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Scott Hospital announces new name

Though it is still months away from opening, the hospital in Oneida just announced their new name: the “Big South Fork Medical Center.”

The name was chosen as part of a Facebook campaign that asked the community to choose the new name, with “many great ideas” being offered. The top three suggestions were sent to the Scott County Chamber of Commerce to make the final selection.

In a press release issued this week hospital administration announced the name and thanked the community for their support.

“I have been a part of this community for over three years now and it’s encouraging that the new owner for this hospital wanted the community to take lead in naming it,” Tony Taylor, CEO of the hospital said. “This show early on their intention to support us. This name represents our market very positively.”

Last month it was announced Rennova Health Inc. would purchase the facility from Pioneer through the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and reopen the hospital to local service once again.

The hospital is expected to reopen sometime possibly in April, and to offer the same services as when the facility closed last June. Those services included an ER, general hospital services, outpatient diagnostics and laboratory services.

There still remain approval, licensing and payer enrollment requirements yet to be met before a definitive opening date can be set.

It was also announced hospital management expects to start accepting job applications on March 1, and will soon have a web portal for online applications.

More information can be found on the hospital’s Facebook page: Scott County Community Hospital, Inc.

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