Transition Allows Hospital to Maintain Focus on Growing Services
(Ottumwa, IA) – Officials at Ottumwa Regional Health Center announced today that Penn Place Retirement Center, including Sylvan Woods and The Haven, has been sold to Prairie Hills effective May 31, 2014. Going forward, the retirement community will be known as “Prairie Hills at Penn Place.”
According to Ottumwa Regional Health Center CEO Phil Noel, “Prairie Hills is solely focused on retirement communities just like Penn Place, so I am confident that they will be able to provide a level of focus and expertise that this community deserves. Prairie Hills will be able to make appropriate capital investments to improve the community, focus on operations to improve residents daily experience, and provide a renewed emphasis, using their vast expertise and resources, on growing the number of residents in this community.”
Prairie Hills was founded in 2004, and following the completion of the Prairie Hills at Penn Place transaction, will own and operate seven retirement communities all across Iowa. Other facilities are located in Tipton, Independence, Clinton, South Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Prairie Hills at Ottumwa. In addition to growing through development and acquisition, the company has also increased the size of their retirement communities, adding units in Clinton, Independence, and South Des Moines.
Joanie McGinnis, president of Prairie Hills said, “We are excited about this opportunity to further serve the Ottumwa community. Penn Place, Sylvan Woods, and The Haven have a long legacy of providing outstanding care and service to their residents and families and we look forward to building on that tradition. Over the next few weeks, we will be holding meetings with all interested residents to explain the ownership transition and what it will mean to them. During these meetings we will be able to tell them more about our company and our exciting plans for the future of this community.”
Ms. McGinnis added, “We have owned and operated Prairie Hills at Ottumwa since 2007 and are looking forward to expanding our ability to serve the citizens of Wapello County. We are also committed to maintaining the long standing relationship between Penn Place and Ottumwa Regional Health Center. ORHC is vital to the health and well-being of our residents at Penn Place Retirement Center, including Sylvan Woods and The Haven, and the entire southeast Iowa region.”
Mr. Noel said, “This transition will allow Ottumwa Regional Health Center to be solely focused on improving and expanding hospital services throughout our region. Given all the changes in healthcare delivery today, it is important that we all focus on our core competencies. We will continue to recruit physicians, improve services, and partner with regional hospitals to increase access to a great continuum of care.”
OTTUMWA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER AND JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH CENTER PARTNER TO EXPAND CANCER SERVICES IN SOUTHEAST IOWAMarch 17th, 2014
OTTUMWA, IA – Ottumwa Regional Health Center welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Tigges, OB/GYN, and Dr. Plamen Todorow, Neurologist, to it’s medical community.
Dr. Todorow will be joining Ottumwa Regional on December 16 and will be establishing Ottumwa Neurology, where he will care for adult patients 18 years and older. He comes to Ottumwa most recently from Brainerd, Minnesota where he was an adult Neurologist at BMC. He is board certified in Neurology and Neurophysiology.
“We are excited to be bringing Dr. Todorow on board and be able to offer Neurology services to the community,” said Phil Noel, CEO at ORHC. “The lack of this service in our community has required our patients to go out of town to receive care, and with the addition of Dr. Todorow to our medical community we can help keep those patients close to home for treatment.”
Dr. Todorow’s office is located in the Haas Medical Plaza across from ORHC at 1013 Pennsylvania Avenue in suite E. Physician referrals can be made to his office by calling 641-684-3111.
Dr Tigges has joined the Ottumwa OB/GYN Clinic and started seeing patients on December 11. She comes to Ottumwa most recently from the University of Tennessee, where she was an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tigges is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
“Dr. Tigges is such a great addition to our group of OB/GYN providers, she has a great energy and has family in the area so she is vested in our community,” said Noel. “We have a very comprehensive group of OB/GYN providers, and adding Dr. Tigges will allow the practice to continue to grow.”
Dr. Tigges’ office is located in at 1005 Pennsylvania Avenue, in suite 204. Appointments can be made with her by calling 641-682-8761.
OTTUMWA, IA – Ottumwa Regional Health Center has commenced construction on a new Senior Behavioral Care Center. The 14-bed unit will be located on the third floor of the hospital in the west wing, and entails a renovation of that area.
“We are excited to begin construction on the Senior Behavioral Care Center at ORHC,” said Phil Noel, CEO at ORHC. “This is an extremely important need for our community and beyond, and we are looking forward to being able to offer a much needed service to our patient population.”
The unit will tentatively open in May 2014, and will provide inpatient mental health care services in a comfortable and safe environment. The focus of the Senior Behavioral Care center will be to address the specific needs of senior aged adults.
The construction is currently in the initial stages and patients and guests will notice construction equipment outside of the front of the hospital. Patients and guests will not experience any delays to patient care during the duration of the project.
“This unit will help to fill a void of services in our community and as construction begins, we continue to focus on planning and implementation of the unit to ensure it will be a safe and caring environment where our patients can receive quality care,” Noel continued.
OTTUMWA, IA – The Acute Rehab Unit and Outpatient Rehab Unit at Ottumwa Regional Health Center celebrated National Rehab Awareness Week, September 15 – 21, by giving back to the community that has continued to trust its healthcare needs to them.
Staff from both units chose to volunteer to help serve lunch at the Salvation Army on Tuesday, September 17.
“There are many individuals within our community that have a lack of resources, and this is our way of giving back to the community that supports us,” said Lynnette Winn, external admissions coordinator for the Acute Rehab Unit.
This week is designed to promote the value of rehabilitation; highlight the capabilities of people with disabilities; to salute professionals who provide service to people with disabilities; and to renew our nation’s commitment to fulfill the unmet needs of people with disabilities.
“Every year we celebrate rehab awareness week at Ottumwa Regional Health Center to celebrate our patients’ successes. This is a nation-wide event to create an awareness of the need for physical rehabilitation,” said Robin Honomichl, director of Rehab Services.
Ottumwa Regional Health Center provides rehab services at the acute, outpatient and home health levels of care. The Acute Rehab Unit will be celebrating its eleventh anniversary this year.
(Ottumwa, IA) – Officials at Ottumwa Regional Health Center announced today that Phil Noel has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer for the hospital. Mr. Noel has been serving as the Interim CEO since early August.
Ted Haas M.D., Chairman of the Hospital board, said “We are very excited to announce that Phil Noel has accepted our offer to become the hospital CEO. Over the past few weeks it has become clear that he is the right man to lead this hospital forward. His commitments to high quality patient care, developing a strong culture of compassion and caring, and the growth of hospital services is impressive. It was the unanimous decision of our board that Phil is the right guy.”
Phil Noel said, “I am honored to be named as the CEO of Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Given the strong and growing medical staff and talented hospital employees, we have the chance to make this hospital a magnet for healthcare services in southeast Iowa. I have spent the last five weeks meeting with employees, physicians, board members, and community leaders to understand the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.”
Mr. Noel added, “Our job at the hospital is to provide compassionate care, offer a high level of clinical services, and work hard to provide peace of mind to our friends and neighbors when they come to us at challenging times. I am confident that ORHC will rise to the challenge and be a hospital that our community can be proud of.”
Accomplishments at his most recent hospital include:
- The facility had HCAHPS, outpatient and ED patient satisfaction in excess of the 87th percentile
- Oversaw the construction and transition of a $100M replacement hospital
- Expanded numerous service lines, including orthopedics and wound care, to improve patient access to services
Prior to serving as the Interim CEO here at ORHC, Mr. Noel spent more than 25 years in hospital administration, serving as Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operating Officer for hospitals across the country. For the past ten years he has served as Chief Operating Officer for hospitals in the Baptist Health System in San Antonio, TX. He is a graduate of the Citadel with a BS in Business Administration.
Phil and his wife Connie have two grown children and are proud grandparents to the three grandchildren.