About the Organization
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. SOMC currently employs 2,675 full time employees and part time employees, has a medical staff of more than 235 physicians and specialists, and is supported by approximately 800 regular volunteers.
The goals of SOMC encompass the mission and the organizations five strategic values, which include achieving and sustaining exceptional results in safety, quality of care, service, relationships, and financial performance.
We have recently received the following honors. SOMC has been named to FORTUNEs 100 Best Companies to Work For the past ten years, ranking seventh-highest hospital overall, the second-highest organization in Ohio, and one of four companies located in Ohio, Kentucky, or West Virginia. SOMC was recognized for its high achievements in both patient and medical staff satisfaction, winning 22 awards during the 2016 Professional Research Consultants (PRC) Nation Excellence in Healthcare Conference including: 8 departments were recognized with a 5-Star Award for scoring in the top 10 percent of nationwide patient satisfaction results, 6 departments were recognized with a 4-Star Award scoring in the top 25 percent of nationwide patient satisfaction results, 8 providers were recognized with a 5-Star Award for their overall doctor or provider rating, and SOMC Medical Records was awarded with the PRC Top Performer Award for ranking the highest among all others within PRCs database for the prior year.
About the Community
Portsmouth is located at the confluence of the Ohio and Scioto rivers in the southernmost tip of the state. The City of Portsmouth is approximately 80 miles south of Columbus and 110 miles east of Cincinnati, with easy access to major metropolitan areas in the Tri-State Region. Scioto County is one of the most picturesque regions in the state surrounded by rolling hills, lush hardwood forests and scenic waterways.
We offer the best of traditional, small-town America. Portsmouth is a town of rich past and promising future. Friendly people, a low crime rate, a qualified workforce, great schools, beautiful surroundings and an affordable cost of living make this truly unique city a wonderful place to live. Shawnee State University, Ohio's newest university is situated between the Ohio River and downtown Portsmouth. Cultural and recreational opportunities abound. From the nationally known murals painted on the floodwall to Shawnee State Forest, there are many tourist attractions within the county.