CEO Corner 6/26/15
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....Read More