Community News October 08, 2020

Name Selected for Adena’s $70 Million Orthopedic & Spine Facility

Construction of Adena Health System’s five-story, 111,000 square-foot orthopedic and spine facility has been ongoing for the past year. With one more year of construction expected before its 2021 grand opening, today, Adena leaders announced the name of the building that will house services including: orthopedics, sports medicine, podiatry, neurology, an in-patient unit and a spine center. The building’s official name is the Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute (AOSI).

The Institute will include clinical space, operating suites, inpatient and outpatient recovery rooms, imaging, physical therapy capabilities, and a three-story parking structure. The building is adjacent to Adena Regional Medical Center, located in Chillicothe. Beyond a brand new facility, patients will experience a new and engaging experience when they enter the building and throughout their stay.

“Safe and quality care is the expectation of every patient, every time they seek treatment,” said James Fleming, Jr., MD, interim medical director of Adena Bone and Joint Center. “While the care we provide is paramount to our patients’ wellbeing, it is also equally important to deliver excellent, concierge service throughout the patient journey. This is where patients of Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute will notice the most change in their health care experience; and will make AOSI a destination for orthopedic and spine care in our region.”

Adena is also pleased to announce the addition of Neel Patel, MD, to its nationally-accredited orthopedics program. Dr. Patel is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in total joint reconstruction, which includes general fracture care, and total and partial hip (anterior) and knee replacements and revisions.

Dr. Patel said he came to Adena to help patients regain their quality of life. “Patients in this rural community are resilient and active; and they want to resume their lives without hindrance,” he said. “I put the patient in the forefront of their own care; and with them and their families, we work as a team to optimize their goals for treatment.”

He also speaks highly of his new colleagues who share a unique appreciation for Adena and its patients. Dr. Patel added, “They are truly here to the help our patients and the community. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that we achieve the highest level of outcome for our patients.”

Dr. Patel earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College’s School of Medicine. He served his residency at New York Medical College’s Westchester Medical Center, and a performed his fellowship at Joint Implant Surgeons, located in New Albany, OH.  Dr. Patel is now seeing patients in Chillicothe. To make an appointment, call 740-779-4598. 

The Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute is scheduled to open in summer 2021.