Pomerene Hospital

The Joel Pomerene Hospital Company was established in 1919 as a not-for-profit corporation with the goal of building a hospital in Holmes County. County taxpayers later passed a 1.5-mil levy to supplement the money donated by the Pomerene family and build the Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital, which opened its doors on June 1, 1937, as a county hospital. The original facility started with a six bed women’s ward, a three bed men’s ward, six private rooms, a three bed OB ward and a nursery with 5 cribs. There were 10 physicians on staff. Today we have more than 325 employees and 80 physicians. After several major renovation and expansion projects, the hospital has 3 floors and more than 30 departments. Pomerene is one of the largest employers in Holmes County and serves the greater Holmes County area with some patients residing in contiguous counties.

  • Licensed Beds: 55 licensed beds
  • Emergency Department Visits: 12,000 Annually
  • Number of deliveries per year: 500-600
  • Surgeries- between 1300-1400 per year
  • Inpatient Services: Medical Surgical Unit; Special Care Unit; Maternity and Nursery Unit
  • Outpatient Services: Cardiology; Radiology; Laboratory; Respiratory Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Services: Physical, Occupational, Speech
  • Other Services: Express Care; Family Care; Sleep Lab


  • 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM
  • Top 20 Rural Community Hospital by National Rural Health Association
  • Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics
  • NorthCoast 99 Award– Top Employer in Northeast Ohio
  • Pathway to Excellence® Designation from American Nurses Credentialing Center