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About Hocking Valley Community Hospital

We are a critical access hospital offering a wide variety of clinical, specialty, and outpatient services close to home for everyone in Logan, Ohio.

Our Mission. Our Vision.​

At Hocking Valley Community Hospital, our mission is to provide extraordinary patient-centered care close to home now and into the future. Our vision is to provide our community an unparalleled patient experience through world class service that is both compassionate and professional.

As a critical access hospital, we are committed to ensuring essential healthcare services in our rural community of Logan, Ohio, are always accessible to all who need care. Our facility includes an emergency department, urgent care, and a wide variety of clinical, special, and outpatient services. HVCH began an affiliation with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in 2015 to enhance service offerings.

A Message from the President & CEO

Welcome to Hocking Valley Community Hospital. HVCH has provided healthcare to this community for 55+ years, and we look forward to continuing to do so for years to come.

We are proud to serve members of our community as well as our out-of-town guests who find themselves in need of our services. Regardless of the situation, coming to a hospital can be an uncomfortable and sometimes scary experience, and we are dedicated to making sure we meet the needs of you as the patient as well as your family. We offer a variety of services to include Inpatient, Outpatient (Lab, Radiology, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Wound, Urology, and Pain Management), Emergency and Urgent Care, as well as office visits in Primary Care, Pediatrics, and Surgery.

We recognize those who live in rural areas tend to have more health issues, but know we are here to provide preventative, routine, and emergent care. Our love for working in a rural hospital allows us to develop relationships with our patients which is extremely important in the healing process.

So that we may provide access to the services you need, we continuously evaluate those services and look for opportunities to grow and add. We want to ensure there is no need for travel outside of our community to obtain exceptional healthcare. You can receive it right here in your own backyard. We have made significant investments in state-of-the-art equipment and technology in order to provide high quality healthcare.

Hocking Valley Community Hospital has been my work home since 1995. During this time I have seen many changes to our building, our culture, and our community. It has been a blessing to watch HVCH transform into a great place for employees to work, patients to receive care, and physicians to practice medicine. Our mission statement is to provide extraordinary care close to home – now, and into the future. You can trust that our team is doing just that.

Hocking Valley Community Hospital is leading the way to a healthier community.

Warm regards,

Stacey Gabriel
President & Chief Executive Officer

Our History

Beginning as the Cherrington Hospital in 1906, Hocking Valley has been a community non-profit hospital since 1949. Over the years, we have experienced incredible growth, made possible by both our leadership and the community.

Enjoy a trip through our history:

1908

Horse and carriage on West Main Street in Logan, Ohio in 1908

The mansion of Judge Robert Wright on West Main Street in Logan first became a hospital on April 1, 1908, when it was sold to brothers Drs. J.S. and M.H. Cherrington.

1908

1944

The original HVCH building originally called Gibbons Hospital

Dr. John Gibbons purchased the hospital from the Cherringtons in 1944 for $40,000 and renamed it Gibbons Hospital.

1944

1946

The hospital is purchased by a group of physicians headed by Dr. Owen F. Yaw and Dr. Richard C. Jones.

1946

1949

Colorized photo of Hocking Valley Community Hospital after being incorporated in 1949

Hocking Valley Community Hospital is incorporated as a nonprofit entity for the benefit of the entire community and a new board of trustees is organized.

1949

1962

Surveyor looking at the future site of HVCH - 1962

A campaign begins to build a new modern hospital to keep up with the needs of Hocking Valley. A bond issue for $990,000 passes to fund the new hospital building with approval from 70% of the voters.

1962

1964

1964 ground breaking ceremony

Ground is broken for the new $1.5 million Hocking Valley Community Hospital on land purchased from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on State Route 664 North.

1964

1965

The HVCH Board of Trustees - Barton Holl, Robert Keynes, Earl Elberfeld, Arthur Gasser and Francis Myers - employs John Sappington as the first administrator of the new hospital.

1965

1966

Man standing before crowd at 1966 dedication ceremony in Logan, Ohio

A dedication ceremony is held for HVCH, which opens with 54 beds, 12 bassinets, nursing, radiology, laboratory, dietary, pharmacy, business office, housekeeping, laundry, medical records and engineering.

1966

1973

The first expansions are made to the hospital to include a 40-bed long-term care unit, new laundry, and stand-alone office building for the Hocking County Health Department.

1973

1980

The Hocking Valley Community Hospital Memorial Fund a.k.a. the HVCH Foundation is established to raise funds to assist the hospital.

1980

1989

HVCH Emergency and Urgent Care Entrance - opened in 1989

The Emergency Department expansion was completed and was the largest expansion to the existing building. This expansion also included the admitting area, cardiovascular offices, chapel, and added the plant operations area.

Another expansion added administrative offices and meeting rooms and connected to the Health Department building.

1989

1993

The hospital expands to include a Special Care Unit for those requiring intensive hospitalization services.

1993

1997

Dr's McCoy and Haque holding a cake welcoming them to the Summit Behavioral Health unit - 1997

The Summit, the hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit, opens to treat senior citizens with psychiatric disorders and dementia-related diagnosis.

1997

1998

HVCH Medial Arts Building opens in 1998 to house physician offices

The Hocking Valley Medical Arts building is constructed to house physician offices.

1998

2000

A new building is constructed on the hospital campus to be used for the shipping, receiving and storage needs of the hospital.

2000

2003

Ground breaking for the Medical Arts building - 1998

HVCH Outpatient Rehabilitation and HVCH Foundation relocate next door to HVCH in the CIC building, owned by Hocking County Community Improvement Corporation.


HVCH expanded outpatient surgery room

The hospital expands to include new space for outpatient surgeries and the existing surgery space, pharmacy and laboratory are renovated.

2003

2012

Backup generator added to HVCH in 2012

An addition is built to house the hospital's new back-up generator and updated electrical system.

2012

2015

HVCH employees standing by an Ohio State University charter bus - 2015

HVCH becomes affiliated with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to enhance service lines.

2015

2017

Hocking Valley Community Hospital staff celebrating being named one of the Best Places to Work - 2017

HVCH is selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

2017

2018

HVCH members ribbon cutting for the HVCH Foundation Medical Complex opening - 2018

The HVCH Foundation Medical Complex opens on Hunter Street to house Hocking Valley Medical Group family, pediatric and psychiatric providers. The building was purchased with a legacy gift from George and Elly Crow.

2018

2022

Ground breaking for new school based health clinic at Logan High School in Logan, Ohio - 2022

Ground is broken for a new school-based health clinic at Logan High School in partnership with the Logan-Hocking School District and Hopewell Health.

2022