Upcoming Adena Events

Classes Breastfeeding Matters

January 27, 2015 | 6:00pm

Classes Childbirth Ready

February 7, 2015 | 9:00am

Classes I Can Help Adena's Sibling Class

February 7, 2015 | 4:00pm

Classes Baby Day Camp

February 10, 2015 | 6:00pm

Melissa B. Davis, MD

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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.

Sincerely, 

Mark Shuter, President and CEO

Adena Health System

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Chillicothe native looks for life-saving marrow donor

January 23, 2015

Tracy Jalbuena is a wife, a mother, an emergency room doctor and a Filipino American.

Jalbuena is happy to wear each title, but that last one has become a bit of a stumbling block lately as she waits for a bone marrow donor who could potentially save her life.

Read the full article on the Chillicothe Gazette website.

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Registration Open for February Session of Family Fit

January 20, 2015

Start the New Year off right by helping your family adopt healthy eating and exercise habits. Sign-up today for the next session of Family Fit, a fun-filled, family-oriented program that helps families with children, between the ages of six and 14. Family Fit is sponsored by Adena Health System and the YMCA of Ross County.

The next Family Fit session begins Wednesday, Feb. 25 and runs through Wednesday, April 1. Classes are held at the YMCA, located at 100 Mill St., Chillicothe. Each session of Family Fit brings families together for two hours, one day a week, for six weeks. Classes include: cooking demonstrations, meal planning, exercise, and behavior counseling taught by Adena dietitians.

The goal is to enhance family health and activity through fun, games and hands on learning. As a family lifestyle program, Family Fit works when children take part with their parents to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

The cost to join Family Fit is just $50 per family. This includes all materials and a three-month family membership to the YMCA of Ross Co. for families that attend each of the six sessions. For more information about Family Fit, or to register call (740) 779-7520.

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Adena to Host Bone Marrow Registry Drive

January 20, 2015

Who/What:   Adena Health System will host a Be the Match donor registry drive to benefit Chillicothe-native, Dr. Tracy Jalbuena and others who are awaiting a donor match that could save their lives.

For some patients with life-threatening illness, a bone marrow transplant is their only hope for a cure. Yet 70% of these patients don’t have a matching donor in their family. Dr. Tracy Jalbuena is one of those patients, primarily due to her unique Filipino-American heritage.

To join the Be the Match registry, volunteers should be healthy and between the ages of 18 and 44. The process only involves a commitment and a simple swab of the inside of the volunteer’s cheek. Some over age 44 may be eligible to donate. However, they must meet certain criteria, and first register online at www.bethematch.org.

When:            Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

                        9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where:           Adena Regional Medical Center

                        Board Room (site 1) / Adena Cancer Center (site 2)

                        272 Hospital Road

                        Chillicothe, OH  45601

For more informationwww.bethematch.org

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Adena Pharmacy Prescription Abuse Webinar

January 19, 2015

Adena Pharmacy is leading the community in the fight against prescription drug abuse. Experts held a free webinar earlier this month sharing ways parents can educate their children of the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

The educational program is part of Adena’s partnership with the Cardinal Health Foundation, which awarded the Adena Pharmacy grant funding to promote drug abuse education in our region.

Adena Pharmacist Richard Ash developed the idea for adult outreach after recently presenting his prescription drug abuse education program to local middle school students.

“I was surprised by the number of students who have been involved or witness to someone who abuses medications or illicit drugs,” said Ash. “I knew there was more we could do to try and educate the public to help fight this epidemic in southern Ohio.”

The webinar is primarily focused on educating parents, and topics included prescription drug abuse, misuse and drug safety. You can view a recording of the webinar at http://connect.adena.org/p4ktu25oefs/