About SOMC

About SOMC

Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) is a 248-bed 501(C)(3) not-for-profit hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio, providing emergency and surgical care, as well as a wide range of other health-care services; SOMC has been in the community since 1954. It is the mission of SOMC to truly make a difference in the lives of patients, employees, and the surrounding community.

The operation of SOMC follows guidelines of The Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant standards-setting body in health care, and SOMC has received top honors from that organization for meeting standards. SOMC currently employs 3,084 full time employees and part time employees, has a medical staff of more than 266 physicians and specialists, and is supported by approximately 464 regular volunteers.

SOMC is striving to provide the highest quality of care to make healthcare a remarkable experience for everyone served. It is the mission of SOMC to truly make a difference in the lives of patients, employees, and the surrounding community. The goals of SOMC encompass the mission and the organization’s five strategic values, which include achieving and sustaining exceptional results in safety, quality of care, service, teamwork, and financial performance.

SOMC was also named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in America. Receiving the national gold standard for safety and health, SOMC has been awarded the Voluntary Protection Program Star Designation. Voluntary Protection Program is a cooperative program of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). By earning Voluntary Protection Program Star status, SOMC is in the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in safety excellence.

Our Mission and Vision Values

About Portsmouth, Ohio

We offer the best of traditional, small-town America. Portsmouth is a town of rich past and promising future.

How to Volunteer

SOMC is supported by more than 800 volunteers. Find out how you can join the team and help us a make a difference!

Making a Difference

We strive to live out that mission by providing our region with the highest quality of care, delivered by professionals who are among the best in their fields. We extend that care and passion to make a difference into the community by being a very good neighbor, employer, and community supporter.

Our Results

SOMC has a proven record of success, and we are proud to share it with you. Click here to view our results and compare SOMC to other healthcare facilities.


At SOMC, our nurses are committed to providing world-class care and improving patient outcomes. Our focus on high reliability, patient safety, quality care, and continual improvement provides…

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