Columbus Regional Health is officially Piedmont Columbus Regional, growing Piedmont Healthcare to a 10-hospital system.
In May 2017, Piedmont announced it signed a letter of intent with Columbus Regional Health that proposed an affiliation between the two health systems.
On March 1, 2018, community members, board members, leadership and employees of both Piedmont and Columbus Regional publically celebrated the partnership. Leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon and a new Piedmont Columbus Regional marquee was unveiled.
"When Columbus Regional began looking for a partner, we were immediately interested because we saw the same dedication to high-quality, patient-centered care that Piedmont prides itself in," said Kevin Brown, CEO of Piedmont Healthcare. "Over the last few months of planning for this integration, we've worked closely with the leadership at Columbus Regional and felt the affirmation that this is a great collaboration– for Piedmont, for Columbus Regional and the communities it serves. It is nice to celebrate making it official today."
Founded in 1836, Piedmont Columbus Regional is a leading healthcare provider in west Georgia serving the Columbus area with a network of health and medical services through its two hospital campuses. Piedmont is committed to reinforcing the efforts already in place to provide high-quality, patient-centered care– close to home.
"Today, we celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Columbus Regional Health," said Scott Hill, CEO of Piedmont Columbus Regional. "We are excited about the many possibilities and new opportunities the partnership with Piedmont will bring to our patients, our employees, our medical staff partners and our community as a whole. We have worked hard to put our patients and our employees first over the past number of years, in addition to positioning our organization for growth and improvement."
"Being a clinical hub within Piedmont will make that a reality for us in many ways," continued Hill. "We know Piedmont is the right partner for not only Columbus Regional Health, but for the entire Chattahoochee Valley Region. Today is a great celebration of this partnership."