Holzer Clinic / Medical Center

Since 1909, they have strived to bring the residents of the Southeast Ohio River Valley a medical center they can not only rely on, but one they can be proud of as well. Today, Holzer Gallipolis is a community-oriented hospital with 266 beds. Theirs is a state-of-the-art medical facility that combines the latest medical technology with good old-fashioned small town caring.

Founder: Charles Holzer Jr

Opened: 1909

Headquarters: Gallipolis, OH

Address: 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH 45631

Main: 740-446-5937

Alternate: 1-855-4-HOLZER (1-855-446-5937)

Friendly Visits, Excellent Care, Every Patient, Every Time. (Mission Statement)

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;
  • Opening of the new Holzer Clinic – Athens location in 2008;

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 160 providers administering care in 21 locations throughout southeastern Ohio and western West Virginia.

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Compared to the United States average of 13.7%, Mason County’s average of Medical employment is at 16.7% according to¬†these stats.