A New Concierge Women's Services Program

Friday, July 31, 2015


OVMC and EORH are announcing expansion of women’s health services.

St. Clairsville, OH, July 29, 2015– Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital are pleased to announce the expansion of their women’s health services.  The new services, named for Virginia Gasaway, a longtime supporter of women and children in the Ohio Valley, will include a concierge service to women at all stages of life.  The service provides a convenient way for women to manage their health needs.

Through this concierge service, women can now contact one of two new dedicated women’s health navigators.  These navigators are members of the health care team whose sole mission is to guide women through the medical maze stretching out before them. Navigators answer questions, identify resources, and serve as a liaison between the patient and the health care team. Research has shown navigators improve the time between diagnosis and treatment for an identified illness or condition.  We are pleased to introduce Shaye Schuetz, RN and Sherri Kellas, RN as our women’s services navigators.

“This is a coordinated effort to make women’s health seamless in our hospital family at OVMC and EORH,” says Michael J. Caruso, president and CEO of Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corp., the parent company of OVMC and EORH.  “Our hospitals have some of the finest OB-GYN specialists and nurses on staff, and they look forward to continuing the highest level of quality care for our patients.”

Women can choose their services, location and physicians through an online directory available on our website (ovmc-eorh.com) or by calling one of our navigators at 888-904-9244.  Many services, including mammogram, DEXA scan, laboratory testing and more, will be available at both hospital campuses as well as at our St. Clairsville complex behind Reisbeck’s.  You can call to schedule at the location that is most convenient for you.

As part of this expansion of services, we have decided to consolidate our obstetrics departments to one location.  The new obstetrics services will include a Pampered Pregnancy program that is currently being developed and will be available when the unit opens in early October 2015.  By consolidating these services to the OVMC campus, we will be able to expand into a new service line at EORH which will be announced in the very near future.

Women’s services physicians are welcoming new patients.  Our OB-GYN team includes Dr. Cesar Pizarro, Dr. Gary DeGuzman, Dr. Aaron Ferda, Dr. Lea Harms, Dr. Leigh Anne Massey, Dr. Robert Wetzel , 

Dr. Elisa Irisari and Dr. Michael Lawson.

Ohio Valley Medical Center, located in Wheeling, WV and East Ohio Regional Hospital, located in Martins Ferry, Ohio, are a 340-bed combined organization with more than 1600 employees providing the area’s only comprehensive orthopedic centers of excellence, lung screening centers of excellence, adult and child behavioral health services and board certified emergency services on both sides of the river.