OVMC Partners with Veteran\'s Evaluation Services as Exclusive VA Service Provider in the Ohio Valle

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

OVMC to Partner with Veteran’s Evaluation Services as Exclusive VA Service Provider in the Ohio Valley
November 11, 2011

WHEELING, W.Va. – Veterans of the Ohio Valley now have the ability to utilize important medical evaluations and diagnostic testing procedures close to home instead of making a long drive to an out-of-state Veterans Administration hospital.

Ohio Valley Medical Center and Veteran’s Evaluations Services, a veteran-owned service provider, have partnered to offer exclusive diagnostic testing and medical evaluations for veterans in the Ohio Valley as part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health services for service men and women across the country.

“We are thrilled to be selected for this partnership with the Veteran’s Evaluation Services,” said George Couch, president and CEO of OVMC. “Our veterans have given so much to our country and we are thrilled to give back to the veterans in our communities who served. This partnership will allow those who have served our country to have immediate access to diagnostic testing and evaluations in their own communities instead of having to travel out of state to receive the services they need.”

The Veteran’s Evaluations Services works with community health centers across the country to provide basic evaluation and diagnostic testing services including basic laboratory and x-ray services, stress testing and various health screenings for veterans. The partnership allows veterans to receive services from local physicians and staff in the convenience of their own community instead of having to travel outside the area to receive treatment.

“The Ohio Valley community has always been such a strong supporter of our troops and we look forward to providing that extra support even after they come home,” said Couch. “We know our affiliation with the Veterans Evaluation Services will continue to allow us to provide great patient care to those who need us most.”

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 1600 employees providing the only comprehensive acute and board certified emergency services on both sides of the Ohio River.