CHI St. Joseph Health and Bellville Hospital District made the decision to end their operations lease agreement on February 5, 2019. On March 9, 2019, the Bellville Hospital District Board announced it had entered into a long-term management agreement with Utah-based ERH II, LLC. CHI St. Joseph Health will continue to operate Bellville Hospital until May 6, 2019. ERH will begin managing the hospital, effective May 7, 2019.
Bellville Hospital has a 90-year history in Austin County and is a special place for many residents. CHI St. Joseph Health began operations of Bellville Hospital in 2013. CHI St. Joseph Health and Bellville Hospital District have worked hard to overcome numerous challenges that confront a rural hospital in Texas, including declining patient volumes and reduced reimbursement rates.
“We are grateful for Bellville Hospital’s service to the Bellville community for the past 90 years,” said Theron Park, Market President and Chief Executive Officer of CHI St. Joseph Health. “This is an unfortunate situation, but we will work closely with the Bellville Hospital District in the coming months to help ensure patients continue to receive high-quality healthcare. We are doing everything we can to ensure that our employees are taken care of and to create an orderly transition. We sincerely thank them for the dedication they have given Bellville Hospital.”
“Bellville Hospital has been privileged to serve our community since 1928,” said Tony Causey, Board Chair for Bellville Hospital District. “We are focused on finding a partner to continue operations for our patients and employees during this process. We want to also thank the Bellville Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary for their years of dedicated financial support.”
In the coming weeks, we will share more information about the transition. In the interim, we will continue to care for our patients and their families in accordance with our Mission and values.
Patients or employees with questions about this transition and the changes that may follow related to their healthcare services can call 979-413-7128. The Bellville community can reach the Hospital District Board spokesperson at 1-979-270-1807.
Uninterrupted provision of care is the goal of the transition. During this time period, Bellville Hospital will remain in operation and changes in services will be announced as soon as they become available.
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