Columbus Community Hospital, Clinics Changing Name

(Columbus) A local health care provider is changing its name. Columbus Community Hospital – and its Prairie Ridge Health Clinics in Beaver Dam, Marshall and Columbus – will be operating under one brand. Staring on October 1, the new name will be Prairie Ridge Health. The announcement on the hospital’s website says there has been significant growth in recent years and as they expand in the region, their name needs to convey who they are. Officials stress that the only thing changing is the name and they will continue to provide the same high level of care. They note that Columbus Community Hospital and its clinics have not been purchased, have not merged, nor have they changed their relationship with SSM Health. There will also be no changes in the insurances that are accepted and no changes for employees.