Adena’s ​​Healthy Kids Summer Activity Challenge in progress

Adena’s ​​Healthy Kids Summer Activity Challenge in progress

While each reading program and activity challenge has begun, there is still time to sign-up. Participants can sign-up at the nearest branch of their county’s public library, or on their county library’s website. Activities may be completed in any order. Participation is free. Playing outside for 30 minutes;Going a day without playing a video game;Drinking eight cups of water in a day;Doing a silly dance; or Eating three servings of fruits and/or vegetables. Ross County Board of DD announces meeting change

Adena has hosted the Summer Activity Challenge with Chillicothe-Ross County Public Library since 2013, and the program continues to grow throughout the region. The collaboration was also featured in American Library Association literature, as a model for incorporating better health with organized children’s reading programs. The Challenge was adopted by Pike County libraries about five years ago. This year, Highland and Fayette County libraries are also joining. “Getting lost in a good book can be one of life’s simple joys,” said Adena’s Director of Community Health & Development Kim Jones. “Summer Reading programs are an opportunity for children and adults to relax, learn and develop good habits. Adena is proud to participate each summer by offering the Adena Healthy Kids Summer Activity Challenge, which encourages readers to take a break to do simple activities to get them moving and closer to building healthy habits.”

The Challenge includes activities such as: Whether you are a student, a family member reading to a baby or toddler, or an adult reader, the enjoyment of books can enhance lifelong learning, and provide meaningful and enjoyable experiences for everyone. Those participating in summer reading programs can also take part in the 2021 Adena Healthy Kids Summer Activity Challenge for a chance to win prizes, including a new bicycle.

Adena is pleased to welcome: Brooke Galloway, Certified Nurse Practitioner comes to Adena Occupational Health serving patients at the Fluor-BWXT Clinic in Piketon. She holds 13 years of nursing experience practicing throughout southern Ohio. Galloway earned her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Walden University.Jennifer Ganzhorn, MD is a 2021 graduate of Adena’s Family Medicine residency program, staying with the Health System as a core faculty member for the Graduate Medical Education program and joining the team of providers at Adena Family Medicine – Main Campus Clinic in Chillicothe. She earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts, West Indies.Cody Horn, DO joins Adena Infectious Disease following his fellowship and residency training in Florida. Dr. Horn returns to southern Ohio having earned his medical degree from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and his undergraduate degree from Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, OH.Sarah Hull, Certified Nurse Practitioner is accepting new patients with Adena Podiatry in Chillicothe at the Adena Bone and Joint Center. Hull has been with Adena since 2015 as a registered nurse and quality accreditation resource specialist. She earned her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.Sandip Patel, MD is now caring for patients at the Adena Cancer Center. He earned his medical degree from the M.P. Shah Medical College in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, and completed his residency in Brooklyn, NY and fellowship at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James in Columbus, OH.Sara Singer, MD is welcomed to the growing team of oncologists at the Adena Cancer Center. She earned her medical degree from the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, MI and completed her residency and fellowship at The Ohio State University. CHILLICOTHE — Adena Health System is expanding its care for patients with the addition of six specialty providers. These incoming physicians and advanced practice providers are delivering even more options for comprehensive, close-to-home care for patients throughout the region.

Adena adds six new providers CHILLICOTHE — The Ross County Board of DD has rescheduled their August Board Meeting to Thursday, July 29 at 6:00 pm at the Administration Office (167 W. Main St) due to a conflict. This meeting is open to the public.

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