TriHealth Creates Digestive Institute

November 5, 2012 -

TriHealth has announced the foundation of the TriHealth Digestive Institute, focused on specialized, patient-centered care for a comprehensive range of digestive and gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. In addition, TriHealth also announced the purchase of Gastroenterology Consultants of Cincinnati (GCGC). The 13 GCGC physicians join the TriHealth Digestive Institute and will continue to see patients at offices in Montgomery, Ohio, Lawrenceburg, Indiana and several other offices located throughout Greater Cincinnati. They will perform procedures at all three TriHealth hospitals, Bethesda Butler County, Bethesda North and Good Samaritan Hospitals.

“TriHealth is thrilled to welcome such a highly respected physician practice to our team,” said Marcia Swehla, Chief Operating Officer of the TriHealth Physician Institute. “Today health care organizations are looking to build larger networks to support new health care models.  The TriHealth Digestive Institute  fulfills a shared vision of providing compassionate care, promote health improvement and create a healthier community.”

Greater Cincinnati Gastroenterology Consultants Physicians joining the TriHealth Digestive Institute include:
  • Greg Anderson MD
  • Raja Chadalavada MD
  • Howard Deckter MD
  • Steven Fessler MD
  • Michel Ghastine MD
  • Nav K. Grandhi MD
  • Carmen Meier MD
  • Maritza Palusiak MD
  • Allan L. Peck MD
  • Tariq Shakoor MD
  • Manojkumar Singh MD
  • Frederick L. Weber MD
  • Ronald J. Weisberger MD

The new institute also includes existing digestive services and gastroenterologists from TriHealth and Group Health, including Andrew Chun MD and Alan Tarshis MD.

“The physicians of Gastroenterolgy Consultants of Greater Cincinnati have the opportunity to join a large hospital system to create services – the TriHealth Digestive Institute, with the goal of improving quality, enhancing patient’s experiences and offering cutting edge procedures and technologies to patients in Greater Cincinnati and the surrounding areas,” said Nav Grandhi, MD.

Current patients of GCGC will continue to see their same physician and will now benefit from the comprehensive range of services available in the integrated TriHealth system and the coordinated collaborative care of the TriHealth Digestive Institute, including primary care and specialty physicians, three hospitals and a medical fitness and health pavilion.

The TriHealth Digestive Institute is the fourth institute for TriHealth, including the TriHealth Cancer Institute, the TriHealth Heart Institute and the TriHealth Orthopedic & Spine Institute.

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