Medical Excellence on a Local Level
Healthcare is a major industry in Gallia County, employing over 3,000 people. It all began in 1909 when Charles E. Holzer, Sr., M.D. established a seven-bed hospital in downtown Gallipolis. New facilities opened in 1917 on Cedar Street, and Holzer Hospital continued to expand until further growth in that location was no longer possible.
The present Holzer Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-oriented hospital with 237 acute care beds, 29 inpatient rehab beds and 21 newborn beds. Completed in 1972, the hospital has continued to expand and upgrade. Because its broad range of services and specialties reflect the highest levels of medical excellence, Holzer Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). It is also designated as a Rural Referral Center by the Federal government.
Holzer Clinic, a 100-plus physician multi-specialty group practice, provides primary, secondary and tertiary care to patients in Southeastern Ohio and Western West Virginia. The Clinic’s primary service area covers eight counties (six in Ohio and two in West Virginia) with a population base near 300,000. The Clinic’s main facility is located in Gallipolis, and eight satellites are located throughout the Southeast Ohio River Valley.
Established in 1949 by Charles E. Holzer, Jr., the Clinic has grown over the years to become the solid, well-known specialty group practice existing today.
The Holzer Center for Cancer Care opened in early 2005, and is the next step in advanced medical technology for the region. This two-story cancer center, a partnership between Holzer Medical Center and Holzer Clinic, features state-of-the-art equipment and complete cancer care in one stand-alone facility.
Along with the advancement of cancer treatment, the new Center will have physician offices, an appearance center, a dedicated parking area and a community-centered lobby for meetings and education. A Healing Garden is also located outside the new Center to provide a peaceful area for patients and families.
Gallia County has three long-term care facilities: Holzer Senior Care Center, the Arbors at Gallipolis and Scenic Hills Nursing Center. In addition, Holzer Wyngate of Gallipolis provides assisted living. Home care and hospice services are also available to area residents.