Douglas Carr, M.D., named Chief Medical Officer for Hopewell Health Centers

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021

April 13, 2021

Hopewell Health Centers is pleased to announce that Douglas Carr, M.D., has been named as the new Chief Medical Officer for Hopewell Health Centers. Dr. Carr has been with Hopewell since 2007 working as a family practice physician in the Logan primary care office and has also served as a Regional Medical Director since 2014. Dr. Carr graduated from Logan High School and began pursuing a career in medicine, graduating from The Ohio State University with a M.D. in Medicine in 1992 and completing family medicine residency in South Carolina before returning to the Logan area to begin practicing in 1995.

Dr. Carr will help lead the next step in the process of examining the clinical leadership structure as part of our strategic plan.

Yoho Takes Office as Vice President of Ohio Pharmacists Association

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021

April 19, 2021

Yoho Takes Office as Vice President of Ohio Pharmacists Association

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) announced that R. Logan Yoho, R.Ph., PharmD, BCACP was installed as Vice President at the OPA 143rd Annual Conference, April 16-18, 2021.

Yoho is currently the Director of Pharmacy at Hopewell Health Centers in Logan, and an Apexus 340B Expert helping protect the 340B program in Ohio as the lead advocate. He was instrumental in helping shape Ohio House Bill 482 and Senate Bill 263, which helps preserve the ability of 340B pharmacies to continue providing vulnerable Ohioans with affordable, quality medications and services. Yoho earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy. He serves OPA on the Practice Advancement & Innovation and Legal & Regulatory Committees, and is the past Executive Member-at-Large of the New Practitioner Experience Committee.

“We are pleased to have Logan Yoho as Vice President on our Association’s Board of Trustees. He is a valued member of the organization and the pharmacy community, and we look forward to working with him,” said Ernest Boyd, OPA Executive Director.

OPA, established in 1879, represents more than 4,000 pharmacists, pharmacy educators, and pharmacy students throughout the state. It is OPA’s mission to unite the profession of pharmacy and encourage interprofessional relations, while promoting public health through education, discussion, and legislation.

CONTACT: Ernest Boyd, Pharmacist, CAE
OPA Executive Director
(614) 389-3236

Hopewell Health Centers to Open New Clinic in Chillicothe


The east side of the city will now have improved health care access thanks to a partnership between the Chillicothe City Schools, Adena Health System and Hopewell Health Centers Inc. The clinic — the first of its kind on the east side of Chillicothe — will provide a variety of resources including primary medical care services, oral and behavioral health and interpersonal violence support. Click HERE to read more.

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Left to Right (Mark Bridenbaugh, Jeff Graham, and Steve Mullins)

Left to Right (Mark Bridenbaugh, Jeff Graham, Steve Mullins, and Luke Feeney)

Thank you to The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation


Hopewell Health Centers would like to thank The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation for their donation of $64,484 in support of our programming at the Adam Amanda Crisis Stabilization Unit in Athens to support Wellness, Nutrition and Artistic Impression.

Hopewell Health Centers Opens New Location


Hopewell Health Centers and Federal Hocking Local Schools are pleased to announce the opening of a new health clinic and a new socialization play space for young children located at the middle-high school. Mark Bridenbaugh, CEO for Hopewell Health Centers, and Dr. George Wood, Federal Hocking School Superintendent, welcomed staff and community members at an informal open house on Monday, March 27.

Now, when a student gets sick, they don’t have to wait to be picked up by a parent and then wait for an appointment with the family doctor. Instead, with a parent’s permission, they can be seen right at the school, on the same day at the newly opened health center. The clinic will be staffed with a primary care provider, Mindy Durst who is an Ohio licensed nurse practitioner, and Becky Smart, an experienced LPN transferring from Hopewell Health’s Primary Care Clinic at The Plains. The center will offer acute care, vaccines, sports physicals, as well as a full range of primary care services. In addition to these services, clinic staff hope to integrate health promotion and prevention activities into the school environment. To encourage this, School Principal, Cliff Bonner, and Hopewell’s Site Manager, Shannon Banks, intend to hold a contest for students to help select a permanent name for the new health clinic.

The center will begin serving students on April 17, following spring break and community members shortly thereafter. “This partnership is not just with Federal Hocking Schools, but with the community, too. We are looking toward better health for all residents in this area,” explained Bridebaugh. “Access to health care is important. More people now have coverage, but if they have no place to use it, it doesn’t do much good.” Through its status as a Federally Qualified Health Center, Hopewell Health Centers can offer all students, school staff, and community members services regardless of ability to pay through a sliding fee scale which is supported by grant funds through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The Little Lancers Play Space is in the room right next to the health clinic and will be run by Hopewell Health Centers Early Childhood Department. Hopewell Health’s Early Childhood Director, Erin Lucas, and Brielle Clark, who will oversee activities at the school are both graduates of Federal Hocking High School. They will partner with the Lancer Welcome Wagon staff to hold Parent Café’s and other programming. Parent Cafés are informal gatherings for parents to come and share knowledge and experiences, as well as provide support for one another.

The school doesn’t pay any money toward having the clinic or the play space at the school, they simply offer the space. Instead, funds to build and equip the center were paid for through the Healthier Buckeye Council Grant. The funds went to the local Healthier Buckeye Councils/Family and Children First Councils to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities. In addition to the health center and socialization room at Federal Hocking, the Athens County funds were used to implement Parent Café programs at other local nonprofit organizations, expand the Kinship Navigator program with Integrated Services for Behavioral Health, and the Welcome Home program through the Athens County Health Department.

The health center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or to make an appointment call (740) 662-0541.

Left to Right (Erin Lucas, Dr. George Wood, Brielle Clark, and Mark Bridenbaugh)

Left to Right (Cliff Bonner, Becky Smart, Shannon Banks, Mindey Durst, Dr. George Wood, Mark Bridenbaugh, Sherry Shamblin)

Hopewell Health Centers CEO Receives Award


Mark Bridenbaugh, Chief Executive Officer of Hopewell Health Centers and board member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC), was recently recognized for his outstanding leadership with community health centers in Ohio. Mr. Bridenbaugh was awarded the Dolores J. Lindsay Award for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership. Randy Runyon, President and CEO of OACHC, made the presentation with these remarks, “Mark Bridenbaugh has been a brilliant leader, both for his service to his home health center, Hopewell Health Center as well as for our state association. He is a great innovator in the provision of health and behavioral health care for the residents his region and an respected colleague for his willingness to give advice and support to fellow health center CEO’s.”

The association bestows this award annually to a community health center executive who has made significant contributions to the community health center movement in Ohio. In 1967, Dolores J. Lindsay founded the first Health Center in Ohio–The HealthCare Connection (formerly the Lincoln Heights Health Center) located in in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under her management, The HealthCare Connection (started in a four-bedroom apartment in Lincoln Heights) grew to include both medical and dental services and opened two new stand-alone centers in Mt. Healthy and Forest Park. Mrs. Lindsay also led the charge for increasing services to those with behavioral health and medical co-morbidities through partnering with three local behavioral health agencies to open five co-located health centers.

Today, Ohio’s Community Health Center Organizations manage over 280 locations across the state. In 2015, Community Health Centers provided care to over 623,000 Ohioans and recorded over 2.1 million patient visits. Providing care to the uninsured and underinsured, Community Health Centers have become the largest health care system in the nation, and are considered the highest rated program within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Like Mrs. Lindsay, Mr. Bridenbaugh has had an illustrious career as a healthcare administrator in Ohio. A native of Ross County, he began employment at P.R.A.V. Health Services, Inc. upon graduation from high school in 1988. Mr. Bridenbaugh saw the health center grow through the years and undergo several name changes including Family Healthcare, then on to Hopewell Health Centers which is the organization’s current name. He has held various positions within the agency, including Chief Financial Officer, before becoming CEO in 2000.

Under Mr. Bridenbaugh’s leadership, Hopewell Health Centers has grown from an agency with three sites providing primary health care services to a large organization with 16 sites providing primary care, dental health, behavioral health, WIC, school-based health/behavioral health services, and early childhood development services to 30,000 residents of eight counties in Southeast Ohio (Athens, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Perry, Ross, Vinton, and Washington).

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