The hospital’s history dates back to 1947 when a small group of people saw a need for a medical facility and four years later opened the War Memorial Hospital in down town Leitchfield.
By 1976, the building that held 40 beds and 124 employees was no longer big enough to house the facility. The community responded to the need in 1979, and a new hospital was built and relocated to Wallace Avenue to a new two-story, 75-bed facility and renamed Grayson County Hospital.
Under the leadership of current Chief Executive Office Steve Meredith and with a larger, modern-equipped hospital, and office space to attract new physicians to the area, the hospital and its services to the community began to flourish.
By the early 1990s, the hospital's medical staff had more than doubled and its primary service area had grown to the borders of Grayson County. It was no longer just a "county" hospital-- it had come to be recognized as a regional healthcare provider.
Looking to the future the Board of Directors renamed the hospital, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. That name, representing the vision the board had for the future, truly had in its growth and status throughout the area.
From five physicians in 1979 to today's active Medical Staff of over 30 doctors representing 11 specialties, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center remains committed to its pledge to provide "Medical Excellence. Compassionate Care."
In 2009, Twin Lakes changed the face of Twin Lakes Regional Hospital with a $15 million dollars investment on wages and salaries and purchasing supplies.
The hospital board again showed its commitment to the community of Grayson County when the partnership between the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community College, along with the Grayson County Community was announced.
This partnership is paving the way for a new postsecondary educational facility in Leitchfield that will provide quality education beyond high school for the local community and beyond.
Planning is underway for the new facility, which will be on built on Wallace Avenue on land provided by TLRMC. ECTC will staff and program the educational facility. Additional details will be released at a later date.
“Twin lakes Regional Medical Center is proud of its longstanding relationship with ECTC,” said Meredith. Building a stronger community helps build an even stronger hospital. By forging this new partnership we can work jointly to help meet the postsecondary educational needs for our community.”
The community leaders of Grayson County recognized the vital role the hospital has played in the community for the past 60 years by declaring July, 2011 Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center month in Leitchfield and Grayson County. Residents are encouraged to express their appreciation for the people, facilities and technologies that make trustworthy, reliable health care possible in the region.