Setting the Record Straight



At Adena Health, we are proud of our legacy of serving our communities for more than 120 years, fostering a deep-rooted trust through our commitment to delivering quality care with compassion, excellence, and integrity right where it's needed most - close to home.

In our continued efforts to uphold these values, we have established this resource as a dependable source of information, aiming to rectify any misconceptions surrounding Adena Health. We strive to provide the public with accurate and transparent information, showcasing our steadfast commitment to delivering the best health care for our communities.


Awards and Accolades

Adena Regional Medical Center is proud to hold several certifications and accreditations from The Joint Commission, an independent organization focused on setting the standard for health care safety and quality.

Read more about Adena Health's awards and accolades

Myth vs. Fact

Download our "Myth vs. Fact" guide or read our posts below to set the record straight about Adena Health.

A Stable Adena Health

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Adena Health is currently experiencing financial instability and is struggling to secure the necessary funding required to support its services, staff, and patient care.


Adena Health is a stable pillar of the community that offers state-of-the-art, patient-centered medical services. Our team of dedicated health care providers is constantly working to enhance our quality of care for all the patients and communities we serve.

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At Adena Health, we are proud of the financial stewardship and responsible management that enable us to navigate the complex health care landscape effectively. Our stable organizational position is a testament to our commitment to excellence, efficiency, and the provision of comprehensive health care services.

We have instituted robust financial planning and management strategies to ensure long-term sustainability. These strategies allow us to reinvest in our facilities, adopt innovative technologies, and enhance our programs, all while maintaining a supportive and enriching environment for our staff.

Our dedication to financial stability goes hand in hand with our commitment to community health and well-being. We’re here to serve our family, friends, and neighbors, and we take this responsibility very seriously. Adena Health will continue to be a pillar of strength, reliability, and excellence in health care for our communities, as it has been for over 125 years and into the future.

Adena Health Temporarily Pauses Cardiac Surgery Program

Cardiac surgeon preparing for procedure


Adena has seen an increase in staff departures from the cardiac surgery program and the ICU.


Adena Health and its physicians agreed to temporarily pause the cardiac surgery program for operational enhancements. As the organization prepares to resume the program, operational adjustments are underway in care areas, like the ICU. It is important as a health care organization that we continuously evaluate each division and make the necessary adjustments to improve our care and efficiency for our patients. 

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The decision to pause the cardiac program was mutually agreed upon by Adena Health leadership and the two surgeons, Drs. Atiq Rehman and Mario Matos-Cruz. Since the program was temporarily paused, Adena Health, the surgeons, and two advance practice providers decided to part ways.

We’re very proud of our outstanding physicians, APPs, and caregivers, and the advancements we’re making to our facilities, such as a new hybrid operating room. Our cardiac surgery program had seen significant growth over the last nearly two years and the demand for this program is a testament to the great work from our staff.

Additionally, Adena Health is in the process of adjusting its operations across the entire care team associated with the pause in cardiac surgeries.

As the organization prepares to resume the program, operational adjustments are underway in care areas, like the ICU. Adena is evaluating the number critical care beds, staffing of those beds, and more, to meet future patient volumes and optimize patient care. It is important as a health care organization that we continuously evaluate each division and make the necessary adjustments to improve our care and efficiency for our patients.

We eagerly anticipate resuming our cardiac surgery program in the coming months, because we know it’s what our communities need. We look forward to continuing to provide excellent service and quality health care for our patients in south central and southern Ohio.

A Stronger Adena Health


Adena Health will be doing a sizeable number of layoffs in 2024. Some rumors include a total of 150 jobs.


Any speculation about mass staffing adjustments is false. Adena Health is committed to its valued caregivers, physicians, advance practice providers, and patients. We cannot let rumors and conjecture distract us from our important mission of delivering quality care to our communities.

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Over the past century, Adena Health has been a pillar of support, providing quality health care with compassion, excellence, and integrity. Our strength is rooted in our dedicated team of caregivers, physicians, and APPs, all of whom play an integral role in delivering exceptional care to our communities.

We understand that such rumors can create an atmosphere of uncertainty. As with any health care system across the country, Adena Health undergoes an annual operational and budget analysis process, during which we review multiple factors, such as acuity, payer mix, and volumes. However, we want to assure everyone that Adena Health is as committed as ever to our staff and the communities we serve. We are continuously working on initiatives and strategies to strengthen our team and enhance the quality of care we provide.

Adena Health’s Cutting Edge Lab


Adena Health laboratory equipment showed incorrect and faulty numbers, leaving patients at risk for misdiagnoses.


In 2018, Adena Health’s caregivers swiftly addressed a manufacturing issue, ensuring patient safety with strict adherence to testing standards and regulatory compliance.

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At Adena Health, patient safety is our top priority. We uphold stringent standards for testing and regulatory compliance to guarantee the accuracy and reliability of our laboratory results. Our caregivers are highly trained and committed to maintaining the highest level of quality in every aspect of patient care.

When the manufacturing issue was detected by The College of American Doctors, our team acted swiftly to address the problem, conducting thorough checks and recalibrations of our equipment to ensure everything was functioning correctly. The manufacturer completed all follow-up elements, per federal requirements and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. Impacted patients and providers were notified and results updated. We also implemented additional quality control measures to prevent such issues from occurring in the future.

We want to reassure our patients and our communities that Adena Health is committed to providing accurate, reliable health care services. We are proud of our team's rapid response and dedication to maintaining the integrity of our lab results.

Adena Health Physician Turnover


Due to staffing changes, Adena Health struggles to replace departing physicians and risks losing operational control of Adena Regional Medical Center.


Adena Health is proud of our dedicated clinical staff and sustains a physician turnover rate lower than the industry standard. We’re working on new initiatives to strengthen our bond with the community, ensuring transparency to continue to attract and retain the best medical professionals.

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At Adena Health, our medical staff is the cornerstone of our commitment to providing outstanding health care services. We invest heavily in recruiting, developing, and retaining top-tier physicians and advanced practice providers to ensure our patients receive the best possible care. Our comprehensive support systems, inclusive work environment, and competitive compensation packages have contributed to a stable and thriving physician workforce.

We acknowledge that the health care industry is dynamic, and staffing changes are inevitable. However, our proactive approach to workforce planning and our commitment to creating a supportive work environment have enabled us to navigate these changes seamlessly, ensuring continuous operational control and maintaining the high standards of care that our communities expect and deserve.

Our physician turnover rate remains lower than the industry average, a testament to our successful retention strategies and the positive work environment we have fostered at Adena Health. We’re committed to continuous improvement and innovation in our human resource practices to ensure we attract and retain the best medical professionals.

Adena Health is, and will continue to be, a strong and stable health care provider for the nine-county area we serve. We remain dedicated to our mission of serving our communities, supported by a committed and skilled team of health care professionals.

TAVR Procedures at Adena Health


At Adena Health in March 2022, the two doctors who performed a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, lacked the credentials to do so.


All physicians at Adena Health are credentialed for all medical procedures they perform. Furthermore, each doctor must seek privileges to perform their specific procedure which are granted by Adena to credentialed medical professionals, permitting them to perform specific tasks. Each of our doctors goes through rigorous ongoing training, maintaining their credentials to enhance our quality of care for all the patients and communities we serve.

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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a highly specialized procedure. At Adena Health we ensure that our patients are in the most capable hands. Our medical staff undergoes rigorous ⁠credentialing processes to verify their qualifications, skills, and experience. This guarantees that they meet the high standards required to provide safe and effective care. 

Like most hospitals, the issuing of credentials and privileges at Adena involves undergoing multiple layers of review and approval, including the credentialing and medical executive committees and the hospital board. 

Adena Health is proud to have a team of highly qualified and experienced doctors, including those who specialize in TAVR procedures. Our commitment to excellence in patient care is unmatched, and we continue to invest in the development and training of our medical staff to ensure they remain at the forefront of medical innovation and patient care.

We understand the importance of trust in the patient-doctor relationship, and we strive to foster this trust by ensuring that all our medical professionals are not only qualified but are leaders in their respective fields. Adena Health remains dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients.

Quality Standards at Adena Health

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Adena Health has violated quality standards and compromised patient care.


Adena Health is fully compliant with all quality standards, and we deliver excellent care close to home with compassion, excellence, and integrity.

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Our "Zero Harm" initiative is at the heart of everything we do, guiding our efforts to eliminate preventable harm to patients. We achieve this through a steadfast dedication to evidence-based practices, continuous improvement, and a culture of safety that permeates our entire organization. This dedication to quality also results in accreditation from various health care organizations, such as the Joint Commission. 

The Joint Commission is an independent, non-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Their accreditation and certifications are recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality and commitment to meeting performance standards.

Adena Health's commitment to quality and safety is evident in our daily operations, patient care, and outcomes. We are proud of the high standards we maintain and continuously work to enhance our practices and procedures to ensure the best possible care for our patients.

We understand the importance of trust in the health care community, and we are committed to being proactive in addressing any concerns that may arise. Adena Health remains devoted to the health and safety of our patients, and we will continue to uphold the highest standards of care and excellence in all that we do.

Our Mission at Work

Patient Stories

Coen Butler

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Tiffany's Story

After a successful joint replacement procedure, Tiffany was home recovering the same day.

Kourtney Bebout

Dr. Rebecca Pareja helps hopeful mother move from frustration to elation.

Hilary Fannin

Midwife team helps patient feel empowered in her OB/GYN care with Adena Health’s nurse midwife program.