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Dr. Rick Nedelman, a general surgeon and physician investor, said that he and his team were able to keep their promises that they made when they started a decade ago.
“We wanted to do several things. One was to create jobs, which we have. Another was to support the community of Springfield with tax revenue, which we do, and to bring in additional physicians and surgeons with other skillsets that were very difficult to bring to Springfield, particularly back and spine surgeons,” he said.
Through 10 years, the surgical hospital has expanded and added more services like imaging, a breast center, physical therapy and sport strengthening, and more. There are now 15 new surgeons and over 40 physicians at OVSH.
Nedelman said they plan to bring more skilled physicians to the Springfield community so that people won’t have to leave town for surgeries. He is one of the hospital’s original 37 investors who decided to combine efforts in 2006 in order to open the 24-bed specialty hospital.
He does about 35 surgeries a week himself, he said.
Ohio Valley Hospital has been rated five stars multiple times based on both patient experience and patient safety.
“I feel like we do a very good job taking care of our patients,” CT and MRI Technologist at Ohio Valley Imaging Center Alexa Brouhard said. “It feels like a family environment.”
Brouhard said her department sees about 20 patients a day.
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Ohio Valley has nine operating rooms and two procedure rooms. They conduct about 12,000 surgeries a year, had 30,000 imaging visits, and 24,000 physical theraphy visits.
The Breast Center at Ohio Valley has received the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence award from the American College of Radiology. OVSH hasn’t had a hospital-acquired condition since opening, the infection rate is well below the national average at .2%, the transfer rate is also well below the national average at .08%, and the hospital exceeds national benchmarks on all measures, according to information provided by the hospital.
115,000: Approximate number of surgeries performed at Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital
10: Number of years OVSH has been in existence
300: Approximate number of employees at OVSH