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Downtown KDH to become facility for senior living

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King’s Daughters’ Health and Trilogy Health Services, LLC have reached an agreement for Trilogy to purchase the downtown hospital and convert it into a senior living facility. Trilogy Health Services will take possession of the hospital on April 1, 2013 and immediately begin renovations at a cost of three to four million dollars. The new facility, which has not yet been named, will open in early 2014 and will provide an estimated 100 to 120 new jobs in the local area.

Along with the hospital structure, the purchase agreement includes several properties surrounding the hospital.  KDH will lease the top three floors of the existing parking garage to Trilogy. KDH will continue to use the bottom two floors of the parking garage for its Downtown Medical Building at 630 North Broadway.

“Successfully completing the sale accomplishes three significant goals for KDH and Jefferson County,” King’s Daughters’ Health President and CEO Roger Allman said. “First, it provides additional health services in the greater Madison community. Second, it provides economic growth in Jefferson County and creates additional job opportunities. Third, it allows the current hospital structure to be utilized and maintained.”

Trilogy Health Services, which owns and operates Thornton Terrace in Hanover, provides assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care services for seniors at 74 facilities in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Illinois. The new Madison facility will provide skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living.

“We look forward to developing this new Trilogy community and to serving seniors in Madison at our new location,” Randall Bufford, President and CEO of Trilogy said. “Our commitment to a servant leadership culture and our dedication to providing exceptional customer service that exceeds our customers’ expectations are the cornerstones of Trilogy’s operating philosophy. When you combine great services with a team of dedicated and compassionate caregivers in our residential model, the result is an outstanding senior living experience that allows our residents to live truly meaningful lives.”

King’s Daughters’ Health opened its doors as King’s Daughters’ Hospital on August 25, 1899.

The private, not-for-profit organization remains locally owned by the Bethany Circle of King’s Daughters’ and Sons. During its time downtown, the hospital grew from a single home donated by Drusilla Cravens into a medical facility that serves five counties. On February 23, KDH will open its new hospital campus at 1373 East State Road 62 on Madison’s hilltop. The $100-million dollar facility includes medical offices and will enable KDH to continue its mission of providing exceptional healthcare services to families in the region.

Following the move to the hilltop, KDH will continue to utilize its downtown campus. Seven providers, including six physicians, will be located at the Downtown Medical Building. The KDH Business Operations Center, Sleep Center, EMS headquarters, Foundation, and Marketing offices are staying downtown along with the Cancer Treatment Center. A new cancer center is planned for the hilltop campus, but it will not open until later in 2014. An estimated 150 KDH employees will continue to work in downtown Madison.

Trilogy Health Services will be hosting a Love Your Job Career Fair on Thursday, February 14 at Ivy Tech Southeast, 590 Ivy Tech Drive, Madison, IN. During the career fair, applications will be accepted and interviews will be held. Trilogy is currently seeking individuals for a variety of positions at their health campus locations in southeast Indiana including administrative leadership, clinical positions, CNAs, food service, and environmental services. To learn more about Trilogy’s commitment to teamwork, values, and working with purpose, make plans to attend the Love Your Job Career Fair. Visit workwithpurposetoday.com.