Welcome from CEO


Welcome to TJ Samson Community Hospital’s website.  It is our hope that the information contained here will help you become more familiar with our broad range of health care services.  Our commitment to providing exceptional care with a personal touch not only extends to our patients but to their family members and loved ones.

TJ Samson Community Hospital has been a critical part in caring for the residents of south central Kentucky for over 85 years.  Our highest concern is to provide you with health care that is respectful, compassionate and convenient. 

TJ Regional Health, Inc. serves as the decision-making umbrella for T.J. Samson Community Hospital, TJ Health Partners, TJ Health Pavilion, TJ Health Columbia and associated clinics.  Additional health care services are provided at The Clinic at Walmart, TJ Urgent Care, primary and specialty care physicians and outpatient care at the TJ Health Pavilion and family medicine clinics in Cave City and Tompkinsville.

We are also proud to announce that we have recently expanded the TJ Health brand into Edmonton, Columbia and Russell Springs with the purchase of Westlake Regional Hospital, now TJ Health Columbia.  They include Edmonton Primary Care, TJ Health Russell Springs, TJ Health Columbia Primary Care and TJ Health Columbia Family Practice.  As you can see, TJ Regional Health, Inc. is providing quality medical care at a location convenient for you and your family.

Thank you for placing your trust in the entities of TJ Regional Health, Inc. for your health care.  It is important for you to understand and participate in your medical care.  When you are informed, understand and participate there are many direct benefits to you.  We know that you have many choices in health care, and we welcome the opportunity to provide care for you and your family.



For the health of our community.






Bud Wethington, President and Chief Executive Officer                                            
T.J. Regional Health