Upcoming Adena Events

Classes Breastfeeding Matters

May 26, 2015 | 6:00pm

Foundation 2015 Scioto Valley Golf Classic

June 26, 2015 | 10:00am

Classes Childbirth Ready

June 27, 2015 | 9:00am

Classes I Can Help Adena's Sibling Class

June 27, 2015 | 4:00pm

Kendra Allen, CNP

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Adena Physicians & Staff

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

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Dr. Brian Cohen Performs Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Live

May 19, 2015

Adena Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brian S. Cohen taught his technique for the reverse total shoulder arthroplasty procedure to more than 500 peers, live via simulcast from a surgical suite inside Chillicothe’s Adena Regional Medical Center, Monday afternoon. The other physicians were attending a conference in Las Vegas, NV, titled Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR). Dr. Cohen was selected as a member of the CCJR faculty, and often teaches his surgical methods to other physicians. The course was titled, “Live in Las Vegas: Shoulder Reconstruction from the Adena Bone & Joint Center.”

“We usually have three or four surgeons a month visiting our operating room here at Adena,” said Dr. Cohen. “When asked to present to CCJR we had been requested to go to another location to do this operation; and I, along with Arthrex, said we had no problem doing the operation as part of the program, but we wanted to do it from Adena.”

Using two cameras and a video encoder, fed through the Internet, Dr. Cohen explained each step of the surgical process. On the other side of the country, moderator, and Dr. Cohen’s mentor, Dr. Tony Romeo fielded questions from the participants during the more than one-hour procedure.

The patient, 69-year old David Evans of Logan, OH, first injured his shoulder in 1964 when he fell off the wing of a B-58 bomber, while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Evans has had four surgeries on the shoulder, which had deteriorated after several injuries over the years. A recent fall forced his decision to finally have the shoulder replaced.

“I couldn’t raise it, I couldn’t move it, I couldn’t do anything with it really,” Evans said. He’s hopeful the surgery will restore full use of his shoulder and enhance his quality of life. “I hope I’ll be able to use it like I used to. I work in the woods a lot. That’s my enjoyment,” he said. The surgery went well, as expected.

Dr. Cohen made headlines in June 2013, when he became the first surgeon in the U.S. to perform a total reverse shoulder implant using the Arthrex Reverse Universe device. Dr. Cohen has performed more than 1,000 reverse shoulder procedures and over 350 with the Arthrex device.

Learn more about Dr. Cohen and Adena Bone and Joint.


Community News

Adena Celebrates Hospital Week by Giving Back

May 15, 2015

Adena President and CEO Mark Shuter has spent much of National Hospital Week delivering gift cards, valued at more than $11,000, to area schools and community organizations. The donations were collected by a number of departments within the Health System and distributed as way to thank the community for its support of Adena Health System over the past 120 years.

“National Hospital Week was created more than 50 years ago, as a reminder that hospitals are foundations of the communities that built them and support them,” said Shuter.  “The caregivers at Adena wanted to give back to those groups and organizations in our communities that share our vision of caring for others. The recipients do this through healthcare, education or providing people with what they need to live life to the fullest.”

Today, Shuter visited two Chillicothe area schools, Tiffin Elementary and Mt. Logan Elementary, presenting each with $2,000 in gift cards collected by Adena departments for the purchase of items to aid in the wellbeing and education of local students. Other organizations receiving gift cards collected from Adena departments, and distributed this week in honor of National Hospital Week include: Big Brothers/Big Sisters $995; Child Protection Center $2,900; Hope Clinic $2,900; and March of Dimes $925.


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Adena Volunteers Needed

May 13, 2015

Adena Health System is looking for outgoing, dependable and friendly people interested in volunteering at Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe.

While we are always looking for volunteers in a variety of roles, we are currently in need of help in the gift shop and with patient transport.

Patient discharge volunteers help transport patients from their room to their vehicle when they are discharged from the hospital. Volunteers must be able to push an adult in a wheelchair.  The service hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – Noon or Noon- 4 p.m.

Adena is also looking for volunteers to work in the Sugarloaf Gift Shop. The gift shop is open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and there are three daily shifts. The gift shop is open Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with two shifts per day. 

Proceeds from the gift shop are donated back to the Adena Health Foundation for specific projects or services that benefit the patients of Adena Health System.   

All volunteers must be at least 14 years old and willing to volunteer at least four hours a month.

If interested in volunteering or learning more about Adena’s volunteer program, please call 740-779-7927 or visit www.adena.org/volunteer.