Upcoming Adena Events

Foundation Ride of Hope

September 6, 2014 | 12:00pm

Classes Family Fit Program

September 17, 2014 | 6:00pm

Support Groups COPD and Pneumonia Support Group

September 25, 2014 | 5:00pm

Community Events 2014 Head to Toe Expo

November 3, 2014 | 5:30pm

Richard S. Harris, DO

Adena Leads the Region by Offering da Vinci Robotic Surgery


Health News

Register Now for the Next Session of Family Fit

August 19, 2014

Sign-up today for the next session of Family Fit, a fun-filled, family-oriented program that helps families with children, between the ages of six and 14, adopt healthy eating and exercise habits. Family Fit is sponsored by Adena Health System and the YMCA of Ross County.

The next session of Family Fit begins Wed. Sept. 17 and runs through Wed. Oct. 22. Classes are held at the YMCA, located at 100 Mill St., Chillicothe. Each session of Family Fit brings families together for two hours, one day a week for six weeks. Classes include: cooking demonstrations, meal planning, exercise, and behavior counseling taught by Adena dietitians.

The cost to join Family Fit is just $50 per family, which includes all materials and a three-month family membership to the YMCA of Ross Co. for those who attend each of the six sessions. For more information or to register call (740) 779-7520.

Learn more about the program.


Services & Specialties

One of a Kind Program offered at Adena for Cancer Patients

August 14, 2014

Rehabilitation is usually associated with those who have had a stroke or suffered a severe injury, but rarely do you associate rehab with cancer.

Adena is on the leading edge of a new thought process that continues the care after the treatment.

“Historically it’s always been thought if you had cancer you made it the treatments, go home and rest, you’ll bounce back. That’s the opposite of what research is telling us.” said Laura Adams ARMC Rehabilitation Manager, Main Campus, “Research shows us that challenging functional endurance of patients actually helps them return them to a better quality of life.”

The Adena Star Program is a first of its kind collaboration between the Rehab team and the Cancer Center.

Each training and rehabilitation program is tailored to meet a survivor’s needs following medical treatment.

The rehab tackles fatigue mostly, but it also deals with secondary issues like range of motion, strength and balance issues following chemotherapy and radiation.

Laura said, “We noticed there was a huge piece of survivorship care that we were missing. We had the medical side down really well, but it was the care after that point.”

The 4-6 week program involves cardio and strength training as well as exercises to do at home.

“So now there is no reason for survivors to have to deal with the fatigue when there are tools available to help them get back to their lives.” said Laura.

You will not find this program in Columbus or anywhere else in Southern Ohio. Adena is one of only six hospitals in the state that offers STAR.

Laura said Adena caregivers were very motivated to join the program and volunteered on their own time to complete the courses, “They sought it out. They wanted to get this knowledge so they could better serve their patients.”

For appointments and/or additional information, call the Adena Rehabilitation Department at (740) 779-7690. A provider referral is usually needed before therapies can begin.


Services & Specialties

Give Your Heart a Makeover

August 12, 2014

Let’s face it, as a stylist you probably know more about your clients than most people do.  Now you have a chance to learn some important information that could help save your client’s life someday.

Adena Cardiology presents Give Your Heart a Makeover this Thursday August 14th at the PACCAR Medical Education Center from 5:30-7:30 PM. This free event is just for local stylists.

Learn about the important signs of heart disease and how to improve your heart health and share that message with your clients.

Take advantage of free diabetes and cholesterol screenings and stop by vendor displays for free samples.  Everyone who attends will receive a special gift and there will also be door prizes including a chance to win an iPad.

Bring a friend and enjoy a free dinner and presentation by your host, Adena Cardiologist Dr. Victoria Zysek.

Space is limited and RSVP is required by Wednesday August 13th. Stylists can register online and registration is free and you may bring one guest.

We hope to see you Thursday night!


Adena Physicians & Staff

Dr. Edward Onusko Joins Adena Health System

August 7, 2014

Adena Health System is pleased to welcome Dr. Edward Onusko to Adena Family Medicine Greenfield. Dr. Onusko is a family practitioner providing a wide range of care, treatment and services to patients of all ages, including children. He will also serve in a teaching role, working with resident physicians in the Adena Family Residency Clinic, located at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.

Returning to Greenfield after leaving in 1997 to practice and teach in Wilmington, OH.  Dr. Onusko is excited to become reacquainted with some of his former patients, while building new patient relationships. Dr. Onusko established his first practice in Greenfield in 1984.

“Returning to Greenfield is a real homecoming for me,” said Dr. Onusko. “I selected family medicine as a specialty, in order to serve in a practice and a community where I could do the most good for the most people. I am excited to have the opportunity to provide comprehensive care, and to develop long term relationships with my patients.”

Dr. Onusko is a board-certified family physician. He earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, and performed his Family Practice residency with University Hospitals of Cleveland. Certified by the American Board of Family Physicians, Dr. Onusko is also a member of the American Academy of Family Practice; the Ohio Academy of Family Practice; and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.

Patients wishing to schedule an appointment with Dr. Onusko in Greenfield may call Adena Family Medicine Greenfield at (937) 981-9444.


Services & Specialties

Adena Selects MedFlight for Critical Care Air Transport

July 30, 2014

Adena Health System is pleased to announce it is enhancing critical care patient air transportation in the region by entering into an agreement with MedFlight. To ensure the fastest response time, MedFlight will base a helicopter in Ross County by fall 2014 to better serve the area; and to compliment two other MedFlight aircraft located in southern Ohio.

“When a patient needs critical care transport, by ground or air, time and expertise is crucial,” said Adena’s President and CEO Mark Shuter. “By partnering with MedFlight, our community and region will have a complete network of locally-based medical helicopters and Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU). MedFlight’s response time and their mobile and air intensive care service made them stand above the rest.” Last fall, Adena contracted with MedFlight’s ground transportation service, MedCare.

MedFlight President and CEO, Rod Crane added, “We are honored to serve Adena, its affiliated hospitals and patients with the highest level of complete patient transportation in the country. Adena’s decision to partner with MedFlight will result in better care and transport solutions for patients and caregivers. We look forward to being a larger part of the Ross County community through education, outreach and service.”

For decades, MedFlight has served many regions of Ohio with a high level of non-profit critical care transportation, via helicopter and ground MICU services. In 2012, the company was awarded the Vision Zero Award as the nation’s top air and ground transport operation for safety. MedFlight crews average more than nine years’ experience in helicopter transport medicine, and continue to be state and national leaders in the field of air medical transportation solutions and education.

MedFlight is a shared, non-profit service owned by the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University and Columbus-based OhioHealth. MedFlight has preferred provider agreements with many Ohio hospitals and EMS agencies to create seamless “A-Z” patient-focused transport solutions for communities in need.

In addition to its transport service, MedFlight offers area residents with MedFlight Advantage membership services to reduce patient and family expense if air or ground medical transport is needed. More information about MedFlight Advantage is available at www.medflight.com