Burke Health Celebrates One Year

July 7, 2022 /// 2 Min Read

Burke Health celebrates its first anniversary since acquiring the former Burke Medical Center last June, differentiating itself in rural healthcare by specializing in orthopedics and cardiology.

Soon after its acquisition, Burke Medical Center underwent a complete re-branding initiative. In addition, the hospital’s clinics were also re-branded to create consistency in their efforts to offer comprehensive services and care patients could trust.

The new branding went into effect earlier this year when they announced the new name “Burke Health” to the public, along with new logos, website, tagline, and social accounts.

“As we celebrate this anniversary and reflect on the hard work and dedication our staff has exhibited to make our facility the first choice in patient care, Burke Health is proud of our progress in just a short time. We look forward to the future of this facility and how what we’re doing here will impact this community and its members. We’ve only just begun,” said CEO Mike Hester.

The progression mentioned by Mr. Hester is undoubtedly something to be proud of by the hospital and its community.

Since the acquisition, the new owners have focused on adding specialty lines to increase access to quality healthcare in the rural landscape and create a personal experience for those requiring surgical care.

They have completed over 700 orthopedic procedures, added new operating rooms, built a cardiac catheterization unit, and hired an on-staff cardiologist and neurosurgeon.

The hospital also emphasized the quality of patient care in the emergency room by partnering with SouthlandMD to provide emergency care physicians that met the professional standards of the new company.

With extensive growth over the past year, the facility increased employees by more than 35% and continues to provide job opportunities as services expand, ensuring that patient-focused care is always at the forefront of every experience.

A much-needed renovation plan is underway throughout the hospital and other hospital-owned properties to enhance healthcare services, upgrade technology, and bring the facilities up to code.

Due to the addition of the new services, expansion plans are underway to accommodate the influx of new patients and ensure great experiences in each department.

As they start their second year, more information about the construction and hospital upgrades will be made public in the coming weeks.


An excerpt from this press release was published in The True Citizen, Vol. 142, No. 20 on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. It can be found here.