Hocking Valley Medical Group and Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce for the new HVCH Foundation Medical Complex at 1383 W. Hunter St., Logan. The building is now home to all HVMG family, pediatric and psychiatric providers.
Speakers for the evening were Andy Good, Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce Executive Director; Roy Davis, HVCH Director of Growth & Business Development; Fallon Magdich-Ritchey, HVMG Nurse Practitioner; and Stacey Gabriel, HVCH President & CEO. A special flag raising ceremony was conducted by the American Legion with Logan High School Assistant Band Director Benjamin Wright playing the "Reveille" Trumpet Call. The HVCH Department of Nutrition prepared the refreshments.
“This is such an exciting time for the medical group, the hospital, and the patients that we serve,” Gabriel said. “Until about a month ago, the medical group occupied eight different locations, however today, with the support of the Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation, we were able to reduce that to three locations.”
HVCH Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the hospital. Formed in 1980, the Foundation has supported HVCH in various ways including capital projects such as building the Medical Arts Center to house medical professionals, partially funding a surgical wing expansion, electrical upgrades, medical equipment for various departments, and more recently, the purchase of new exercise equipment for the HVCH and Osburn Associates, Inc. walking trail. The Foundation also donated funds for new equipment and information technology infrastructure in the new building. These funds are made available from donations to the Foundation from individuals and organizations in the community.
“Two individuals in particular are largely responsible for the HVCH Foundation Medical Complex - those two individuals are George and Elly Crow,” Gabriel said. “George and Elly certainly had a love for Hocking Valley Community Hospital. As a young woman in her twenties, Elly watched as her mother Lillian Rheinscheld Winters Hildabolt participated as the only female on the planning committee for the current site of Hocking Valley Community Hospital. Elly was a TWIG II member and past president, as well as a Hocking Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary Member and past president. For 21 years, Elly was the Chairman for the Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation Auction Committee and a member of the Hocking Valley Community Foundation Golf Committee. George could be seen in attendance of the auction and golf outing each year, showing his support for the hospital and their mission. They have left a legacy that will live on for many years to come. Words cannot describe the impact their contribution will have on patient care provided in this community.”
For more information about Hocking Valley Medical Group or to schedule an appointment with one of the physicians in the new building, please call (740) 385-0202.