Trinity Health System Recognized Nationally

31 Aug 2018 News
Location: Steubenville, Ohio
  TRINITY HEALTH SYSTEM RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY FOR PROMOTING ORGAN, EYE, AND TISSUE DONATION   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. See the full list of hospital associations and hospitals recognized here.

“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.

Trinity Medical Center West Laboratory Receives Accreditation From College Of American Pathologists

14 Mar 2018 News
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Trinity Health System, Trinity Medical Center West Laboratory, Steubenville Ohio based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. The facility’s Director, Himanshu M. Doshi, MD was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the service being provided.  Trinity Health System, Trinity Medical Center West Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. “In addition to the College of American Pathologists, the Trinity Laboratory was also recently recognized and accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).  Both these organizations have very stringent quality standards which our lab not only meets but exceeds. I want to thank our highly competent Laboratory staff for their tireless work in providing quality laboratory and pathology services to our physicians and the community.  We are proud of the work we do and services that we provide.  Our core principle is to treat every patient sample as if it was from our own family member” stated Dr. Doshi, Chairman and Medical Director of Trinity Medical Center West Laboratory. Trinity’s President and CEO, Matt Grimshaw, upon learning of the laboratory’s accreditation, said “We are proud to be the only laboratory in the area with both accreditations.” The US federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program. During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. As the leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.  The CAP’s Laboratory Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently have customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7,700 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide. Pictured: Front row: Judy Clements, Histologist; Lynn Rine, Quality Assurance Coordinator; Gail Bocek, Bloodbank Supervisor; Beth Howell, Charge Tech; Cindy Stuck, Core Lab Supervisor Back Row: Tom Bartemes, Point of Care; Mimi McCabe, Cytologist; Dr. Himanshu Doshi, Medical Director; Don Niess, Administrative Director; Theresa Clark, LIS Coordinator; Sister Paula Blevins, Microbiology Supervisor

School of Nursing Academic Honors Announced

8 Jan 2018 News

Students on these lists have earned at least a 3.5 Grade Point Average


Chelsea Baker — Toronto, OH Ruby Blasinsky — Steubenville, OH Jacob Cox — Bloomingdale, OH Mara Dixon — Brilliant, OH Elizabeth Easterday — Steubenville, OH Patrick Hammer — Steubenville, OH Alaina Leasure — Toronto, OH Jenna Mason — New Cumberland, WV Ngan Pham — Steubenville, OH Jessica Rosohac — Weirton, WV Ryan Vojvodich — Mingo Jct., OH Brittany Yanik — Toronto, OH


Hannah Bargar — Weirton, WV Morgan Burnette — Steubenville, OH Alexis Gill — Wintersville, OH

Trinity Twigs Show Final Support

20 Nov 2017 News

Members of the Heather Twig, the last functioning Twig at Trinity Health System, recently presented a check for $1,903.65 which represented the total of the fundraising efforts outstanding.  The Heather Twig was one of fifteen Twigs that operated under the Woman’s Advisory Board of Trinity Health System. The Heather Twig has now disbanded.

The Woman’s Advisory Board was created in 1922 by Mrs. A. B. Sharpe with sixteen other women from the community.  The original by-laws of the Board stated that, “The object of the Woman’s Advisory Board is to cooperate in every possible way with the Board of Trustees toward increasing the efficiency of the hospital and creating a general interest in its work, as well as its financial development, thereby advancing the standard of the hospital in the community.”  The fundraising and other activities of the Woman’s Advisory Board are still evident today.  According to Keith Murdock, Trinity Spokesman, “The Woman’s Advisory Board and its Twigs have been a great source of help and assistance for ninety-five years and Trinity would not be the regional healthcare provider it is today without them.  Times have changed tremendously since 1922.  Women are now much busier with work and family and cannot lend the support they once could.  We thank each and every member of this great organization.”

Murdock also recalled some of the projects and activities of the Twigs, “The Nimble Thimble Twig sewed the sheets, pillowcases and other linens for patient use.  The Heather Twig hosted the Gardenia Ball for many years which was one of the most prestigious social events each year.  The Mobile Medical Unit was purchased by the Woman’s Advisory Board and is still in use today through the Prime Time Center.  Programs of Social Service, housekeeping, the School of Nursing and several other much needed functions were also carried out by these women. The women in this community were the driving force of healthcare in the early 1900’s.”

Pictured at the check presentation (L to R):

Twig Members LeeAnn Emmerling, Elena Crisante, Cerryn Marshall, and Lorie Sullivan with Matt Grimshaw, Trinity President & CEO; Joe Edmiston, Trinity Executive Director of Development; and Marsha Lewis, Patient Advocate at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center.

Trinity Holds 16TH Annual Cancer Survivors Dinner

14 Nov 2017 News

Trinity Health System and the Tony Teramana Cancer Center held the Annual Survivors Dinner recently.  This event marked the sixteenth consecutive year for the dinner which celebrates the lives of cancer survivors and their caregivers.  Over 220 cancer survivors and caregivers attended.

Keith Murdock, Trinity Director of Community Relations & Development served as the Master of Ceremonies.

Matt Grimshaw, Trinity President & CEO welcomed the group.

Guest speakers included three cancer survivors and two physicians at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center.  Dr. Pervais Rahman and Dr. Mark Trombetta shared their experiences with cancer patients and both said their time in Steubenville has been the most rewarding of their careers.

Cathy Cich shared her sister Barb’s battle with cancer and the outstanding experience she had with the Tony Teramana Cancer Center and its staff.  Amy Hutchison recalled her husband Sean’s diagnosis and treatment, and Melissa Brown told the story of her father Frank’s battle with cancer.

The dinner was sponsored by Trinity Health System, The Tony Teramana Cancer Center, Images Mammography Center, and the Prime Time Center.

Pictured (L to R) Matt Grimshaw, Trinity President & CEO, Amy and Sean Hutchison, Melissa Brown, Cathy Cich and Barb Price.

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