Our commitment to serve our community began over 100 years ago when we
first opened our doors to meet the health care needs of our friends and
neighbors in rural eastern Ohio. A lot has changed over the years, but
our dedication to serving all who need us – not just those who are
able to pay – remains a strong part of who we are.
Beyond the more than $5 million we incur in annual charity care expense
annually, we believe in the importance of also contributing to our communities
in other ways. We offer laboratory services to community groups in Coshocton,
West Lafayette and Newcomerstown for locally sponsored health fairs and
fund-raisers. In 2011, we offered pre-participation physicals to high
school students for a minimal fee, with all proceeds donated to the schools'
athletic boosters. We plan to extend this event to include additional
schools in 2012. Our in-kind contributions of food and other supplies
to area food pantries help to support the fight against hunger here at home.
Coshocton Regional Medical Center also offers free support groups for those
living with cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, lupus and fibromyalgia.
These support groups provide the opportunity to share information and
experiences with others dealing with similar health issues.
As an organization, we make community involvement a priority, but we also
take the most pride in the personal contributions of our employees who
give time and energy dedicating themselves to community causes such as
the United Way, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, American
Red Cross, Rotary, Kiwanis, Hospice, local food pantries and others. Several
of our physicians, nurses and support staff also give their time to the
Hope Clinic, a local faith-based medical clinic that offers free walk-in
medical care to the uninsured in our community.
We take pride in our service to our communities and in our employees who
offer support through their involvement.