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Adena Health System Awards $100,000 In 2022 Area Scholarships

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(Chillicothe) – Graduation is a celebration of hope, the birthplace of optimism that from among any particular year’s graduating class will come the next great medical or technological breakthrough, the next amazing author or artist, or the solutions to some of society’s greatest problems.

But hope without action becomes nothing more than a dream. As the health care industry nationwide hopes to resolve ongoing staffing shortages in several areas, Adena Health System is taking the action to turn that hope into reality. Adena recently awarded 19 area students $5,000 scholarships through its Hope for Our Future initiative to pursue courses of study within fields associated with health care that may one day lead some of the recipients home to care for the communities served by the Health System. 

Recipients came from five counties and 10 different high schools within Adena’s service area. Those selected, including their high school and planned field of study, were:

·        Cheyanne Barnes, Chillicothe High School, occupational therapy

·        Liliuana Carver, Chillicothe High School, physician training

·        Rebecca Coffey, Chillicothe High School, physician training

·        Adriane Collier, Logan Elm High School, creative writing

·        Jacob Cruse, Eastern High School, physician training

·        Alexia Cusic, Miami Trace High School, nursing

·        Haleigh Hughes, Jackson High School, nursing

·        Olivia Kennedy, Jackson High School, physician training

·        Saylor Moore, Miami Trace High School, nursing

·        Emily Moser, Miami Trace High School, physician training

·        Arielle Pelletier, Unioto High School, nursing

·        Caleb Perry, Miami Trace High School, physician assistant

·        Ethan Pollock, Ross County Christian Academy, medical technician

·        Katelyn Sauerbrun, Teays Valley High School, nursing

·        Carley Smith, Paint Valley High School, physician training

·        Emily Taylor, Miami Trace High School, speech and language pathology

·        Lauren Triplett, Teays Valley High School, physical therapy

·        Serinity VanFossan, Unioto High School, imaging

·        Cami Wilson, Zane Trace High School, nursing

The scholarships were available to applicants considering a career in health care, either directly involved with patient care on the clinical side or in a number of fields that support operation of a health system, such as accounting, information technology, human resources, legal, marketing and communications and business development, among others. They were awarded on a competitive basis after applications were reviewed by an Adena scholarship committee.

During a recent reception hosted by Adena, the scholarship recipients had the opportunity to be recognized for their academic accomplishments and future plans and to mingle with some members of the Health System’s leadership and other caregivers who may, one day, become their colleagues should they choose to return after completing their education.

Also, recognized with scholarships were Adena Sports Medicine’s Male and Female Athletes of the Year.

·        Denver Ethan Caudill, Wellston High School

·        Nevaeh Ousley, Wellston High School

The scholarship opportunities are made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Adena Health Foundation, Adena Volunteer Advisory Council and the Women’s Board; the assistance of the physicians, Advanced Practice Providers and caregivers of Adena Health System; and generous contributions from members of the community into one of several available scholarship funds that make up the Hope for Our Future initiative.

Community Health Needs Survey Covers Ross, Pike & Highland Counties

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(Chillicothe) – To gauge the health needs of our region, every three years Adena Health System and its community partners, conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment survey. This year, people currently living in Highland, Pike and Ross Counties are urged to complete the 2022 survey for their respective county. The input provided is intended to help Adena and local agencies identify the most prominent health needs of people living in each of the three counties.

“As part of its mission, Adena is called to serve its communities,” said Kim Jones, Adena Director of Community Outreach. “By working to complete regular, collaborative community health needs assessments, we inform and create pathways to community health and development.”

Dr. John Gabis, Adena Medical Director of Community Partnerships added, “The 2022 Community Health Surveys are part of our assessment to determine health priority areas for our region; as well as the primary barriers faced by the communities in achieving good health. Results will be used to update strategic plans for community health, working with community partners in Highland, Pike and Ross Counties; and will serve as a guide for all community health programming.”

The anonymous surveys are easy to complete and focus on the respondent’s perception of the health issues facing their community, as well as their own overall health and conditions. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete. Results will be analyzed later this summer, with a report expected to be complete in the early fall. Once released, the report will explain the survey findings, and ways in which Adena and other local agencies plan to address those community needs.

Each survey is available online through July 5 at www.adena.org/chna.   

Paper copies are available at Adena Health System, the Fayette County Health Department, the Pike County Health Department, the Ross County Health District, Hopewell Health Centers and Scioto Paint Valley facilities. A link to the surveys can also be found through many of these partner’s social media platforms.

Advanced Ticket Sales Now On for Fayette County Fair

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Fair Passes for the 2022 Fayette County Fair are available at the Mahan Building on the Fayette County Fairgrounds.

Tickets are priced as follows:
*Pre-sale weekly $35, rides not included
*Pre-sale daily, $6 rides not included.
*At the gate fair week daily will be $8
*Wrist band to ride from the ride company after entry to the fair, $15 or single tickets to ride.

Pre-sale prices are in effect until 2pm July 17th.

Prime Time Amusements will return this year with approximately 20-25 rides as was the case last year. Adena Health System is sponsoring Kids Ride Day on Tuesday, July 19th, starting at 2pm. The first 600 kids ride free and receive free entry. Kettering Health is the 2022 Gate Sponsor.

For more information, call (740) 335-5856.

Highland County Health Assessment Survey Seeks Community Information

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(Hillsboro) – The Highland County Health Department is conducting a community-wide health assessment this summer, and they are asking for community participation in this important effort.  Health Commissioner Jared Warner explains, “Every three years, the health department reaches out directly to our community members and asks some big questions about the health of our Highland County community.  The information that we get in response to this survey helps the health department to develop programs and services that directly address the needs of our community.”

Past survey responses have helped to highlight community concerns about drug abuse, chronic health issues like diabetes and heart disease, increased infant mortality rates, and other important issues that impact community health. 

Several options are available to take the survey, including online and with pen and paper.  Many local businesses and community organizations have also joined this effort to collect information from our community.  According to Hannah Guilkey-Humphrey, Special Projects Coordinator for the Health Department, “Flyers, posters, and paper versions of the survey have been distributed to all of our local communities.  We made a special effort this year to get information out to all of our most rural areas in hopes that we will get a strong response from all parts of Highland County.”

As an incentive to participate in this community survey, several $50 gas cards, a smart watch, a tablet computer, and other prizes will be given out.  To enter the prize drawing, participants must first complete the health assessment survey.

Community Health Assessment survey responses will be collected until Mid-July.  Results for the assessment will be used to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan.  “The Community Health Improvement Plan will help to shape the focus of health services as the Highland County Health Department and our many partner agencies continue to work towards promoting, protecting, and improving community health,” said Warner. 

Adena Health Systems is partnering with Highland County Health Department to conduct this survey.

The survey can be taken at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HighlandCHA2022