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Large Business of the Year awarded to Hocking Valley Community Hospital

For over 52 years the winner of this year’s Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year award has served our community in its current location of St. Rt. 664 North, Logan. HVCH is an integral part of the community and more than fulfills its mission to “provide extraordinary care close to home – now and into the future. ”

Recently awarded Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work Award, it provides employment for over 350 clinical, non-clinical and professional staff members

. Additionally, the HVCH volunteer program in 2017 provided almost 1000 hours of service to patients and staff valued at over $78,000 annually.

As is tradition, employees are also noted for giving back to the community. In 2017, staff assisted Logan in Bloom with downtown planting of flowers, packing food boxes at South East Ohio Foodbank & Kitchen, and providing healthcare education to Logan Hocking schools and local businesses. They have volunteered for Hocking Hills Senior Center Bingo for many years, and provide health presentations to both them and the Laurelville Senior Center. Employees annually attend and educate our community and surrounding areas with medical information at places such as the Rocky Boots Health Fair, KidPalooza, Relay for Life, Hocking County Fair, Appalachian Safety Fair, annual Sports Day Kick-Off, Kroger Safety Days and many more!

HVCH is one of the founding partners of the Chamber, hosting an annual breakfast before hours, and last year held a Chamber Ribbon Cutting for the opening of the HVCH and Osburn & Associates, Inc. Walking Trail.

Joint Commission accredited, affiliated with Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and specializing in general medicine, orthopedics, general surgery, urology, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatry and numerous other outpatient services, the 25 bed critical access hospital known to all of us as Hocking Valley Community Hospital is this year’s Large Business of the Year Award winner.

“We are so grateful for this honor,” said Julie Stuck, CEO. “Upon learning about our hospital being presented with this award, I began to reflect upon all that we do. Much like a church, it is not the building that is significant, but the people within,” she commented. “Our team together is what makes the difference to our patients and community.” Coinciding with the “Charting the Course Theme” for the evening, on behalf of the hospital, Julie Stuck, CEO, was presented with a Captain’s Wheel Large Business of the Year Award.