Stories tagged with: Genesis

October 29, 2010 - 9:40am
3 years 44 weeks ago

Genesis HealthCare System and Unison Health Plan of Ohio have agreed to extend their negotiating period. Unison provides services to Ohio Medicaid members in two separate programs. An agreement would keep Genesis in the plan’s network through January 31, 2011. The move will allow for uninterrupted care for Unison’s 8600 members in Muskingum County while terms for a new contract are negotiated. In August of 2010, Genesis notified Unison of its intention to end the agreement...

October 21, 2010 - 9:04pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

Bob Melsheimer of Zanesville received the 2010 Genesis Community Service award Thursday evening at the donor appreciation dinner.

The award is given annually and recognizes citizens who have made outstanding contributions not only to the Genesis Healthcare System, but also to the community.

"It's just unbelievable, I really don't, I haven't done what I've done in the community to receive an award, I've basically done it, because I love doing it," said award recipient...

September 22, 2010 - 5:00pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

Every day hundreds of volunteers walk through the doors at Genesis Good Samaritan and Bethesda Hospital, to help out the staff, families, and most importantly, the patients.

"They're members of the community, a lot of them use to work at Genesis, so once they retire, they want to give back to the community and where they use to work," said Gift Shop Manager Scott Griffiths.

Linda Mills has been volunteering in the gift shop for over 30 years. Prior to that, she was an...

September 13, 2010 - 6:41pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

Muskingum County Common Pleas Judge Kelly Cottrill sentences a Zanesville woman, who pled guilty in July to stealing more than $142,000 from a volunteer group at Genesis.

46-year-old Tamera Mealey stood before Judge Cottrill in tears.

"I would like to indicate my client has no criminal history. She's cooperated with authorities. She's acknowledged her wrongdoing and accepted responsibility, and she's very remorseful, " says Mealey's Defense Attnory, Mr. Stubbins.

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May 12, 2010 - 1:42pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

We have a follow up report to a story we first told you about in January involving a new electronic record system for Genesis Healthcare System. Today Huntington Bank announced it created a unique funding model to finance the 25 million dollar medical records system project. Huntington senior executive vice president and commercial banking director Jim Dunlap says the Bank presented an innovative solution that enables Genesis to meet an aggressive implementation timeline while eliminating...

March 22, 2010 - 9:27pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

It's a surgery that can cause many women pain, both emotionally and physically. But thanks to a new device, the pain and recovery time for a hysterectomy is cut in half.

A laproscopic hysterectomy is now being replaced by the Da Vinci surgical system at Genesis Health Care Systems in Zanesville.

Dr. Linda Swan said using this robotic device has many advantages.

"From the patient's standpoint, it's leaps and bounds beyond what a woman had to experience...

March 4, 2010 - 6:25pm
4 years 26 weeks ago


Physical activity has numerous health benefits, but it can cause wear and tear on your knees.

Instead of receiving a total knee replacement, the Orthopaedic Associates in Zanesville are offering residents an alternative...a partial knee replacement.

"They have extremely good track record they perform as well as total knee replacements have, which means they have an excellent 10 and 20 year survival rate as far as the implant is concerned," says Dr. Steven Kimberly...

March 3, 2010 - 4:56pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

Spring appears to be right around the corner, So before the snow melts scoop up some fresh snow to make snow ice cream.

Snow ice cream is a traditon for many families, but how safe is snow to eat?

"It seems like it is very safe, an extensive internet search and speaking to physicians, basically if the snow is clean and new it is probably ok, and if it is not, It is probably not ok," tells Dave Davis, Director of Emergency Services at Genesis-Good Samaritan Hospital....

February 27, 2010 - 5:59pm
4 years 26 weeks ago


Genesis Healthcare System is hoping residents will dance their way to good heart health.

The Day of Dance brought people to the Colony Square Mall in crowds to get free screenings, speak with physicians and watch the foot-tapping dance performances. With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the united states... Hospitals across the country initiated a day of dance to get people active.

"We know that it helps improve your heart health in many ways, not only...

February 25, 2010 - 7:31pm
4 years 27 weeks ago


The Muskingum County Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday that will give Muskingum County's largest employer tax exempt obligations.

The Genesis Healthcare System is changing to an all electronic records system. Thursday the Chief Financial Officer of Genesis went before the commissioners to hold a public hearing and resolution about Genesis receiving tax exempt obligations.

"What we were wanting was permission for the county to act as a conduit for...

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