LEXINGTON, Va. – Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington will now be known as Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital.
On Thursday, Carilion announced its purchase of the remaining 20% share of the hospital from the SJH Community Health Foundation for $10.9 million, giving it full ownership.
The name change comes to be line with the names of Carilion’s other community hospitals throughout Virginia.
“It fits the model that we have as when we fully acquire a hospital that we do name it for the region we are serving to be inclusive of all those neighbors that we have it makes sense to do that now that we’re 100% owner” said Carilion’s director of corporate communications, Chris Turnbull.
Since Carilion purchased most of the hospital shares in the early 2000s it has invested more than $25 million in capital improvements and new clinics.
Carilion said being a full owner of the hospital will allow patients who are treated at other clinics to easily share files.
“This arrangement will allow Carilion to simplify management of the hospital, and it will enable the foundation to focus significant resources on our neighbors’ health care needs,” said Dr. Richard Teaff, chair of the Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital (CSJH) Board of Directors.
Officials said this deal has been in the works for nearly two years.
There are plans in place to renovate the operating rooms and change the signs at the hospital soon.