December, 2010

Hope Guild Donates $20,000 to SOMC


Hope Guild Donation

The Hope Guild, part of the friends of SOMC, recently donated $20,000 to the Southern Ohio Medical Center Endowment Fund. To raise the money, the guild held various fundraisers throughout the year, including book sales and an SOMC employee sale at Scioto Shoe Mart. Members of the Hope Guild are shown presenting a check to Shawn Jordan (left), administrative director of SOMC Community Relations, Volunteer Services and the Friends Community Center.


Radiologist Welcomed at SOMC


Dr. Settonni

Loretta Settonni, M.D., a physician specializing in radiology, has been welcomed to the medical staff of Southern Ohio Medical Center. She is board certified in Radiology. Dr. Settonni received her medical degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio and a fellowship in Osteoradiology at the University of California in San Diego, Calif. Dr. Settonni will begin at SOMC Dec. 6 and can be reached by calling 740-356-8117.


SOMC Radiologist Receives Certification

Dr. Jacobs

Norman Jacobs, M.D., M.S., diagnostic radiologist and neuroradiologist at Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently achieved board certification in cardiovascular computer tomography offered by the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT). The CBCCT is a not-for-profit corporation established for physicians to document their skills and knowledge in the field of cardiovascular computed tomography. The mission of the CBCCT is to promote and enhance patient care by defining the domain of cardiovascular computed tomography and identifying the requisite knowledge and skills for quality practice through a certification program that fosters excellence and encourages continual learning. Dr. Jacobs is one of only 1,506 physicians, nationwide, to have received this certification. Dr. Jacobs received his medical degree from Temple University Medical School and completed his training at Duke University Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. He has been in practice as a radiologist in the Portsmouth area for the past 25 years.

SOMC Safety and Environmental Health Names New Director

Bill Kamer

Bill Kamer has been named Administrative Director of Safety and Environmental Health at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Kamer joined SOMC in 1997 and has worked in Information Services. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy State University in Troy, Ala. Kamer also served in the U.S. Air Force for ten years. He currently resides in Garrison, Ky. with his family.