Paris Community Hospital

721 East Court Street
Paris, IL 61944

217-465-4141

History:

Paris Community Hospital traces its roots to a privately-owned hospital located at the corner of East Crawford and Shaw Streets. Drs. Charles McClelland and Gordon Sprague, owners, determined in the late 1950s that the hospital was too small. Because they also believed that it should be owned by the community, they donated Paris Hospital, and a foundation was formed. The Hospital & Medical Foundation of Paris (HMFP) was incorporated on December 30, 1958.

The Foundation successfully conducted a $1 million capital fund drive in the late 1960s. With overwhelming support from the community, ground was broken for the current Paris Community Hospital in 1968.

The official opening of the hospital in its present location occurred on November 9, 1970. Paris Community Hospital is licensed as a Critical Access Hospital for 25 beds and is accredited by The Joint Commission.

In August 1992, the Hospital purchased The Medical Center Clinic from Drs. James Acklin, Duane Haskell, and Leland Phipps. The practice of Dr. Jeffry Hatcher was purchased in September 1994.

In 1996, HMFP completed a Hospital expansion project to construct the Family Medical Center. The combined organization became Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center. Then, in 1999, the Foundation began another renovation project, creating the Hospital's west wing area for the relocation of Physical Therapy and the upgrading of Cardiac Rehab to form the new Therapy Services Department.  These two expansion initiatives were completed with the financial resources of the Foundation.

PCH/FMC now has two other Family Medical Centers in its "family." These clinics are located in Chrisman and Kansas.

Site development began in 2004 for a $11 million expansion project, marking additional investments in the facilities' infrastructure, programs, and physician recruitment.

A dedication was held November 19, 2006 to mark the completion of the new building and interior renovations. Most notable among the interior efforts in the hospital are the new patient rooms, which are all single-patient rooms.

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