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 commonspirit.org.