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Fremont’s Memorial Hospital seeks to join ProMedica system
Memorial Hospital and ProMedica have signed an agreement to establish a long-term relationship, with the intent of Memorial Hospital becoming a member of ProMedica, according to Andy Smith, Memorial spokesman.

During the next several months, both organizations will conduct due diligence and notify the Ohio Attorney General of their intent to merge.

Randy Oostra, president and chief executive officer of ProMedica stated, “Both organizations have community-based, Mission-driven cultures. By collaborating and expanding our clinical expertise, as well as broadening access to needed services, residents of northwest Ohio will experience more effective and efficient care.”

Memorial Hospital, Fremont, will be joining the ProMedica family.

Wes Oswald, interim chief executive officer of Memorial Hospital stated, “Memorial Hospital enters into this relationship in strong financial health…This relationship will allow us to provide the right care at the right place, and at the right time.”

Memorial Hospital is a non-profit, community-based healthcare provider serving the Sandusky County area for more than 90 years. Memorial Hospital has more than 150 physicians and nearly 500 employees. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of services, including the latest in surgical and diagnostic procedures as well as a completely new physical medicine facility that houses HealthLink and Physical Medicine services.

ProMedica is a not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 14,300 employees and nearly 1,700 physicians with more than 400 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 11 hospitals and more than 306 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services.

New businesses
Paula Berry was expected to open her newest Subway restaurant last week, this one in Walbridge. Berry, a Plain City, Ohio resident, is the franchisee for 15 Subways including local shops on Woodville Road in Northwood, at Cedar Business Park in Perrysburg Township and in the Sunoco station at S.R. 795 and I-280.

The newest store is located at 30600 Drouillard Road, next to the Dollar General. Hours are Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The phone number is 419-666-1802.

Jennifer Brenner, a Licensed Massage Therapist, opened an office in Walbridge at 30600 Drouillard Suite D, in the same center where the new Subway is located.

Brenner has spent the last four years operating her mobile massage therapy business which catered to corporations, small businesses and residents who preferred house calls. The office gives her an opportunity to serve more patients. Hours are Monday and Thursday 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Client tips go to support Compassion International, an agency that supports orphans around the world.

Brenner grew up in Moline and attend Lake High School.

You can reach her at 419-360-2254.

Opportunity knocks
James. M. Williams, M.D., Ph.D. has joined the Memorial Hospital medical staff. He specializes in treating adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions, including surgery for head and neck disorders. Dr. Williams has more than 20 years E.N.T. specialty care experience.

Dr. Williams earned his medical degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Williams earned a Ph.D. in Development Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The 23rd Annual Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 18 at the new Arthur Hills Designed Catawba Island Club Course. Shotgun starts at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The event benefits the American Heart Association and Stein Hospice. For information call John Schaffner at The Beacon at 419-732-2154.

Oregon/Northwood Rotary Club will hold its annual golf invitational Friday, June 22 at Chippewa Golf Course.

The fundraiser helps the club fund service projects such as Breakfast With Santa, Dictionaries for Third Graders, Ohio Reads tutors and the Challenger Learning Center.

Sponsors and teams are sought. Go to

The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual golf classic Thursday, June 28 at Chippewa Golf Club.

The ProMedica Bay Park Hospital Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 25 at Belmont Country Club. Shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. The Pro-Am Island Themed Dinner will be held Thursday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. at One Seagate. Call 419-690-7700

At the clubs
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, 7:15 a.m. at Mercy St. Charles Hospital.

The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its Simply Social luncheon event Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Luckies Barn & Grill, 3310 Navarre in Oregon. RSVP to Sarah at 419-693-5580.

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