SoutheastHEALTH Extends Ten Year Commitment to Residents of Ripley County for Continued Healthcare Services

June 22, 2017
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SoutheastHEALTH has extended its lease renewal agreement for continued operation of Southeast Health Center of Ripley County through March 1, 2027. Under the renewal agreement SoutheastHEALTH as Lessee agrees to the Term and any Renewal Term, to pay annual rent to Ripley County Memorial Board of Trustees, Lessor, in the amount of One Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($120,000.00) per year, payable in equal monthly installments of $10,000.00 per month.

“This renewed agreement is reflective of SoutheastHEALTH’s ongoing commitment to providing 24/7 healthcare services to residents of Ripley County and also exemplifies the outstanding support of the Ripley County Memorial Board of Trustees, said Ken Bateman, President and Chief Executive Officer of SoutheastHEALTH. “The financial performance of Southeast Health Center of Ripley County is improving largely due to the collaborative effort from both the community and Southeast Health working together to find solutions to challenging problems.” I’m confident with ongoing community support that we will stay on this trajectory for future years to come.”

Since assuming management of Southeast Health Center of Ripley County, significant improvements to facilities and services have been made. These include a new Emergency Department, upgrades in Radiology equipment, a redesigned Cafeteria and interior and exterior improvements. “We will continue to enhance and grow services in Ripley County,” Bateman added. “That underscores our ongoing commitment to providing quality healthcare services close to home.”

 “Completing this lease extension assures ongoing quality healthcare for Ripley County residents and positively impacts the ongoing economic vitality of Ripley County,” said Freddie Leroux, Chairman, Ripley County Memorial Trustees. “This is tribute to the individuals who supported the sales tax initiative and their understanding of the importance in providing the necessary resources for keeping healthcare and people in Ripley County.”

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SoutheastHEALTH has extended its lease for continued operation of Southeast Health Center of Ripley County. Shown here, at the lease renewal meeting, are, from the left, Cheri Barton, CEO of Southeast Health Center of Ripley County; Freddie Leroux, Chairman, Ripley County Memorial Trustees; Ken Bateman, CEO of SoutheastHEALTH; and Kathy Vickery, Vice President of Ancillary Services and Regional Operations.