Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) and Adena Bone & Joint Center (ABJC) have announced a partnership, expanding current orthopedic offerings in the region. Providers with ABJC will begin seeing patients at FCMH beginning Aug. 1.
“FCMH and ABJC teamed up many years ago, having great success and patient outcomes,” said FCMH President and CEO Mike Diener. “We look forward to meeting and exceeding the needs of our community through this orthopedic venture.”
“Patients expect to receive the care they need in a setting that is close to home,” added Adena Health System’s interim president and CEO Dr. John Fortney. “Patients in Fayette County have a need for orthopedic services, and Adena is excited to have an opportunity to provide them with quality care from some of the best specialists in this field.”
Since April 2014, FCMH has collaborated with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) for orthopedics, a partnership that has yielded a solid foundation to its orthopedics and sports medicine program, though creating a growing demographic need for general orthopedics, according to FCMH officials. The partnership with OSUWMC will end Monday, July 31.
Existing patients will be offered the option to transition to an Adena Bone and Joint Center physician or to remain with their current physician at a different location.
Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1, ABJC orthopedic specialists Brian Cohen, MD; Karen Evans, MD; Neil Ghany, MD; and Jason Foster, MD, ATC, will see patients on the FCMH campus, operating from FCMH’s Medical Arts Building #1, in Suite 201. ABJC accepts most insurance, including MediGold.
Fayette County Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital (25-bed hospital) with over 30 healthcare providers, complete with a full spectrum of health care services. Adena Health System is an independent, not-for-profit and locally controlled health care organization serving the needs of 10 counties in south-central Ohio.
Adena provides specialty services, including: robotic surgery, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, cancer care and advanced orthopedic procedures. Based in Chillicothe, the health system includes three hospitals, six regional clinics and multiple primary care and specialty clinics.