Regional health network buys Southern Indiana hospital

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A regional health network that's purchased a southern Indiana hospital plans to invest $3 million in the complex.

The Regional Health Network of Kentucky and Southern Indiana - a joint venture of Norton Healthcare and LifePoint Hospitals - announced Wednesday that it has acquired Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg. The group says it will invest $3 million in the hospital under the acquisition. Other terms of the deal were not released.

Scott Memorial is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving Scott County and is located about 25 miles north of Louisville, Ky.

Norton Healthcare operates five Louisville hospitals with more than 1,800 beds and other services. Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint operates 57 hospital campuses in 20 states.

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