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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 8:26am

Wooster Community Hospital’s stroke center has proudly received the Bronze Achievement Award that has been awarded by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The award is based on the delivery of high quality care and excellent patient care outcomes for our stroke center.

So, what is a stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood...

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 8:20am

GreenPoint Garden was established in 2008 as a way for WCH to continue expanding its mission on promoting community wellness. GreenPoint is located on Friendsville Road just ¼ mile north of our HealthPoint facility. The garden is a way for WCH to promote healthy eating to the community and that we as a hospital have a genuine commitment to health and wellness....

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:53am

Since your hip is a ball and socket joint, problems can arise when they are not working smoothly together. This problem can cause a condition known as Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI). FAI occurs when the head of your femur bone does not have full range of motion within the socket (acetabulum). Over time this can cause a breakdown of the cartilage that lines the...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:51am

ECP is a safe, non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for patients with angina and certain heart failures.   ECP reduces or eliminates angina, increases energy and stamina and can help you get back to living your life again. You may be a candidate if:

 

  • you have chest pain or a certain heart failure
  • your heart meds no...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:50am

The primary goal of a Cardiac Rehabilitation program is to help the patient achieve his/her optimal physical, psychological, and social functioning through exercise training and education on lifestyle change. Cardiac Rehabilitation is an important part of the care for the patients who have undergone acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), after invasive coronary...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 9:01am

A: Wooster Community Hospital has always been an industry leader when it comes to promoting its community’s health and well-being.  This includes encouraging sound nutritional choices, partaking in regular exercise, and living an overall healthy lifestyle.  Becoming a Certified Medical Fitness Center is a seal of approval that the department meets...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 8:54am

A:  This is a question that we hear on a rather frequent basis. Our response is as follows: The patient always has the right to choose where they receive their care. This is clearly stated in Medicare policy and rules, for example.

Should a patient find themselves in this situation – which can certainly be uncomfortable to deal with – they need...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:48pm

The Health Insurance Marketplace Exchange (Marketplace) is a new way to help you obtain the health insurance that you need at hopefully an affordable price. When using the Marketplace, you will be required to provide certain information about your income and the size of your household to calculate your monthly premium. The lower priced premium plans have higher...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:40pm

WCH has recently installed a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine, also known simply as MRI. An MRI is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to generate pictures of the inside of your body.  This new machine offers many great benefits for WCH patients. The scanner first allows for faster scan times. Another feature improving patient...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:37pm

If you are having any joint pain in your knees, it is important to seek medical attention from your doctor. If you are under the age of 40 then you may be a candidate for a form of knee preservation surgery known as cartilage restoration. Cartilage restoration consists of multiple surgical techniques to include microfracture, osteochondral autograft transplant,...