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John L. Fortney, MD

Chief Physician Executive

Phone Number:
(740) 779-4300
Fax Number:
(740) 779-4391

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Additional Information

Medical School
The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
American Board of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Pediatrcs
Clinical Interests
Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
OSU Fan, married and lives in Chillicothe.


Dr. John Fortney has more than 35 years of physician experience, and 10 years of healthcare administration. He is currently the Chief Physician Executive of Adena Health System. 

Dr. Fortney has been with the Adena Health System for the past 30 years working in the field of Pediatrics. Twenty-five of those years he was also an attending physician in the Emergency Medicine Department at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He now devotes full time to Adena as its Senior Medical Advisor, as well as seeing patients in the Pediatric Urgent Care, and caring for newborns in the Level II Neonatal Nursery.

A native of Columbus, Dr. Fortney received his Bachelor of Science and Medical degrees from The Ohio State University. He completed his Residency in Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and previously in Pediatric Emergency Medicine as well.

Dr. Fortney resides in Chillicothe with his wife, Jan, and they have five grown children and five grandchildren.

“I like the small town atmosphere and seeing patients and their parents outside of the hospital setting. Working in a smaller health system allows me to know virtually all the doctors and other staff and providers.” 



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