Highland Park Hospital opened its doors to serve Covington and the surrounding areas on February 7, 1977. On November 9, 1978, Medenco Inc., a national health service organization assumed the operation of the hospital.
The six million dollar 96 bed general acute-care hospital offered a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services, and the emergency room was staffed 24 hours a day seven days a week. It was especially known for its "Primary Nursing Care" method. The intensive care unit offered eight beds.
Here are some newspaper articles telling about its plans and promise. Click on the images to make them larger and more readable.
Between 1980 and 1994, Highland Park Hospital was managed by Lifemark Hospitals, Inc.; American Medical; Epic Health Trust; HealthTrust; and Columbia/HCA. In 1998 it was known as the Specialty Center of Covington.
Throughout the years the hospital sponsored many community events and festivals, and provided meeting space for a number of healthcare-related clubs and organizations.
Earlier this year, office space in the hospital building was available for lease. Click here for more information.
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