(Huntington, WV) OVP HEALTH, based in Huntington, WV, has hired Charles A. Shumaker as Director of Marketing and Community Outreach.

Shumaker comes to OVP HEALTH from Marshall Health, in Huntington, where he spent the past six years as Administrator for the Departments of Surgery, Oncology and Urology, and one year as Administrator for the Department of Dermatology. Prior to that, he was Manager of Media and Community Relations at Cabell Huntington Hospital for seven years, and a Staff Writer at The Charleston Gazette for seven years.

As Director of Marketing and Community Outreach at OVP HEALTH, Shumaker will focus on the coordination, development and execution of marketing, communications, business development and community outreach efforts across the organization, with an emphasis on growing OVP HEALTH’s outpatient health center business.

Shumaker received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Marshall University in 2000.

He is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators, and the Society for Human Resource Management. He has also served as President and Vice President of the United Way of the River Cities Board of Directors, as a member of the Marshall University Alumni Association Board of Directors, as Chairman of Generation Huntington, and as President of Ceredo-Kenova Little League.

OVP HEALTH provides an extensive range of emergency department and hospitalist services for local and regional hospitals; operates a network of community primary care centers; and offers accredited outpatient and inpatient medication-assisted treatment and counseling services for people suffering from addiction in a growing number of communities across West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia.

For more information about OVP HEALTH, go to ovphealth.com.