About Us

Over a Century of Health Care

Over a century ago, health care in southeastern Ohio had a humble beginning with a seven-bed hospital opening at 507 Second Avenue in Gallipolis. Dr. Charles E. Holzer Sr. opened the first private hospital in the region, which has grown into the multi-facility healthcare system today.

Dr. Charles E. Holzer Jr. followed in his father's footsteps. In 1946, he returned to Gallipolis following his graduation from Cornell Medical School and a surgical residency at the University of Cincinnati. At his urging, a medical partnership known as the Holzer Clinic was formed in 1950 with six physicians.

In 1968, Holzer Hospital and the Medical Center Hospital merged, as did Holzer Clinic and Gallipolis Clinic. From the uniting of top community leaders, the new Holzer Medical Center and Holzer Clinic were opened on Jackson Pike, and dedicated to the community on April 17, 1972.

Throughout the years, many milestones have marked the Holzer calendar with countless services and changes being made.

A few highlights include:

  • Holzer Senior Care, a 70-bed facility opened in 1995;
  • Construction of the Charles E. Holzer Jr., MD, Ambulatory Surgery Center in 2000.
  • Establishment of the Holzer Medical Center - Jackson in 2000.
  • Holzer Cardiovascular Institute made available in 2001;
  • Holzer Center for Cancer Care made available in 2005 with an affiliation established between the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute in 2006.
  • Opening of the new Holzer Clinic - Athens location in 2008.
  • Holzer Weight Loss Solutions became a Center of Excellence in 2009.
  • Continued growth with the establishment of the Holzer Center for Joint Replacement in Jackson, Ohio, in 2010.

In addition, Holzer Clinic has grown from six physicians to a multi-discipline healthcare system, providing services in over 30 areas of expertise, with over 150 Board Certified physicians providing care in 12 locations throughout southeastern Ohio and western West Virginia.

The Holzer legacy continues today with the continued practicing of Dr. Holzer Sr. and Dr. Holzer Jr.'s philosophy, "The Patient is the Center of All We Do."

As the system continues to grow services we will remember a proud past, celebrate present accomplishments, and look forward to what the future holds. Officially the entities are one Holzer family, as it was in the beginning of the clinic and hospital, here to benefit one another as well as the community. Once again, the system truly embodies One Dream, One Team, One Holzer.

Holzer Health System FAQ

I understand that you represent the Holzer Post-Acute Care. Can you tell me what that consists of?
Post acute care consist of Home Care, Hospice, extra care, life line, and our physical building sites which include Holzer Assisted Living of Jackson and Gallipolis and Holzer Senior Care of Gallipolis.

And you have an event coming up, correct? What is the event?
Holzer Senior Services Showcase is an event focusing on services that people ages 60 plus may utilize for their own care, or if they are acting in the role of a caretaker for a loved one. We are hoping to not only educate the community, but to bring the services to them in a convenient one stop shop type package. The event will begin at 10am, and end at 1pm. We will have free health screenings, flu shots, free lunch, bingo, and door prizes.

What are some of the different services at the event that people may be interested in?
We will have representatives from several departments including, but not limited to: Orthopedics, Audiology, Wound Care, Rehabilitation. We will have 20 different specialities represented at this event. We will even have a "Talk with the Doc" table. Where individuals will have the opportunity to speak with one of our specialists.

Will there be health screenings available?
We are going to offer non fasting cholesterol and glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, bone density, vein screenings, fall risk assessments, and hearing screenings. These screenings will all be at no cost, and will be excellent preventative screenings.

Why hold this type of event now?
November is national Home Care and Hospice month, and the post acute care division of Holzer wanted to create an event to give back to the community and those we serve.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.holzer.org/
Email Address: Click Here to Contact Us!
Phone Number: 1-877-446-5937

Medical Centers

100 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631

500 Burlington Road
Jackson, OH 45640

Clinical Branches

2131 East State Street
Athens, OH 45701

280 Pattonsville Road
Jackson, OH 45640

Liberty Circle
96 Township Road 369
Proctorville, OH 45669

Point Pleasant
2605 Jackson Avenue
Point Pleasant, WV 25550

Sycamore A/B
4th Avenue & Sycamore Street
Gallipolis, OH 45631

929 East State Street
Athens, OH 45701

Gallipolis Clinic
90 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631

88 East Memorial Drive
Pomeroy, OH 45769

Jenkins Memorial Clinic
140 Jenkins Memorial Road
Wellston, OH 45692

98 State Street
Proctorville, OH 45669

South Charleston, WV
313 MacCorkle Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303

2364 Blizzard Lane, Suite C
Albany, OH 45710

Dental Health Partners

190 Water Street, Suite 2
Jackson, OH 45640

Senior Care, Assisted Living, Hospice

Assisted Living-Gallipolis
300 Briarwood Drive
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Senior Care
380 Colonial Drive
Bidwell, OH 45614

Assisted Living- Jackson
101 Markham Drive
Jackson, OH 45640

Holzer Hospice
100 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631