Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital partners with two health systems

For the Miami Valley Today

SPRINGFIELD — Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital announced this week that it is partnering with Dayton-based Premier Health and Columbus-based OhioHealth as part of an ongoing commitment to expand access to care and keep care local in Clark County.

As part of the unique arrangement, the two health systems have formed a joint venture that will join 35 physicians in sharing ownership of the multi-specialty hospital in Springfield.

“This partnership brings needed resources to successfully innovate in a changing health care landscape while allowing the doctors to maintain independence and focus on clinical excellence,” Steve Eisentrager, president of Ohio Valley, said. “The board was committed to selecting a partner who would continue to build on the success of Ohio Valley as a trusted healthcare partner in our local community.”

The partnership took root in Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital’s request for partnership proposals. Leaders at both health systems reiterated their commitment to keep care local in Springfield and Clark County.

“Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital is widely known and respected across the region for its quality of care, and we are pleased to join with both this hospital and OhioHealth to build upon its strong reputation,” Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health, said. “This venture is in keeping with our strategic plan to expand access to care through partnerships with like-minded organizations. This helps to support Premier Health’s mission to improve the health of all communities that it serves.”

“We are excited to be partnering with two reputable institutions like Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital and Premier Health to expand access and keep care local in Clark County,” Steve Markovich, MD, president and CEO of OhioHealth, said. “This is a unique opportunity for us to work collectively to strengthen Ohio Valley, enhance their current offerings and put them in a position for continued growth and success.”

There are no immediate plans to adjust services at Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital. The partners plan to identify opportunities to expand access to health care services in the Springfield region.