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Stacey Gabriel, CEO delivers 3rd HVCH Annual State of the Hospital Address

Stacey Gabriel, CEO, delivers Third Annual State of the Hospital Address

Stacey Gabriel, President and CEO of Hocking Valley Community Hospital, presented the 3rd Annual State of the Hospital Address Thursday, September 20, 2018.

This was Gabriel’s first address after succeeding Julie Stuck as CEO in June.  “I am honored to be standing in front of you all tonight representing the many great men and women working for this wonderful organization providing exceptional care to those in need,” Gabriel said. “As many of you are aware, this has been a year of transformation for the hospital as well as the medical group.”

Gabriel outlined the many advancements HVCH and Hocking Valley Medical Group have made over the past year, including the opening of the HVCH Medical Complex for HVMG physicians, the transition to the Epic Medical Record platform, and the addition of Roy Davis as Director of Business Development.

“Having a hospital in our community is vitally important. Access to good healthcare shouldn’t depend on where you live,” she said. “The leadership team and employees stand ready to take on the challenges that face rural healthcare facilities.”

Looking to the future, Gabriel confirmed her commitment
to ensuring the hospital will be a part of our community for
the next 50 years.

“One of our initiatives is to continue exploring opportunities
to bring additional services the community needs. Some
of the services we are exploring include tele-ENT, additional offerings for sleep studies, and EMG services to augment our orthopedic providers,” she said.

During the ceremony, HVCH Board Chair Ruth Ann Spatar, HVCH Foundation Board Chair Brad Little and Dr. Mark Holt of the Hocking Valley Medical Group also addressed the crowd.

The HVCH Foundation revealed a new donor recognition
wall that will be displayed in the ER lobby of the hospital.

“It is humbling to us to honor these selfless, caring individuals and organizations. Their giving exemplifies the very meaning of philanthropy, progress and innovation, as they have entrusted our Board and staff to fulfill their charitable wishes of bettering HVCH,” Little said.

Guests of the event also enjoyed appetizers prepared by
the HVCH Department of Nutrition Services. Many thanks to all who attended.