With a few strokes of a pen and a congratulatory elbow bump, the sale of Hardin Memorial to Baptist Health was complete. The finalization of the years-long deal was capped off with a ceremony Tuesday morning in front of Baptist Health Hardin.
Baptist Health CEO Gerald Colman painted a bright future for the newly-christened hospital, alluding to expansions and developments in the near future.
The Asset Purchase Agreement calls for Baptist to invest $235 million in capital and operating investments over a 10 year period. Collectively, the deal calls for $361.4 million in payments and future investments.