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Adena Makes Statement on Diversity and Inclusion


CHILLICOTHE (June 5, 2020) – For nearly three months, our nation and communities have experienced unprecedented change, stress and sadness in managing the global pandemic. Most recently, those same emotions are being felt within our communities as racial tensions have been heightened by unacceptable acts of violence.

What we see in the media, or experience in our cities and towns, has opened a dialogue in efforts for positive change that highly impacts the African American community. Following is a statement on the Adena Health System’s commitment to every patient from President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Graham, and Chief Human Resources Officer Heather Sprague:


“Adena Health System was created by the women of our community 125 years ago to meet the health care needs of the people who live here. Our founders made no distinction when it came to who we were to care for, and that sentiment remains today.


Whether in 1895 or 2020, Adena is here to provide quality health care to all persons, regardless of race, gender, economic status, sexual preference, identity or religion.


We firmly believe that diversity and inclusion is what makes a community. Each of our individual qualities and experiences is necessary in building a culture that keeps us all moving forward.

Adena’s physicians and caregivers represent many of our world’s cultures, beliefs and races. It is what makes us unique as individuals, and it makes us stronger as a team and organization. We are committed to providing the highest quality health care to anyone who needs us.


At Adena, we are dedicated to living out our organizational values of integrity, quality, excellence and trust, for every patient, every time. We do this with respect for every patient, and we are committed to treating you as you would want to be treated.”