OVMC Welcomes New Medical House Staff July 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ohio Valley Medical Center's Graduate Medical Education Department welcomed nine new resident physicians and interns who will join the OVMC medical house staff. The new physicians are Dr. Christopher Bruner, Emergency Medicine; Dr. Adam Holbrook, Emergency Medicine; Dr. Kristin James, Emergency Medicine; Dr. Patrick Klocek, Emergency Medicine Dr. Gretchen Winter, Emergency Medicine; Dr. Eric Arubuckle, Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine; Dr. Joseph Kidd, Internal Medicine; Dr. Dempsie Morrison, Internal Medicine; and Dr. Daniel Suders, Internal Medicine.

OVMC's graduate medical education program focuses on adult, acute and ambulatory care. The focus of the program is education for physicians entering primary care practice in internal and emergency medicine.

"We are very proud to have this type of medical education program at our hospital," said Jan Jennings, interim president and CEO. "We are extremely grateful to the medical community of the Ohio Valley for supporting our teaching efforts."

In 2001, OVMC expanded the Graduate Medical Education Department with the addition of the Emergency Medicine Residency program. The program is the first and only Emergency Medicine Residency program in West Virginia for osteopathic physicians. The three-year Emergency Medicine residency program follows a traditional internship, which is required for all osteopathic physicians.

Residents can also participate in a new innovative training pathway at OVMC, which allows for a combined training in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Established in 2004, the pathway provides the resident with dual certification in both specialties after five years of training.

"OVMC has taken the lead in our state by offering this type of program," said Dr. Rick Greco, director of medical education at OVMC. "We feel our hospital is an ideal training facility for those physicians who want hands-on learning experiences and a medical staff dedicated to mentoring the physicians of our future."
OVMC has a proud history as a teaching institution. Currently, OVMC provides training for new resident physicians, radiologic technologists and is the only satellite campus for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in the Ohio Valley.  

Ohio Valley Medical Center, located in Wheeling West Virginia, and East Ohio Regional Hospital, located in Martins Ferry Ohio, are a 340 bed combined organization with over 1800 employees providing quality primary and tertiary healthcare to the Ohio Valley.