Morthland College Health Services was founded by Dr. Timothy Morthland in 2013 with the mission of employing local healthcare providers to take care of the people of their communities close to home.
The West Frankfort, Ill.-based healthcare provider employs 30 physicians and mid-level providers who serve as hospitalists at Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, Illinois and Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin, Illinois, provide specialty and emergency room care, and see patients in outpatient clinics in West Frankfort and Du Quoin, with a clinic opening soon in Zeigler, Illinois.
Morthland College Health Services is part of the Morthland College Guilds, a community of businesses designed to support the mission of Morthland College.
About our Founder
Dr. Tim Morthland earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.D. from the University of Illinois. He is the founding president and current chairman of the board of Morthland College. In addition, he is the founder and president of Morthland College Health Services, Morthland Business Enterprises and The Morthland Foundation.
Morthland College grew out of conversations among West Frankfort community leaders that started in 2008 and 2009. Classes were first held in 2011. The college is a four-year, private, Christian institution that offers five majors: Biblical Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Classics and Computer Information Systems. It is fully accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).
Dr. Morthland is also the founder and president of Morthland Business Enterprises, a system of for-profit businesses designed to help support the non-profit college. Dr. Morthland has formulated a line of smart drinks sold under the brand name Da Vinci. The rapidly expanding brand is now sold in 70 counties in Illinois and is expanding into neighboring states.
The Morthland Foundation operates a nonprofit Conservatory of Music and the Arts, which provides low-cost, subsidized fine arts instruction to children and adults in the community, as well as The Founders Institute on Public Policy.
Morthland College and its surrounding enterprises employ more than 140 people in the region today, in jobs that did not exist in Franklin County a few short years ago. With expansions in agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and other industries part of Morthland’s future strategic plans, additional job growth is on the horizon.