OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Receives $431,200 from The West side Community Fund
June 2, 2015
Doctors Hospital receives $431,200 from
Westside Community Fund
to support two key women’s health initiatives for
COLUMBUS, Ohio – OhioHealth Doctors Hospital will
improve women’s health and provide enhanced access to care thanks to the support
of the West Side Community Fund.
Westside Community Fund will provide $431,200 to the OhioHealth Foundation to
support two Doctors Hospital initiatives—renovating the Maternity Center and purchasing
a new state-of-the-art tomographic mammography unit.
of the Maternity Center includes adding emergency triage rooms to meet capacity
needs. The new mammography unit will bring
the most current breast cancer screening technology to the west side of
Columbus. Thanks to the generosity of this funding, more vulnerable women and
babies will have access to high quality care.
donation from the Westside Community Fund to Doctors Hospital will make it
possible to improve the quality of healthcare for women in the area by
providing access to prenatal as well as other inpatient and outpatient
services,” said Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, chair of the Health and Human
Services Committee. “The City has used the fund to enhance the lives of
residents by investing in programs that strengthen our neighborhoods and build
a better Columbus.”
Westside Community Fund invests in programs that increase quality of life for
residents of the west side.
“We are proud of the services we currently
offer in the community to improve the health of those we serve,” added Karen
Morrison, president, OhioHealth Foundation and senior vice president,
OhioHealth. “These new initiatives will increase access to quality care for
hundreds of women on the west side. We believe this increased access will save
many lives. And we are very grateful for
the support from the Westside Community Fund.”
are very excited about this new partnership with the Westside Community Fund,” said
Mike Reichfield, president of Doctors Hospital. “This gift will help deliver an
enhanced standard of care and help meet the current and future demand for
women’s health services in our community.”
leading women’s healthcare provider on the west side of Franklin County,
Doctors Hospital serves a large proportion of medically underserved and
uninsured patients who otherwise might lack access to care.
Maternity Center realized a 9.4 percent increase in births last year with
nearly 1,000 babies delivered. In addition, over 2,500 maternity emergency
triage visits took place.
number of breast cancer diagnoses has steadily increased in several west side
areas in recent years. Doctors Hospital performed nearly 6,000 mammograms and identified
more than 120 breast abnormalities for follow-up in 2013. Among those served, there was a 47 percent
increase in volume from medically underserved patients.
is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization
with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently
recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven
Health Analytics and has received the honor six times. It is also recognized by
FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been
for nine years in a row, 2007-2015.
its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and
volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice,
home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county
hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant
Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial
Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial
Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital,
OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby Hospital
and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our
website at www.ohiohealth.com.