Address: 1805 27th Street Portsmouth, OH 45662 View Map
Phone: (606) 356-5000
Email: roya@somc.org
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About Us

Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) is a 222-bed 501(C)(3) not-for-profit hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio, providing emergency and surgical care, as well as a wide range of other health-care services; SOMC has been in the community since 1954. It is the mission of SOMC to truly make a difference in the lives of patients, employees, and the surrounding community.

The operation of SOMC follows guidelines of The Joint Commission, the nation's predominant standards-setting body in health care, and SOMC has received top honors from that organization for meeting standards. SOMC currently employs 2,200 full time employees and part time employees, has a medical staff of more than 140 physicians and specialists, and is supported by approximately 800 regular volunteers.

SOMC, a rural hospital and one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in America, is striving to provide the highest quality of care to make healthcare a remarkable experience for everyone served. It is the mission of SOMC to truly make a difference in the lives of patients, employees, and the surrounding community. The goals of SOMC encompass the mission and the organization’s five strategic values, which include achieving and sustaining exceptional results in safety, quality of care, service, relationships, and financial performance.

SOMC was ranked first on Ohio’s Top Employers list in 2010 and has been on the list for five consecutive years. SOMC was also named one of 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. This honor, given to only 6% of hospitals nationwide, recognizes national excellence in nursing. Receiving the national gold standard for safety and health, SOMC has been awarded the Voluntary Protection Program Star Designation. Voluntary Protection Program is a cooperative program of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). By earning Voluntary Protection Program Star status, SOMC is in the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in safety excellence.

 

 

 

Southern Ohio Medical Center FAQ

Q: What does APRN, FPN-BC stand for?
A:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse can be an umbrella term for all nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetist. FNP stand for a board certified family nurse practitioner

Q: What can a FNP do?
A:
FNP's can see all age groups and car for their medical needs. We work either independently or in a group practice.

Q: Where do you practice now?
A:
I am at the SOMC Greenup Family Practice in Greenup Kentucky. I am currently accepting new patients

Q: What do you like most about your job?
A:
Interacting with all ages and types of patients. Taking care of everything from the flu to an ingrown toenail.

Q: How long have you been in the medical field and what decisions lead to you becoming an FNP?
A:
I began in 1991 and went back to school to become a FNP in 2010 because I always wanted to know more. The hows and whys along with all the questions and answers