Knox Community Hospital is a 99-bed independent tax-exempt hospital located in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Knox County is a thriving rural community in the heart of Ohio. Mount Vernon, the county seat, is a beautiful small town with a population of 17,000 and was named one of five “Best Hometowns” by Ohio Magazine. You can read more about this distinction and what makes Mount Vernon so special here: Best Hometowns 2017–18: Mount Vernon
Knox County residents enjoy a scenic living space with green and flower-laden rolling hills in spring, beautiful corn fields in summer, forests of red, yellow and green in fall and a slow-moving river that flows through the backbone of the county that adorns white sparkling banks in winter. There are hundreds of square miles of trails and green space to enjoy, including a 14 mile paved walking and biking path. Each village and city center features a vibrant retail and entertainment district that is sure to keep you busy on a Friday night. Manufacturing and technology-based businesses are a life source to the county’s growing economy. Manufacturers in Knox County ship to locations on every corner of the earth and continue to make advancements in energy and new technology to influence improvements worldwide. Knox County also boasts three universities, a career/technical center, and five local school districts. They educate with forward-thinking ideas that are sure to encourage the next generation of leaders and innovators.
Historic downtown Mount Vernon has undergone a unique revitalization over the past few years, with many new shops, restaurants, and business. Kenyon College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Central Ohio Technical College, and Knox Community Hospital have each recently renovated historic downtown buildings, retaining the character of the historic district while infusing downtown with several hundred daily employees.