Inpatient and outpatient programs and services are delivered through the work of more than 2,000 employees and a staff of more than 140 board-certified or board-eligible physicians and specialists. 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.
Patients who have had heart valve replacements, had complicated surgeries, blood clots, or heart beat irregularities may be asked to take Coumadin to help slow the blood clotting process. These medications, known as anticoagulants, are used to prevent major complications, such as vessel or valve obstruction, or strokes.
Community Health & Wellness
Southern Ohio Medical Center is dedicated to keeping our community healthy. We strive to do this by educating our community on the simple everyday things they can do to better their own personal wellness. Our goal is to encourage our community to Eat Healthy, Live Healthy and Stay Healthy. We want to them to Eat Right, Move More and Stop Smoking to aid in their personal health and wellness.
Finding out you have diabetes is very scary. But don’t panic! Sure, diabetes is serious. But people with diabetes can live long, healthy, happy lives. You can too by taking good care of yourself. Take a team approach to managing diabetes. Learn more about the programs offered through your physician and the professionals at Southern Ohio Medical Center.
Staying healthy is not easy, but with good nutrition and a healthy diet you can make it easier. Making the right choices for your diet can be difficult and confusing. The Nutrition Services Department at Southern Ohio Medical Center is here to help you.
Emergency Departments all over the United States are seeing increasing numbers of patients coming to the ED for treatment. Recently, the Emergency Department of Southern Ohio Medical Center reached the 95th percentile in customer satisfaction as reported by Professional Research Consultants (PRC).
Home Health Services
SOMC Home Health Services is the first Home Care in Scioto County and the first hospital-based agency in the state of OH. Home Care Services include Skilled Nursing Care, Rehabilitation Therapies, Medical Social Services and Home Health Aides, Home Telehealth Monitoring and Palliative Care.
In August 2011, Southern Ohio Medical Center partnered with Apogee Physicians, one of the nation’s leading hospitalist groups. A hospitalist is a specialist in internal medicine who solely treats patients in the hospital around the clock. Uniquely, Apogee is completely owned and operated by physicians who understand the business of medicine inside and out.
The SOMC Clinical Laboratory’s mission is to provide high-quality, precise and accurate testing in a timely manner. The laboratory provides testing on tissue specimens and biological fluids. This state-of-the-art laboratory provides the very latest cutting edge equipment and highly trained personnel to meet its mission.
You have been preparing for your special day for a long time, and so have we. We designed our Maternity Department with every mother’s comfort in mind. Each of our 14 birthing suites has oak furnishings, a warm atmosphere, VCRs and CD players, along with modern, state-of-the-art equipment ready for whatever needs may arise.
Southern Ohio Medical Center offers outstanding educational opportunities to residents and medical students through services and experiences that are not always available withlarger metropolitan hospital programs.
The primary responsibility of the Pastoral Care Department is to extend spiritual and emotional care to the patient, the patient’s family, the employees and medical staff. The Pastoral Care Department initiates contact and consults with hospital staff, patients, families and significant others as necessary or requested.
Patient Relations Department assists patients with any concerns or coplaints regarding patient care or financial issues. We assist patients with lost and found items, along with helping staff in managing customer concerns. We are available to meet with patients or their families as needed.
SOMC currently offers community pharmacy services at two locations in Portsmouth and one in West Union! Our Portsmouth pharmacies are located on the Main Campus and in SOMC’s Portsmouth Family Health Center, located on the South Campus.
Pediatric care at SOMC is provided in the Emergency Department by competent clinical staff. Our vision is single-mindedly focused on the needs of children and their families. Our staff members are trained in pediatrics, all of our equipment is sized for kids, the care is built around children’s and families’ needs, and even our facilities are designed with children in mind.
Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic surgery isn’t about creating beauty – it’s about enhancing it. SOMC’s Dr. Jessica Suber specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery and offers a variety of services to do just that.
SOMC’s Medical Imaging department offers a full range of radiology services for adults and children. SOMC is continuously working to provide our patients the most up-to-date technological advances and innovative treatment options in diagnostic testing. All imaging modalities are ACR (American College of Radiology) accredited, a national recognition for quality.
SOMC Rehab Services (maps and contact information) features a full continuum of rehabilitation services. Our CARF accredited inpatient programs, our outpatient programs and our home care services allow us to meet the rehabilitation needs of a patient at almost any level of recovery.
Respiratory Care is a life-supporting, life-enhancing health care profession practiced under qualified medical direction to patients with disorders of the cardiopulmonary system.
Senior Behavioral Medicine Care Unit
We offer a secure environment with 15 private rooms for older adults who are experiencing acute psychiatric disorders and cognitive impairment. We provide 24-hour intensive treatment with structured and supportive surroundings.
Sleep Diagnostic Center
The Sleep Diagnostic Center is located in the Rardin Building on the Main Campus. The facility operates 6 nights a week (Monday-Saturday). Testing is performed in a home like setting with state of the art equipment.
Social Work Services
The Social Work Department of SOMC provides services to inpatients, outpatients and employees. The department has an open referral policy, accepting referrals from physicians, hospital personnel, patients and families, outside agencies and others. Patients considered high risk for needs are evaluated for possible services.
Speech and Hearing Clinic
Speech/language pathology services are offered to pediatric through adult populations. SOMC Rehab Services provides comprehensive assessment and treatment of speech, language or swallowing disorders.
Southern Ohio Medical Center welcomes students to complete their educational rotation or assignment as part of their educational program at our facility.
Surgery can be a frightening experience for patients, family members and friends. At SOMC, we want to make this time as pleasant and comfortable for you as possible.
SOMC Urgent Care Services
SOMC currently has three Urgent Care Centers, one in Wheelersburg , Portsmouth & Waverly. The three facilities are designed as a faster alternative to an Emergency Department visit. We provide care for minor illnesses and injuries in a quick and easy manner.
The Wound Healing Center provides advanced wound healing treatments and techniques for non-healing wounds. We can help with wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, bone infection, gangrene, skin tears or lacerations, post-operative wounds and infections, and failed or compromised skin grafts.