Paris, TN – Paris Henry County Clinic hosted a ribbon cutting on Friday, April 14, to celebrate its official opening under the ownership of Henry County Medical Center. Hospital board members, Henry County Chamber of Commerce members, and partners from PHCC and HCMC were in attendance.
John Tucker, CEO at HCMC, said that the opportunity to acquire PHCC was one that the hospital could not pass up. “Late last fall, Dr. (Terry) Harrison approached us about affiliating with the hospital and we were excited to hear that. Our hospital needs to be more involved in primary care because we’re not all that involved in primary care right now. This will give us the vehicle to do that.”
The process to bring the two healthcare providers together has taken more than three months, but it all has gone very well, according to Karen Boase, Director of Physician Practices at HCMC.
“The team at Paris Henry County Clinic has been really great during this onboarding process,” said Boase. “They have been very cooperative and we are so excited to be partnering with them.”
Boase stressed that, “The patients can expect to see the same staff as they always have. At some point, we’ll add additional staff and possibly extend our hours to nights and weekends.”
Continuing the same care and service to existing and new patients was the main objective during the transition. Said Annie Kate Massey, PA-C, “Change is always a little stressful, but it’s exciting. We look forward to being able to continue what we’ve been doing for our patients.”
Originally, H&M Clinic, the clinic took on the name Paris Henry County Clinic on July 1, 2000.
About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 7 provider clinics in various specialties. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.