Shelby Memorial Hospital, is in the process of pairing with HSHS and now undergoing a name change to become HSHS Good Shepard Hospital. The pairing with HSHS will allow SMH to offer more services and better treatment for their patients. Glenda Plunkett from HSHS Good Shepard Hospital said the process began in 2014 because the hospital wanted to continue growth and the best way they could do it was to pair with a larger company.
Plunkett said the full focus of this change is to make the hospital stronger. She said the funds will continue to stay local and there will always be local representation on the board. She said she hopes the local community will continue to support them through the change as they have the past 100 years.
Plunkett appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show live from our Shelbyville Studios.