Grandview Medical Center To Become Parkridge West Hospital

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Darrell Moore, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System, announced today that the system’s recently-acquired Grandview Medical Center campus in Jasper, Tenn. will be known as Parkridge West Hospital beginning May 1. 

The name change will complement the facility’s position as part of the Parkridge Health System. “As Parkridge West Hospital, this facility and its staff will serve the community with updated technology, excellent customer service and high-quality healthcare,” said Mr. Moore.

The hospital, which became the fifth campus of Parkridge Health System in March, will continue to provide Marion County and the surrounding area with medical/surgical services, adult behavioral health treatment, and the Sequatchie Valley’s only 24/7 emergency center.

For more information, visit ParkridgeHealth.com.





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