OhioHealth Virtual Event now on Youtube!
This summer, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital is celebrating 100 years of service to residents of southeast Ohio. The past century has been marked by rapid advancements in medicine as well as growth within the city of Athens and surrounding communities. We invite you to join Dr. Gary Cordingley, the Southeast Ohio History Center and OhioHealth for a talk about the early days of O’Bleness Hospital, and its precursor, Sheltering Arms Hospital and how these institutions grew and changed over time in concert with our expanding community. Follow this link https://youtu.be/r5B2MHmFcGs to watch (feel free to fast forward about 15 minutes to skip the introductions)!
Dr. Gary Cordingley is the author of Stories of Medicine in Athens County, Ohio, a county medical history book that features diverse stories from area doctors, nurses, administrators, patients, historians, media and other sources. He practiced neurology in Athens, Ohio, for 30 years, and taught this subject at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for 37 years. Currently, he serves as medical director at Health Recovery Services, an addiction agency. Dr. Cordingley’s articles on neurology, neuroscience and medical history have appeared in numerous professional and general publications.
Dr. Cordingley graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in chemistry and biology, and attended Duke University where he earned a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology, as well as an M.D. He received internship training at the University of Michigan Hospitals, residency training at the Neurological Institute of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, and fellowship training as a pharmacology research associate in the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.