Residency Program at OVMC Receives National Certification

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

WHEELING--The Emergency Medicine Residency Program recently received notification of its recertification through the American College of Osteopathic Physicians following an intense accreditation process and on-site survey.

Additionally, the accreditation includes the combined residency program of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. They received no deficiencies.

\"This continues Ohio Valley Medical Center's tradition of training physicians who service the needs of residents of West Virginia and the entire Ohio Valley,\" said Rick Greco, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., Director of Medical Education at OVMC.

The programs are under the direction of Joseph Dougherty, D.O., F.A.C.O.E.P., F.A.C.O.I., who was instrumental in assuring that they met and exceeded requirements necessary for certification. Dougherty has managed the program since 2006, which has graduated eight residents in Emergency Medicine and one in Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine.

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program's faculty include the following group from Emergency Medicine Physicians, who also staff the hospital's EMSTAR: Assistant Program Director Lisa Hrutkay, D.O., F.A.C.O.E.P., F.A.C.E.P., Department Chairperson Shawn Posin, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., Site Director Neil Aulick, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., John Freed, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., Michael Carney, D.O., F.A.C.O.E.P.; Michael Kovalick, D.O., Kristine Midcap, D.O., Tad Lucas, D.O. and Timothy Genetta, D.O.

The current certification will be valid through 2012.