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Harrison Memorial Hospital is now Harrison Medical Center - 9/15/2005

Sixty-three years after its inception as Harrison Memorial Hospital, our nonprofit organization has changed its name to Harrison Medical Center. Harrison’s volunteer board of directors voted unanimously earlier this month to legally make the change.

The decision was based on feedback from recent focus groups, which represented community members from the region as well as physicians, and employees.

“The results were clear and resounding,” says President and CEO Scott Bosch. “Harrison Medical Center best describes what we are becoming. People also feel the term medical center implies a technologically advanced facility that reaches a larger geographic base and offers a wider variety of services than a community hospital does.”

The name change is one component of a five-year strategic plan announced in May. Vision 2010 outlines the opportunity for Harrison to become best medical center in the region, a place that supports best practices as well as the organization’s new mission to make a positive difference in people’s lives through exceptional medical care.

“We are now in name what we aspire to become in practice,” says Bosch.

The name change will be reflected in a new visual identity to be debuted within the next few months.