Trinity Health System Announces Belmont County Expansion

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OH – The leadership of Trinity Health System has been working with local physicians, healthcare and community leaders in the wake of OVMC and EORH ceasing operations. Our goal has been to minimize any potential gap in access to healthcare services for patients affected by the closures. Patients should continue to have uninterrupted access to care, employees should be given opportunities for continued employment and providers must continue to practice medicine and care for their patients. That is our goal.

“Minimizing the disruption of patient care is absolutely our priority,” said Matt Grimshaw, President & CEO for Trinity Health System. “We want to ensure that patients understand the options for health care available in our community during this difficult time, and moving forward.”

As a result of these efforts, Trinity Health System is pleased to announce that we have agreements with fourteen physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who will be continuing to serve the community as part of the Trinity Medical Group Enterprise. But more importantly, Trinity Health System has secured the former EORH Outpatient buildings located behind Riesbeck’s in St. Clairsville, Ohio. This location will provide space for primary care providers, laboratory services, radiology, physical therapy and much more. In addition, Trinity Health System will be leasing space in the Kroger Plaza in Bellaire, Ohio, for primary care providers. Both locations will eventually be open six days per week, Monday – Saturday with scheduled appointments as well as “walk in” availability. After some renovations to the space, the open date is set for October 28, 2019.

“We did have extended discussions with Alecto and Medical Properties Trust (MPT) in the hopes of finding an alternative solution to maintain some hospital operations, but were unable to discern a viable result.” said Grimshaw. “And we will continue to explore additional opportunities as we go forward that could include more providers, additional locations and new services.”
As more information becomes available, we will provide updates. As we have for over 100 years, we remain committed to serving the health care needs of patients of the Ohio Valley.

Trinity Health System is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at

LPN Open House

Trinity Health System will be hosting an LPN meet-and-greet luncheon on August 16 from Noon – 1:30 p.m.  We are extending this invitation to the public to entice new graduates and LPN’s in the workforce to attend who are looking for employment.


The luncheon will be held in our Sullivan Room located on the second floor at Trinity West.  The invitees should look for the elevators marked with a green circle and a white diamond in the middle.  Take the elevators to the second floor.  Step (RT) off the elevator and take another (RT) up the long hallway.  Veer to the left at the end of the hallway and the Sullivan Room is tucked away on the right just around a quick corner.  The room is adequately marked.


LPN’s will have an opportunity to meet the clinical managers of the floors as well as the Director of Nursing.  We will gladly answer any questions he/she may have and give a tour of some of the clinical areas.


RSVP’s are required and should be received by August 13.  RSVP’s can be sent to

Trinity Health System Announces Dedicated Women’s Service Line Development

Steubenville, Ohio – As part of our continued commitment to the Ohio Valley community, Trinity Health System takes yet another bold step forward in the delivery of care. Effective July 1, 2019, Trinity Health System will launch an integrated obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) practice. Beginning immediately, the ministry will recruit a women’s services team to include physicians, advanced practice nurses and support personnel to coordinate this new service line. As part of CommonSpirit Health, now the nation’s largest non-profit healthcare provider, we will utilize our national resources to locate quality providers. With our commitment to excellent care in the Ohio Valley, we will strive to create the premier women’s services program in the region.


“Our goal is to transform the delivery of care and tailor the healthcare needs of each patient to improve outcomes and the healing process” says Matt Grimshaw, CEO., We recognize that there is some uncertainty in our region with other healthcare providers. This decision reinforces our faithfulness in providing access to the care that is needed. The development of this dedicated women’s program within the Trinity Health System ministry will close any perceived gap in the provision of care for the women in our community.‚Äù


“Our Birth Center staff is made up of some of the most experienced labor and delivery nurses in the local area” Jim Middleton, Chief Nursing Officer. “They are passionate and devoted to the women and families they serve.”


During this transitional period, if you have questions about our women’s services, please call 844-TPG-CALL.


Trinity Health System is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at

Ground Breaking of New Patient Tower

More than 20 years in the making, community leaders gathered Wednesday to break ground for Trinity Health System’s $75 million building addition.

When it’s done two years from now, the five-story, 183,000-plus-square-foot space will feature more than 80 all-new private patient rooms with private baths and new public spaces, including a food court and atrium. It also means they’ll be able to move offices and services now based at Trinity Medical Center East onto the Trinity Medical Center West campus.

“It really is a leap of faith” Trinity CEO Matt Grimshaw said after the ceremonial groundbreaking. “But we believe we are uniquely positioned to make it happen and we also believe there’s some competitive positioning we can leverage.”

Grimshaw told the crowd gathered for the celebration the project is the culmination of a decades-old dream to consolidate the campuses of the former Ohio Valley and St. John hospitals.

“It has the potential to transform the health care landscape, not only for today but for generations to come” he said, calling it a “big deal, the culmination of a lot of work.” Mark Morelli, president of Trinity’s board of trustees, said they’ve been working on the multi-faceted plan since the two hospitals merged. “Today it’s finally starting to come to fruition” he said. “It’s been a long time coming, the last few months the delays have been agonizing” he said after the ceremony. “But I think it’s going to be good for our community. Our main (goal) is to have good health care for the community.”

Mayor Jerry Barilla called it “a great milestone in history, not just for Trinity Health System but also for the City of Steubenville and its growth” City Manager Jim Mavromatis said. “This will benefit the whole county, the whole valley.” Larry Schumacher, senior vice president for the Southeast Division of Catholic Health Initiatives, said the community needed the project, it’s needed it for years. “The time has come” he added. “(And) it gives us an opportunity to consolidate our two campuses, which will make health care more affordable and more efficient.”

Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2021. With the brick and mortar part of the project under way, THS Foundation Manager Catherine Poludniak said they’re kicking off a major capital campaign to ensure its loaded with the latest in innovative technology and state-of-the-art equipment. “We want the community to partner with us as we make a huge improvement to the Ohio Valley and reinvent health care for future generations” Poludniak said. “I truly believe this is something that will impact our community and our town for a lifetime.”

The Rev. James Dunfee, vicar general of the Diocese of Steubenville, offered a blessing for the site.

Trinity Health System Recognized Nationally

31 Aug 2018 News
Location: Steubenville, Ohio




Trinity Health System was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added more than 443,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide.

Trinity Health System conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry. The hospital earned points for each activity implemented between October 2017 and April 2018 and was awarded Bronze recognition through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.

Of the 1,283 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign, 244 Bronze Awards were awarded during this phase of the campaign.

“We are proud of our employees for their efforts to improve organ donation awareness in our community which could ultimately save lives.” Matt Grimshaw, Trinity Health System CEO. “Our employees continually look for ways to live out our mission to create healthier communities.”

This campaign is a special effort of HRSA’s Workplace Partnership for Life to mobilize the nation’s hospitals to increase the number of people in the country who are registered organ, eye, and tissue donors and ultimately, the number of organs available for transplant. The campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their local organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations. Working together, the teams leverage their communications resources and outreach efforts to most effectively spread word of the critical need for donors.

Trinity Health System, located in Steubenville, Ohio, is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the largest faith-based healthcare organization in the country. Our mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

Trinity Health System Expands to Harrison County

27 Jun 2018 News

Trinity Health System is announcing the opening of the new Trinity Health System Cadiz ambulatory facility in Cadiz, Ohio effective July 9, 2018. Located on 82424 Cadiz Jewett Road, the new facility will serve as the office site for the Family Practice of Porsche Beetham, D.O., a resident of Harrison County.

“I’m delighted to return home to Harrison County. And I am excited for the brand new Trinity facility that will house my office and so much more – an Express Clinic, specialists, physical therapy, radiology, and laboratory. Patients will be able to get the care they need even closer to home,” said Dr. Beetham.

Complementing Dr. Beetham will be the Trinity Health System Cadiz ExpressClinic which is a seven day a week walk-in clinic staffed by Certified Advanced Practice Providers. The ExpressClinic treats patients for everything from a cold, flu, stitches, sprain or broken bone, sore throat, sports injuries, and many more non-emergent illnesses on the same day when he or she cannot get to their provider. If a patient seen in the ExpressClinic needs a primary care physician, he or she can schedule a follow-up visit either with the clinic or with Dr. Beetham.

Supporting Dr. Beetham and the ExpressClinic, Trinity will offer lab and radiology services available on site. In addition to these critical primary care services, Trinity Sports Medicine (Dr. Michael Scarpone and Dr Aaron Orlosky) and Physical Therapy providers will also be on site at the new facility. Specialists who have provided services in Cadiz for many years will be located in the new facility. This includes Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Ramana Murty, Board Certified Gastroenterologist Dr. Basel Termanini, and Board Certified Nephrologist Dr. Preethi Murty.

“Trinity Health System has served Harrison County for many years. We are excited to continue our dedication to the community and its citizens for the future with this beautiful new facility” stated Matt Grimshaw, President and CEO of Trinity Health System.


ExpressClinic: Daily 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 740-320-4048


Dr. Porsche Beetham, Daily 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For an appointment call: 740-320-4048


Dr. Basel Termanini, Every other Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For an appointment call: 740-264-2686


Dr. Ramana Murty, Every other Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m, Every
Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For an appointment call: 740-282-5000


Dr. Preethi Murty,  First Monday of every month 12:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For an appointment call: 740-282-1624


Dr. Michael Scarpone, Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th (if applicable) Monday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
Paula Lucas, PA, Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th (if applicable) Monday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m and Every Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Aaron Orlosky, Every 1st, 3rd and 5th (if applicable) Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
For an appointment call: 740-266-3866

Physical Therapy, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For an appointment call: 740-266-3872

Cancer Dietary Initiative Lauded

24 May 2018 News

One of the most important factors in cancer treatment is a proper diet. Approximately five years ago, Dr Pervais Rahman, Medical Director for Medical Oncology, and his son Harris, began a project to serve community members.  Dr. Rahman noted that many patients were losing weight at a time where cancer treatments should not be impacting them.  At the same time, Harris needed to complete a community service project and wanted to make an impact on the community.  Combining both of their needs, they decided to assist patients for six months with their dietary needs.  They identified a dozen patients in the most need and working out of the lobby of the Tony Teramana Cancer Center, started the Cancer Dietary Initiative, a food pantry for Tony Teramana Cancer Patients. Donated items were provided on a monthly basis.


Presently, the Cancer Dietary Initiative, or more commonly referred to as CDI, has its own designation as a 501C3 non-profit organization.  Due to the overwhelming response, the program has continued and recently celebrated its five year anniversary.  Due to its growth, the pantry was relocated to the First Westminster Presbyterian Church in their former food pantry space.  After numerous requests, the board of directors decided to better serve community needs, and opened the pantry to all area cancer patients, regardless of their age or where they are receiving treatments, as long as a referral from a physician is received.  There are no financial limitations.


The third Saturday of every month, patients are given a supply of food items that they can prepare at home.  These patients have shown dramatic improvements in their recovery and the program continues to expand.  Many times, the patients are surprised to see that Dr Rahman and Dr Hyland are assisting with the distribution.


The CDI operates on donations – both food and monetary, as well as grants.  Trinity Health Systems has conducted several food drives to assist the patients. The CDI can be contacted by calling 740-264-7543.

Trinity’s Remaining Sylvania Franciscan Sisters to Depart

2 May 2018 News

Trinity Health System’s history traces back to 1901 with the opening of Gill Memorial Hospital.  In 1931, four Sylvania Franciscan Sisters responded to a request to provide their management expertise to the 30-bed facility located in downtown Steubenville.  The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio began their work in 1916 in Toledo, Ohio and later built their motherhouse in Sylvania, Ohio in 1917.  In 1960, with expansion of Gill Memorial Hospital, at its original location, was impossible due to the lack of property space, they constructed St. John Hospital at the present location of Trinity West.

Later this year the last two Sylvania Franciscan Sisters serving at Trinity will be relocated depart for to other Sylvania Franciscan ministries in Indiana and Texas.  Paula Blevins, OSF and Nancy Ferguson, OSF will be serving in other capacities in other communities, but will always be remembered for their selfless service to the residents of the Greater Steubenville area.

These sisters have been an integral part of Steubenville and also served at St. Pius the Tenth Parish where they established the school (`in 1970), and also served at Aquinas Central School and Catholic Central High School.  They have always adapted their ministry in response to God’s call and the values of St. Francis and St. Clare to serve the ever-changing needs of the human family.  Committed to reverence and respect, the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio are active in issues of peace and justice and care of the environment.  Since 1917, the Sisters have taught in 125 schools in thirteen states and ministered in twenty hospitals in seven states.

Upon leaving, Sister Paula said, “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve with the people here in Steubenville (now) Trinity Health System. I feel I have received more than I have given.  I am who I am today because of all the wonderful people I have shared this ministry with since 1979.  Steubenville/Trinity will always have a special place in my heart. I am greatly blessed.”

“Over the years, Sylvania Franciscan Sisters have held many roles, but always strove to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to those who came for care. I will soon be serving in a new capacity for Mission in another Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) facility in Texas, but will miss my Steubenville community greatly. The Sylvania Franciscans leave a legacy of Franciscan values and believe all those who are partners in our ministry will keep our heritage alive,” added Sister Nancy.

According to Matt Grimshaw, Trinity Regional CEO, “The Sylvania Franciscan sisters have left a permanent mark on not only Trinity Health System, but on our community.  If it weren’t for their dedication and service, we would not be the organization we are today, and they will be missed by all.  Our great task is to live out their calling in our work each day, knowing that although their full-time presence here has changed, their spirit remains.  We will remain connected at a regional level, and we know that we will always be in their thoughts and prayer.”

Trinity Health System would like to thank the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, for their dedication to healthcare and humanity and their tireless efforts in improving the lives of the residents of Steubenville and the surrounding area.

Trinity Now Donating Surplus Food

18 Apr 2018 News

Trinity Health System is pleased to announce: Sodexo at CHI Trinity Health System is now Food Recovery Verified. Trinity Health System will be donating surplus food to the Urban Mission Ministries. Food Recovery Network is pleased to have CHI Trinity Health System in the network and is excited to verify that Trinity is committed to alleviating food waste by feeding hungry people.

Trinity Performs 1,000th Robotic Surgery

21 Mar 2018 News

General Surgeon, Dr. Sam Licata, performs his 500th case robotically using the da Vinci Surgical System  

Trinity Health System was the first health system to have the da Vinci Surgical System in the region, offering its patients the convenience of cutting-edge technology in their surgical procedures.

Two surgeons, Gynecologist Dr. Pat Macedonia and General Surgeon Dr. Sam Licata, were an integral part of initiating the health system’s investment in the da Vinci Surgical System.  General Surgeon Jaypal Reddy and Bariatric Surgeon Joseph Colella have also joined the robotic team.

On March 12, 2013, Dr. Sam Licata performed his first surgery robotically; and March 21, 2018he performed his 500th case using the da Vinci Surgical System.

Dr. Macedonia and Dr. Licata are thrilled see how the da Vinci System has made a pivotal difference in the method of care for patients and the results that each surgery performed robotically offers.

“The da Vinci System offers real-time, three-dimensional, high definition visualization, which allows for improved precision, dexterity, and control,” said Dr. Macedonia. “This allows surgical procedures to be even less invasive and more accurate than laparoscopic surgery, providing better quality of care for patients.”

With the ability to perform complex surgeries through a single-site incision and offer improved dexterity through use of the da Vinci System’s surgical arms, virtually all confinement of regular and laparoscopic surgery is eliminated.

“Through the da Vinci system, we can offer our patients more precise and improved surgical procedures, with a faster recovery time and a shorter length of stay at the hospital,” said Dr. Licata. “Many patients are able to have surgery in the morning and be discharged from the hospital the same day with fewer complications, returning them to their normal lifestyle almost immediately.”

Trinity also plans to expand the use of robotic surgery to include Urology and Thoracic cases.

Trinity Health System would like to thank Dr. Sam Licata and the entire robotic surgical team for their dedication and commitment to the robotics program at Trinity, as well as for being committed to providing quality patient care and services in the eastern Ohio Valley Region.

To coordinate an interview with Dr. Licata or to gain more information on the da Vinci Surgical System, please contact Keith Murdoch at or 740-283-7296.

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