Genesis HealthCare System Celebrates 20th Birthday
Collaboration Meets Community’s Health Care Needs
ZANESVILLE, OH (Feb. 8, 2017) – Genesis HealthCare System is celebrating its 20th birthday throughout 2017. Genesis was established as a result of Bethesda Care System and the Franciscan HealthCare Ministry, Inc./Good Samaritan Medical Center combining to create an integrated health care system offering patients the most comprehensive scope of services available in Southeastern Ohio.
“Coming together as Genesis HealthCare System has enabled us to develop and provide advanced, high quality health care services for our community that would have been impossible otherwise,” said Matthew Perry, president and CEO, Genesis HealthCare System. “It created greater efficiencies, cost-sharing opportunities and reduced duplication of services. We invested these savings into expanding services for our community such as Heart and Vascular, Cancer Care and a Level III Trauma Center,” Perry said. “It has enabled us to better meet the health care needs of the people in our communities.”
Bethesda and Good Samaritan were both founded in the early 1800s and the early 1900s by local residents who saw a need to provide health care in the community. Local community members saw a need in the 1990s and created a task force to study, envision and create the Genesis HealthCare System.
The Genesis name symbolizes a new beginning. Since the formation of Genesis in 1997 the health care system has been able to meet and serve the community with the highest quality, and compassionate care including the opening of the new Genesis Hospital and the Genesis Cancer Care Center in 2015.