Defiance Regional Medical Center

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Defiance Regional Medical Center
ProMedica Health System
Location Defiance, Ohio, United States
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Care system Public
Affiliated university None
Lists Hospitals in Ohio

Defiance Regional Medical Center is a public hospital in Defiance, Ohio that is part of the ProMedica Health System.

Their cafeteria is popular with local residents; between January and June 2004, the number of meals served on Sundays more than doubled.[1]

Indianapolis 500 champion Sam Hornish sponsored the creation of a heart facility there in 2006, the Sam Hornish Family Heart Center; by July 2007, it had already performed 700 procedures, saving residents trips to hospitals in Toledo or Fort Wayne.[2]

Also in 2006, Timothy Jakacki took over as president of the hospital, adding onto his duties as head of Fostoria Community Hospital, in a larger management shuffle by ProMedica; he succeeded John Horns, who was promoted to larger regional responsibilities.[3] Jacacki complained of the difficulties of recruiting doctors in rural northwestern Ohio in a later interview; though specialist recruiting remained an issue, he emphasized that some family physicians actually preferred coming to smaller communities like Defiance because it enabled them to broaden their area of practice.[4]


  1. "Hospital Cafeteria a Hot Spot for Dining", Associated Press, 2004-06-23, retrieved 2008-03-26<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Markey, Matt (2007-07-08), "Many organizations benefit from efforts by local hero", The Blade, Toledo, Ohio, retrieved 2008-03-25<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Lund, Eric (2006-08-10), "ProMedica shuffles managers", The Blade, Toledo, Ohio, retrieved 2008-03-26<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Prince, Darlene (2008-01-13), "Recruiting family docs a 'challenge' in NW Ohio", Crescent News, Defiance, Ohio, retrieved 2008-03-26<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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