By Woodrow Polston
Platinum Team Management, a hospital and medical management company based in Wylie, Texas, has announced an agreement to assume control of two Missouri hospitals from Noble Health—Audrain Community Hospital in Mexico, and Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton, along with nine medical clinics.
“We’re there to keep local, quality healthcare in the area,” said Cory Countryman, Platinum Hospitals president, in a news release. “Without these hospitals, the local patient population would have to travel an hour from the area to receive healthcare services,” he added.
Noble Health announced that the facilities were temporarily closing on March 25 and the two hospitals suspended services and diverted all patients to nearby facilities, so they could restructure their operations in order to become financially viable. All employees were informed that they would continue to have access to healthcare benefits at least through April 30, 2022.
Representatives of Platinum have been on site during the past week as the progression of the transition continues, but no definitive plans for an opening date have been announced yet. According to the news release, under the leadership of Platinum Hospitals, they plan to rework operations, revitalize the facilities, provide sound medical management and innovation. This will allow the two hospitals, Audrain and Callaway, to continue their goal of providing healthcare to the region.
“The healthcare access that these two generational hospitals have provided to residents of rural Missouri is critical, not just for cases of emergency, but basic medical needs,” said Countryman.
According to their website, Platinum Team Management has worked for years to bring outstanding oversight and executive management to a network of successful subsidiaries.