Stories tagged with: Genesis Healthcare System

June 17, 2015 - 4:32pm
10 weeks 3 days ago

Thursday, Riesbeck's in South Zanesville invites the community to celebrate summer with its fun summer safety event.

Folks can come out and learn how to stay safe and still have fun in the sun. Riesbeck's Pharmacy, Genesis Healthcare System, Muskingum County Safe Community Coalition, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, and Muskingum County Sheriff's Office are all taking part in the event.

"We're trying to keep everybody safe this summer, especially now with...

March 3, 2015 - 5:22pm
25 weeks 4 days ago

After years of planning and building, the $200 million project at Genesis is coming to a close.

A major face lift, both outside, and in at Bethesda Hospital has taken five years to come to fruition. CEO Matt Perry said they will be ready to move in in May. He said the major change comes with how patients will be cared for.

"A lot of the changes are very much bringing us into absolutely state of the art patient care," Perry said. "We're also changing a lot of how we...

November 14, 2012 - 8:23pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

The Muskingum Recreation Center is one step closer to completion. A groundbreaking ceremony took place today on the Ohio University Zanesville campus. The multi generation facility will aim to improve health, wellness and physical fitness for community members.

"This will be the 2nd best day, the best day will be the grand opening, which we hope will happen in a little more than a year from now."

The facility will house an eight lane lap pool for competition, a two-...

October 4, 2012 - 4:24pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

Area seniors can take advantage of a new health insurance program.

Genesis HealthCare System is partnering with Mount Carmel Health Plan to offer Medicare Advantage plans under the brand name MediGold.  Genesis CEO Matthew Perry said MediGold is a not-for-profit, hospital-owned Medicare Advantage program based in Ohio.

"It is very much aligned around providing very high quality care," said Perry.  "There's a lot of prevention services that are offered...

September 7, 2012 - 6:00pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

Golfers hit the green for a good cause.

The 32nd annual Genesis Pro-Am Golf Tournament kicked off at the Zanesville Country Club. Orthopedic Surgeon Steven Kimberly said the proceeds directly benefit the Genesis HealthCare Foundation.

"We make money that the foundation can then use for individual projects like last year it paid for a cardiac screening truck," said Kimberly. "They provided electronic defibrillators to the high schools. Each year we try to pick a...

July 11, 2012 - 4:54pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

Genesis Healthcare System patients now have the ability to access many of their personal health records securely with just a click of a mouse.

There are about 50 Genesis doctors who utilize a medical record system called, "Epic" and that offer a patient interface known as MyChart.

Chief Information Officer Ed Romito said the system has been in place since late 2010 and has many benefits; the most important being the ability to access medical information and history from...

July 5, 2012 - 5:54pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

Genesis HealthCare System is moving forward with its planning for the new medical center.

The $125 million facility will be built on the grounds of Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville.  Chief Development Officer Alan Burns said Genesis HealthCare System is reaching out to local contractors.

"It's the community's medical center and the contractors are part of the community," said Burns.  "We want them to be a part of our future."

Overall management...

June 1, 2012 - 3:19pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

The Genesis HealthCare Foundation is well on its way to reaching a fundraising goal for a new medical center.

So far the organization has raised $5 million toward a $15 million campaign initiative.  Executive Director of the Genesis HealthCare Foundation Paul McClelland said the plan to build a medical center on the existing Bethesda Hospital site has been well received.

"We started with our board members, and they're local folks who really understand the importance of...

May 21, 2012 - 5:28pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

Sudden cardiac arrest takes about 300,000 lives every year, but Genesis is trying to lower that statistic.

The healthcare system is donating 18 automated external defibrillators to 15 area school districts.  Chest Pain and Heart Failure Coordinator Cathy Huggins said cardiac arrest can strike anyone without warning.

"A colleague from Columbus had a nine-year-old child who went into sudden cardiac arrest in a pool," said Huggins.  "They were lucky enough...

April 19, 2012 - 7:17pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

Genesis Healthcare System honored its volunteers with a banquet and awards ceremony Thursday evening.

All week long as part of National Volunteer Week, Genesis has been honoring those who have donated their time in a variety of capacities.

The president of Genesis Volunteers Bill Porter said these people are an integral part of raising funds.

"We have over 500 volunteers, that volunteered over 60,000 hours last year, which equated to approximately 1.2 million dollars,...

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