Upcoming Adena Events

Classes Baby Day Camp

August 11, 2015 | 6:00pm

Classes Childbirth Ready

August 15, 2015 | 9:00am

Classes I Can Help Adena's Sibling Class

August 15, 2015 | 4:00pm

Classes Grandparents Class

August 18, 2015 | 6:00pm

Christina J. DeLand, 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

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Adena Events

Grandparents Class

June 29, 2015

Attached to the Heart

Class for Grandparents and Caregivers 

“Babies haven’t changed but what we know about them has! “It is time to send grandma and grandpa back to school.  Adena is offering a grandparent and caregiver class (other than parents). This class will describe ways grandparents and caregivers can offer support and assistance to a new family, while discussing and demonstrating infant care and safety.

This class will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm. 


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Adena Health System: 120 Years of Meeting Community Need

June 26, 2015

June 27 marks the 120th anniversary of Adena’s founding. While our founders were looking for a place to take-in and care for emergent cases, today, we at Adena work to meet as many of the health needs those living in our communities may have. Nearby access to state-of-the-art, quality healthcare is something that most of us now take for granted.

Over the past 120 years, Adena has grown from a four-employee hospital within a house on Bridge Street, to a nearly 2,800-employee, three-hospital health system, that serves more than a half-million people living in 12 counties. As the needs of our communities and our region have changed and grown, Adena has also had to change and grow to meet those needs.

As we move onto the next 120 years, Adena’s mission will continue to evolve. We will continue to offer our patients close-to-home access to the most up-to-date, high quality care by some of the nation’s best caregivers. We will also continue to adapt to industry changes, while working to always meet the expectations and needs of our patients.

In today’s healthcare environment, focus on care goes beyond the four walls of a hospital or physician’s office. We are beginning to work harder to also meet the global health needs of our communities as a whole; as opposed to only seeing patients when they are sick or in distress. Doing this will involve changing attitudes and helping people within our communities adapt their lifestyles to achieve better overall health.

Providing care for 120 years, Adena is part of the fabric of Ross County and our region. Making and keeping people healthy is why we are here, and it is what we love to do. Thank you for supporting our mission and for being a part of Adena’s rich history. I hope that you are as proud to have Adena in this community as I am.


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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.