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OHHS now offering evening hours four days a week

BARNESVILLE — Ohio Hills Health Services welcomes Miles Jefferis, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, to the Barnesville Family Health Center.

The addition to the OHHS team will allow the Barnesville Family Health Center to offer evening hours until 7 p.m. four days a week — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

“We are thrilled to have Miles join our staff and he will allow OHHS to expand our evening hours and to be able to accept walk-in patients,” said Jeff Britton, CEO, OHHS. “Miles is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a team player. He understands OHHS’s mission is to make health care accessible and affordable for all area residents, and he will assist us to accomplish that goal.”

Jefferis has a strong background in nursing and knows the region’s health care providers and networks. He grew up in Barnesville and continues to reside in Barnesville with his wife, Shelby, who is also a nurse. Prior to coming to OHHS, he worked at Barnesville Hospital, Wheeling Hospital and Doctor’s Urgent Care in St. Clairsville.

Jefferis obtained a bachelor of science in nursing and a master of science in nursing from Ohio University, Athens.

“It is exciting to see OHHS planning to offer evening hours as this will make it easier for those who are employed or who have children in school to obtain medical care,” Jefferis said. “I am eager to return to Barnesville and to take an active role in our area’s health care community. Barnesville is home, and it will be my privilege to care for my neighbors and all community members.”

A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse that has additional education and experience. A nurse practitioner is able to prescribe medications, perform in-office procedures, communicate diagnoses, and order and interpret diagnostic tests. Nurse practitioners are integral members of the health care team in many hospitals and clinical practices.

Office hours for Jefferis will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Barnesville Family Health Center and he will also be available to see walk-in patients up to 7 p.m. OHHS will continue to offer early morning appointments on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. To schedule an appointment with Jefferis at the Barnesville Family Health Center, call 740-239-6447.

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