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Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital Partners With Two Health Systems

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Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital Partners With Two Health Systems

Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital Partners With Two Health Systems

Pact with Premier Health, OhioHealth Supports Commitment to Keep Care Local

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (January 4, 2022) – Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital announced today that it is partnering with Dayton-based Premier Health and Columbus-based OhioHealth as part of an ongoing commitment to expand access to care and keep care local in Clark County.

As part of the unique arrangement, the two health systems have formed a joint venture that will join 35 physicians in sharing ownership of the multi-specialty hospital in Springfield.

“This partnership brings needed resources to successfully innovate in a changing health care landscape while allowing the doctors to maintain independence and focus on clinical excellence,” said Steve Eisentrager, President of Ohio Valley. “The Board was committed to selecting a partner who would continue to build on the success of Ohio Valley as a trusted healthcare partner in our local community.”

The partnership took root in Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital’s request for partnership proposals. Leaders at both health systems reiterated their commitment to keep care local in Springfield and Clark County.

“Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital is widely known and respected across the region for its quality of care, and we are pleased to join with both this hospital and OhioHealth to build upon its strong reputation,” said Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health. “This venture is in keeping with our strategic plan to expand access to care through partnerships with like-minded organizations. This helps to support Premier Health’s mission to improve the health of all communities that it serves.”

“We are excited to be partnering with two reputable institutions like Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital and Premier Health to expand access and keep care local in Clark County,” said Steve Markovich, MD, president and CEO of OhioHealth. “This is a unique opportunity for us to work collectively to strengthen Ohio Valley, enhance their current offerings and put them in a position for continued growth and success.”

There are no immediate plans to adjust services at Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital. The partners plan to identify opportunities to expand access to health care services in the Springfield region.


About OhioHealth

Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area. It has been recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 14 times since 2007.

OhioHealth 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 Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at

About Ohio Valley

Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital, a physician-owned hospital, was established in 2009 and provides an award-winning care experience for elective surgical procedures and medical care. Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, OVSH offers in-patient and out-patient surgical procedures, as well as affiliated services including: imaging, 3D mammography, physical and hand therapy, sports performance improvement, colonoscopy screening and other wellness programs. Awarded the top CMS 5-Star rating for patient experience, Ohio Valley provides exceptional surgical and medical care to their patients, in an environment of personalized service.

About Premier Health

Based in Dayton, Ohio, Premier Health ( has a mission to improve the health of the communities it serves. Home to the nation’s 15th largest hospital, the region’s only adult Level I trauma center and the largest locally-based clinical laboratory, Premier Health continues to build upon a more than 130-year legacy of providing clinical excellence and compassionate care to friends and neighbors across Southwest Ohio. The health system offers award-winning care at five hospital sites: Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with additional inpatient sites at Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville and Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood; Atrium Medical Center in Middletown; and Upper Valley Medical Center in Miami County. In addition, Premier Health provides a comprehensive range of care choices at its seven emergency departments, eight Urgent Care locations, and more than 130 outpatient locations and affiliated primary care and specialty physician offices, as well as home health, mental health, and substance abuse services.