Upcoming Adena Events
March 10, 2015 | 6:00pm
March 14, 2015 | 9:00am
March 14, 2015 | 4:00pm
March 28, 2015 | 10:00am
April 7, 2015 | 4:00pm
Alan D. Noel, MD
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
The Pike County Hospital Foundation of Adena Pike Medical Center is currently accepting applications for their annual scholarship program.
Students who are pursuing a career in health care and are registered as a full-time student for the 2015-2016 school years are eligible for the $1,000 scholarship.
The scholarship is based on individual and or family needs, and students must reside in Pike County and cannot be an employee or dependent of an employee of Adena or Pike Health Services.
To apply , students must complete the scholarship form, and provide their high school transcript, ACT score, 2013 tax return (parents’ return if a dependent) , copy of school acceptance letter, and a one page essay explaining your need for financial assistance as well as why you have chosen a healthcare profession. Application forms are available at all Pike County high schools.
A caregiver at Adena Pike Medical Center, located in Waverly, has been diagnosed with Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough. As a precaution, people who were inpatients in the facility on days when the caregiver was working over the past two weeks, have been notified by phone and offered antibiotics at no cost to them. In addition, staff working closely with the caregiver have also been started on an antibiotic regimen.
“The majority of people in the U.S. have been immunized for pertussis, but as we get older, the effectiveness can wear off,” said Julie McCray, Adena’s Manager of Infection Prevention. “Adults who do come down with the illness tend to have symptoms that are less severe than those of a child or someone who may not have been immunized.”
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Pertussis is considered a highly-contagious respiratory disease. It is caused when an infected person coughs or sneezes on someone or in close proximity, and the person breathes in the pertussis bacteria. Symptoms can develop within five to 10 days after exposure. However, it can take up to three weeks before a person shows symptoms.
Whooping cough starts with cold-like symptoms that may include: a mild cough, runny nose, low-grade fever, and a pause in breathing in infants. After one to two weeks, those symptoms will develop into a severe cough. Because the symptoms first present like the common cold, whooping cough is usually not suspected until it reaches the severe coughing stage. According to the CDC, infected people are most contagious up to about two weeks after the severe cough starts.
Whooping cough is generally treated with antibiotics, which treat the symptoms and help control the spread of the disease. Parents of infants should be sure their babies are immunized on schedule to prevent them from contracting the disease, which can have severe effects for very young children.
For more information about Pertussis, visit www.cdc.gov.
Volunteers Hope to Be the Match for Chillicothe Native
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.