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Galichia Hospital Group Takes Over Management of Kentuckiana Medical Center

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Galichia Hospital Group, a national healthcare development firm based in Wichita, KS, has taken over management of the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, IN. The Group will launch a new state-of-the-art Emergency Department at the medical center and increase patient rooms from 34 to 46. Galichia’s Michael Phillips has been named CEO and will lead the expansion efforts underway.

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Galichia Hospital Group Takes Over Management of Kentuckiana Medical Center

  1. 1.       Galichia  Hospital  Group  Takes  Over  Management  of  Kentuckiana  Medical  Center   Galichia  Hospital  Group,  a  national  healthcare  development  firm  based  in  Wichita,  KS,  has  taken  over   management  of  the  Kentuckiana  Medical  Center  in  Clarksville,  IN.  The  Group  will  launch  a  new  state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐ art  Emergency  Department  at  the  medical  center  and  increase  patient  rooms  from  34  to  46.  Galichia’s   Michael  Phillips  has  been  named  CEO  and  will  lead  the  expansion  efforts  underway.   Clarksville,  IN,  December  3,  2013  -­‐  Galichia  Hospital  Group  (GHG),  a  national  healthcare  development  firm,   has  taken  over  management  of  the  Kentuckiana  Medical  Center  (KMC).  The  announcement  is  made  by  GHG’s   Chairman  &  CEO  Joseph  P.  Galichia,  M.D.,  F.A.C.C.,  who  says:  “Our  group’s  first  order  of  business  is  the  launch   of  a  new  state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art  Emergency  Department  at  the  medical  center,  followed  by  an  increase  in  patient   rooms  from  34  to  46,  of  which  12  will  include  telemetry-­‐monitoring.”   The  Galichia  organization  has  relocated  Michael  Phillips  from  its  Wichita,  Kansas,  headquarters  to  Clarksville  to   serve  as  KMC’s  CEO  and  lead  the  medical  center’s  expansion  efforts  going  forward.  Previously,  Mr.  Phillips   served  as  the  CEO  for  Galichia  Medical  Group,  a  large  and  growing  multi-­‐specialty  physician  group  that   provides  comprehensive  medical  services  to  all  of  Wichita’s  hospitals,  and  throughout  the  State  of  Kansas.  Mr.   Phillips  served  as  a  key  member  of  the  team  that  recently  negotiated  the  sale  of  Galichia  Heart  Hospital  to   HCA,  which  closed  February  2012.   Further,  at  the  request  of  local  physicians,  KMC  is  also  installing  a  large  scope  of  new  equipment  at  the  facility.     Dr.  Galichia  explains:  "We  asked  local  physicians  what  tools  they  needed  at  Kentuckiana  to  provide  the  best   possible  care  to  patients,  and  we’ve  purchased  exactly  what  they  requested.  We  had  the  physicians  speak   directly  to  vendors,  so  the  physicians  could  offer  input  at  every  step  of  the  process.       “Like  KMC,  our  group’s  Galichia  Heart  Hospital  in  Kansas  also  had  its  roots  in  cardiac  and  surgical  care.  Further,   our  team  has  had  extensive  hands-­‐on  experience  adding  an  Emergency  Department  to  the  mix  at  a  hospital   much  like  KMC,  and  proven  our  ability  to  successfully  reduce  patient  wait  times  for  those  needing  emergency   care.  To  put  it  simply,  the  opportunity  to  provide  leadership  at  Kentuckiana  was  a  fit  in  many  ways  for  our   organization.  We’re  thrilled  to  now  be  part  of  the  Clarksville  community.” GHG’s  philosophy  is  to  give  physicians  the  tools  they  need  to  provide  the  highest  quality  care  for  their   patients.  "Our  thinking  is,  who  knows  better  than  physicians  how  to  care  for  patients,  so  we  give  them  what   they  need,"  Dr.  Galichia  says,  “In  fact,  for  those  area  physicians  reading  this  announcement  who  are looking for a ‘Physician  Centric"  environment  to  care  for  patients,  we  encourage  them  to  contact  the  KMC   management  team  for  details  regarding  privileges  at  812-­‐284-­‐6100.     About  Kentuckiana  Medical  Center     KMC  employs  close  to  200  people  and  is  located  just  off  U.S.  31  in  Clarksville,  IN,  which  is  part  of  the  greater   Louisville  Metropolitan  area.  KMC  recently  received  approval  (as  of  July  30,  2013)  for  its  Chapter  11  Plan  of   Reorganization.     -­‐More-­‐  
  2. 2. Page  2   KMC  has  been  serving  the  community  of  Southern  Indiana  and  Kentucky  since  2009,  while  working  to   overcome  significant  financial  distress  during  the  2008-­‐2009  recession.  Seiller  Waterman,  LLC,  has  exclusively   represented  the  interests  of  KMC  throughout  the  Chapter  11  process  and  successfully  negotiated  agreements   with  all  of  the  affected  creditors  of  the  Plan.  The  successful  confirmation  of  the  Plan  in  July  was  a  critical   turning  point  for  KMC  and  the  subsequent  release  of  payment  to  creditors  on  November  7,  2013.  The   settlement  agreement  will  allow  KMC,  the  physicians,  and  its  new  management  team  to  move  forward.  For   more  information  about  Kentuckiana  Medical  Center,  visit  http://www.kentuckianamedcen.com.     About  Galichia  Hospital  Group     Guided  by  Dr.  Joseph  Galichia,  GHG’s  mission  is  to  provide  integrated  healthcare  systems  that  provide  the   highest  quality  care  possible.    The  Group’s  model  is  to  provide  efficient,  cost-­‐effective  health  care  services  that   meet  the  needs  of  the  community  while  embracing  the  concept  that  patient  care  comes  first.  This  vision  is   based  on  Dr.  Galichia’s  experience  providing  medical  care  in  many  international  locales  and  various  healthcare   systems.  For  more  information,  visit:  http://www.galichiahospitalgroup.com.   Contact:   Maggie  Chamberlin  Holben,  APR,  Absolutely  Public  Relations  –  http://www.absolutelypr.com,  303-­‐984-­‐9801   or  303-­‐669-­‐3558  (cell),  maggie@absolutelypr.com    

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