Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center began in 1952 with an 84-bed hospital known as Guernsey Memorial Hospital with 30 physicians on staff. In 1966, Guernsey Memorial consolidated with Community Hospital. The medical center has evolved into Guernsey County's only, state-of-the-art general acute health care center, serving 5,800 inpatients and 58,000 outpatients annually. From 1972 to 1974, Guernsey Memorial underwent a major $10 million expansion project. A new surgery, laboratory, and radiology area was added in 1982. Two years later, the skilled nursing facility opened and Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center and became a 197-bed facility which included 20 skilled nursing beds. In 1994, the new 13 bed intensive care unit was added. During 1996 and 1997 renovation of the emergency department was completed. Additionally, by providing community health screenings, health education and awareness, the medical center strives to build a healthier community. The value and expertise of its associates has made Southeastern Med a leading health care provider in Ohio offering cutting edge technology, health care programs and services. The Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center family is proud to be the link to quality health care in Southeastern Ohio.