Changes are soon to come for Saint Joseph Martin in Floyd County.
Officials with Kentucky One Health began the search for new ownership of the hospital about one year ago.
Tuesday morning officials with Appalachian Regional Healthcare announced they closed the deal to purchase Saint Joseph Martin hospital along with four health clinics in Floyd County.
The move makes Saint Joseph Martin the 12th member of the ARH system.
Officials said the hospital has served the community since 1947 and this transition will allow the hospital to take their services to a new level.
The transition into new ownership comes with some changes. The most noticeable will be the name of the hospital becoming ARH Our Lady of the Way Hospital.
Officials said they are planning several informational meetings for the community to ask questions about the transition.
They believe ARH will take over July first.