KNOXVILLE – Peoples Bank will donate its current Pleasantville branch building at 102 N. Washington St. to the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, whose vision is to provide expanded health care services to area residents.

“You can’t be a community bank without supporting your community,” said Kevin Halterman, Peoples Bank President and CEO. “Donating this building is a way for us to use our resources to help the entire Pleasantville community.”

Peoples Bank is building a 4,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility on the west edge of Pleasantville that is slated to open in early 2018, allowing for expanded services to customers.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics is pleased to be a part of the Pleasantville community for the past 12 years operating the Pleasantville Clinic. Patients are seen at the Pleasantville Clinic Monday-Friday by primary care provider and Pleasantville native, Brandi Booth, ARNP.

“We are very appreciative of Peoples Bank for this generous donation and are excited about this opportunity to continue serving the Pleasantville community for their medical care,” said Kevin Kincaid, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics CEO. “As an organization, we are committed to providing exceptional health care and look forward to the future of expanded services in Pleasantville.”

For Pleasantville City Administrator Joe Mrstik, the donation ensures the space will not go unused.

“We want our downtown to be a destination for Pleasantville residents,” Mrstik said. “The clinic will make it easier for our growing community to have access to necessary medical services, without having to leave Pleasantville.”

More details on the expanded services at the Pleasantville Clinic will be announced at a later date.

Peoples Bank soon will break ground on the new branch at the intersection of Highway 5 and West Jasper Street. The land for the new branch had been purchased by the former Pleasantville State Bank in 2000. Peoples Bank acquired Pleasantville State Bank in 2014.

“Our predecessors had incredible vision when they purchased this land,” Halterman said.

A community ribbon cutting and celebration will be held on Thursday, April 6, at 5 p.m. at the Memorial Hall in Pleasantville. The public is invited to attend.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, a Critical Access Hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area, is dedicated to providing personal, progressive quality health care with compassion.  For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call the Public Relations office at (641) 842-1418 or visit www.knoxvillehospital.org.