Hospital History

Ohio County Hospital realized a decade long dream in 1936 with the construction of a medical clinic in Hartford under the leadership of Dr. Marion Crowder.


In 1953, Dr.Oscar Allen began an effort to acquire financing for a hospital. Three years later in 1956, a 30-bed facility opened on land donated by Leslie B. Carden, a Hartford businessman and civic leader. Since that time, the hospital has undergone several major constructions and renovation projects.

Today, Ohio County Healthcare, which operates under the legal name of Ohio County Hospital Corporation, is a non-profit Joint Commission accredited health system which provides a wide range of hospital, primary care and specialty physician services.

Patient care services can be accessed at any of our 11 locations which include:

  • Ohio County Hospital
  • Ohio County Family Care – Hartford & Beaver Dam
  • Quick Care Clinic, Ohio County Specialty Care – Hartford & Owensboro
  • Ohio County Pain Care
  • Fordsville Area Medical Clinic
  • Butler County Family Care
  • OCH Behavioral Health

Ohio County Healthcare’s specialty areas are comprised of Behavioral Health, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Primary Care, Orthopaedic, Otolaryngology (ENT), Pain Management, and Urology. Over 550 employees – including 40 physicians and nurse practitioners - are committed to improving the health of the community and surrounding areas by caring, serving, and educating patients on their individual health needs. 

Projects Below

  • 1966 First Emergency Room addition
  • 1976 Hospital expansion, including “Rosine Wing”
  • 1986 New Inpatient Wing constructed
  • 1994 Establishment of Fordsville Area Medical Clinic
  • 1995 Doctors Building constructed
  • New Lobby, Angelic Gift Shop
  • Diagnostic Treatment area completed
  • 1998 Rehab and Wellness Center opened
  • 1998 Robert T. Johnson Emergency Care Center opened
  • 2007 Converted to Critical Access Hospital status
  • 2008 Merging of Dr. Billy Allen’s practice into Ohio County Family Care and opening of Beaver Dam Office
  • 2010 Opening of Quick Care Walk-In Clinic
  • 2011 Ohio County Family Care Medical Office Building Construction
  • 2011 New Fordsville Area Medical Clinical Medical Office Building Construction
  • 2013 Relocation of the Ohio County Family Care – Beaver Dam
  • 2014 Moving the Ohio County Healthcare Business Office to downtown Hartford
  • 2014 Opening of Butler County Family Care
  • 2015 Opening of Ohio County Pain Care
  • 2016 Enlargement of Surgical Suites
  • 2021 Purchased Susan Matthews, APRN - Beaver Dam practice
  • 2021 Establishment of Behavioral Health program
  • 2023 Purchased Midwest ENT -Owensboro
  • 2023 Surgical Wing expansion project completed
  • 2024 - Establishment of OCH Villa Point - Specialty Care Clinic in Owensboro
  • 2024 - Establishment of onsite Pathology services

Ohio County Healthcare is a non-profit facility. A local board of trustees, consisting of community members, serves without pay and provides operational oversight to the Hospital’s Administration. The Hospital has contracted with Ovation Healthcare (formerly known as Quorum Health Resources) of Nashville, Tennessee since 1984 for management consulting services.

Ohio County Healthcare

Ohio County Healthcare is a non-profit Joint Commission accredited health system which provides a wide range of hospital, primary care and specialty physician services.

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