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POMERENE HOSPITAL Contact Information - 981 Wooster Rd., Millersburg; (330) 674-1015,, PomereneHospital CEO Administrator - Tony Snyder Number of Beds - 55 Number of Staff- Over 30 active medical staff physicians, 300 employees plus 80 volunteers Services - Ambulatory Care, Cardiology Services, Community Outreach, Dietetic Nutrition Counseling Program, a Wide Variety of Services for the Amish, Emergency Care, Express Care, Family Care, Laboratory, Intensive Care Nursing, Maternity/OB, Midwifery Services, Medical/Surgical Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Rehabilitative Services, Respiratory Care, Sleep Lab, Social Services, Speech Therapy, Surgical Services, Volunteer Program, Fitness and Wellness Center.

CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY’S HEALTH COMMUNITY OUTREACH The Joel Pomerene Hospital Company was established in 1919 as a not-for-profit corporation with the goal of building a hospital in Holmes County. County taxpayers later passed a 1.5-mil levy to supplement the money donated by the Pomerene family and build the Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital, which opened its doors on June 1, 1937, as a county hospital. The original facility started with a six bed women’s ward, a three bed men’s ward, six private rooms, a three bed OB ward and a nursery with 5 cribs. There were 10 physicians on staff. Today we have more than 300 employees and 80 physicians. After several major renovation and expansion projects, the hospital has 3 floors and more than 30 departments. Pomerene is one of the largest employers in Holmes County and serves the greater Holmes County area with some patients residing in contiguous counties. Pomerene Hospital’s mission is “Caring for our community’s health.” We are located in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country. Amish patients make up nearly 50% of our customers, and we see more Amish patients than any other hospital in the world. In 2015, physician services grew when Pomerene added two new providers to Pomerene Family Care, welcomed a new certified nurse midwife, a podiatrist, and new general surgeon. Pomerene also continued its focus on population health, encouraging the community to take control of their health and wellness and join Pomerene Kinetics, a medical fitness center that focuses on the overall health and wellbeing of each individual that participates in the program.

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Above: new general surgeon, Dr. Michael Schell with surgical staff In addition to new physicians and new services, Pomerene also received several awards in 2015, particularly focused on patient safety and healthy work environments. In the spring of 2015, Pomerene Hospital was honored with an “A” grade by the Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The safety score rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. It was the fourth time Pomerene has been awarded an “A”. In the summer of 2015, Pomerene Hospital announced it achieved Pathway to Excellence© designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where employees can flourish. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of employees at Pomerene and identifies it as one of the best places to work. Many studies show a correlation between a positive work environment and patient safety, patient satisfaction and quality. Pomerene is currently only 1 of 6 hospitals in Ohio and 1 of 132 worldwide to receive this designation. As always, the hospital offers community outreach programs serving as a medical resource of information on health topics important to our community. For more information regarding the community outreach events, please call 330-674-1584, ext. 1764. Whether you are a visitor to our area or a long-time resident of the county, you’ll find the staff at Pomerene Hospital can take care of your medical needs with skill and compassion. The facility offers full medical services through a team of highly trained medical and nursing professionals. When patients and their families have come to Pomerene, they have always been impressed with the attentiveness shown by staff, the high level of compassion exhibited by the nurses, and the skill of our physicians. COMMUNITY OUTREACH • Community Screenings on the 1st Tuesday of each month located in Mt. Hope at the Mt. Hope Medical Center, and the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Keim Lumber in Charm. No appointment necessary. Screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, prostate, ovarian, breast and gastrointestinal cancers, Hemoglobin A1C, and thyroid and liver panels. We also provide screenings which require a physician’s order: CBC (complete blood count) and CMP (complete metabolic panel). • Health-related educational lectures and classes. Please visit Pomerene Hospital’s website, Facebook page, or call for more details regarding community events.

Holmes County Today: The 2016 Community Guide  

A guide to services and life in Holmes County, Ohio, published by Spectrum Publications, a division of The Daily Record.

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