Upcoming Adena Events

Classes Baby Day Camp

May 12, 2015 | 6:00pm

Classes Breastfeeding Matters

May 26, 2015 | 6:00pm

Jeffrey C. Hill, MD, MPH

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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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CEO Corner

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


Services & Specialties

Adena Officially Opens Wellness Center West

May 1, 2015

Adena Health System leaders and staff today officially opened the new Adena Wellness Center West, located at 2077 Western Ave., Chillicothe. The former Cinema 6 is now home to part of Adena’s Rehabilitation Services Department and Adena Home Care and Hospice. The services were relocated from other locations in Chillicothe after patients were surveyed, and many indicated they wanted more health care options closer to their homes. 

“It’s all about meeting the needs of our patients and our communities,” said Adena President and CEO Mark Shuter. “A survey of our Rehab patients showed 60 percent of them lived closer to the west side. That need for convenient access to health-related services for our patients is what drives the majority of the decisions we make when it comes to where we offer care.”

Sixty-percent of Adena’s Rehab team made the move to the new Wellness Center West location. The remaining 40 percent stayed at Adena’s Shawnee Lane location, giving patients more options as to where they go for treatment.

The 17,500 square-foot Wellness Center West building has undergone a major transformation; going from a six-theater facility to clinical space that now houses a gymnasium for patient rehabilitation, exam rooms, offices, and a storefront for home health equipment. To fill the sloped floors in the theater spaces, owner Kevin Winegardner says it took 3,000 tons of fill and 500 tons of concrete to create level, usable workspace.

Other challenges faced in renovating the former theater included excessive ceiling height, which would have made for extra volume and cost when heating and cooling. With the exception of the gymnasium and some storage areas, ceilings were dropped and insulated to nine feet.

Adena Rehabilitation Services occupies 8,700 square feet of the building, with Home Care/Hospice utilizing 6,800 square feet. Two-thousand square feet of space remains open for future use. The location also offers ample parking and handicapped access.


Services & Specialties


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.