OhioHealth, a not-for-profit Columbus-based health system, announced today that Guernsey Health Systems will officially become a full member of OhioHealth on Sunday, January 1, 2023.
OhioHealth and Guernsey Health Systems working relationship began in 2018, when the health systems entered into a five-year management agreement to provide leadership and management to Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center’s 84-bed hospital, Superior Med, and United Ambulance. In 2021, GHS and OhioHealth announced both parties signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore a stronger relationship between the two systems.
“This is such a great day for OhioHealth, for our newest associates in Cambridge, and for our patients in the area and surrounding communities,” said Cheryl Herbert, OhioHealth Regional Consultant. “Advanced care, close to home has never been more important than it is now for patients and their families.”
Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center has offered high-quality healthcare services to the community since 1952. Now, as part of the OhioHealth family, the hospital will continue to offer the same expert care, with the promise of enhanced technology and facilities, along with sharing resources of a large healthcare system.
As part of joining OhioHealth the new name will become OhioHealth Southeastern Medical Center. United Ambulance will become OhioHealth Southeastern Ambulance. Superior Med will be called OhioHealth Physician Group.
“The dedication of this team at Guernsey Health Systems is what makes us special,” Wendy Elliott, president and CEO of Guernsey Health Systems said. “We have a great team and make an impact daily inside our facilities and within the communities we serve. To now be part of the OhioHealth family, and the excellence and values this organization brings, is the perfect fit, at the perfect time.”
“The people in southeastern Ohio deserve the best healthcare,” Herbert said. “This agreement, building from an already strong working relationship with Guernsey Health Systems, allows us to meet the health needs of this community through commitment, dedication and resources.”
Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center is Guernsey County’s largest employer, offering 84 inpatient beds, serving more than 100,000 patients yearly.
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