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HVCH welcomes new Chief of Emergency Medicine

Brett Call, DO
Brett Call, DO

HVCH welcomes new Chief of Emergency Medicine

Hocking Valley Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Brett Call, D.O., COL MC FS, as Chief of Emergency Medicine after the retirement of Dr. Nathaniel Sherman.

Dr. Call, of Amanda, has been a physician for 28 years and has served in the U.S. military for more than 30 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Idaho State University and completed medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He conducted his internship at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, where he also conducted his residency in family and emergency medicine. Dr. Call also completed a residency at Lyster Army Health Clinic at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Dr. Call is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine as well as the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine. He is a member of several medical organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Forensic Examiners, American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Heart Association, American Osteopathic Association, Ohio Osteopathic Association and Wilderness Medical Society.

In addition to his extensive medical background, Dr. Call has an extensive military background, most recently serving as State Surgeon, Chair of the Medical Advisory Council and Chair of Credentialing for the National Guard. He has received numerous military awards and military badges including Combat Medic Badge, Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge and Army Flight Surgeon Badge.

Through TeamHealth, one of the leading physician practices in the U.S, he has served at a number of area hospitals including Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Aultman Massillon Hospital in Massillon, and Memorial Hospital in Marietta. He has been credentialed at Hocking Valley Community Hospital since 2015 and took over the role of Chief of Emergency Medicine in February.

“We are pleased to welcome such an experienced physician as the lead of our emergency medicine services,” Stacey Gabriel, HVCH CEO, said. “In addition to working shifts in the hospital’s emergency department, Dr. Call is responsible for acting as a liaison between TeamHealth and the hospital, supporting other medical staff and looking out for their interests, scheduling, and managing complaints.”

Hocking Valley Community Hospital’s Emergency Department is open 24 hours every day to provide treatment to patients with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, including those which may be life-threatening.