Henry County Hospital Welcomes New OB/GYN

JLK 600Napoleon, OH—Kim Bordenkircher, Chief Executive Officer of Henry County Hospital announced that Erast J. Haftkowycz, M.D., has joined the Henry County Hospital Medical Staff. Dr. Haftkowycz began seeing patients in his Napoleon office on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

Dr. Haftkowycz specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology and brings nearly 30 years experience to Henry County. His professional credentials include being Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and licensed in Neonatal Resuscitation as well as Basic Life Support. His distinguished career includes receiving a Masters in Medical Ethics, serving as Chairman of the Ethics Committee at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and being recognized twice by Fairview Hospital Family Practice residents as Teacher of the Year. Dr. Haftkowycz is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed his residencies at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Metro Health Medical Center, both located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Haftkowycz decided to relocate to the Henry County community when offered the opportunity to practice medicine in a private practice setting. Dr. Haftkowycz most recently worked as a hospitalist with Lakewood Hospital, was a member of the Medical education faculty at Fairview Hospital, and was an appointed clinical assistant professor of OB/GYN at Ohio University College of Medicine. Before this he was a private practice partner at Cuyahoga Physician Network and with Jane C. Kappus, MD, Inc. both located in Cleveland. "Henry County Hospital offers the best of both worlds, high quality care provided by a sincere and skilled staff," stated Dr. Haftkowycz. "I can practice medicine at any facility, it is just a building; it is the people at the hospital and in the community that made this the right decision for me both professionally and personally." Dr. Haftkowycz was recently widowed, losing his wife of 27 years to Leukemia a little over a year ago. He continues to enjoy spending time with his three children and three grandchildren. Some of his hobbies include cooking, and outdoor activities such as fishing and golf.

Dr. Haftkowycz's practice encompasses all areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology including but not limited to: annual exams/pap smears, biopsies, endometrial ablation, infertility, menopausal issues, menstrual issues, and sexual dysfunction. He is experienced in gynecological surgeries including vaginal and abdominal hysterectomies and offers expectant mothers pre-natal care, delivery, and post-natal care in the close to home, Henry County Hospital.

Dr. Haftkowycz is accepting new patients. His office, Riverview Women's Care is located at Henry County Hospital, 1600 Riverview Ave., Suite 105. Dr. Haftkowycz's office hours are Monday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. He accepts all major insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (419) 599-0055.

Pictured: Erast J. Haftkowycz, M.D.