In The News

Page size:
 27 items in 3 pages

HDH Foundation's Family Fun Day 5K - 9/15/2014

more than 100 took part in the fourth-annual Highland District Hospital Foundation 5K Family Fun Day Run/Walk on Saturday.

The race started at 10 a.m. at the Rocky Fork State Park North Shore Activity Center near Hillsboro, and was followed by a free children’s race.

Michael Boone, of Hillsboro, was the first participant to cross the finish line with an impressive time of 18:14. Rachel Conaway, of Chillicothe, finished the course in 23:39 and was the overall female winner.

“It was a great morning in spite of the cool windy weather for our Family Fun Day Run/Walk,” said HDH Foundation Director Cathy Jones.

“It was good to see everyone, and it was great to see so many people who are embracing exercise and a healthy lifestyle.”

All proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of a 4-D Ultrasound unit at Highland District.

“We’re getting closer and closer to meeting our goal,” Jones said. “We appreciate all the ongoing support the community has given us, and we’d like to thank everyone who helped sponsor this event and all the volunteers.”

Prizes were given to the winners of several age divisions for the runners and walkers.

In the male 15-and-under age group, Bryson Burns finished first with a time of 28:59.

In the female 15-and-under age group, Emily Pack finished first with a time of 32:30.

In the male 16-19 age group, Pierce Knisley finished first with a time of 20:32.

The male 20-29 age group, Nathan Luke finished first with a time of 19:19.

In the female 20-29 age group, Paij Shelton was first with a time of 30:06.

In the male 30-39 age group, Paul Lennartz finished first with a time of 20:45.

In the female 30-39 age group, Erin Walters finished first with a time of 27:01.

In the male 40-49 age group, Dave Knisley took first place with a time of 21:14.

In the female 40-49 age group, Beth Ballein was first with a time of 25:11.

In the male 50-59 age group, Jim Patton was first with a time of 20:51.

In the female 50-59 age group, Michelle Patton was first with a time of 24:08.

In the male 60-and-over group, Bruce Davis was first with a time of 24:38.

In the female 60-and-over group, Susie Tabor was first with a time of 32:22.

Of the walkers, Lance Lukas was the overall male winner with a time of 43:45, and Karen Lukas was the overall female winner with a time of 40:56.

The Highland District Hospital Foundation was formed to build a bridge between the community and the hospital.

Its role is to encourage community involvement in the hospital’s future through financial support and to manage that support to the maximum benefit of the hospital and the people using its service.

The Foundation is also raffling off a John Deere Gator that will be given away at the 2014 Holiday Ball on Dec. 13 at the Hillsboro Elks. The Gator served as the official “pace car” at the 5K run on Saturday.

Raffle tickets are $20 each, and are available from any HDH Foundation board member and at the HDH gift shop.

Reservations for the Holiday Ball may be made by calling 937-393-6101. The cost is $ 50.00 per each person.

For more information about the HDH Foundation, annual Holiday Ball or the Gator raffle, email Cathy Jones at, or give her a call at (937) 393-6360.

HDH Foundation Annual 5k Run/Walk - Saturday, September 14 - 9/13/2014

Pre-registration preferred (deadline September 5, 2014)

Cost: $20.00 - includes race and shirt

Additional donations to the Foundation accepted

All proceeds go toward the purchase of a 4D ultrasound unit

Deadline September 3rd to guarantee shirt size

Pre-registration preferred.

Online registration through September 6.

For information call: (937) 393-6360

Checks payable to: Highland District Hospital Foundation

Day of Race Registration: 9:00 am - 9:50 am

Awards: male and female - first place runners and walkers

14 male and female runner division

15 & under; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 & over

6 male and female walker division medallions

29 & under; 30-49; 50 & over

Rated 4th Best Small Rural Hospital in Ohio - 9/2/2014

The ranking compares the hospital to 34 other small rural hospitals in the 25 acute care bed category. Areas measured in the ranking include quality, service and financial stability. 

The ranking is the result of the extraordinary work of our staff and physicians assuring our patients receive high quality care on a daily basis.  “Quality is important to our staff and physicians,” Jim Baer, CEO stated, “and we continuously measure and monitor the care we provide to be sure it meets and exceeds standards.”  HDH provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of our patients.  These services include ER, OB; oncology, specialty physicians, rehabilitative services and, inpatient care and adult geriatric services as a separate 10 bed unit.  The hospital also features the latest technology for diagnostic testing so patients do not need to travel out of town for care.   The ranking also includes affordability of care.  HDH provides outstanding value for the services patients receive. 

iVantage HealthStrong™  is a national healthcare consulting firm that provides analytics for hospitals.  IVantage created the first national hospital ranking system over 20 years ago, and annually ranks hospitals based on 56 performance metrics.

New Providers Coming to Greenfield & Lynchburg - 6/23/2014

Greenfield Medical Services (1092 W. Jefferson Street in Greenfield). She is excited to join Ray Mick, CNP and the community, and is currently accepting new patients. Please call (937) 981-1121 to schedule an appointment.

Angela is joining Sasi Chittimireddy, MD at Lynchburg Medical Center (8900 SR 134 in Lynchburg). She is a lifelong Hillsboro resident, and is proud to serve the healthcare needs of her community. Please call (937) 364-2346 to schedule an appointment.

To schedule an appointment, please call 937.981.1121. Angela McNailan-Bennett, PAC will be seeing patients at the Lynchburg Medical Center (8900 SR 134 in Lynchburg) - beginning August 25. She is a life-long Hillsboro resident, and is excited to be returning to and providing care for the community. She is currently accepting new patients. Please call (937) 364-2346 to schedule an appointment. 

HDH Foundation Golf Tournament - 5/6/2014

on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Hillsboro Elk's Golf Course. 4-person scramble for $250. Get your team ready! If you have questions, please contact Cathy Jones at 937.393.6101 or email

Open House 2014 - 4/14/2014

current and retired staff, and physicians, and take a tour of the hospital. We will have appetizers and free give-aways. Celebrate this century milestone with us on May 3 from 1 to 4pm, as we thank the community that has made our progress possible.

Health Fair 2014 - 4/7/2014

HDH's annual Health Fair will be held at the hospital on April 12, 2014 from 8am til noon. Featured screenings include:

$20 17-panel blood screening

  • 12-hour fasting recommended (only water, black coffee, tea, and scheduled medications)
  • Persons with diabetes, please consult your physician regarding fasting

Pre-registration has ended. However, you may still register the day of the event.

This event is generously sponsored by the HDH Foundation.

HDH Provided Over $3 Million in Community Benefits in 2013 - 3/20/2014

 much we give back to our community – not just in life-sustaining medical care but also in countless programs that makes our area stronger. In addition to supplying jobs, we support the tax base of our community through payroll and other taxes.

83,987 Patient Visits

Every day and all day long, we welcome patients of all ages needing anything from simple outpatient procedures to emergency life-saving medical attention. We welcomed 369 babies in 2013. Last year 18,587 emergency room visits brought sick children, accident and heart attack victims, and others in need of immediate care through hospital doors.

Inpatient Admissions: 2,126

Outpatient Visits: 81,861

$3,274,039 in Charity Care & Non-payment

A vital part of the total picture, are losses sustained in non-payment (amount of care provided for which payment was expected by not received) and charity care.

Charity Care & Non-payment: $3,274,039

$79,963 in Community Activities

Caring for our community extends beyond babies, responding to emergencies, or treating cancer: they are the wide-ranging activities that are contributed by Highland District Hospital and our employees without reimbursement. A few examples include:  health fairs, childbirth/sibling classes, organizing and hosting support groups, educational programs, CPR classes, clinical setting provisions, funds and in-kind donations to not-for profit groups, and project collaboration with local organizations to improve community health.

Total amount: $78,963

Our Hospital Story - How We Began - 1/29/2014

in Hillsboro. In 1911, a general hospital was planned, and was to be owned by a stock company (the Highland County Hospital Company). Shares were sold at $50 each. The shares went rapidly (mainly purchased by physicians) and in May 1911, directors were elected and it was decided to call the hospital the Hillsboro and Highland Hospital Company.

A committee was picked to look for a site for the future hospital. There had been controversy as to the proper location of the hospital. Some thought it should be uptown. However, the committee found a site just off E. Main Street, on Key Street, which they all thought would be "very fine since it was out where it would be quiet, a more suitable place for those suffering from nervous trouble and incurable diseases."

By February of 2012, it came to the attention of the stock holders that the Bowers home was for sale. This was thought to be even better than the other site which had been chosen. On February 22, 1912, the Bowers home was purchased by the stock company.

Saturday Hours - The Doctor Is In! - 10/23/2013

are now available at Highland Family Healthcare (1401 N. High St, Hillsboro - behind CVS Pharmacy). For a Saturday appointment call: 937.393.1129.

Search for a Doctor