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Randy Stroup Knee replacement patient


A Message from the President

Dear friends,


hank you for taking the time to read the latest edition of HealthLink, Madison Health’s community newsletter and one way of keeping our residents informed of services and initiatives at the organization.

Madison Health Operating Board Mitchell Spahn, MD, Chairman Tom Blincoe Melissa Canney Vinay Chitkara, MD Ed Goodyear, Treasurer

George Lohstroh Sean McKibben Robyn Morton Bernard Oppong, DO, Chief of Staff

Madison Health Community Board Keely Carabin Chad Eisler Travis Fling Ed Goodyear Alan Homewood

George Lohstroh Jim Slagle Jim Sollars Angie Wilderman

Madison Health Foundation Board Mike Boerger, President Marvin Bernhardt Darla Bires Mike Browning, CFO, Treasurer Diane Campbell Tom Cox Randy Crisp, Secretary Jean Godden Sue Hackett Teresa Harsh  Ginger Kronk

Mike Lynch Mike Quilter Karen Peters Steve Pronai Nancy Snyder Mitchell Spahn, MD Sheri Spahn Bonnie Stump, Vice President Dana Engle, CEO Kelly Snyder, Executive Director

Madison Health provides service to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, diagnosis, age, or ability to pay. We hope you enjoy HealthLink, and we welcome your comments. Despite our sincere efforts, errors sometimes do occur. If your name was inadvertently omitted or misspelled, please accept our apology and contact us so we can correct our records. Call the marketing department at (740) 845-7055 or e-mail Kelly Snyder, VP, Development Cindy Stout, VP, Marketing & Physician Relations Julie Akers, Marketing Cover photography provided by Karie Randall, Limelight Photography This publication in no way seeks to serve as a substitute for professional medical care. Consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. This is a recyclable product.

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As I reflect on the first half of the year, I’m thankful for having the privilege of leading the Madison Health team in the continuous expansion of services we’re providing to the community, not only in the healthcare realm, but also in regards to collective community needs, service and spirit. We saw great growth this past year and without the community’s support of Madison Health, we wouldn’t have been nearly as successful in our endeavors, which is one of the many reasons why we’re committed to giving back to the community we serve. Every day, Madison Health strives to provide the highest quality healthcare and best patient care possible. In a year of immense change and development, I sincerely hope that our goals were met in the eyes of the community we serve. Looking ahead to the future, Madison Health is prepared to continue to provide you with the best care possible. We have innovative plans in place, including a $25 million expansion that will consist of a new ER, cancer center and medical specialist offices, to help us ensure that we’re serving the community with cutting-edge healthcare services and the best doctors and nurses in their respective fields. I am privileged to serve you and thank you for supporting our organization in its service.

Dana E. Engle, CEO

A workplace of choice doesn’t happen by chance


adison Health is proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, we have been chosen as a Top Workplace winner by Columbus CEO magazine.

The award is based upon employee surveys and each winner is measured on key areas including leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, and compensation and benefits. “This award is a direct reflection of the commitment to excellence and sense of community within our organization,” said Katie Haughn, HRIS/Payroll Specialist at Madison Health. “For employees, it is a confirmation of what we already know – that Madison Health is a great place to work. For our patients and their families, it highlights what is unique about Madison Health – our unwavering dedication to each other and the community we serve.” To learn more about employment opportunities at Madison Health, please call 740.845.7300 or visit


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Local companies turn to Madison Health’s Occupational Health Services


n 2016, Grove City resident Charles McGinnis came to Madison Health’s Occupational Health Services office for what he thought would be a routine employment physical for his job. When the nurse taking his vitals became concerned about his extremely high blood pressure, she insisted he go to the Emergency Department at Madison Health for observation. Charles credits that nurse with saving his life because he learned he had a blockage in his heart that, if left untreated, could have had dire consequences. After having stents placed to open the blockage, Charles is happy to be back at work performing his normal job functions.

“While the life-saving nature of Charles’ case is a rare one for the Occupational Health team, Mike Hughes, director of Madison Health’s Occupational Health Services, says it doesn’t diminish the important work his program performs on a daily basis for many local companies. “We understand the unique needs of the companies we serve and the ramifications of not following the regulation requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (BWC),” said Hughes. “Different standards exist for different occupations and employers. It’s very complex, but that’s where our expertise comes into play.”

“We do the initial injury assessment and then we refer people for evaluations with specialists,” said Hughes. “We offer a full complement of services including onsite consultations, immunizations, complete laboratory services, pulmonary function testing, respiratory clearance exams, silica physicals and general medical clearance or pre-employment exams, DOT exams, breath alcohol testing, audiograms and drug screens. We can also provide CPR, first aid and AED (defibrillator) training to company employees through the training department.” The lab used by the hospital for drug screens is accredited by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Occupational Health office, which is located in the hospital, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for walk-in drug screens. Physical exams are available by appointment only. To learn more, please call 740.845.7134.

In addition to providing drug screens, employee physicals, health education, and treatment of work-related injuries, Occupational Health also coordinates services for injured employees and manages the follow-up required on workers’ compensation cases. The staff in Occupational Health works closely with Madison Health providers in the laboratory as well the physical, occupational and respiratory therapy departments.

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Back on his


Local man finds healing after double knee replacement


fter a partial knee replacement to his left knee in 2015 due to arthritis, Randy Stroup figured he was on his way back to normal only to discover his other knee needed to be replaced a year later.

“I think I was overcompensating and putting too much pressure on my good leg and I think that’s what led to needing a total knee replacement on my right side,” he said. Having been more than satisfied with the care he received from the board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Madison Health for his partial knee replacement, he returned to them again for surgery. “Dr. Steven Olson really took the time to explain everything about the total knee replacement – like what to expect during surgery and recovery,” Randy said. “He gave me a reality check about how long it would take to rehabilitate my knee this time versus last time and encouraged me to work hard, but to also have patience.” As an Information Technology manager for the State of Ohio, Randy said he treated his eight week, short-term paid disability leave like it was a job. “It was my responsibility to get better,” said Randy. “That’s what they were paying me to do – to get better and return to work – so I took it very seriously.” Randy’s physical therapist, Roger Coate, remembers him as an extremely motivated and hard-working patient. “Randy did exceptionally well,” Roger said. “He had a great attitude.”

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“You can’t beat the personalized service. The person who registered me for surgery came and checked on me the next day to see how I was doing after surgery. The people who work at Madison Health really care about you.” Randy Stroup

“I perform arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgeries for knees, shoulders, hips and sports-related injuries or tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), meniscus, rotator cuff, shoulder and hip, and impingement syndrome,” he said. “I also utilize a muscle-sparing approach to the hip for hip replacement surgery called the anterior supine approach which usually requires an overnight stay. “Almost all other patients can leave the hospital the same day after arthroscopic surgery allowing them to start physical therapy sooner and regain function faster compared to an open procedure,” he added. Randy, for one, is grateful to have state-of-the-art care close to home.

Randy attended physical therapy three times a week for eight weeks to rehabilitate his knee, but also to treat lymphedema in his leg. “I had lymph nodes removed in my leg before my surgery and it caused fluid to build up,” he explained. “After we completed my exercises the therapist would wrap my leg, from my heel to my thigh, to help reduce the swelling.” Roger and the team of physical therapists at Madison Health worked with Randy on increasing the range of motion in his knee. “We would do heel slides, quad sets and lunges,” Roger said. “Anything that improved his stability and made him more functional.” Dr. Olson says the most common condition he treats is exactly what Randy had – arthritis in the knee. He usually opts for the least invasive treatment option first which can include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and injections. “Most of the patients I see have already tried over-the-counter medications or given the injury or problem time to see if it’ll get better on its own,” said Dr. Olson. For people wondering whether it’s worth seeing an orthopedist for a nagging injury or pain, Dr. Olson thinks so. “The indication to see someone like me about joint pain would be if the joint pain is interfering with lifestyle,” he said. “If pain, lack of range of motion or other symptoms are getting in the way of things that a patient enjoys doing, I think it’s worthwhile to be seen. It’s my job to see if anything can be done to improve a person’s quality of life.” In addition to knees, Dr. Olson also does shoulder and hip replacement surgeries and treats sports and orthopedic fractures. He prefers to utilize minimally-invasive, arthroscopic surgery whenever possible because it usually means a quicker recovery.

Roger Coate, PT, DPT and Randy Stroup

“You can’t beat the personalized service,” he said. “The person who registered me for surgery came and checked on me the next day to see how I was doing. The people who work at Madison Health really care about you.” After a few follow-up appointments with Dr. Olson, Randy is now eight months post-surgery and is back to most normal activities. “I like working on old homes, but I’ve had to make a few lifestyle modifications,” he said. “I no longer crouch down and do things on my knees. It’s a small price to pay to be pain-free.” Dr. Olson and his physician assistant, Krystal Foley, welcome new patients to their practice located in the Professional Office Building next to Madison Health in London. To make an appointment, please call Central Scheduling at 740.845.7100.

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Putting the wound bed to rest Treatment for hard to heal wounds available at Madison Health


he first time London resident Jerry Hodos, age 48, noticed something wasn’t right with his legs was back in 1996. Since he works as a long-distance truck driver, he’s used to sitting a lot, but when he started getting pain in the backs of his legs, he knew something was wrong. It was that same year he learned he had venous insufficiency, or poor circulation in his legs, which was the cause of his painful skin ulcers.

“They have no idea what causes this condition,” he said. “Basically, the veins in my legs break down and kill the tissue around them leading to fluid buildup. This eventually turns into open wounds that allow the fluid to leak. It got so bad – I had as many as eight open wounds at one time. I had to stop driving trucks because I couldn’t sit for long periods of time due to the pain.” Lucky for Jerry, certified wound care is now located closely and conveniently to his home. Although he hadn’t had an episode in about four and a half years, Jerry recently found himself an inpatient at Madison Health with a severe infection in his leg. “That’s where I met wound care nurse Amy Rickens and she’s been a godsend,” said Jerry. Amy, who has worked at Madison Health for 10 years as a registered nurse, decided a little more than a year ago to pursue credentialing to become a certified wound care nurse. This certification provides her with knowledge of the latest evidence-based Amy Rickens, RN treatments in the wound care industry. “I developed an interest in wound care in nursing school and have seen a variety of wounds during my career,” she said. “It doesn’t take long for a wound to develop – it can happen in as little as one to two days.”

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Jerry Hodos

Amy says diabetes, poor circulation, lack of movement, poor nutrition and being overweight all increase a person’s chances of developing open wounds. “Part of my job is educating patients and families about what they need to do to prevent the wound from returning in the future,” she said. “That means eliminating what caused it in the first place.” In addition to pressure ulcers, Amy also sees patients with surgical incision wounds and abscesses. She treats wounds with topical ointments, sterile dressings and when necessary, wound vacuums. “Wounds need to stay moist in order to heal and allow new skin cells to grow and migrate across the wound and cover the hole,” she said. “This takes time.” Most patients come in twice a week for dressing changes. Amy’s goal is to make it as easy as possible for patients to manage their wound care at home.

“I work varying shifts and Amy has been great about seeing me when it’s conducive to my schedule.” Jerry Hodos

“I choose an appropriate dressing for the wound bed to assist in the healing process and cover it with a waterproof dressing so patients can continue to shower, work, and live their lives without disruption,” she said.

“When I first got the wound vacuum I was filling up a big canister with fluid every 3 to 4 days,” Jerry said. “It made a huge difference and this wound has healed much faster than my previous ones.”

Amy tries her best to accommodate appointment scheduling around her patient’s availability.

Jerry is back to driving between 60 to 70 hours per week, but this time he’s heeding Amy’s advice.

“If you go to a typical wound care center patients have to adhere to the hours the center is open,” she said. “Since it’s just me, I can be flexible and come in when my patients are available.”

“I make it a priority to get out and stretch my legs and make sure I stand up and move around,” he said. “Amy has been outstanding. I can’t say enough good things about her and the staff at Madison Health.”

Jerry appreciates Amy’s willingness to work around his schedule because of his nontraditional hours.

“I’m excited to have the knowledge to help my patients heal and live a better life,” Amy said. “It’s very rewarding.”

“As a truck driver, I work varying shifts and Amy has been great about seeing me when it’s conducive to my schedule,” he said.

For more information, or to make a wound care appointment, please call 740.845.7258. A physician’s referral is required.

When Jerry’s wound wasn’t healing up like she would have liked, Amy lobbied his insurance company to allow her to place a wound vacuum in his wound to help manage drainage. “With a wound vacuum I cut a sponge to the size of the wound and place it inside the wound with a wound drain on top,” she explained. “The vacuum creates negative pressure, keeping constant suction on the wound and helping new tissue to grow. It also drains the wound by sucking fluid out into a pump that a person carries with them.”

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Keystone Society PINNACLE ($100,000+)

George & Diane Byers © Pat & Diane Campbell Max & Edna Chamberlain* CAPSTONE ($50,000+)

Jack & Julie Alcott Jerry Alcott Dr. & Mrs. William T. Bacon © * Michael S. & Jennifer Browning Bob & Harriet Dana Dana & Cheryl Engle ♥ Stanley & Martha Hanson William* & Lois Robison © Dr. Mitchell & Sheri Spahn KEYS TONE ($10,000+)

Dr. & Mrs. Kamel Abraham Dr. Gregg & Christina Alexander Mary Andrix Bob & Pat Arbogast Dr. & Mrs. Brawley Arikawa Neil Babb Dr. & Mrs. A.J. Beisler Marvin Bernhardt Carolyn Heath-Blauser Dan & Patti Blazer Michael & Pamela Boerger Roberta Byerly Floyd & Freda Campbell* Patrick & Misti Campbell Christopher & Keely Carabin Don & Donna Carpenter © Georgiana Chaney* Ted Chaney Dr. Vinay & Gina Chitkara Kevin & Robin Connolly ♥ Mark & Jennie Cowan Gloria Crisp* Randy & Diane Crisp

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Rudy & Joan Denes Dr. Shabana & Mr. Jaynul Dewani Nancy Dillion* Aaron & Cristin Dwyer T.J. & Connie Dwyer Mark & Melinda Elliott Jack & Elaine Ewald Gary & Connie Feliks Richard & Mona* Flax Travis & Stephanie Fling Dr. Martha* & Marshall Geib Robert C. & Jean Godden Ed & Michele Goodyear Paul & Kirsten Gross Bob & Sue Hackett Steve & Amy Pope-Harman Tyler Hicks & Daniel Kestner ♥ Marvin & Jodi Homan Alan Homewood & Deb Goldlach Dave & Carma Hume Jim & Jan Hunt Dr. & Mrs. Don Hura Phil & Cathy Jordan Gene Keel Roger Keye* Dr. Saleem & Farhana Khan Fred & Flo Kolb Rod & Ginger Kronk ♥ Scott & Jane Kutzley Dr. Robert & Jeanie Lewis Marcella Loveless © * Dee Maggied © ♥ Dr. & Mrs. Martin Markus* Dr. Duane & Linda Mast Dr. Robert & Anne McConnell Lewis Overturf © * Larry & Karen Peters © Gerald & Rita Petric


Jennifer A. Piccione ♥ Dr. Jennifer & Rob Powell Mike & Donna Quilter Al & Mary Renner* Dr. Steven & Mary Richardson Cliff* & Barbara Cranston Rife ♥ Charles & Linda Rinehart Dr. Jornel & Geetha Rivera Ron Roach & Denise Worthington William & Nancy Robinson Jim & Ruth Roddy ♥ Dr. Ralph & Karen* Rohner Aden & Becky Rozell ♥ Beth Sells Tim & Judy Sheehy Dr. & Mrs. Tom Skeels Jim & Diane Slagle Steve Smith ♥ Dan & Kelly Snyder ♥ Ernie & Libby Sparks Rich & Tracy Stewart ♥ Tom & Cindy Stout ♥ Charles & Bonnie Stump Dave & LaDonna Thomas Bob & Karen Waldeck ♥ Chris & Desi Whitacre Al & Angie Wilderman Helen Williams Jim & Mary Williamson Tim Wilson & Kevin Lohr Bill & Betty Young © Charter Member Pillar Member * Deceased ♥ H.E.A.R.T.S. Member


Rejoice Remember July 1 through December 31, 2016 Individuals who made gifts to the Madison Health Foundation are listed below with the names of the people they have chosen to remember or honor. IN MEMORY OF:

Donald F. Gaier Mr. & Mrs. William Chiles Mr. & Mrs. Bill Eberle Ms. Debra Gaier Ms. Kimberly Norris Pathways Financial Credit Union Mrs. Mary Lou Shoemaker John L. Henry Finney Farms LTD Mr. & Mrs. Tom Henry Mr. & Mrs. Dustin Hubbard Mr. & Mrs. Larry Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Rod Kronk MRC Sales & Service Murry & Edwards Marathon Linda Houser Mr. & Mrs. Gary Angles Mr. & Mrs. Max Berchtold Mr. & Mrs. Mark Bires Mr. & Mrs. William Blain The Blanchard River Broadcasting Co. Mr. & Mrs. Chris Brown Ms. Roberta Byerly Mr. & Mrs. George Byers Mr. & Mrs. David Call Mr. & Mrs. F. Patrick Campbell Dr. Shabana & Mr. Jaynul Dewani Mr. & Mrs. Edmond Disabato Mrs. Mavis E. Eckstein Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Feyh

Ms. Susan Fillmore Mr. & Mrs. Bob Hackett Mr. & Mrs. Steven Harrington Mr. & Mrs. David Harsh Mr. & Mrs. Craig Hix Ms. Bonnie Houser Mr. & Mrs. Garnett Hunter Ms. Susan Joslin Mrs. Peggy Joslin Mr. & Mrs. Rod Kronk Ms. & Mr. Janie Ladley Mr. & Mrs. David Lucas Madison Plains Band Boosters Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Marshall Mrs. Mary McNary Mt. Sterling Eyecare Mrs. Millie Newman Pleasant Township Trustees Ms. Mary Reay Mr. & Mrs. James Rheinscheld Mr. & Mrs. Daryl Schlosser Mr. & Mrs. Roy Schwinn Mrs. Donna Sheridan Ms. Nancy Snyder Sterling Pharmacy Mr. & Mrs. Charles Stump Mr. & Mrs. Donald Swonger Mrs. Mary Lou Webber Ms. Joann D. Wesner Mr. & Mrs. Richard Wilson Jim Keen Mrs. Millie Newman Ms. Nancy Snyder

Legacy Circle The Legacy Circle honors those thoughtful individuals and families who include a gift to the Madison Health Foundation in their wills and estate plans. Dr. William T. Bacon* Mary L. Bandy* Patricia G. Baynes Peg Beathard Regina Campbell Gladys Campbell* Joe C. Deardurff* Richard E. Dible Marie Ervin* Helen Hager* Theodore Hankins Don J. Hay Keith Heinlein V. Edward Hildinger* Shirla Hux* Wavealine Kelso Roger Keye* Greg King The Lukens Fund M. Dee Maggied George L. McMurray* Helen G. Meade* Jack & Martha B. Minter* Peter A. Misslin Mary C. Norris* Michael C. Quilter Nora Smith* Hilda Strother* Alice Louise Wood Trust* Della Selsor Trust* Elizabeth Reese Trust* Harold S. Welsh* *Deceased Madison Health n 9

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We’re Building on Excellence: Public groundbreaking ceremony planned Madison Health cordially invites the public to an official groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 2 at 2pm. The ceremony will commemorate the start of construction on the organization’s expansion and modernization project. The $25 million project will include a 24,000 square-foot, two-story addition that will house a new emergency department, cancer center, and offices for medical specialists. Recently, Madison Health officials decided to include a makeover of the Obstetrics department. The project also calls for connecting

Save the date Groundbreaking Ceremony August 9 & 10 Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing November 30 Holiday Open House December 9 Heartfelt Holidays

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the Park Avenue Medical Building to the main hospital, which will include new outpatient and emergency department entrances. Completed renderings depict an abundance of natural light: the second-floor cancer center has floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the infusion bays, where chemotherapy patients sit to receive their treatments, looking over the green space; the first-floor emergency department has windows in every private patient room; and the main staircase is completely wrapped in windows to create a dramatic effect. The renderings also reveal that the public’s main entrance will be moved to Park Avenue, although a new, 90-degree entrance will remain on Main Street for use by ambulances. What is now considered the hospital’s main entrance will be a side entrance mostly used by the Obstetrics department, which will feature rooms resembling upscale hotels and updated furnishings. The new addition will be enclosed by the end of 2017 and the entire project is slated to be complete by December, 2018. To pay for the project, the organization has launched a capital campaign named “Building on Excellence.” Through the campaign, the Madison Health Foundation is working to raise $6 million. To date, the Foundation has collected more than $3 million in pledges and donations. For more information on the public groundbreaking ceremony, please call the Marketing department at 740.845.7055.

Selected excerpts compliments of Kristy Zurbrick, Editor, Madison Messenger. FOLLOW U S ON LIN E.



Auctioneer Geoff Smith

Ed and Michele Goodyear

Joe and Sue Mosier with Ken and Nancy Weimer

Becky and Sener Calis dance away the evening

Daniel D’Amico and Mary Griffith

Molly Weise and Nick Joslin

Nick and Brynne Adkins

Dr. Anderson and his granddaughter

Stephanie Spring and Kevin Flax

Sue and Bob Hackett

Kathleen Ries samples the appetizers

Diane Crisp, Diane Byers and Diane Campbell

Live auction items

A “heartfelt” thanks to all the generous sponsors, auction donors, volunteers and guests who helped make the 2016 Heartfelt Holidays gala one to remember. The event raised nearly $50,000 to provide care for local patients who could otherwise not afford hospital services. Held annually in December, the event is organized by a team of volunteers led by co-chairs Dan and Patti Blazer. For more information about Heartfelt Holidays, call the Foundation office at 740.845.7050.

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Madison Health 210 North Main Street London, Ohio 43140

Madison Health welcomes

Jennifer Crutchfield Hatton Jennifer Crutchfield Hatton is nationally certified as a family nurse practitioner by both the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse who is trained and educated to provide health maintenance and promotion through the diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and chronic conditions. After attending Miami University, Jennifer completed her Associate’s Degree in Nursing at Fortis College and began her medical career as an RN. She started out working at Madison Health and quickly found her place in primary care. She practiced alongside a primary care provider for numerous years at the Madison Medical Center while she completed her Master of Science in Nursing degree. After graduating with a 4.0 from Walden University, Jennifer became a nationally certified family nurse practitioner. “Working in London for so many years has given me the opportunity to develop relationships with many of our county’s residents as well as with members of the local healthcare community,” Jennifer said. “I am eager to take on a new role in this community to provide health services to all those in need.”

Jennifer has a specific interest in providing healthcare to adult populations with a focus on preventative health needs, chronic disease management, and acute illness treatment. She strives to work in collaboration with her patients and their families to ensure the best outcomes. Growing up in Madison County, Jennifer graduated from Madison-Plains High School. She currently lives in Galloway with her husband, Tim, stepson, Elliott, and their baby boy, Dean William. As a family nurse practitioner, Jennifer is able to diagnose and treat people of all ages. She is excited to meet new patients and is looking forward to reuniting with some familiar faces. Jennifer Crutchfield Hatton is currently caring for patients at Madison Medical Center in London. To make an appointment, please call 740.845.7500.

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