Upcoming Adena Events

Classes Baby Day Camp

April 21, 2015 | 6:00pm

Classes Breastfeeding Matters

April 28, 2015 | 6:00pm

Classes Childbirth Ready

May 2, 2015 | 9:00am

Kevin B. Anderson, DO

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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


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.


Services & Specialties

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.


Adena Physicians & Staff

Adena Surgeon to Teach Colleagues via Live Simulcast

April 9, 2015

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brian S. Cohen of Adena Bone & Joint has been selected as a member of the faculty for the upcoming Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) Spring meeting, to be held May 17 – 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

However, Dr. Cohen won’t be traveling to Las Vegas to educate the more than 1,000 of his colleagues who will be gathered there. On Monday, May 18, Dr. Cohen will teach his technique as he performs a reverse shoulder arthroplasty procedure live from a surgical suite inside Chillicothe’s Adena Regional Medical Center.

Well known and respected by his colleagues, Dr. Cohen often teaches his surgical methods to other physicians. He was selected by the national group to demonstrate his reverse shoulder technique. The course is titled, “Live in Las Vegas: Shoulder Reconstruction from the Adena Bone & Joint Center.”

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.

Since that time, many orthopedic surgeons have followed in his footsteps. “Total reverse shoulder is the fastest growing type of orthopedic surgery,” said Dr. Cohen. “We often host surgeons from across the country here at Adena. They come to us to learn more about the techniques we are using, and then they bring that knowledge home to benefit their patients.”

The technology used to transmit the live reverse shoulder surgery to the CCJR conference in Las Vegas will be similar to that used for Dr. Cohen’s June 2013 surgery, which was presented in a live, international simulcast to Germany and sites across the United States.



Take a Walk in Her Shoes Venue Change

April 7, 2015

Due to inclement weather, today’s Take a Walk in Her Shoes event will be held in the Shoemaker Center on the campus of Ohio University – Chillicothe, located at 101 University Drive. The event, originally set to begin at the Ross County Courthouse and end at Yoctangee Park, will still take place at 4 p.m.

Adena’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, in partnership with the Ross County Sexual Assault Response Team, holds the event each year to raise funds to purchase clothing and materials to assist sexual assault victims in our community.

For more information or if you have questions email sosa@adena.org or jmyers@adena.org.