Andalusia Health joins ScionHealth system

Published 2:00 pm Friday, December 24, 2021

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Andalusia is now part of ScionHealth, a new company that launched today following the finalization of LifePoint Health’s transaction with Kindred Healthcare.

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, ScionHealth operates 79 acute and post-acute care hospital campuses in 25 states. As announced in October, the new health system’s founding facilities include 61 long-term acute care hospitals from legacy Kindred Healthcare and 18 of LifePoint Health’s community hospital campuses.

“We are delighted to officially join ScionHealth,” said Brian Springate, chief executive officer of Andalusia Health. “Being a founding facility for a new health system is exciting, and our team looks forward to having more targeted resources and collaboration opportunities that will help us to serve our patients and communities in new ways. While becoming part of a new health system is a change for us, our community can be assured that our focus remains on providing exceptional care to our patients as well as being a great place to work.”

Andalusia Health’s transition to ScionHealth will be seamless for patients, providers, and employees. There will be no changes in the hospital’s day-to-day operations. Patients will continue to receive great care from the providers they know and trust, and there will be no changes in any services – or in how patients or providers access to care. Andalusia Health’s leadership team and name also will remain the same.

In addition, Andalusia Health continues to have access to resources to invest in its facility, team, and community, as well as support to accelerate its ongoing efforts to enhance healthcare delivery and expand the services available in Andalusia.

“I am excited to welcome Andalusia Health to ScionHealth,” said Rob Jay, chief executive officer of ScionHealth. “Our team looks forward to advancing innovative healthcare solutions, partnering with the community, and being a strong employer in Andalusia. We are eager to work with Andalusia Health’s leaders, employees, and physicians to explore new ways that we can improve the health of people across Andalusia.”

ScionHealth employs approximately 22,000 dedicated and compassionate employees working across community hospital campuses, long-term acute care hospitals, outpatient centers, sub-acute units, and behavioral health locations. ScionHealth values and will continue to foster strong legacy collaborations – previously established under LifePoint and Kindred – as well as to develop new, strategically aligned relationships with leading academic medical centers, expert service providers, and solution-driven community organizations.

About Andalusia Health

Andalusia Health, 2005, 2007, and 2011 recipient of Thomson-Reuters Top 100 Hospital designation, is an 88-bed acute care facility that has served the heart of South Alabama since 1966. Andalusia Health is also accredited by the Joint Commission. We offer a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency, and surgical services.

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About ScionHealth

ScionHealth provides high-quality, patient-centered acute and post-acute hospital solutions. The health system is focused on driving innovation, serving its communities, and investing in people and technology to deliver compassionate patient care and excellent health outcomes. Based in Louisville, ScionHealth operates 79 hospital campuses in 25 states – 61 long-term acute care hospitals and 18 community hospitals and associated health systems.

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