MARTINSVILLE, Ind. –Indiana University Health Morgan team members, regional IU Health leaders, IU Health Foundation board members, and Senator Rodric Bray with the Indiana State Senate came together on Tuesday, May 14, to recognize the 100th anniversary of the healthcare facility.

“Morgan County Memorial Hospital, the county’s first hospital, opened its doors on Main Street a little over 100 years ago,” said Jason King, DNP, RN, CENP, FAONL, IU Health Morgan Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer. “A lot has changed over this time, including the facility’s location and name, but a dedication to the community has remained steadfast.”

“The deep history of this team symbolizes a promise IU Health has delivered on—to provide care to the Morgan community,” said IU Health South Central Region President Denzil Ross. “So today, while we celebrate all that Morgan has been and will continue to be, I commend our team members and leaders for making a difference by delivering quality care to patients and each other.”

Senator Bray, who grew up in Martinsville, spoke of how his own family has received care at IU Health Morgan through the years before he proceeded with a reading of the resolution:

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the 100th anniversary of Indiana University Health Morgan (“IU Health Morgan”).


In April 1924, Indiana University Health Morgan (IU Health Morgan) was first established as Morgan County Memorial Hospital to serve the people of Morgan County by local factory manager J.W. Hussey in memory of his son, Jack;


Today, IU Health Morgan provides a multitude of programs and treatments to Morgan County and its surrounding communities, including cancer treatment, wellness and rehabilitation programs, emergency and primary care, as well as surgery, radiology, laboratory, and pharmacy services;


IU Health Morgan is committed to serving the community beyond rendering medical care, as shown by its partnerships with local nonprofit and community organizations, including Stability First, the YMCA of Morgan County, and the local veterans’ association, as well as by its annual day of service, where staff volunteer their time to aid neighborhood causes, such as cleaning parks or assisting at schools;


In 2018 and 2022, the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognized IU Health Morgan’s culture of sustained excellence by bestowing upon it the Pathway to Excellence designation; and

WHEREAS, IU Health Morgan celebrates 100 years of community service in 2024:


Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:

SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes and celebrates the 100th anniversary of Indiana University Health Morgan.

SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Jason King, Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Nursing Officer for IU Health Morgan.

Adopted by voice vote this twenty-seventh day of February, 2024.

Sponsoring Representative: Peggy Mayfield

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