The Hope Guild, which supports projects of Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently presented $10,000 to SOMC from the guild’s fundraisers. Shown at the presentation are (from left) guild member Lorraine Fraley, SOMC CEO Randy Arnett, and guild members Genetta Moore and Jackie Pass.
The Pleasure Guild, which supports projects of Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently presented $2,000 to SOMC from the guild’s fundraisers. Shown with SOMC CEO Randy Arnett (center) are guild members Barb Schuler and Judy Hunt.
The Promise Guild, which supports projects of Southern Ohio Medical Center, recently presented $4,000 to SOMC from the guild’s fundraisers. Shown (from left) guild members Joan Romero, Marilyn Mercer, SOMC CEO Randy Arnett and guild member Joyce Payton.
Southern Ohio Medical Center is participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s “5 Million Lives” campaign, a voluntary initiative among health care organizations to protect patients across the country from five million incidents of medical harm over the next two years. In launching the campaign locally, SOMC presented information to employees with statistics and facts about medical error prevention. Shown, Rory Phillips (center), director of SOMC Pharmacy, and Paul Rase (right), nurse manager of the SOMC Heart Care Unit, talk to Cathy Bailey, MSN, and nursing students from Shawnee State University about the campaign.
Southern Ohio Medical Center has welcomed Gretzel King, MD, to the staff as a hospitalist.
Dr. King received her medical doctorate from the Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Bolivia, and completed her undergraduate work at the Universidad Boliviana Mayor de San Andres. She completed internships at the Japanese Hospital of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, Md., specializing in internal medicine. She completed her residencey in internal medicine at Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio. She comes to SOMC from Med One in Columbus where she served as an hospitalist.
Of interest for the area’s the Spanish-speaking population, Dr. King is fluent in both English and Spanish. A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the medical care of the hospitalized patient. Dr. King is residing in the Portsmouth area.
The office practice of Drs. Thomas Khoury and Vincent Scarpinato, Southern Ohio Surgical Associates, will be relocated Monday, Oct. 22 to Suite 306 of the SOMC Braunlin Building (former Building K) on the main campus of SOMC, 1805 27th St.
The office will be closed Oct. 19-21 during the move, but appointments will not change and the phone number will remain the same, (740) 353-8661.
Southern Ohio Medical Center recently supported the local United Way’s effort to provide notebooks and school supplies to 4,700 students in need among 24 area schools. SOMC also provided a distribution point in some unfinished office space in the Braunlin Building on the Main Campus of SOMC.
Shown during the distribution are (from left) Mary Ann Miars-Peercy, executive director of United Way of Scioto County; Vicki Noel, vice president of Human Resources and Organizational Development and a United Way board member; Tess Midkiff, library director at Shawnee State University and a United Way board member; and Marcia Tolliver, director of the SSU BASICS program and a United Way volunteer.
The Portsmouth Fraternal Order of Eagles recently presented SOMC Hospice with a donation of $7,000 to help with patient needs. The donation was raised through variety of fundraisers. Shown, Arnie Smith, secretary-treasurer of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, presents the check to Sheila Riggs, SOMC Hospice claims and information systems coordinator, and Teresa Ruby, SOMC Hospice Director.