MEIGS COUNTY — Holzer Health System is proud to be able to collaborate with the Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) in establishing a free-standing Emergency Care facility in the Meigs County Health Care Campus.
The facility will feature a 24-hour staffed emergency department, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a helipad. Over time, other health-related agencies may be located at the same campus including Family Health Care, as well as the new Meigs County 911 Center.
“We wish to express our appreciation to the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, past and current Meigs County Commissioners, Holzer Health System, Ohio Valley Bank, Farmers Bank, Home National Bank and so many volunteers who have given their time and efforts on this project to provide Meigs County residents with healthcare services in a local setting,” stated Paul Reed, President, Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation .
“The individuals that live in Meigs County, will no longer need to travel outside of the county for emergency care,” stated Brent Saunders, Chairman of the Board, Holzer Health System. “EMS providers will have a reduced travel time and patients will be able to receive healthcare faster when seconds count the most.”
“This is a win/win situation for Holzer and the Meigs community,” stated Jim Phillippe, FACHE, Chief of Hospital Operations for Holzer Health System. “This is a much-needed answer for our area. It’s good for Holzer, good for our communities we serve, and is a result of good teamwork from all parties that played a part in making the facility a reality.”
“Our emergency services team is excited and ready to have a presence in the Meigs County area,” stated Gretchen Nutter, RN, Director of Emergency and Urgent Care Services for Holzer Health System. “Having Holzer physicians and staff close by, the patients can expect to receive advanced healthcare services from individuals in the community.”
Presently, a late spring groundbreaking is being planned. Emergency care services will include general imaging and CT scan, laboratory, respiratory therapy, and support services. The economic impact should generate over $2.8 million in salaries in the community.
The facility has a project opening date of Spring 2014. For more information, please call 1-855-4-HOLZER.