Upcoming Adena Events

Classes Breastfeeding Matters

April 28, 2015 | 6:00pm

Classes Childbirth Ready

May 2, 2015 | 9:00am

Classes I Can Help Adena's Sibling Class

May 2, 2015 | 4:00pm

Robert H. Darwin, MD

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Adena Again Named a Gallup Great Workplace

April 23, 2015

For the second consecutive year, Adena Health System has been named a Gallup Great Workplace. The Health System was notified that it is one of just 40 global organizations to be awarded the 2015 Gallup Great Workplace Award.

“To receive the Gallup Great Workplace Award for the second consecutive year shows that we are doing many things right,” said Gail Games, Adena’s Chief Learning Officer. “It’s a proven fact that engaged caregivers offer our patients a more rewarding experience and contribute to better outcomes. An engaged workforce is such an important part of everything we do at Adena.”

The Gallup organization recognizes its winners as having “the most engaged workforces in the world.” According to Gallup, the recipients average nine engaged employees for every one actively disengaged employee, which is more than five times the rate in the U.S., and more than 16 times the rate for workforces globally.

The Gallup Great Workplace Award was created to recognize organizations for their ability to create an engaged workplace across teams, departments and locations. To be eligible for the award, an organization must:

  • Administer an employee engagement survey to at least 1,000 employees with a response rate of 80 percent or higher;
  • Receive a qualifying score on Gallup's Q12 employee engagement assessment for at least 50 percent of eligible workgroups; and
  • Demonstrate clear links between engagement and business outcomes.

Organizations that meet the criteria are invited to apply for the award and submit detailed evidence of their commitment to and advancement of employee engagement. All submissions are reviewed and scored by a panel of Gallup judges.

In addition, Director of Rehabilitation and Radiology Karen Jenkins has been selected among the Top 10 finalists for Gallup’s Manager of the Year Award. Jenkins has been with Adena for 12 years, and continually leads highly engaged teams of caregivers with her positive energy and strong leadership, both cornerstones of engagement.

Jenkins and other Adena representatives will be present for the Gallup Annual Spring Summit, to be held on June 2-4 in Omaha, Nebraska. There, the winner of Manager of the Year will be announced and the 2015 Gallup Workplace Awards will be presented.

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Our Primary Care and Specialty Services Giving Your Family Complete Care

January 19, 2015

Adena has been caring for families in south central and southern Ohio for 120 years. Since our founding in 1985 as a small emergency hospital in downtown Chillicothe, to today’s state-of-the-art health system serving patients in 12 counties, Adena Health System offers your family a full line of comprehensive health care and life-saving specialty services for every stage of life.

When looking for health care options for you and your family, whether it’s as simple as a well visit, or as complex as cancer or heart care, Adena has the services you need, right here in our community.

Good health starts with having a good relationship with a primary care provider who knows you and your health history. For the best health experience, every member of your family should have a designated primary care provider (PCP). You can easily become connected with an Adena PCP if you don’t have one by clicking on Find-a-Doc or by calling (740) 779-FIND (3463).

Adena Health System is committed to you, to your family and to the communities we serve. We work to ensure we have the most up-to-date, comprehensive services available for you. We are close to home and here when you need us.


Mark Shuter, President and CEO

Adena Health System

Adena Leads the Region by Offering da Vinci Robotic Surgery


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April 23, 2015

Adena Interventional Pain Management has always been a part of The Spine Center, but now they are physically joining with them as part of Adena Bone and Joint.

Effective Monday, April 27, 2015 Adena Interventional Pain Management’s new office will be on the ground floor of the Adena Health Pavilion, Suite G15.

The new location will help this growing department better serve their patients and provide the highest quality of care in their treatment needs.

“The move offers a better physical alignment with our Spine Service colleagues.” says Dr. Kort Gronbach, “I think this one stop location aspect will help facilitate smother care for our patients, with the same quality of service, and smoother patient flow.”

This will be the department’s temporary home. In late October they will move into their permanent location which is also in the Pavilion.

Learn more about Adena Interventional Pain Management.


Community News

World Renowned Leaders to be Featured at Adena

April 20, 2015

Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® at Adena Health System’s Paccar Medical Education Center on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Leadercast event is broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of sites around the world, including Chillicothe.  This year’s speaker lineup includes:

  • Andy Stanley - Leadership author and communicator
  • Malala Yousafzai - Nobel Laureate; Founder, The Malala Fund
  • Ed Catmull - President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios
  • Seth Godin - Best-selling Author
  • Rudy Giuliani - 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001)
  • Aja Brown - Mayor, City of Compton
  • Bill McDermott - CEO of SAP AG
  • CMDR Rorke Denver - Navy SEAL Commander & Author
  • Bill & Giuliana Rancic - Award-Winning Personalities & Co-Hosts of Leadercast
  • And more!

Last year, over 130,000 leaders from 35 countries attended Leadercast. Now, in its 16th year, this full day, experiential conference is on track to reach its largest audience to date.

“The role of a leader is to establish vision, develop culture, and work unceasingly to meet goals—even in the face of resistance and difficulty. Leadership is more than a position or a title—a leader is someone who recognizes a problem and is willing to fix it,” said Jordan Purpero, Manager of Organizational Development at Adena Health System.  “Using one’s influence for good, communicating effectively, and taking risks are skills that make leaders great. These skills and qualities are not merely for CEOs of top organizations; leaders in our communities, local businesses, schools, and families need them as well.  Leadercast is an event aimed at developing all leaders.  Adena Health System is proud to offer this premier leadership development opportunity in a local setting—something that doesn’t happen often in Southern Ohio.”

Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership. This year’s theme—The Brave Ones — challenges leaders to lead with a sense of Bravery, possessing a posture of unrelenting boldness. Bring your friends or team members to experience Leadercast and discover what it means to be a leader worth following.

For more information about Leadercast, visit www.leadercast.com.  To purchase tickets, priced at $99 for individuals or $595 per table (seats 7), visit http://bit.ly/2015lead.  Lunch is included.


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Adena Offering Free Oral Cancer Screenings

April 15, 2015

As part of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, the Adena Cancer Center will sponsor free oral cancer screenings on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9 a.m. to Noon. The screenings will be held at Stonecreek Dental Care, located at 1849 N. Bridge Street, Chillicothe. No appointment is necessary.

According to the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) report, titled, “Cancer in Ohio 2014,” the incident rate of oral cavity and pharynx (throat) cancer in Ross County is higher than state and national averages.

According to ODH, between 2006 and 2010, 67 percent of oral cavity and pharynx cancers were not diagnosed until the patient was in the later stages of the disease.

“The public is aware of the importance of many other kinds of cancer screenings,” said Adena Cancer Center Medical Director Dr. Jeffery VanDeusen. “However, there is limited awareness about oral and throat cancers. With screening programs like this, we want to raise awareness and stress the importance of discovery in the early stages. With regular screenings, we want to catch these cancers sooner so patients can experience better outcomes.”

The oral screening takes less than 15 minutes to complete, and is similar to a dental appointment – without the cleaning and x-rays. Participants will be asked a to provide a brief medical history of any oral or neck lesions, pain or bleeding, change in function, hoarseness, or other health behaviors.

If the physician finds any areas of concern participants will be referred to a medical doctor for further evaluation and testing. For more information about Adena Cancer Center’s free Oral Cancer Screening program, call (740) 542-3030.