06 Jun Southern Ohio Medical Center Makes Good Things Happen for Appalachian Children in Need
It always touches us when companies and organizations in Appalachia step up to help their own community. They, more than any, know the needs of the community. So, we were thrilled when Southern Ohio Medical Center came forward and said they wanted to help us cover some of the costs for our 2,000 filled backpacks for Adams County, Ohio, children in need.
SOMC wanted to donated to the Monkey Do Project because this organization [helps provide]free health screenings to children, whom may not have access to health care. Also, SOMC wanted to help provide funding for backpacks filled with books and supplies for children in our communities. -Ashley Musser, Community Relations/Development Assistant, Southern Ohio Medical Center
About Southern Ohio Medical Center
Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) is a 222-bed 501(C)(3) not-for-profit hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio, providing emergency and surgical care, as well as a wide range of other health-care services; SOMC has been in the community since 1954. It is the mission of SOMC to truly make a difference in the lives of patients, employees, and the surrounding community.
SOMC, a rural hospital and one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in America, is striving to provide the highest quality of care to make healthcare a remarkable experience for everyone served. It is the mission of SOMC to truly make a difference in the lives of patients, employees, and the surrounding community. The goals of SOMC encompass the mission and the organization’s five strategic values, which include achieving and sustaining exceptional results in safety, quality of care, service, relationships, and financial performance.
SOMC was ranked first on Ohio’s Top Employers list in 2010 and has been on the list for five consecutive years. SOMC was also named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in America. SOMC is the first hospital in the region to achieve the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s highest honor, the Magnet recognition status. This honor, given to only 6% of hospitals nationwide, recognizes national excellence in nursing. Receiving the national gold standard for safety and health, SOMC has been awarded the Voluntary Protection Program Star Designation. Voluntary Protection Program is a cooperative program of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). By earning Voluntary Protection Program Star status, SOMC is in the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in safety excellence.
Sounds like a pretty great place to work, right?