Sister Nancy Ferguson Celebrates Jubilee

30 Jun 2017 News

Sister Nancy Ferguson, OSF recently celebrated her 50th Jubilee with the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio.

Sister Nancy Ferguson entered the Sylvania Franciscans from St. James Parish in Toledo, Ohio after graduating from McAuley High School in 1964.¬† She attributes her religious vocation to the Notre Dame Sisters in Toledo and Mercy Sisters in Cincinnati.¬† Over the past 50 years, she has served in a variety of ministries which include teaching elementary school, vocation and parish ministry and being a houseparent in a children’s home in New Mexico.¬† She is currently the Director of Mission Integration at Trinity Health System in Steubenville, Ohio and at Trinity Hospital Twin City in Dennison, Ohio.¬† Her favorite Scripture passage is from Jeremiah 29:11, “I know the plans I have in mind for you, plans for your welfare, plans for a future full of hope,” and this has been a source of inspiration for her during her 50 years in religious life.

Sister Nancy also continues the rich legacy of the religious women who made their way from Luxembourg on a 6-week ocean voyage to begin a life of giving, caring and commitment to God in the United States in 1852.  The Sisters first came to Steubenville in 1931 to operate the Gill Hospital and have been here ever since. 

Sister Nancy has been with Trinity since 2011.

Pictured at the celebration (L to R):

Brent Mallek, VP Human Resources; Patricia Harper, NA, Trinity Skilled Care; JoAnn Mulrooney, VP & COO; Sister Nancy Ferguson; Bishop Monforton; Dave Werkin, VP Finance; and Joe Tasse, Interim CEO.

Trinity P3 Awards Scholarships

2 Jun 2017 News

Trinity Sports Medicine P3 recently awarded scholarships for two area students. Lexi Biasi from Toronto High School and Domenick Murphy from Weir High were selected as the recipients. Both students participated in the P3 Sports Training program.  

Pictured at the ceremony were: (L to R)

Landon Herzick, Trinity P3; Justin Baker, DC, Trinity Sports Medicine; Lexi Biasi; Domenick Murphy; and Peter Messer, P3.

Nick’s Towing Supports Images Mammography

31 May 2017 News

Nick’s Towing Service in Weirton recently donated $1,500 to Images Mammography Center at Trinity Health System.  The money was raised in October during National Breast Health Awareness Month.  Nick’s painted one of its trucks pink and whenever it was used for a tow, Nick’s directed the profits into a special fund for mammography patients.  Pictured at the check presentation were: (L to R)

Dennis Kelley, Director of Radiology; Joe Tasse, Trinity Interim CEO; Joe Edmiston, Trinity Foundation Director; Kim Keener, Images; Ann Huff, Images; Dr. Alexis Smith, Medical Director at Images; Kristy Retton, Images Director; Pam Knirsch, Images; RoseAnn Piofer, Images Patient Navigator; Jodi Snodgrass, Nick’s;  Kathy Simmering, Pauline Marker, Rhonda Heaston, all of Images.

Trinity and Huron Volunteer Team

19 May 2017 News

Members of Huron and Trinity Health System recently spent some time volunteering at the Urban Mission in Steubenville. Huron is a global professional services firm that brings depth of experience in strategy, operations, advisory services, technology and analytics to the health care industry, in addition to the higher education, life sciences and commercial sectors, and is presently working with Trinity on revenue cycle improvements.

According to Keith Murdock, Trinity spokesman, “Trinity employees provide thousands of volunteer hours in the local community and we were impressed that one of our consultants was interested in joining us for this activity. We commend them for their volunteerism and were more than happy to join them.”


Pictured were (l to r):  Tobias Grazini, Chris Kueffler, Marcie Runyan, Kim Brodish, Christina Rock, Kim Dudich, Shane Fitzgerald, Kelly Reed, Sue Telvock and Jim Martin.

New CEO to Lead Trinity Health System

19 May 2017 News

Location: Steubenville, Ohio

Catholic Health Initiatives and the board of directors of CHI Trinity Health System have named Matt Grimshaw as market chief executive officer of the CHI Trinity system.  Grimshaw will join CHI Trinity on July 31, 2017.

            Currently, Grimshaw, 42, is west region president of CHI St. Alexius Health, Williston, ND, where he is responsible for four critical access hospitals and five clinic locations across western North Dakota. They are all part of CHI St. Alexius Health, a regional health system with seven hospitals and multiple clinics serving central and western North Dakota, northern South Dakota, and eastern Montana.

            Larry Schumacher, senior vice president of operations for Catholic Health Initiatives, said the CHI Trinity board of directors made an excellent choice in appointing Grimshaw as market CEO. “Matt has a proven record of leadership, a solid health care operations background and accomplishments in a variety of complex settings. We are confident that Matt has the experience and ability to lead CHI Trinity to new heights of service and performance as he builds relationships with our management team, the medical staff, employees, volunteers and the community,” Schumacher said.


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Mark Morelli, chair of the CHI Trinity board, said Grimshaw was the board’s candidate of choice. “One of the things that impressed us most about Matt is his extensive experience in working with physicians and specialty medical practices as well as a wide variety of clinical service lines. We believe that from his first day on, Matt will build upon Trinity’s record of excellence in serving the people of Steubenville and the surrounding region.”

             Grimshaw said he is looking forward to his new role. “I am truly excited about the opportunity to join CHI Trinity Health System. This organization is known far and wide for its reputation of award-winning clinical excellence, dedicated associates, medical staff and volunteers, and outstanding service to its community.  I look forward to continuing the innovation for which CHI Trinity is known as we strive to enhance our services and improve the health of those we serve,” he said.

            A native of Michigan, Grimshaw has more than 17 years of health care leadership experience at several prominent systems.  At CHI St. Alexius Health System, he has served in his current capacity since March; however, he has been with CHI St. Alexius, Williston since 2010. During his tenure at CHI St. Alexius Health System, he led the development of a $20 million campus transformation plan; introduced new specialty health services; and introduced a new rural track residency program in partnership with the University of North Dakota to train family practice physicians, among many outstanding accomplishments. Formerly, Grimshaw was executive vice president and administrator at Immanuel St. Joseph’s – Mayo Health System, Mankato, MN; and prior to that held management positions with Alpena Regional Medical Center, Alpena, MI and St. Mary’s of Michigan, Saginaw, MI.

            Grimshaw received a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana Wesleyan University.


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Grimshaw and his wife, Annette who is an Optometrist, have three children; a son, Joshua (11) and two daughters, Julia (8) and Joelle (4).

Grimshaw is active in numerous civic organizations, including the North Dakota Hospital Association; Williston Regional Economic Development Corporation; Williston Chamber of Commerce; Minnesota Hospital Association; and All Tribes Christian Camp. He also serves on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota board of directors and is a member of the New Hope Wesleyan Church.

Trinity School of Nursing Relocating

10 May 2017 News

Location: Steubenville, Ohio

In December of 2017, Trinity Health System School of Nursing will relocate to Eastern Gateway Community College’s Steubenville Campus. Trinity will be renting space at EGCC which will allow nursing students of Trinity to benefit from state-of-the-art classrooms, library facilities and daycare options.

According to Melissa Hassan, Trinity School of Nursing Director, “We are excited for this move and the students will enjoy the facilities at EGCC.¬† Also, our students and faculty will be closer to Trinity Medical Center West where the majority of clinical experiences take place.”

Jimmie Bruce, EGCC President said, “Both schools will continue to maintain their own nursing programs and the addition of Trinity’s program will be a great addition to our campus and allow the two programs to collaborate more closely.”

Trinity to Offer Spring Sports Skills Competition and Testing

12 Apr 2017 News

Trinity Sports Medicine has teamed with Edison Central League to provide a Spring Sports Skills program at Hammondsville Baseball Complex on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00am – 6:00pm.  Participants in the league will improve their skills with Dynamic Warm Up, Throwing Accuracy, Throwing Speed and a Laser Timed Home to First throwing competition.  Other activities are Injury Prevention, Pitch Counts, Nutrition and Hydration and Concussion Management.  Prizes will be awarded for all age groups. 

According to Dr. Michael Scarpone, Trinity Sports Medicine Medical Director, “We have been developing this skills testing for the past few years for Fall Sports and it was evident that a Spring Sports program would also be beneficial.  This program will not only develop the proper skills necessary for Spring Sports, but will also include health and safety practices to keep all of the athletes safe and playing at a higher level.”

Trinity Sports Medicine will also provide this training for individual, group, and team training upon request.  Call Trinity Sports Medicine at 740-266-3866 for more information.

Adena Legion Makes Donation

31 Mar 2017 News

Joe Petro of the American Legion Riders of the Legion Post 525 recently made a donation to the Tony Teramana TEAR Fund.  The check for $1,000.00 represented the proceeds from the Ride for A Cure Poker Run in 2016.  On hand for the presentation were (L to R):   Joe Edmiston, Trinity Foundation Director; Marsha Lewis, TEAR Fund Coordinator; Joe Petro and Lynn Barbe, Tony Teramana Cancer Center Director of Oncology.

The next Ride for A Cure is scheduled for June 10, 2017.

Heritage Wall to be Installed at Trinity West

22 Feb 2017 News

Before Sylvania Franciscan Health joined Catholic Health Initiatives in late 2014, the SFH board discussed how the heritage of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio could be preserved in the healthcare  ministries they established.   The board decided to fund heritage walls in each of the ministry locations that would become part of CHI. 

A company in the Toledo area, 2-Scale, was retained to design and fabricate the hangings which were to have some depth and not just be flat pieces on the wall.  Working with Sr. Nancy Surma, VP Mission Integration for SFH; the archives of the Sisters of St. Francis; and with pictures from each location, images were selected and texts written for eight different location.

At Trinity Health System, the heritage wall is in two sections of 6’ W x 2’ H each.  The board on the left tells the story of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio and their involvement in healthcare.  An image of the foundress, Mother M. Adelaide Sandusky, starts the story of the religious community which was established in Toledo in 1916.  The story unfolds with the entry into health care in 1918 and reviews the locations in seven states where the Sisters sponsored hospitals and nursing homes.

The board on the right tells the story of the two predecessor organizations of Trinity Health System—Ohio Valley Hospital and St. John Medical Center, going back to their respective foundings at Lacy Hotel and Gill Hospital.  The images move through the affiliation of the two institutions in 1996 and the 2016 change which made Trinity Health System wholly owned and sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives. 

The boards are being installed on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in the hallway leading to the Gill Lobby at Trinity West.

A special dedication is planned for Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:30 PM with Bishop Monforton.

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