Hospital History

Plans to build Johnson County Memorial Hospital were put into action following the attack on the United States in 1941, and coincided with the establishment of an the Camp Atterbury, an army camp located within the borders of Johnson County. A hospital was needed to meet the healthcare needs of this growth influx. In the spirit of community collaboration that still exists today, the Johnson County Memorial Hospital was built and dedicated to the community on June 29, 1947 as a county-owned, not-for profit, self-supporting hospital.

The governance of Johnson Memorial Hospital continues as a five member board of trustees appointed by the Johnson County Commissioners, employing over 100 physicians and medical specialists, and is among the largest employers in Johnson County.

Johnson Memorial Health continues to expand health care services; we’re more than just a hospital. Johnson Memorial is a wide network of services and physicians dedicated to keeping quality high and cost low. Our average cost of stay is almost half of our peer hospital, yet we’re still rated high in patient experience nationwide.

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