Adena leaders, Hillsboro officials, patients and members of the community all took part in a celebration and ribbon-cutting Tuesday to officially launch the opening of the new Adena Health Center – Hillsboro. The new facility is located at 160 Roberts Lane and is among a series of expansion projects throughout the region delivering people access to quality health care within their hometowns.
The 8,500-square-foot clinic offers patients access to a certified nurse practitioner for their primary care needs.
“We want to make sure we have primary care access to all the counties we serve,” said Adena President and CEO Mark Shuter. “Being established with a primary care physician offers so many long-term benefits to patients, and this facility is very important to Adena as we strive to build healthy, thriving communities.”
“Today was a really great turnout and we are so glad to have Adena here in our community now,” said Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings. “In smaller rural markets like this, it is harder to get good services in here and Adena now brings that. This is big for Hillsboro.”
Certified Nurse Practitioner Andrea Howard explained, “Being born and raised in Hillsboro, I am so happy to be coming back and working here to give back to this community. I think for patients there is always a different level of comfort and understanding when they are dealing with someone that understands their background and needs.”
“Adena understands there is a need for more primary doctors in this region,” added Adena Family Medicine – Greenfield provider Dr. Richard Mizer. “Andrea is from here and understands this area and this is a great fit. This facility will offer patients a place they can feel like they are being taken care of well and really feel like people care about them. The last thing we want people to feel like is they have to go outside of their community to find care. Adena understands how important it is for patients to get their medical care locally and we can do that with this clinic.”
To make an appointment at Adena Health Center – Hillsboro, call 973-393-9955.
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Submitted by Jason Gilham, communications manager, Adena Health System.