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.
President & Chief Executive Officer
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:
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
Dr. John Gibbons purchased the hospital from the Cherringtons in 1944 for $40,000 and renamed it Gibbons Hospital.1944
The hospital is purchased by a group of physicians headed by Dr. Owen F. Yaw and Dr. Richard C. Jones.1946
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
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
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
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
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
The Skilled Nursing Unit is added to offer extended care to patients with long-term needs. A new laundry also opened, as well as the new Hocking County Health Department office, which was located on the HVCH campus.1972
The Special Care Unit was added for patients requiring intensive care. The Surgery Department was expanded.1978
The Hocking Valley Community Hospital Memorial Fund a.k.a. the HVCH Foundation is established to raise funds to assist the hospital.1980
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.1989
The Summit, the hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit, opens to treat senior citizens with psychiatric disorders and dementia-related diagnosis.1997
The Hocking Valley Medical Arts building is constructed to house physician offices.1998
HVCH Outpatient Rehabilitation and HVCH Foundation relocate next door to HVCH in the CIC building, owned by Hocking County Community Improvement Corporation.2003
HVCH becomes affiliated with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to enhance service lines.2015
HVCH is selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare.2017
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
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