve the Chattanooga market and deliver the highest quality patient care possible close to where people live and work,” said Steve Corbeil, president of HCA’s TriStar Division. “We look forward to welcoming Grandview to TriStar and Parkridge Health System.”


“We are proud of Grandview Medical Center’s service to the Sequatchie Valley in the time they’ve been part of our Capella family,” said Mark Medley, president of Hospital Operations for Capella Healthcare. “Since joining Capella, they’ve added new physicians, expanded services, and the staff has been recognized nationally for their focus on quality and safety. During the coming years, to best serve their communities, hospitals must improve quality while lowering costs.  Closer collaboration with the region’s leading health system will help facilitate the achievement of these goals for Grandview and people throughout the Sequatchie Valley.”


The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Capella and HCA are working closely to ensure a smooth transition for hospital employees, patients and the community.  


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