FCMH, Adena partner to expand pulmonary services

Staff reports

Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) and Adena Health System announced Wednesday that they are partnering to provide local patients with expanded pulmonary services.

Adena pulmonologists will now see patients at FCMH, according to hospital officials. Since August, Adena and FCMH have collaborated to increase other medical services in the region, beginning with orthopedics.

Adena’s highly-experienced pulmonology team is committed to delivering the most advanced and innovative care and treatment to patients in the system’s western region (Fayette and Highland counties), officials said. Patients will be able to see a pulmonologist within or near Washington Court House for various pulmonary diseases and sleep conditions, including: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer diagnosis and more.

“It is most advantageous to patients to receive the care they need in a setting that is close to home,” said Dr. John Fortney, Adena Health System’s chief physician executive and chief medical officer. “By partnering with Fayette County Memorial Hospital, Adena is able to provide patients in and around Fayette County with high quality, specialty care for pulmonary illnesses and disease. We are excited to provide patients with the care they need without having to travel to metropolitan areas.”

FCMH president and CEO Mike Diener said: “Fayette County Memorial Hospital and Adena Bone and Joint Center teamed up recently and we are already seeing great success and positive patient outcomes. Using a similar model, we are excited to be able to expand services for our patients to include much-needed pulmonary care and treatment.”

Current FCMH patients will be given the option to smoothly transition to an Adena pulmonologist on the FCMH campus. Adena pulmonary specialists, Rajinish Jesudoss, MD; Nickolas Fouladpour, MD; and Haval M. Saadlla, MD, will see patients in suite 106 of FCMH’s Medical Arts Building #1.

Adena Pulmonology accepts most insurance, including MediGold. To schedule an appointment with Adena Pulmonology at FCMH, patients or referring providers may call 740-779-8700.


Staff reports