PORTSMOUTH Ranked first on Ohio’s Top Employers list in 2010 and maintaining the title for five consecutive years, Southern Ohio Medical Center is a staple in the Portsmouth community.

The 222-bed not-for-profit hospital in Portsmouth provides emergency and surgical care, as well as a wide range of other health-care service to residents of southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky.

SOMC has been in the community since 1954. It is the mission of SOMC to make a difference in the lives of patients, employees and the surrounding community, according to the SOMC website.

Since the opening of SOMC in 1954, the hospital has received top honors from several  notable polls, including Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in America.  

SOMC is the first hospital in the region to achieve the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s highest honor, the Magnet recognition status. The honor, given to only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide, recognizes national excellence in nursing, according to the website.

Most recently SOMC’s  Wound Healing Center  has been recognized for its continued efforts in high-quality patient care, receiving the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award. The award is presented by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.

More than 330 Wound Care Centers were eligible for the award, with 169 receiving the honor in 2017, according to the website.

During its 63 years of service, SOMC has grown and expanded to several off-campus locations throughout Southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky including a cancer center, urgent-care centers, rehabilitation centers and hospice centers.

SOMC looks forward to its future and hopes to maintain its mission of make a difference.

SOMC strives to live out the mission by providing the region with the highest quality of care, delivered by professionals who are among the best in their fields, according to website.

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