Our Town Paris: Horizon Health

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Paris, Ill. (WCIA)

Save the date as Horizon Health is celebrating their 50th anniversary!

Attend our 50-year celebration open house Monday, November 9, from 4-8 pm.

New Beginnings
Opening of hospital ceremony When Drs. Charles McClelland and Gordon Sprague, the original owners, decided that the community should own the hospital, they donated Paris Community Hospital to form a foundation. Thus, The Hospital & Medical Foundation of Paris (HMFP) was founded on December 30, 1958.

1968
Ground is broken for the current Paris Community Hospital because of a successful $1 million capital fund drive.

1970
The hospital officially opens its doors on November 9.

1992
PCHFMC purchases The Medical Center Clinic from Drs. James Acklin, Duane Haskell, and Leland Phipps.

1994
The hospital also purchases the practice of Dr. Jeffry Hatcher, creating Chrisman Family Medical Center.

1996
HMFP completes a hospital expansion project to construct the Family Medical Center. The combined organization becomes Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center.

1996
Kansas Family Medical Center opensdoctors with children
1999
Foundation creates the hospital’s west wing for the Rehabilitation Services Department, which includes the Physical Therapy and Cardiac Rehab Departments.

2004
Site development begins for an $11 million expansion project to build a new family medical center in Paris, IL. Additional investments are made to the facility’s infrastructure, programs, and physician recruitment.Hospital image
2006
New building and interior renovations are complete. Most notable are the new private patient rooms in the hospital.

2010
Senior Care, a behavioral health service for senior citizens, opens at an off-site location in Paris. The service is a Medicare-approved program for patients ages 65 and older, as well as Medicare disability patients.

2011
EZ Care opens as non-emergency, weekend medical clinic in the Paris Family Medical Center.

2016
Oakland Family Medical Center opens

2018
Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center rebrands to Horizon Health. The new brand consists of Paris Community Hospital, Paris Clinic, Chrisman Clinic, Oakland Clinic, Senior Care, and EZ Care.

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