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A Network of Hope

A Promise of Wholeness, Restoration and Health

At AdventHealth, extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit.

More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care to patients across nine states.

Our Christian mission, shared vision, common values and focus on whole-person health is our commitment to making communities healthier. We’re excited to bring this dedication to AdventHealth Ottawa, (formerly Ransom Memorial Health,) to help you feel whole.

Our Mission

Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ

We believe health should be measured in terms of the whole person – body, mind and spirit. And it’s our promise to you to help you feel whole through compassionate care and world-class expertise.

Board of Trustees

Meet Our Board

The Board of Trustees at AdventHealth Ottawa, formerly Ransom Memorial Health, works closely with the leadership team and community to ensure the services, support and care provided meets the needs of our patients, families and neighbors. 

RMH AdventHealth Ottawa Board of Trustees

  • John Coen
  • Diane Drake
  • Wayne Duderstadt – Chairman
  • Dr. Kenneth Frank
  • Keith Gaeddert
  • Phil Gibson
  • Janet Peters

About Us

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Our Accreditations

We’ve been accredited by The Joint Commission and the top 6, a testament to our desire to offer the best care possible to our patients. Such accreditations recognize that we are following the best recommended practices within the healthcare industry.

  • 2019 – Top 100 Community Hospital (iVantage Health Analytics)
  • 2018 – Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award Winner
  • 2018 – High 5 for Mom & Baby Recognized Hospital (High 5 Kansas)
  • The Joint Commission National Quality Gold Seal
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Accredited Facility
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Accredited Facility
  • The Joint Commission Accredited Laboratory
  • FDA Certified Blood Bank
  • Rural Health Care Clinic Accreditation – RMH Specialty Care
  • Rural Health Care Clinic Accreditation – RMH Family Medicine Wellsville
  • 2018 – Recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care (BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas)
  • 2017 – Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award Winner
  • 2017 – Women’s Choice Award for Emergency Care (The Voice of Women)
  • 2016 – Top 20 Rural Hospital (National Rural Health Association)
  • 2016 – Top 100 Community Hospital (iVantage Health Analytics)
  • 2016 – Kansas Trauma Center Designation, Level IV
  • 2016 – Women’s Choice Award for Emergency Care (The Voice of Women)
  • 2016 – High 5 for Mom & Baby Recognized Hospital (High 5 Kansas)
  • 2016 – Grade A Hospital Safety Score (Leapfrog)
  • 2016 – Recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care (BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas)
  • 2009 – A Designated Five Star Hospital
  • 2008 – Press Ganey Most Improved Award
  • 2008 – A Designated Five Star Hospital
  • 2008 – Top 100 Hospital, Nationally Ranked #27
  • 2007 – A Designated Five Star Hospital
  • 2006 – A Designated Five Star Hospital
  • 2005 – Top 100 Hospital Performance Improvement Leader
  • 2004 – A Designated Five Star Hospital

If you have any questions about our accreditations, please call 785-229‐8309.

Our History

AdventHealth Ottawa, formerly Ransom Memorial Health, began operation in the spring of 1931 through a generous gift by Mr. & Mrs. A.L. Cook and matched with money raised by the community. The small, two‐story building was staffed by eleven employees that practiced personalized, family‐oriented medical care. In 1954, funds were raised and a new wing was added to the southeast corner of the facility, opening in 1956. Expansion continued in 1968 when a third floor was added to the southeast wing and again in 1974 when the west wing was built.

For the next 15 years the hospital did not take on any major renovations or expansion projects. In 1990 the south half of the original and first addition wing were torn down and replaced with a new building, opening in December of 1991. The remaining north half was removed in 1992.

A stroll through the main hallway of the new building today, speaks to the legacy of yesterday. Portraits of those dedicated individuals who served this community and retired their practices in Ottawa are available for viewing. Take a moment to visit this celebration of our medical past.

1931
A generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Cook and was matched with money raised by the community helped AdventHealth Ottawa open its doors, a small, two story building, with a full staff of 11 employees.

1954
A new wing was added to the south east corner of the original building. This renovation opened in 1956.

1968
Expansion continued when a third floor was added to the southeast wing.

1973
A new building was added to the hospital campus. The building housed patient units, a laboratory, radiology department, and an emergency department.

1989
The original hospital was no longer practical for patient care needs and was demolished.

1990
An outpatient and surgical wing were added to the “new” building built in 1973.

2003
A renovation of the Emergency Department took place adding an additional emergency room and a triage room, as well as changing the entrance and look of the waiting room.

2006
RMH expanded services to Wellsville with the opening of Wellsville Family Medical Clinic

2009
Baldwin Medical Clinic was opened.

2010
Construction began on a new Family Birth Place and four new surgery suites as well as renovations to the in-patient unit and new ICU.

2011
Express Care Clinic was opened.

2012
The Raymond & Marguerite Gibson Medical Arts Building was opened to provide RMH with an additional, modern healthcare facility.

2016
AdventHealth Ottawa Cancer Care (a collaboration between AdventHealth Ottawa and Lawrence Memorial Hospital) was opened to provide local access to quality cancer care.

A beautifully renovated space allowed for the opening of the Surgical Clinic of Ottawa and Women’s Health of Ottawa. A Southeast entrance with parking was established.

2017
Grand opening of the new Emergency Department. The 16,000 square foot addition to the northwest corner of the Emergency Department features 12 treatment rooms with the ability to flex up to 14 exam rooms, which includes two critical care treatment rooms and two trauma rooms.

Board of Trustees

AdventHealth Ottawa Board of Trustees

  • John Coen
  • Diane Drake
  • Wayne Duderstadt ‐ Chairman
  • Dr. Kenneth Frank
  • Keith Gaeddert
  • Phil Gibson
  • Janet Peters
AdventHealth Ottawa Administration

Matt Heyn - President, Chief Executive Officer

Stacy Steiner - Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer

Ben Canther - Financial Management Services

Doug Rich - Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Pam Harris - Vice President, Physician Enterprise

Kelli Boetel - Executive Director, Assistant CCO

Kaci Brady - Executive Director, Foundation

Charitable Association

About The AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation

Formed in 1991, the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation, formerly Ransom Memorial Health Charitable Association, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that strives to advance patient healthcare in Franklin County. Through generous donors and community supporters, the charitable association is able to partner with AdventHealth Ottawa in purchasing the most up-to-date medical equipment to provide the highest quality of healthcare possible to persons living in Franklin County and the surrounding areas.

The AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation Mission

The Mission of the AdventHealth Ottawa Foundation is to support AdventHealth Ottawa in providing Remarkable Care.

Patient & Family Advisory Council

Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) is very important to AdventHealth Ottawa. It offers a promising pathway toward higher quality health care, more efficient care and improved overall population health.  Engagement meaning consultation, collaboration and partnership between patient and families with staff to improve the care to our patients.

Patient Engagement is a concept that will help to redesign our health care systems. A Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) partners patients and families with members of the healthcare team to provide guidance on how to improve the patient and family experience. Through their unique experiences, they give input on issues that impact care, ensuring that the next patient or family member’s journey is improved.

Five ways that patient and family engagement can directly impact our hospital per the Health Educational Research and Trust organization is:

  • Contributes to better clinical outcomes
  • Reduces institutional and individual costs of care
  • Increases adherence to recommended treatment regiments, which can lead to fewer complications and re-hospitalizations
  • Improves patient satisfaction with care coordination
  • Enables compliance with patient engagement requirements included in meaningful use and medical home models.

Patient Engagement allows AdventHealth Ottawa to provide care that is respectful of, responsive to patient and family needs, preferences and values. The mission of the AdventHealth Ottawa Patient & Family Advisory Council is aligned with AdventHealth Ottawa's mission, vision and values as below. The PFAC is dedicated to ensuring that our patient and families have a safe, high quality, compassionate and supported health care experience.

Our Patient and Family Advisory Council serves in the role of patient and family advocacy and collaborates with the hospital staff to improve the overall quality of care and the patient experience at AdventHealth Ottawa.

PFAC is a VALUABLE resource to AdventHealth Ottawa!

Effective PFACs become an irreplaceable resource for organizational insight and guidance – providers, staff and leaders rely on the PFAC. They are the…..voice of the customer!

Community Health Assessment

Community Health Assessment 2017

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Our Promise for a New Kind of Caring

Our name is a symbol of wholeness, focusing on healing you in body, mind and spirit. We live this mission in everything we do — from how we deliver medicine to the same name we proudly bear across our system. Advent signals the arrival of something or someone of great significance. To us, that means the beginning of health and expresses a strong and clear connection to the healing God has promised. We hold this promise dearly and work relentlessly to pursue the healing ministry of Christ today and every day.

Guiding Our Care for You

Our Vision

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Comprehensive Care to Help You Feel Whole

Our calling is to provide whole-person care that tends to body, mind and spirit, just as Christ did during His earthly ministry. Whether it’s lifting your spirits or easing your mind, we believe whole healing serves your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.

Exceptional Care at Every Step

As we strive to exemplify Christ’s healing, we aim to provide a continuum of care that exceeds your expectations — every person, every time. Our team members are here to provide exceptional care at every step in your journey to whole health.

Connecting You to the Care You Need

Rather than discharging you from our care, our the compassionate caregivers at AdventHealth Ottawa are committed to helping you navigate our connected system. Our team members serve as partners on your journey through every stage of life and health.

Dedicated to Delivering Access to Affordable Care

AdventHealth Ottawa is on a journey to lower the cost of care while providing quality services. Our community care efforts, affordable care programs and efficiency innovations are some of the ways we put this vision to work for you. 

Innovative, Viable Care That Adapts to Your Needs

Guided by our value of stewardship, we ensure that our care is both efficient today and sustainable for tomorrow. Our belief in investing in our communities and in best-practice care is what guides us into the future of health care.

Proven Whole-Person Care, Close to Home

At AdventHealth Ottawa, we’re committed to delivering outstanding care for our patients every day. This dedication has been recognized by professional organizations throughout our industry, including The Joint Commission, Press Ganey, BlueCross BlueShield and many others.

  • 2019 – Top 100 Community Hospital (iVantage Health Analytics)
  • 2018 – Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award Winner
  • 2018 – High 5 for Mom & Baby Recognized Hospital (High 5 Kansas)
  • The Joint Commission National Quality Gold Seal
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Accredited Facility
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Accredited Facility
  • The Joint Commission Accredited Laboratory
  • FDA Certified Blood Bank
  • Rural Health Care Clinic Accreditation – RMH AdventHealth Ottawa Specialty Care
  • Rural Health Care Clinic Accreditation – RMH  AdventHealth Ottawa Family Medicine Wellsville
  • 2018 – Recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care (BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas)
  • 2017 – Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award Winner
  • 2017 – Women’s Choice Award for Emergency Care (The Voice of Women)
  • 2016 – Top 20 Rural Hospital (National Rural Health Association)
  • 2016 – Top 100 Community Hospital (iVantage Health Analytics)
  • 2016 – Kansas Trauma Center Designation, Level IV
  • 2016 – Women’s Choice Award for Emergency Care (The Voice of Women)
  • 2016 – High 5 for Mom & Baby Recognized Hospital (High 5 Kansas)
  • 2016 – Grade A Hospital Safety Score (Leapfrog)
  • 2016 – Recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care (BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas)
  • 2009 – A Designated Five Star Hospital
  • 2008 – Press Ganey Most Improved Award
  • 2008 – A Designated Five Star Hospital
  • 2008 – Top 100 Hospital, Nationally Ranked #27
  • 2007 – A Designated Five Star Hospital
  • 2006 – A Designated Five Star Hospital
  • 2005 – Top 100 Hospital Performance Improvement Leader
  • 2004 – A Designated Five Star Hospital
A History of Compassionate Care

Since 1931, we’ve provided critical health care services to Franklin County and the surrounding areas. What began as a small, two-story hospital building staffed by just 11 employees has grown to a robust system right here in your neighborhood.

Learn More About Our History

Paving the Way for Higher Quality Health Care

The Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) is a critical step in consulting, collaborating and partnering with patients and families to discuss, evaluate and improve the care we provide at every step of your health care journey.

Learn More About the Patient and Family Engagement initiative at AdventHealth Ottawa 

Our Locations

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AdventHealth Medical Group Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at Ottawa AdventHealth Medical Group Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at Ottawa

A hospital department of AdventHealth Ottawa

Formerly known as RMH Orthopedic Care